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Beneficial Use Determination

Beneficial Use Determination Registry

Decision Date: November 9, 2016
Status: Approved Ponderay Newsprint Company Application Number: BUD-SA-16-09
Kinds of Waste to be Considered:
Dewatered clarifier solids and wood fiber from the pulping process.
Proposed Beneficial Use:
This material is distributed as "FIBERAY SC" by the generator. It has been approved for land application as a soil amendment for its value as a carbon source, and to promote tilth, water holding capacity, and water infiltration on agricultural and reclamation lands. This material was previously approved as a commercial fertilizer by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in accordance with WAC 16-200. In 2015, WSDA opted not to approve renewal of the "FIBERAY SC" material as a commercial fertilizer due to its very low nitrogen content and referred Ponderay Newsprint Company to Ecology for consideration of land application under the BUD program as a soil amendment.
Comment Period Description:
Closed.
 
Decision Date: 5/1/15
Status: Approved Darigold Application Number: BUD-SA-15-08
Kind of Waste to be Considered:
Food processing waste water treatment solids.
Beneficial Use:
The Darigold dairy products facility in Chehalis, Washington, generates secondary wastewater treatment solids in slurry form. They have historically been beneficially used as a nitrogen source on regional agricultural fields. Darigold received a BUD (solid waste permit exemption) from Ecology for the land application of the secondary treatment solids on agricultural fields as an alternative to securing site-specific land application solid waste permits. Darigold has provided a plan to identify suitable sites and intends to manage the solids according to plant nutrient demands with consideration to seasons, water resources, other sources of plant nutrients, etc.
Comment Period Description:
Closed.
 
Decision Date: 03/20/2014
Status: Approved McCain Foods USA, Inc. Application Number: BUD-SA-14-17
Kinds of Waste to be Considered:
Potato dirt generated from processing potatoes.
Proposed Beneficial Use:
This material is generated at McCain's Othello, Washington facility. It is approved for distribution and sale for use in landscaping and similar projects, and for return to farms. This dirt is generated when potatoes are delivered to the plant and when potatoes are washed and the resulting mud is dewatered. McCain is approved to distribute this material as a soil amendment. The organic content is generally higher than area soils where use is most likely to be concentrated. It is stockpiled and screened prior to distribution either directly by McCain or by a contractor.
Comment Period Description:
Closed.
 
Decision Date: 12/22/2008
Status: Approved Hyer Farms Application Number: BUD-SA-08-06
Kinds of Waste to be Considered:
Silage not suitable for animal feed.
Proposed Beneficial Use:
Hyer Farms, of Moses Lake Washington, received a BUD approval from Ecology to land apply waste silage to agricultural land under the company's control. Hyer Farms processes vegetable matter from a local food processor into silage. An organic "tarp" develops during the ensiling process that is removed before silage is fed to livestock. The "tarp" material is the subject of this approval. The waste silage has nutrient value, and adds organic matter to agricultural soils.
Comment Period Description:
Closed.
 
Decision Date: 5/3/2006
Status: Approved B & G Farms Application Number: BUD-SA-06-05
Kinds of Waste to be Considered:
Distilled mint waste.
Proposed Beneficial Use:
This material has been approved as a soil amendment used to add tilth & water holding capacity to agricultural soils. The mint waste is the vegetative material left over after the mint oils have been extracted from harvested plants through a steam distillation process.
Comment Period Description:
Closed.
 
Decision Date: 3/19/2006
Status: Approved City of Quincy Application Number: BUD-SA-05-04
Kinds of Waste to be Considered:
Treatment solids from a food processing waste water treatment lagoon.
Proposed Beneficial Use:
Solids are generated from the City-owned waste water treatment lagoon effluent from three area food processing facilities in Quincy, Washington is treated. This waste water treatment facility treats only food processing effluent. Solids are approved for use on agricultural fields in Grant County, Washington for soil tilth, water holding capacity, added organic content and nutrient value. The generator chose to limit distribution to acceptable agricultural fields in Grant County as part of its original proposal to Ecology.
Comment Period Description:
Closed.
 
Decision Date: 1/27/2017
Status: Terminated City of Cashmere Application Number: BUD-SA-03-02
Waste Type:
Treatment solids from a food processing waste water treatment lagoon.
The City of Cashmere requested termination of its BUD in January, 2017. The approved activity has ceased, equipment is no longer in service, and there are no plans to resume. A termination letter was issued January 27, 2017. The City originally applied to Ecology for a BUD in 2003. The proposal was for distribution of dried waste activated sludge as a soil amendment. The waste water pre-treatment facility was associated with Tree Top, Inc.’s Cashmere fruit processing plant. Sugars and fruit solids in process waste water were treated by microorganisms in an anaerobic process. The microbial solids were settled from effluent and periodically removed from the settling clarifiers during normal maintenance. The generator distributed the waste water pre-treatment solids as a soil amendment to provide a slow-release low-level source of organic nitrogen that also added organic material to clay or sandy soils to aid in moisture retention and overall soil tilth. The material had low odor and total metals levels. Comment Period Description:
N/A.
 
Decision Date: 9/15/2003
Status: Approved Tree Top, Inc. Application Number: BUD-SA-03-03
Kinds of Waste to be Considered:
Waste water treatment solids from a food processing facility.
Beneficial Use:
Tree Top, Inc. has an approved BUD for distribution of dried waste activated sludge as a soil amendment. The waste water treatment facility is associated with Tree Top's Wenatchee, Washington fruit processing plant. Sugars and fruit solids in process waste water are treated by microorganisms in an aerobic process. The microbial solids are settled from effluent and periodically removed from the settling clarifiers during normal maintenance and dried to ~10% moisture prior to distribution. This material has been approved as a soil amendment useful in providing a slow-release low-level source of organic nitrogen and for adding organic material to clay or sandy soils which aids in moisture retention and overall soil tilth. The material has low odor and total metals levels.
Comment Period Description:
Closed.
 
Decision Date: 2/15/2017
Status: Terminated Quincy Black Sands, LLC Application Number: BUD-NSA-03-01
Waste Type:
Beneficial Use:
This BUD has been terminated by Ecology because the company no longer exists. The BUD itself was never utilized since operations ended before going into production. Ingredients were to be combined and composted to produce mushroom substrate for distribution to mushroom growers in Washington State.
Comment Period Description:
Closed.
 

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BUD Coordinator
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