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345 IAC 7-7-3.5 Composting
Authority: IC 15-17-3-21; IC 15-17-5-5
Affected: IC 15-17
Sec. 3.5. (a) A person composting dead animals or condemned and inedible waste must meet the following standards:
(1) The composting operation must be operated in a manner that meets all of the following conditions:
(A) Domestic animals are kept from accessing the compost pile.
(B) Rodents and other wild animals are controlled so they do not disrupt the compost pile or create a health hazard to humans or animals.
(C) Leachate run-off must be prevented or controlled.
(D) The material must be thoroughly and completely composted. Any part that is not completely composted must be removed from the compost prior to application and must be disposed of in accordance with section 3 of this rule.
(2) Dead animals and condemned and inedible waste from other operations may not be accepted for composting. But, the following may be transported to another site and accepted for composting:
(A) Sheep and goat condemned and inedible waste from slaughtering establishments.
(B) Animals excluded from this rule under section 2(d) of this rule.
(C) Dead animals and condemned and inedible waste from facilities under common ownership or management.
(b) A slaughtering establishment must meet the following additional requirements to compost dead animals and condemned and inedible waste:
(1) The composting operation may not be located in a facility that:
(A) shares a common wall or roof with the slaughtering establishment; or
(B) utilizes the same air handling equipment as the slaughtering establishment.
(2) Equipment and supplies used in the composting operation may not be moved into the slaughtering establishment.
(3) The slaughtering establishment must establish and follow procedures that will prevent adulteration of products intended for human food from the movement of personnel between the compost facility and the slaughtering establishment.
(c) The state veterinarian may order that any particular animal or condemned and inedible waste, or any class of animal or waste, not be composted, or composted in a particular manner, in order to prevent the spread of disease and protect the public health.
(Indiana State Board of Animal Health; 345 IAC 7-7-3.5; filed Nov 4, 2002, 12:07 p.m.: 26 IR 695; readopted filed Jul 18, 2008, 8:16 a.m.: 20080813-IR-345080287RFA)