A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE
SEAM08-CR-003 and SPEX08-CR-014 – C.L. Ritchie Trust, owner and Synagro
Central, LLC, applicant – C.L. Ritchie Trust Farm, BIOSOLIDS Storage
Facility – CEDAR RUN DISTRICT
whereas, Synagro Central,
LLC (Applicant) is
seeking Category 18 Special Exception to renew and amend an existing
Special Exception for a biosolids storage facility; and
WHEREAS, Synagro Central, LLC (Applicant) is seeking Category 23 Special
Exception to continue an existing use located within the floodplain; and
WHEREAS, Staff has worked closely with the Department of Environmental
Quality on concerns related to location of the facility in the
June 20, 2008, the Department of Environmental Quality produced a letter
outlining their findings; and
WHEREAS, on June 26, 2008, the Planning Commission held its final public
hearing on the Special Exception requests; and
WHEREAS, on July 10, 2008, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public
hearing and considered oral and written testimony; and
WHEREAS, on July 10, 2008, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors
determined that the applications satisfy the standards of Zoning
Ordinance Articles 5-006, 5-1801, 5-1807, 5-2301; now, therefore, be it
the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of
July 2008, That SEAM08-CR-003 and SPEX08-CR-014 be, and are hereby,
approved, subject to the following conditions prepared by the Planning
Within six months of Board of Supervisors approval, the applicant
shall hire a licensed professional engineer or geologist to
determine if the facility is negatively affecting ground or surface
water. This may include, but is not limited to, the installation
and monitoring of additional ground and surface water monitoring
locations and/or conducting a dye-test on the lagoon facility.
Results of all studies shall be forwarded to the Zoning
Synagro Central, LLC shall comply with all Federal, State and Local
laws and regulations. Any violation of such Federal, State and
Local laws and regulations shall be deemed a violation of the
Special Exception permit.
Annually, a maximum of 5,000 wet tons of sludge from the lagoon
shall be allowed to be spread on land not located in Fauquier
County. A record of these applications shall be provided annually
to the Zoning Administrator.
Access and egress of trucks shall be allowed only during daylight
hours, Monday through Saturday, and on National Holidays and Sundays
only in case of emergencies.
Queuing of vehicles will be on site and not within 400 feet of a
dwelling unless adjoining owner consents. On-site roads shall be
maintained in a dust-free manner.
Capacity not to exceed approved Department of Environmental Quality
Insurance to protect the public from damage or injury resulting from
the hauling, storing or application of sludge in the amount of at
Fauquier County shall be allowed to sample contents of lagoon for
chemical and biological content of sludge at its expense, splitting
any sample with the permittee.
“Trucks Entering Highway” signs will be provided on Ritchie Road
while facility is in use.
Lagoon is to be used for temporary storage only when application
directly to land is not possible.
The permit is limited to permittee.
This permit is valid for five (5) years and to be administratively
renewed in accordance with Section 5-012 of the Zoning Ordinance or
so long as land application of sludge is a permitted use in Fauquier
County, whichever is shorter.
- Periodic removal
and monitoring of burrowing animals shall be required by Synagro,
LLC. The County shall be allowed to inspect the premises for the
same. If a problem is noted, Synagro will correct within (30) days
or such time as extended by the Zoning Administrator.
- BMP’s shall be
installed in Synagro’s Operations Manual for the cleaning of
vehicles leaving the site which includes scraping of mud flaps,
tailgates, and tires. Any wash water from vehicles shall be drained
into the facility.
- Supernatant water
shall be sampled for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, heavy metals, and e.
coli bacteria and provided to the County on a monthly basis until
October, 2008, when sampling shall occur on a quarterly basis in
accordance with Department of Environmental Quality regulations.
A Copy Teste
Paul S. McCulla
Clerk to the Board of Supervisors