74:27:12:03. Site characterization. An adequate site characterization includes the following:
(1) Each of the location standards of chapter 74:27:11 in relation to the proposed site;
(2) The number of acres comprising the proposed site;
(3) Climatic data, including source and location of data;
(4) Local wind patterns;
(5) Current land use and zoning within a one-mile radius;
(6) Occupied dwellings within a one-mile radius;
(7) Water usage, including sources of water and well depths, within a one-mile radius;
(8) Surface waters, including wetlands and their classifications, within a one-mile radius;
(9) General topography and drainage patterns within a two-mile radius;
(10) Existing site information, its source, reliability, and extent;
(11) Soil and geologic conditions at the proposed site, including:
(a) Soil types and characteristics;
(b) Thickness of unconsolidated materials;
(c) Lithologic profiles;
(d) Fracture patterns; and
(e) Unstable/seismic areas;
(12) Hydrogeologic conditions at the site, including:
(a) Depth to groundwater and the uppermost aquifer;
(b) Saturated thickness and lateral extent of potentially impacted aquifers or other pertinent geologic units;
(c) The potential for groundwater and uppermost aquifer use for domestic water supplies, livestock watering, and irrigation purposes;
(d) Flow rate and flow direction of groundwater; and
(e) Ambient quality of groundwater; and
(13) The calculations performed to determine the potential for leachate generation at the site.
The secretary may require presubmission meetings as provided by § 74:27:08:05 to discuss the procedures for the site characterization as well as the results of the site characterization.
The applicant shall include all data, maps, soil boring, logs, and geologic cross-sections identifying the types and characteristics of the geologic materials present; zones of high permeability or fractures; depth to the zone of saturation; calculations for soil characteristics, groundwater flow direction and velocity, surface water drainage direction, and potential leachate generation quantity; well logs; potentiometric surface maps; laboratory analyses; and any other pertinent information with the results of the site characterization.
Source: 17 SDR 8, effective July 26, 1990; 19 SDR 186, effective June 10, 1993.
General Authority: SDCL 34A-6-1.6.
Law Implemented: SDCL 34A-6-1.6.