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Designing, constructing and operating composting facilities (publication 1588) provides information on composting operators' obligations under laws administered by Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA). It applies to operators of thermophilic aerobic composting sites, (where heat and oxygen are used). Specifically, it:
The scope of this guideline is restricted to thermophilic aerobic composting processes only. It does not cover the entire range of organic waste processing activities that are scheduled under A07 in the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017. It does not cover anaerobic digestion, vermiculture, dehydration or the composting of contaminated wastes for the purpose of bioremediation.
The guideline has undergone minor amendments to reflect changes in the Scheduled Premises Regulations. The Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017 changed the A07 category description from Composting to Organic waste processing, and amended the premises description to provide greater clarity for industry and EPA assessors.
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