Land Treatment

Definition(s)


Land Treatment

Land Treatment―a dynamic process involving the controlled application of E and P Waste onto or into the aerobic surface soil horizon in open cells by a commercial land treatment facility, accompanied by continued monitoring and management, to alter the physical, chemical, and biological state of the E and P Waste. Site, soil, climate, and biological activity interact as a system to degrade and immobilize E and P Waste constituents thereby rendering the area suitable for the support of vegetative growth and providing for beneficial future land use or to meet the reuse criteria of §565.

Source: Natural Resources, Office of Conservation – General Operations, Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 43, Part XIX, March 2013. Regulations

Land Treatment

LAND TREATMENT shall mean the treatment method by which E&P waste is applied to soils and treated to result in a reduction of hydrocarbon concentration by biodegradation and other natural attenuation processes. Land treatment may be enhanced by tilling, disking, aerating, composting and the addition of nutrients or microbes.

Source: Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Practice and Procedure, Code of Colorado Regulations, 2 CCR 404-1, February 2013. Regulations