This state resource locator contains information on the beneficial use of industrial byproducts for the state of Nebraska. Also included are EPA and private industry resources.
Nebraska Beneficial Use Policy
The Department has developed the guidance with respect to the beneficial use of coal combustion by-products, steel manufacturing by-products and other similar materials. The beneficial uses are based upon the Department's determining there is no apparent threat to human health or the environment from the use of these materials. The Department's review and determination does not include an evaluation of the engineering properties of these materials. Any determination regarding the ability of these materials to meet specific design criteria applications must be made by a qualified professional.
Applicable Nebraska Agency/Division
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Land & Waste Programs, Integrated Waste Management. The purpose of the Integrated Waste Program is to ensure proper management of solid waste. Solid waste processing facilities, such as compost sites, material recovery facilities, and transfer stations, are regulated by this program as well as land application sites for repeated disposal or treatment of special wastes.
Nebraska Definition of Beneficial Use
More Nebraska Information
- The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) 2006 Beneficial Use Survey Report (11/2007). ASTSWMO’s Solid Waste Subcommittee established the Beneficial Use Task Force (Task Force) to study how States are managing requests to use non-hazardous, industrial solid wastes rather than dispose of them in landfills. The Task Force’s primary goal is to collect and share information that will assist States and Territories in developing or improving programs and processes to handle these requests.
- Associated General Contractors of America Environmental Services. AGC provides environmental information, networking opportunities and effective advocacy for construction professionals. AGC publishes on-point articles and fact sheets on key environmental actions, deadlines, requirements and initiatives that may impact the construction industry. AGC organizes an annual Contractors Environmental Conference and holds educational webinars on hot topics. In addition, AGC regularly disseminates environmental news via social media on Twitter (@AGCEnvironment). AGC sponsors and contributes to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center, which is the association’s “go-to” resource on federal and state environmental requirements that affect construction activities. AGC advocates on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas. AGC invites its members to join its Environmental Forum to stay informed, connect and take action on critical issues.
- EPA’s Methodology for Evaluating Beneficial Uses of Industrial Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials presents their approach for evaluating a wide range of industrial non-hazardous secondary materials and their associated beneficial uses.
- Northeast Waste Management Officials Beneficial Use Determination Database. A password-protected tool for state environmental regulators, this national database contains a compilation of approved state beneficial use determinations (BUDs).
- Industrial Resources Council. The Industrial Resources Council’s website is an information portal to help project designers, engineers, landscapers and other professionals achieve sustainability goals. Information is provided for the following wastes types: coal combustion products, foundry sands and slags, iron and steel slag, C&D materials, scrape tires, and pulp and paper industry materials.
- Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA). CMRA promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States annually. Use their locator tool to find a recycler in your state.
Last update: 9/15/2015