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Designing, constructing and operating composting facilities (publication 1588) provides information on composting operators’ obligations under laws administered by the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and provides suggestions on how to comply. Specifically, it:
The scope is restricted to composting processes only. It does not cover anaerobic digestion, vermiculture, dehydration or the composting of contaminated wastes for the purpose of bioremediation.
The new publication is a revised version of the draft guideline (publication 1577), which was released for public comment between 5 September and 10 October 2014. Forty submissions were received and these were considered in finalising the guideline.
The table below sets out the key themes from public submissions received and EPA’s responses to them.
The risk ranking of feedstocks is not consistent with operators ‘on-ground’ experience and changes need to be made to enable a more risk-based response on a case-by-case basis.
Recommended changes included the following:
The risk categorisation of various wastes has been altered in the final guideline:
A description of the relevant waste codes and when they are appropriate to use has been included in the guideline.
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