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NR 500.03(154) (154)“Noncontainerized storage facility" means a storage facility which is not a containerized storage facility.
NR 500.03(155) (155)“Noninterest bearing accounts" means letters of credit, performance bonds or forfeiture bonds.
NR 500.03(155m) (155m)“Nonrecyclable compostable paper" means compostable paper that is unrecyclable because it has been soiled or is not of a grade that is acceptable to the local recycling program serving the place of generation.
NR 500.03(156) (156)“NRCS" means natural resources conservation service.
NR 500.03(157) (157)“Nursing home" has the meaning given in s. 50.01 (3), Stats.
NR 500.03(158) (158)“One-time disposal" means the disposal of no more than 10,000 cubic yards of approved types of agricultural or demolition solid waste on a one-time basis over a project life of not more than 6 months. Examples are the disposal of concrete, brick, stone, asphalt, wood, trees, logs, brush and material from demolished buildings.
NR 500.03(159) (159)“Open burning" has the meaning specified in s. 289.51 (1) (b), Stats.
NR 500.03(160) (160)“Operating record" means the record maintained by the owner or operator of a municipal solid waste facility in accordance with Subtitle D, 40 CFR 258.29.
NR 500.03(161) (161)“Operator" means the person who is responsible for the overall operation of a solid waste facility, or for part of a solid waste facility.
NR 500.03(162) (162)“OSHA" means the occupational safety and health administration.
NR 500.03(163) (163)“Owner" means the person who owns a solid waste facility, or part of a solid waste facility.
NR 500.03(164) (164)“Paint filter liquids test" means the test used for determining whether a waste contains free liquids as defined by Method 9095, Paint Filter Liquids Test, in “Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods," EPA Publication SW-846, third edition, November 1986, as amended by Updates I in July 1992, II in September 1994, IIA in August 1993, IIB in January 1995, III in December 1996 and IIIA in April 1998.
NR 500.03 Note Note: The test methods are available at no cost at https://www.epa.gov/hw-sw846/basic-information-about-how-use-sw-846#UseWhich. Copies of the test methods are available for inspection at the offices of the department of natural resources, the secretary of state and the legislative reference bureau. Copies may be obtained from the superintendent of documents, U.S. government printing office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954, (866) 512-1800, www.gpo.gov. Copies may also be obtained from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. department of commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161, (800) 553-6847, www.ntis.gov.
NR 500.03(165) (165)“PAL" means preventive action limit.
NR 500.03(166) (166)“Parent material" means the slightly altered or unweathered material from which the soil was formed.
NR 500.03(167) (167)“Patient day" means a period of service between the census-taking hours on 2 successive calendar days, including in-patient census and out-patient surgical days.
NR 500.03(168) (168)“Percent recovery" means the volume of soil or rock remaining in a sampling device relative to the total volume of soil or rock penetrated by the sampler.
NR 500.03(169) (169)“Perched groundwater" means any waters of the state, as defined in s. 281.01 (18), Stats., occurring in an isolated, saturated zone located in the unsaturated zone.
NR 500.03(170) (170)“Piezometer" means a well which is used to measure groundwater elevations and water quality beneath the water table. A piezometer is sealed within the aquifer and typically has a well screen of 2 to 5 feet.
NR 500.03(171) (171)“Piezometer nest" means 2 or more piezometers within 10 feet of each other at the ground surface which are screened at different depths.
NR 500.03(172) (172)“Piezometric surface" means a surface that represents the level to which water will rise in a piezometer.
NR 500.03(173) (173)“Place of public gathering" means a structure which is open to the public.
NR 500.03(174) (174)“Plan of operation" means a report submitted for a solid waste facility that describes its location, design, construction, documentation, monitoring, sanitation, operation, maintenance, closing and long-term care.
NR 500.03(175) (175)“Point of standards application" has the meaning specified in s. NR 140.05 (15).
NR 500.03(176) (176)“Poor foundation conditions" means those areas where features exist which indicate that a natural or human-induced event may result in inadequate foundation support for the structural components of a landfill.
NR 500.03(177) (177)“Population equivalent" has the meaning specified in s. 289.51 (1) (c), Stats.
NR 500.03(178) (178)“Preventive action limit" has the meaning specified in s. NR 140.05 (17).
NR 500.03(179) (179)“Private alcohol fuel production system" has the meaning specified in s. 289.44 (1) (c), Stats.
NR 500.03(180) (180)“Private water supply well" is part of a private water supply system as defined in s. NR 812.07 (78).
NR 500.03(181) (181)“Processing facility" means a solid waste facility at which solid waste is baled, shredded, pulverized, composted, classified, separated, combusted or otherwise treated or altered by some means to facilitate further transfer, processing, utilization or disposal. Processing facilities do not include operations conducted by scrap metal, paper, fiber or plastic processors which are excluded from the definition of “solid waste facilities" in this section.
NR 500.03(182) (182)“Proof of financial responsibility" means a bond, letter of credit, deposit, escrow account, trust account, net worth method, or other financial commitment made payable to or for the benefit of the department and approved by the department, ensuring that sufficient funds will be available to comply with the closure and long-term care requirements of chs. NR 500 to 538 and the approved plan of operation.
NR 500.03(183) (183)“Public water supply well" is part of a public water supply system as defined in s. NR 811.02 (56).
NR 500.03(184) (184)“Public use airport" has the meaning in s. 114.002 (18m), Stats.
NR 500.03(185) (185)“Putrescible waste" means solid waste which contains organic matter capable of being decomposed by microorganisms and of such a character and proportion as to be capable of supporting a disease vector population or attracting or providing food for birds. It does not include high-volume industrial waste.
NR 500.03(185m) (185m)“PVC" means polyvinyl chloride.
NR 500.03(186) (186)“Quality control flag" means a letter or symbol attached to a reported result indicating failure to meet quality control criteria.
NR 500.03(187) (187)“Radioactive material" has the meaning given in s. DHS 157.03 (299).
NR 500.03(188) (188)“Radioactive waste" means those wastes defined in federal code 10 CFR 60.2 and 61.3.
NR 500.03(189) (189)“Recharge zone" means an area in which there are downward components of hydraulic head in the aquifer.
NR 500.03(190) (190)“Recyclable materials" means the items listed in s. 287.07 (1m) to (4), Stats.
NR 500.03(191) (191)“Recycling" has the meaning specified in s. 289.43 (1), Stats.
NR 500.03(192) (192)“Recycling facility" means a facility where waste is recycled and may include a facility where waste has been generated.
NR 500.03(193) (193)“Refuse" has the meaning specified in s. 289.01 (28), Stats.
NR 500.03(194) (194)“Registered professional engineer" means a professional engineer registered or licensed with the Wisconsin department of safety and professional services.
NR 500.03(195) (195)“Registered professional geologist" means a professional geologist registered or licensed with the Wisconsin department of safety and professional services.
NR 500.03(196) (196)“Remedial action options report" has the meaning specified in s. NR 700.03 (49).
NR 500.03 Note Note: Section NR 700.03 (49) defines “remedial action options report" to mean “a report which identifies and evaluates various remedial options with the goal of selecting an option in compliance with the requirements of s. NR 722.11."
NR 500.03(197) (197)“Representative sample" means any sample of a universe or whole, such as groundwater or soils, which reliably exhibits the average properties of the universe or whole.
NR 500.03(198) (198)“Residue produced by burning municipal solid waste" means the residue produced in a municipal solid waste combustor designed and operated for controlled burning of solid wastes primarily to achieve volume and weight reduction or to change waste characteristics. This includes facilities such as boilers which also capture energy in the form of steam, electricity, heat, gas, oil or char from the burning of waste. Residue produced by burning municipal solid waste includes, but is not limited to, slag, ash, fly ash, reacted and unreacted scrubber lime, and soot. Residue produced by burning municipal solid waste does not include bypass waste which is rejected prior to burning.
NR 500.03(199) (199)“Rock" means lithified earth material as defined in sub. (130).
NR 500.03(200) (200)“RQD" means the rock quality designation calculated from a rock core collected from a boring.
NR 500.03 Note Note: RQD is the ratio of the length of a rock core, adding only the intact pieces of core recovered greater than 10 centimeters long, to the total length cored. RQD ranges from 0 to 100 percent and should only be applied to cores greater than 5.4 centimeters in diameter.
NR 500.03(201) (201)“Run-off" means any rainwater, leachate or other liquid that drains over land, from any part of a solid waste facility.
NR 500.03(202) (202)“Run-on" means any rainwater, leachate, or other liquid that drains over land onto any part of a solid waste facility.
NR 500.03(203) (203)“Salvageable material" means junk cars, machinery or equipment, scrap metal or other junk or scrap materials which are of further usefulness mainly as a raw material for reprocessing, or as imperfect stock from which replacement or spare parts can be extracted.
NR 500.03(204) (204)“Sampling period" means the month in which a sample is collected.
NR 500.03(205) (205)“Saturated zone" means that part of the earth's crust in which all voids are filled with water excluding the capillary zone.
NR 500.03(206) (206)“Seasonal high groundwater" means the set of groundwater level readings taken during which the highest water level occur in the majority of the groundwater wells within 300 feet of the proposed limits of filling.
NR 500.03(207) (207)“Seasonal population" means the seasonal transient population in addition to the year round population.
NR 500.03(208) (208)“Seismic impact zone" means an area with a 10% or greater probability that the maximum horizontal acceleration in lithified earth material, expressed as a percentage of the earth's gravitational pull, will exceed 0.10g in 250 years.
NR 500.03(209) (209)“Sharps" means medical equipment or clinical laboratory articles that may cause punctures or cuts. Sharps include, but are not limited to, contaminated, unused and disinfected items listed in s. NR 526.05 (1) (a).
NR 500.03(209m) (209m)“Single-application landspreading" means landspreading where contaminated soil from only one remedial action site is all the contaminated soil that is ever applied onto an area of a property.
NR 500.03(210) (210)“Site investigation report" means a report prepared in accordance with s. NR 716.15.
NR 500.03(211) (211)“Site investigation work plan" means a work plan prepared in accordance with s. NR 716.09.
NR 500.03(212) (212)“Sludge" means any solid, semi-solid or liquid waste generated from a municipal, commercial or industrial wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant or air pollution control facility.
NR 500.03(213) (213)“Small size construction and demolition waste landfill" means a landfill with a design capacity of 50,000 cubic yards or less and used for the disposal of only construction and demolition wastes.
NR 500.03(214) (214)“Soil" means material that has been physically and chemically derived from the bedrock by nature.
NR 500.03(214m) (214m)“Soil barrier layer" means a soil layer or set of layers that is constructed as a subgrade for a GCL and which provides a smooth surface and hydration water source for the GCL, reduces flow through the barrier system, reduces settlement stresses on a GCL and geomembrane and minimizes geochemical effects on a GCL.
NR 500.03(215) (215)“Solid waste" has the meaning specified in s. 289.01 (33), Stats.
NR 500.03(216) (216)“Solid waste disposal" has the meaning specified in s. 289.01 (34), Stats.
NR 500.03(217) (217)“Solid waste facility" has the meaning specified in s. 289.01 (35), Stats.
NR 500.03(218) (218)“Solid waste storage" has the meaning specified in s. 289.01 (38), Stats.
NR 500.03(219) (219)“Solid waste treatment" has the meaning specified in s. 289.01 (39), Stats.
NR 500.03(219m) (219m)“Source-separated compostable material" means compostable materials that are separated from non-compostable material at the point of generation for use in composting and are kept separate from municipal solid waste. Source-separated compostable material includes food residuals; farm and non-farm crop residues; botanical residuals; aquatic plants; vegetative food processing residues such as those from cannery and brewing activities; fish harvesting and processing residuals; yard residuals; farm and herbivorous animal manure, excluding deer and elk manure, and associated animal bedding; clean chipped wood; clean sawdust; non-recyclable compostable paper; and other similar materials approved in writing by the department. This term does not include biosolids, domestic wastewater, sewage sludge or septage, high-volume industrial waste, rendering or slaughterhouse wastes, animal carcasses, other solid waste, or hazardous waste.
NR 500.03(220) (220)“Specific conductance" means the measurement of a water's ability to transmit an electrical current in micromhos/cm corrected to 25°C.
NR 500.03(221) (221)“Stabilization of waste" means any chemical, physical or thermal treatment of a waste, either alone or in combination with biological processes, which results in a significant reduction of pathogenic organisms including viruses.
NR 500.03(222) (222)“Stabilization of a land disposal facility" means the process of waste settlement and associated land surface maintenance to insure that the majority of settlement has occurred, that pockets or depressions caused by settlement have been refilled or regraded, and that the final land surface contours represent a stable condition for closure and facility maintenance purposes.
NR 500.03(223) (223)“Sterilization" means a process by which all forms of microbial life, including spores, viruses and fungi are destroyed.
NR 500.03(224) (224)“Storage facility" means a solid waste facility for the storage of solid waste, on a temporary basis in such a manner as not to constitute ultimate disposal of solid waste.
NR 500.03(225) (225)“Structural components" means liners, leachate collection systems, final covers, run-on/run-off systems, and any other component used in the construction and operation of the landfill that is necessary for protection of human health, welfare and the environment.
NR 500.03(226) (226)“Sub-base grade" means the elevation of the facility or portion of the facility which has been excavated to its lowest level prior to the placement of any liner system.
NR 500.03(227) (227)“Sub-soil horizon" means the soil horizon adjacent to and usually directly below the topsoil.
NR 500.03(228) (228)“Subtitle D" means the United States Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D solid waste disposal facility criteria as set forth in 40 CFR parts 257 and 258.
NR 500.03(229) (229)“Subtitle D well" means a designated well installed at a landfill that accepts municipal solid waste and whose location and depth have been approved by the department specifically for monitoring purposes under Subtitle D of RCRA, 40 CFR parts 257 and 258.
NR 500.03(230) (230)“Surface impoundment facility" means a storage or land disposal facility with a natural topographic depression, artificial excavation or dike arrangement which is used for storage or disposal of waste fluids, semi-solids or wastes containing free liquids.
NR 500.03(231) (231)“SW-846" means the document “Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods," EPA Publication SW-846, third edition, November 1986, as amended by Updates I in July 1992, II in September 1994, IIA in August 1993, IIB in January 1995, III in December 1996 and IIIA in April 1998.
NR 500.03 Note Note: The test methods are available at no cost at https://www.epa.gov/hw-sw846/basic-information-about-how-use-sw-846#UseWhich. Copies of the test methods are available for inspection at the offices of the department of natural resources, the secretary of state and the legislative reference bureau. Copies may be obtained from the superintendent of documents, U.S. government printing office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954, (866) 512-1800, www.gpo.gov. Copies may also be obtained from the national technical information service, U.S. department of commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161, (800) 553-6847, www.ntis.gov.
NR 500.03(231m) (231m)“Take of an endangered or threatened species" has the meaning defined in s. NR 27.01 (8).
NR 500.03(232) (232)“Tank" means a stationary device not including manholes, designed to contain an accumulation of leachate or other waste which is constructed primarily of nonearthen materials, such as wood, concrete, steel or plastic, which provide structural support.
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