b. In accordance with 40 CFR 258, post-closure
most cases the high cost of fire protection at
remote sites is not justified since buildings in this
care must be provided the landfill for a period of 30
size range are relatively inexpensive.
years after closure. Each component of the landfill
e. Processing Equipment. Refuse handling and
must be designed to maintain its integrity and
processing equipment has not typically been pro--
effectiveness for the operating life of the landfill
vided at military installations. There may be specific
plus 30 years. Post-closure activities must not
cases where the type of waste present or the local
disturb or alter these systems. At a minimum, post-
climate make it desirable to shred the waste or use
closure care includes maintaining the final cover,
a solid waste baler. Prior to using this type of
operating and maintaining systems for leachate
equipment at a military installation, the regional
collection, leachate treatment (if installed), gas
office of USEPA should be contacted for approval.
collection, monitoring and disposal, and ground-
water monitoring. The design must include a
permanent access road.
c. Prior to receiving waste at the landfill, a post-
a. Before closing a landfill, the final cover must
closure plan must be prepared and maintained on
be installed as described in paragraph 3-5c, or as
file. The plan can be prepared by the designer of the
approved by the state regulatory agency. Closure
landfill. At a minimum, the plan must include:-
activities must begin no later than 30 days after the
(1) A description of the monitoring program.
last waste is received unless it is reasonable to
(2) The point-of-contact for the closed landfill
expect additional waste. However, even if addi-
(with title, office, address, and phone number).
tional waste is expected, the landfill must be closed
(3) A description of the planned use of the site.
if no waste is received for one year (longer periods
must be approved by the state).