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List of all pending or approved beneficial use determinations.
We currently have no pending beneficial use determinations.
This 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.
This approval was terminated February 8, 2019, effective March 9, 2019. As part of a status review, Ecology determined that none of the individuals who had originally applied to Ecology for the beneficial use determination (BUD) were any longer involved with the project. Ecology further determined that the mint waste was no longer being managed in accordance with the approval. Instead, it was being composted or used as animal feed. Ecology’s decision to terminate the BUD was based solely on assessment to changes in material management and personnel. Termination was not based on compliance matters.
The mint waste was the vegetative matter left over after the mint oils were extracted from harvested plants through a steam distillation process. It had been approved for use as a soil amendment to add tilth & water holding capacity to agricultural soils.
Address correspondence to:
Beneficial Use Determination Coordinator
Washington Department of Ecology
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775