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This specification defines procedures for determining the performance of certain landfill daily cover materials such as sprayed slurries, foams, and indigenous materials generally described as an alternative daily cover (ADC) for municipal solid waste landfills. It is not applicable to other types of landfills and to geosynthetics used as an ADC. It addresses the evaluation of an ADC and its ability to control fires and odors and whether or not the cover contains materials that present a threat to human health and the environment. Materials shall be tested at accredited laboratories to determine the physical properties such as potential for fire production, water vapor permeance, toxicity, and leaching potential. The control of disease vectors and blowing litter shall be evaluated by observation while scavenging shall be controlled by security procedures and other operating practices.
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Significance and Use
1.1 This specification defines procedures for determining the performance of certain landfill daily cover materials generally described as an alternative daily cover (ADC). This specification applies only to slurries that are sprayed, foams that are spray applied, or indigenous materials that are placed onto the working face of a Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF) unit as a cover. It is not applicable to other types of landfills. It does not apply to geosynthetics used as an ADC.
1.2 This standard addresses the evaluation of an ADC and its ability to control fires and odors and whether or not the cover contains materials that present a threat to human health and the environment. The control of disease vectors and blowing litter can be evaluated by observation, and scavenging is controlled by security procedures and other operating practices.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3.1 Exception—Metric units are used in Note 2.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Other DocumentsEPAMethod1311 Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure EPAMethod1312 Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure EPAMethod8260 EPAMethod8270 EPAPublicationSW-846 U.S.EnvironmentalPro Protection of the Environment, Title 40, Part 258, Subpart CB Operating Criteria, Section 258.21 Cover Material Requirements, pp. 393-94, revised as of July 1, 1995
D4982 Test Methods for Flammability Potential Screening Analysis of Waste
D6523 Guide for Evaluation and Selection of Alternative Daily Covers (ADCs) for Sanitary Landfills
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
G40 Terminology Relating to Wear and Erosion
ICS Number Code 13.030.10 (Solid wastes); 83.140.01 (Rubber and plastic products in general)
UNSPSC Code 76122000(Landfill services)