This appendix uses State of Virginia requirements for a landfill permit
application as one example of the information required to get a permit. The
appendix discusses site information, operating plans and financial documen-
tation required to get a landfill permit. Although other state requirements
may differ slightly in an item by item comparison, the Virginia example
provides guidelines on the level of detail needed in most states.
STATE OF VIRGINIA
BUREAU OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A LANDFILL PERMIT APPLICATION
The Bureau of Solid Waste Management will consider applications for
permits for three types of sanitary landfills; general sanitary landfills,
construction and demolition debris landfills and industrial waste landfills.
In order for an application to be considered by the bureau, the following
shall accompany and document the application. These documents will be
incorporated in the permit and deviation from the permit shall not be allowed
except by amendment of the permit. A permit application not fully documented
may be rejected, and the bureau reserves the opportunity to require further
clarification or detail for any item during the application review process.
Four copies of all documents are required to be provided to the bureau.
Essential site documentation includes:
a. Copies of the latest United States Geological Survey topographic and
geologic maps encompassing the area of the site and adjacent land
within 2500 feet of the property boundary of the site in all
directions. The site shall be clearly outlined and labeled. Maps
shall be of the 7-1/2 minute quadrangle series.
b. Fifteen mile radius map. This vicinity map shall show the site outline
and outstanding features within that radius to include, at least, the
Boundaries of any city, county or town and the location of any
significant incorporated areas or communities;
All surface water streams, rivers, or significant water bodies;
All federal, state, city, county or town roads;
All public water supply surface intakes, treatment facilities,
reservoirs or wells;
All railroads, wastewater treatment facilities, and existing solid
waste management facilities.