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Beneficial Use Determination registry

List of all pending or approved beneficial use determinations.

Ponderay Newsprint Company

Decision date Nov. 9, 2016
Application number BUD-SA-16-09
Status Approved
Waste type Dewatered clarifier solids and wood fiber from the pulping process.
Description This material is distributed as "FIBERAY SC" by the generator. It has been approved for land application as a soil amendment for its value as a carbon source, and to promote tilth, water holding capacity, and water infiltration on agricultural and reclamation lands. This material was previously approved as a commercial fertilizer by the Washington State Department of Agriculture in accordance with WAC 16-200. In 2015, WSDA opted not to approve renewal of the "FIBERAY SC" material as a commercial fertilizer due to its very low nitrogen content and referred Ponderay Newsprint Company to Ecology for consideration of land application under the BUD program as a soil amendment.
Comment period Closed
 

Darigold

Decision date May 1, 2015
Application number BUD-SA-15-08
Status Approved
Waste type Food processing wastewater treatment solids.
Description The Darigold dairy products facility in Chehalis generates secondary wastewater treatment solids in slurry form. They have historically been beneficially used as a nitrogen source on regional agricultural fields. Darigold received a BUD (solid waste permit exemption) for the land application of the secondary treatment solids on agricultural fields as an alternative to securing site-specific land application solid waste permits. Darigold has provided a plan to identify suitable sites and intends to manage the solids according to plant nutrient demands with consideration to seasons, water resources, other sources of plant nutrients, etc.
Comment period Closed


McCain Foods USA, Inc.

Decision date March 20, 2014
Application number BUD-SA-14-17
Status Approved
Waste type Potato dirt generated from processing potatoes.
Description This material is generated at McCain's Othello facility. It is approved for distribution and sale for use in landscaping and similar projects, and for return to farms. This dirt is generated when potatoes are delivered to the plant and when potatoes are washed and the resulting mud is dewatered. McCain is approved to distribute this material as a soil amendment. The organic content is generally higher than area soils where use is most likely to be concentrated. It is stockpiled and screened prior to distribution either directly by McCain or by a contractor.
Comment period Closed
 

Hyer Farms

Decision date Dec. 22, 2008
Application number BUD-SA-08-06
Status Approved
Waste type Silage not suitable for animal feed.
Description Hyer Farms, of Moses Lake received a BUD approval to land apply waste silage to agricultural land under the company's control. Hyer Farms processes vegetable matter from a local food processor into silage. An organic "tarp" develops during the ensiling process that is removed before silage is fed to livestock. The "tarp" material is the subject of this approval. The waste silage has nutrient value, and adds organic matter to agricultural soils.
Comment period Closed
 

 B & G Farms

Decision date May 3, 2006
Application number BUD-SA-06-05
Status Approved
Waste type Distilled mint waste.
Description This material has been approved as a soil amendment used to add tilth & water holding capacity to agricultural soils. The mint waste is the vegetative material left over after the mint oils have been extracted from harvested plants through a steam distillation process.
Comment period Closed
 

City of Quincy

Decision date March 19, 2006
Application number BUD-SA-05-04
Status Approved
Waste type Treatment solids from a food processing wastewater treatment lagoon.
Description Solids are generated from the city-owned wastewater treatment lagoon effluent from three area food processing facilities in Quincy is treated. This wastewater treatment facility treats only food processing effluent. Solids are approved for use on agricultural fields in Grant County for soil tilth, water holding capacity, added organic content and nutrient value. The generator chose to limit distribution to acceptable agricultural fields in Grant County as part of its original proposal.
Comment period Closed
 

City of Cashmere  

Decision date Jan. 27, 2017
Application number BUD-SA-03-02
Status Terminated
Waste type Treatment solids from a food processing wastewater treatment lagoon.
Description The City of Cashmere requested termination of its BUD in January, 2017. The approved activity has ceased, equipment is no longer in service, and there are no plans to resume. A termination letter was issued Jan. 27, 2017. The city originally applied for a BUD in 2003. The proposal was for distribution of dried waste activated sludge as a soil amendment. The wastewater pre-treatment facility was associated with Tree Top, Inc.’s Cashmere fruit processing plant. Sugars and fruit solids in process wastewater were treated by microorganisms in an anaerobic process. The microbial solids were settled from effluent and periodically removed from the settling clarifiers during normal maintenance. The generator distributed the waste water pre-treatment solids as a soil amendment to provide a slow-release low-level source of organic nitrogen that also added organic material to clay or sandy soils to aid in moisture retention and overall soil tilth. The material had low odor and total metals levels.
Comment period N/A
 

 Tree Top, Inc.

Decision date Sept. 15, 2003
Application number BUD-SA-03-03
Status Approved
Waste type Wastewater treatment solids from a food processing facility.
Description Tree Top, Inc. has an approved BUD for distribution of dried waste activated sludge as a soil amendment. The wastewater treatment facility is associated with Tree Top's Wenatchee fruit processing plant. Sugars and fruit solids in process waste water are treated by microorganisms in an aerobic process. The microbial solids are settled from effluent and periodically removed from the settling clarifiers during normal maintenance and dried to ~10 percent moisture prior to distribution. This material has been approved as a soil amendment useful in providing a slow-release low-level source of organic nitrogen and for adding organic material to clay or sandy soils which aids in moisture retention and overall soil tilth. The material has low odor and total metals levels.
Comment period Closed
 

 Quincy Black Sands, LLC

Decision date Feb. 15, 2017
Application number BUD-NSA-03-01
Status Terminated
Waste type  
Description 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.
Comment period Closed