SWC Credit 5: Minimizing Emissions from Transfer Stations

SWC Credit 5: Minimizing Emissions from Transfer Stations (2 points)

Reciprocal

Intent:

Reduce the environmental footprint of transfer stations

Local Government and Industry Requirements:

●       Limit Idle Time to 10 minutes

o   Total time from which a vehicle arrives to when it leaves the facility 

●      Institute best practice dust control techniques

●      Demonstrate that the transfer station has the capacity to store and/or treat 100 percent of onsite runoff, including any run-on from adjacent property, prior to discharge to the sewer system, street or any nearby waterway.

Mobile Equipment (1 point)

●       For 50 percent of mobile equipment utilized on site or 50 percent of total fuel consumption: Utilize low-sulfur diesel fuel; install catalytic and particulate pollution control devices; and/or utilize diesel engines certified as Low NOx (<0.02 g NOx/bhp-hr) by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Processing Equipment (1 point)

●       For 50 percent of Processing Equipment:

o   Utilize electric equipment or use ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel; install catalytic and particulate pollution control devices

and/or

o   Utilize ULEV diesel engines

Potential Strategies

●      Utilize low emission on site mobile equipment.

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