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 floodplain; and

            WHEREAS, on 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

            RESOLVED by 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 Commission:

  1. 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 Administrator.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Capacity not to exceed approved Department of Environmental Quality limits.
  7. Insurance to protect the public from damage or injury resulting from the hauling, storing or application of sludge in the amount of at least $1,000,000.
  8. 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.
  9. “Trucks Entering Highway” signs will be provided on Ritchie Road while facility is in use.
  10. Lagoon is to be used for temporary storage only when application directly to land is not possible.
  11. The permit is limited to permittee.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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. 
  15. 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

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