> From: John Cline[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Reply To: John Cline
> Sent: Sunday 29 March 1998 10:55 AM
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> firstname.lastname@example.org; Philip Fredricks; Yelmworms@aol.com
> Subject: INFOTERRA: Open windrow composting guidelines / regs.
> This is an inquiry about regulations / guidelines pertaining to open
> windrow composting facilities.
> Is it prohibited in your state, province, or country?
> Do your guidelines or regulations require the following conditions:
> the receiving area, composting area, and curing area require concrete
> asphalt pads;
> leachate management systems;
> surface water management;
> ground water management (1 monitoring well above and 3 below close to
> facility with multi level well nests for measurement);
> odour control systems (provide atmospheric dispersion modeling); and
> separation distances.
> If you do, please indicate any related details please.
> Our second inquiry relates to Vermiculture methods of composting with
> feedstocks that include food waste. Are there any?
> Our last inquiry pertains to composting facilities located on farms or
> related operations that compost food waste (Industrial, Commerical &
> Institutional) with agricultural manure and associated bedding
> Are these operations subject to non farm windrow operations containing
> Are there separate guidelines or regulations for farm composting
> as we have described above? If so, please provide us with them.
> We seriously question the need for the site specifications described
> in the
> guidelines. Our experience is little or no run off even under heavy
> periods, little or few vectors, less odour under composting compared
> to raw
> spreads to fields.
> Are the guidelines we described necessary to rural farming and farm
> (vegetable processing plants) facilities? If so, please provide
> reasons such as health and safety. Describe actual operations that
> lead to
> implementation of restrictions and requirements such the ones above.
> Is open windrow an accepted practice or not, on the increase or a
> John Cline
> Amaranth And Associates &
> Amaranth Co-operative Enterprises Ltd.
> PO Box 448
> Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B0P 1X0
> 1-902-542-4002 ( Fax & Voice )
> Email: email@example.com
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