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Subpart 383.11:Land Survey and Marking

(Statutory authority: Environmental Conservation Law, arts. 3, 17, 19, 27, 29)

[Effective Date March 14, 1993]

Contents:

Sec.

§383-11.1 Applicability.

Sections 383-11.2 through 383.11-4 establish the minimum requirements for surveying and marking a land disposal facility.

§383-11.2 General surveying requirements.

(a) The permittee must establish a minimum of three permanent survey marker control points at the land disposal facility as approved by the department in the permit. These control points must be referenced to the Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinates and the New York State Plane Coordinate System and either the United States Geological Survey (USGS) or the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) survey control stations. The USGS or NGS control stations must provide horizontal and vertical controls as checked against USGS or NGS record files.

(b) All survey work for compliance with this Part must be performed under the supervision of an individual who is licensed to practice land surveying in the State of New York.

(c) The permittee must establish a site grid system, as approved by the department in the permit, for determining the location of disposal units, associated facilities, monitoring wells and stations, and sample collection points. The site grid system must reference the three permanent marker control points established pursuant to section 383-11.2(a) of this Part, the Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinates and the New York State Plane Coordinate System.

(d) The permittee must restore and/or replace any permanent benchmark or survey monument which has become damaged, displaced, removed, or destroyed.

(e) The permittee must maintain copies of all surveys as required by section 383-13.2 of this Part.

§383-11.3 Survey and marking of disposal units.

(a) When closure of a disposal unit is completed, the permittee must survey and map the boundaries and location of the disposal unit. The survey for each disposal unit must be referenced to the permanent survey marker control points required by section 383-11.2(a) of this Part.

(b) For belowground disposal and disposal in an underground mined repository, the permittee must install permanent, visible markers on the surface of the ground that accurately indicate the horizontal perimeters of disposal units.

(c) Each closed disposal unit must have a readily visible, permanent marker engraved with the following information:

(1) a statement that the disposal unit contains low-level radioactive wastes;

(2) the total activity of the wastes contained in the disposal unit at the time of disposal unit closure, in both curies and becquerels;

(3) the identity and activity of the wastes contained in the disposal unit by radionuclide and by Class (A, B, or C), or other applicable description;

(4) a description of any mixed wastes contained in the disposal unit; (5) the dimensions of the disposal unit;

(6) the dates of the operation and closure of the disposal units;

(7) the name of the custodial agency; and

(8) an easily recognizable and comprehensible warning that the disposal unit must not be disturbed by unauthorized personnel.

§383-11.4 Survey and marking of the land disposal facility.

(a) Prior to commencement of construction, the permittee must survey and map the boundaries of the disposal site including the buffer zone.

(b) The survey of the disposal site must be referenced to the permanent survey marker control points required by section 383-11.2(a) of this Part.

(c) The permittee must mark the boundaries of the disposal site with permanent markers that clearly define the entire boundary of the land disposal facility.

(d) The permittee must prepare and annually update a survey map(s) of the land disposal facility which, at a minimum, accurately shows:

(1) the location and boundary of the disposal site;

(2) the location of all monitoring wells and stations and sample collection points;

(3) the locations and boundaries of each disposal unit;

(4) the survey marker control points required by section 383-11.2(a) of this Part;

(5) the locations and boundaries of all roads, utilities, easements, and waste shipment, receiving, storage, handling, and treatment areas used during land disposal facility operations;

(6) the locations and boundaries of all roads or associated facilities remaining on the land disposal facility after completion of closure;

(7) the disposal site topography including drainage contours; and

(8) for underground mined repositories, the locations of all underground openings.

(e) During facility closure, the permittee must install a visible, permanent marker at each existing point of access to the disposal site. The markers must be engraved with the following information:

(1) a statement that the site contains disposal units used for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste;

(2) the technology or technologies used for the disposal of waste at the land disposal facility;

(3) the number of disposal units in the closed land disposal facility;

(4) the total activity, in curies and becquerels, of the waste disposed at the land disposal facility at the time of closure;

(5) the identity and activity of the waste that is disposed of in the land disposal facility by radionuclide and by class (A, B, or C), mixed waste, or other applicable description;

(6) the dimensions of the disposal site;

(7) the dates of operation and closure of the land disposal facility;

(8) the name of the custodial agency; and

(9) an easily recognizable and comprehensible warning that the land disposal facility must not be disturbed by unauthorized personnel.

(f) During facility closure, the permittee must erect on the disposal site a conspicuous monument containing the information described in section 383-11.4(e) of this Part and a copy of the site survey map showing the locations of all disposal units, referenced to the permanent survey marker control points required by section 383-11.2(a) of this Part.