California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Central

Frequently Asked Questions

A variety of frequently asked question (FAQ) pages to assist local enforcement agencies (LEA). :

Closed, Illegal and Abandoned Disposal Sites:New This page contains questions and answers to assist local enforcement agencies (LEA) in their responsibilities related to closed, illegal, and abandoned (CIA) sites.

Compostable Materials Regulations: Provides guidance to LEAs in performing their duties as required by the compostable materials regulations.

Construction and Demolition Diversion: Questions frequently asked by stakeholders involved in the construction and demolition diversion process.

Construction and Demolition and Inert Transfer/Processing and Disposal Regulations: Provides guidance to LEAs in performing their duties as required by the construction and demolition and inert transfer/processing and disposal regulations.

Equipment Loan Program: The program is intended to support LEAs whose financial or technical resources limit their ability to obtain and operate instrumentation and other technical and scientific equipment.

Full Solid Waste Facility Permit Application (MS Word, 88 KB | Adobe PDF, 122 KB): This document was developed to provide answers to questions about completing application form E-177 for submittal to the LEA and the Board.

Landfill Gas Monitoring and Control Systems for Active Disposal Sites (Updated 4/28/09): Provides answers to questions asked by stakeholders regarding the new landfill gas (LFG) monitoring regulations which now include the more detailed requirements currently applicable to closed disposal sites. Answers discuss the requirements, submittal and approval process, exemptions to the regulations or alternatives to the standards, and required documents.

Long-Term Postclosure Maintenance and Corrective Action: Frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the Long-Term Postclosure Maintenance and Corrective Action Cost Estimates and Financial Assurance Demonstrations for Landfills (Phase 1 and Phase 2) regulations. The regulations require corrective action financial assurance demonstrations for non-water release exposures (in addition to those already required for water release exposures) and further define the required amounts of postclosure maintenance financial assurance demonstrations. The regulations also clarify and adjust requirements for change of ownership during closure and postclosure maintenance, permit application, permit review and CalRecycle permit processing, certification of closure, closure cost estimates, and postclosure maintenance plans and cost estimates.

Minor Violation Enforcement Option Implementation (Updated 7/21/09): Assembly Bill (AB) 2679 (Stats. 2008, Chapter 500), effective January 1, 2009, modifies sections of the Public Resources Code (PRC) to enhance enforcement options for solid waste enforcement agencies (EA) and the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB). One of the major changes is a new enforcement option for EAs and the CIWMB to use to address “minor violations” observed during an inspection of a solid waste facility or disposal site.

Notice and Order: Information on writing notice and orders requiring compliance with State minimum standards and permitting requirements at solid waste operations and facilities.

Permit Implementation Regulations: This document was developed to provide answers to questions about the permit implementation regulations, which implement solid waste facility permitting requirements mandated by AB 1497 (Chapter 823, Statutes of 2003), apply construction and demolition requirements to the regulation of other solid waste facilities as directed by the CIWMB, and clarify permit process requirements.

Report of Facility Information Amendments: Provides answers to questions about amending reports of facility information.

Safely Disposing of Waste Meat, Poultry, and Fish Material: Guidance and FAQs (Adobe PDF, 123 KB | MS Word, 64 KB)

Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) Digital Inspection Program (DIP): SWIS DIP provides an easy, electronic way to submit statutorily mandated inspection reports.

Universal Waste Temporary Disposal Exemptions Sunset (Adobe PDF, 126 KB): Answers questions regarding the sunset of the temporary disposal exemptions that allowed the disposal in solid waste landfills of batteries, fluorescent lamps, cathode ray tubes, instruments that contain mercury, and other wastes by households and small quantity generators.

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Last updated: March 15, 2013
LEA Support Services, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/
Martin Perez: Martin.Perez@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6321