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Home > City Departments > Buffalo Sewer Authority > Industrial Waste Section > Control Program for Trucked in Waste

Control Program for Trucked in Waste

            The “Control Program for Trucked in Waste” has been developed to assist all wastehaulers with the requirements to discharge waste to the Buffalo Sewer Authority (BSA). The program will describe: the regulations that wastehaulers are to follow, the requirements to apply for a Trucker’s Discharge Permit, the procedures for discharging at the designated discharge locations, the monitoring program that the BSA has for wastehaulers to insure compliance with the Trucker’s Discharge Permit, Article 2b Pollutant Discharge Limitations and the procedures used to process the invoices.
            The regulations that wastehaulers must abide by can be found in the:
i)                    Buffalo Sewer Authority Sewer Use Regulations Part 1007.5 Section 6(g) Trucker’s Discharge Permits; and
ii)                   Trucker’s Discharge Permit, Articles 2 and 3
PERMIT APPLICATION   (new and renewal)
            The wastehauler must complete and submit a Trucker’s Discharge Permit Application for each type of waste, see attachment. Sections of the application are:
            A1 – A5.          General information; name, address, and telephone;
            A6. A copy of the wastehaulers New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Waste Transporter Permit (NYSDEC Part 364);
            A7. A certificate of insurance. The certificate of insurance must have at a minimum:

General Liability
     Bodily Injury
$   500,000
     Property Damage
$   100,000
$   500,000
Automobile Liability
     Bodily Injury
$   500,000
     Property Damage
$   100,000
$   500,000
Excess Umbrella Liability
Workmen’s Compensation
New York State Disability

B1. Source of wastestream, the name and address of the business or establishment must be provided;
B2. The type of wastestream must be clearly stated;
B3. The number of gallons that will be discharged per day, week or month is required. This number is then used to compute the charge per gallon. An accurate number will insure better discharge rates;
B4. The maximum volume of each load should be based on the capacity of the truck being used for discharge;
B5. The variability of wastestream is a reasonable estimate of the consistency of discharge. Will it be daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, or a special event. This also has an impact on calculating the discharge rates;
B6. Analytical data is to be used to determine the following:
                                          i.         Whether the waste would be hazardous to BSA personnel;
                                          ii.       Whether the discharge could have an effect on the treatment plant’s process and/or discharge limits;
                                          iii.      Whether the waste could have an effect on incinerator operations or land disposal options;
                                          iv.     Whether the waste is hazardous or non-hazardous as defined by The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and/or the United States Environmental Protection Agency; and
                                          v.       The cost for treatment of the waste to the BSA.

            Sufficient analytical data must be provided. If we feel that the data provided is not sufficient this could be a reason to reject the application. Analytical data that the BSA has compiled will be used for any Trucker’s Discharge Permit renewals. If the wastehauler does not feel that the analytical data is representative of their discharge, then the wastehauler can provide additional analytical data. (All analytical data must be performed by a New York State Department of Health certified laboratory.)  All sampling and analysis must conform with the BSA’s Sampling and Analytical Guidelines.
            For industrial sources a letter from the source’s responsible official must be attached to the application. This letter must state how the waste was generated at the facility and that the wastehauler will be responsible for transporting that waste.
            Once all of the requirements have been met, the cost for treatment of the waste will be calculated. The wastehauler or waste generator then must apply for a New York State Waste Transporter Permit or amend a presently held permit. The Waste Transport permit application requires the BSA’s Treatment Plant Superintendent signature. The Treatment Plant Superintendent requires the application to be approved by the Industrial Waste Section (I.W.S) before signing.
Trucker’s Discharge Permits are issued for a one (1) year period. The renewal procedure is as follows:
i.         The application must be updated sixty (60) days prior to expiration of the existing permit. Please see Trucker’s Discharge Permit Article 5 Term of Agreement and Renewal.
ii.       I.W.S. will review the wastehauler’s file. The review includes; monitoring results are in compliance with the stated discharge limits, no outstanding balances on bills, wastehauler complied with all BSA discharge procedures;
iii.      The required permit fee must accompany the renewal application. If the permit fee is not submitted with the application, then the application will not be processed.
iv.     Once the application has been reviewed, then a rate will be developed using the previous year’s total volume and pertinent analytical results.
            There is only one location where a wastehauler can discharge: the Bird Island Treatment Plant, located at 90 West Ferry Street, Buffalo, New York. Please note a copy of the Trucker’s Discharge Permit must be kept within the truck at all times.
The location of discharge will be clearly stated on your Trucker’s Discharge Permit.
·        WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS (7:30am – 11:15 am)
i.         Wastehauler’s are required to enter BITP at the North guard gate;
ii.       Report to IWS office;
a.       fill out the sign-in sheet;
b.      provide the bill of lading that states:
  • source of waste;
  • type of waste; and
  • amount of waste.
iii.      I.W.S. personnel will review this information and if everything is acceptable sign, date and time the bill of lading and keep one copy for the I.W.S; and
iv.     The wastehauler can then proceed to the discharge location as stated in the Trucker’s Discharge Permit.
            1.   The wastehauler is responsible for hookup and discharge. The operator will not assist with hook up or discharge.
            2.   The wastehauler is responsible for keeping the discharge location clean. Any spillage must be cleaned up by wastehauler.
            The I.W.S. will sample all wastehaulers at least three (3) times per year. The sample collected will be a composite sample. A composite sample is a grab sample that is taken at the initial discharge, the mid point of discharge and the final discharge. These three samples will then be composited and be considered a representative sample of the entire discharge. This sample will be analyzed for conventional pollutants (BOD5, Total Suspended Solids and Total Phosphate, oil and grease, a complete organic scan (EPA Test Methods 624 and 625),Pesticides and PCBs (EPA Test Method 608). The results of these analyses will be available upon request.
            Additionally, during sampling, the wastehaulers tank will be measured for depth and the capacity of the tank recorded.
            Lastly, additional monitoring can occur if IWS or the operator feels it is necessary.
            Billing occurs on a monthly basis. The I.W.S. compiles the total loads and gallons of all wastehaulers discharge during the month. Then the total gallons discharged is multiplied using the correct discharge rate. See Article 4 Fees and Payment of the Trucker’s Discharge Permit, and an invoice is then issued.