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Article 1
General
Sections 17200-17201

Article 2
Purpose and Intent
Sections 17202-17206

Article 3
Emergency Waiver of Standards
Sections 17210-17210.9

Article 3.5
Temporary Waiver of Terms
Sections 17211-17211.9

Article 4
Definitions
Sections 17225-17225.74

Article 4.1
Waste Tire Program Definitions
Sections 17225.710-17225.820

Article 5
Solid Waste Storage and Removal Standards
Sections 17301-17345

Article 5.4
Waste Tire Monofill Regulatory Requirements
Sections 17346-17349

Article 5.5
Waste Tire Storage and Disposal Standards
Sections 17350-17356

Article 5.6
Nonhazardous Petroleum Contaminated Soil Operations and Facilities Regulatory Requirements
Sections 17360-17366

Article 5.7
Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities Disposing Nonhazardous, Nonputrescible, Industrial Solid Waste Regulatory Requirements
Sections 17367-17370.2

Article 5.8
Nonhazardous Ash Regulatory Tier Requirements
Sections 17375-17379.1

Article 5.9
Construction and Demolition and Inert Debris Transfer/Processing Regulatory Requirements
Sections 17380-17381.1
Sections 17381.2-17383.5
Sections 17383.6-17386

Article 5.95
Construction and Demolition Waste and Inert Debris Disposal Regulatory Requirements
Sections 17387-17388.2
Sections 17388.3-17390

Article 6.0
Transfer/Processing Operations and Facilities Regulatory Requirements
Sections 17400-17405.0

Article 6.1
Siting and Design
Sections 17406.1-17406.2

Article 6.2
Operating Standards
Sections 17407.1-17413

Article 6.3
Record Keeping Requirements
Section 17414-17414.1

Article 6.35
Additional Operating Requirements for Facilities Only
Sections 17415.1-17419.2

Article 8
Agricultural Solid Waste Management Standards
Section 17801-17824

Regulations: Title 14, Natural Resources--Division 7, CIWMB

Chapter 3. Minimum Standards for Solid Waste Handling and Disposal

Article 5.95. Construction and Demolition Waste and Inert Debris Disposal Regulatory Requirements

Section 17387. Authority and Scope.
(a) Article 5.95 sets forth permitting requirements, tier requirements, and minimum operating standards for operations and facilities that dispose construction and demolition (C&D) waste and inert debris. This Article is not applicable to operations and facilities that are wholly governed in regulations elsewhere in this Chapter or Title 27.

(b) This Article is adopted pursuant to and for the purpose of implementing the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (Act) commencing with section 40000 of the Public Resources Code (PRC), as amended. These regulations should be read together with the Act.

(c) Nothing in this Article limits or restricts the power of any Federal, State, or local agency to enforce any provision of law that it is authorized or required to enforce or administer, nor to limit or restrict local governments from promulgating laws which are as strict as or stricter than the regulations contained in this Article. However, no local government may promulgate laws which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Article.

(d) No provision in this Article shall be construed as relieving any owner or operator from obtaining all required permits, licenses, or other clearances and complying with all orders, laws, regulations, reports, or other requirements of the other regulatory or enforcement agencies, including, but not limited to, local health agencies, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, Department of Toxic Substances Control, air quality management districts or air pollution control districts, local land use authorities, and fire authorities.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, 43021, and 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 40053, 43020, 43021, and 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17387.5. Purpose.
(a) The purpose of this Article is to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people of the State of California, and to protect the environment by establishing minimum standards for the handling and disposal of C&D waste and inert debris at disposal sites.

(b) By adopting these standards, the board hereby sets forth performance standards for disposal sites which dispose C&D waste and inert debris and which are of State concern, as required by PRC sections 43020 and 43021, and sets forth minimum substantive requirements for operator's submission of information concerning individual disposal sites.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, 43021, and 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 40053, 43020, 43021, and 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

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Section 17388. Definitions.
For the purposes of this Article, the following definitions shall apply. Additional definitions that apply to this Article are found at California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 3, Article 6, sections 17402 and 17402.5, and Article 4, section 17225 and Title 27, Division 2, Chapter 2, Articles 1, and 2.

(a) "C&D" means construction and demolition, as in the term "C&D waste".

(b) "CDI" means any combination of construction and demolition waste and inert debris.

(c) "Construction and Demolition Waste" or "C&D Waste" means the nonhazardous waste building materials, packaging and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition operations on pavements, houses, commercial buildings and other structures.

(d) "CDI Waste Disposal Facility" means a facility at which C&D waste, C&D waste together with inert debris (Type A or B) or inert debris (Type B) only is disposed.

(e) "Disposal" means the final deposition of C&D waste or inert debris onto land.

(f) "EA" means enforcement agency as defined in PRC section 40130.

(g) "Engineered Fill Activity" means fill that has been designed by an engineer to act as a structural element of a constructed work and has been placed under engineering inspection, usually with density testing. An engineered fill activity shall meet specifications prepared and certified for a specific project by a Civil Engineer, Certified Engineering Geologist, or similar professional licensed by the State of California, and includes requirements for placement, geometry, material, compaction and quality control.

(h) "Fill" means gravel, rock, soil, sand, uncontaminated concrete, or fully cured asphalt in conjunction with a construction project or grading.

(i) "Fully Cured Asphalt" means that the material must be at ambient temperature, be substantially hardened and be inelastic.

(j) "Grading" means any land excavation, filling, earth moving or combination thereof.

(k) "Inert Debris" means solid waste and recyclable materials that are source separated or separated for reuse and do not contain hazardous waste (as defined in CCR, Title 22, section 66261.3 et. seq.) or soluble pollutants at concentrations in excess of applicable water quality. Inert debris may not contain any putrescible wastes. Gravel, rock, soil, sand and similar materials, whether processed or not, that have never been used in connection with any structure, development, grading or other similar human purpose, or that are uncontaminated, are not inert debris. Such materials may be commingled with inert debris.

(1) "Type A inert debris" includes but is not limited to concrete (including fiberglass or steel reinforcing bar embedded in the concrete), fully cured asphalt, crushed glass, fiberglass, asphalt or fiberglass roofing shingles, brick, slag, ceramics, plaster, clay and clay products. Type A inert debris is waste that does not contain soluble pollutants at concentrations in excess of water quality objectives and has not been treated in order to reduce pollutants. The board, upon consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board, will determine on a case by case basis whether materials not listed in this subdivision qualify as Type A inert debris. The board and the State Water Resources Control Board may consider statewide and site-specific factors in making this determination.

(2) "Type B inert debris" is solid waste that is specifically determined to be inert by the applicable RWQCB, such as treated industrial wastes and de-watered bentonite-based drilling mud, but excluding Type A inert debris.

(l) "Inert Debris Engineered Fill Operation" means an activity exceeding one year in duration in which only the following inert debris may be used: fully cured asphalt, uncontaminated concrete (including steel reinforcing rods embedded in the concrete), crushed glass, brick, ceramics, clay and clay products, which may be mixed with rock and soil. Those materials are spread on land in lifts and compacted under controlled conditions to achieve a uniform and dense mass which is capable of supporting structural loading, as necessary, or supporting other uses such as recreation, agriculture and open space in order to provide land that is appropriate for an end use consistent with approved local general and specific plans (e.g., roads, building sites, or other improvements) where an engineered fill is required to facilitate productive use(s) of the land. Filling above the surrounding grade shall only be allowed upon the approval of all governmental agencies having jurisdiction. The engineered fill shall be constructed and compacted in accordance with all applicable laws and ordinances and in accordance with specifications prepared and certified at least annually by a Civil Engineer, Certified Engineering Geologist, or similar professional licensed by the State of California and maintained in the operating record of the operation. The operator shall also certify under penalty of perjury, at least annually, that only approved inert debris has been placed as engineered fill, and specifying the amount of inert debris placed as fill. These determinations may be made by reviewing the records of an operation or by on-site inspection. Certification documents shall be maintained in the operating records of the operation and shall be made available to the EA during normal business hours. Acceptance of other Type A inert debris or shredded tires pursuant to Waste Discharge Requirements prior to the effective date of this Article does not preclude an activity from being deemed an inert debris engineered fill operation, provided that the operation meets all the requirements of this Article once it takes effect. Where such materials have been deposited, the operator must specify in the operation plan the type of waste previously accepted, a diagram of the fill area, and estimations of the depth of the fill material previously accepted. Inert debris placed in an Inert Debris Engineered Fill Operation is not counted as diversion or disposal for a given jurisdiction.

(m) "Inert Debris Type A Disposal Facility" means a site where only Type A inert debris is disposed to land. Inert debris Type A disposal facilities do not include inert debris engineered fill operations.

(n) "Landslide Debris", for the purpose of this Article, means the soil or rock or other natural material deposited on roadways, bridge decks, flood control facilities, or other structures resulting from a naturally-occurring mass movement of earth or rocks from a mountain, hill, cliff or road cut.

(o) "Operating Record" means a readily accessible collection of records of an operation's or facility's activities in compliance with required State Minimum Standards under Title 14 and Title 27. The operating record shall include the operation plan for inert debris engineered fill operations, or the disposal facility plan or disposal facility report for facilities, and shall contain, but is not limited to: agency approvals, tonnage and load checking records, hours of operation, owner/operator contacts, and personnel training history. The record may be reviewed by State and local authorities and shall be made available during normal business hours. The records may be maintained at any location that is easily accessible to the EA.

(p) "Putrescible Wastes" means solid wastes that are capable of being decomposed by micro-organisms with sufficient rapidity as to cause nuisances because of odors, vectors, gases or other offensive conditions, and include materials such as, but not limited to food wastes, offal and dead animals. The EA shall determine on a case-by-case basis whether or not a site is handling putrescible wastes.

(q) "RDSI" means Report of Disposal Site Information as described in CCR, Title 27, section 21600.

(r) "RWQCB" means Regional Water Quality Control Board.

(s) "Separated for Reuse" means materials, including commingled recyclables, that have been separated or kept separate from the solid waste stream for the purpose of additional sorting or processing of those materials for recycling or reuse in order to return them to the economic mainstream in the form of raw material for new, reused, or reconstituted products which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace, and includes materials that have been "source separated".

(t) "Site" means the area where the handling of solid waste, and/or recyclable materials occurs at an operation or facility subject to this Article.

(u) "Solid waste" means the same as in PRC section 40191.

(v) "Source Separated" means materials, including commingled recyclables, that have been separated or kept separate from the solid waste stream, at the point of generation, for the purpose of additional sorting or processing those materials for recycling or reuse in order to return them to the economic mainstream in the form of raw material for new, reused, or reconstituted products which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace.

(w) "Vector" includes any insect or other arthropod, rodent, or other animal capable of transmitting the causative agents of human disease.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, 43021, 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 40053, 43020 43021, 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

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Section 17388.1. Regulatory Tiers Placement for CDI Waste and Inert Debris Disposal Operations and Facilities.

Construction & Demolition and Inert Debris Tier Placement

Excluded Operations Tier
Section 17388.2
EA Notification Registration Full Solid Waste Facility Permit  
Inert Debris Engineered Fill activity which concludes within one year Inert Debris Engineered Fill Operations Section 17388.3 Inert Debris Type A Disposal Facility Section 17388.4 CDI Waste Disposal Facility Section 17388.5  

 

 

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Removal and disposal of landslide debris      
Removal and disposal of sediment accumulated within irrigation or flood control facilities      
Road building, road repair, etc.      
Clean closed CDI waste disposal facilities      

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, 43021, and 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 40053, 43020, 43021, and 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17388.2. Excluded Activities.
(a) The following disposal activities do not constitute C&D waste or inert debris operations or facilities for the purpose of this Article and are not required to meet the requirements set forth herein:

(1) Any use (e.g., grading) of gravel, rock, soil, sand and similar, whether processed or not, that has never been used in connection with any structure, road, parking lot, or similar use.

(2) Engineered fill activities which have local permits as required, and are carried out in conjunction with a construction project (e.g., building and other construction, bridge and roadway work, development of pathways or riding trails, etc.), and which use uncontaminated concrete and/or fully cured asphalt which has been reduced in particle size to 2" or less as part of a recycling activity and concludes within two years from commencement.

(3) Inert debris engineered fill activities which conclude within one year of commencement and that meet all requirements of section 17388.3 of this Article, except subsections (b) inspections, (c) Plan, (d) State Minimum Standards, (g) final cover, and submittal of EA Notification.

(4) Removal and disposal of landslide debris containing no C&D waste by Federal, State and local government public works agencies and their contractors, provided that the material removed from such sites is disposed in accordance with applicable law.

(5) Removal and disposal of sediment which has accumulated within irrigation or flood control facilities and which contains no solid waste, by Federal, State and local government public works agencies and their contractors, provided that the material removed from such sites is disposed or otherwise handled in accordance with applicable laws.

(6) The use of fully cured asphalt, uncontaminated concrete (including steel reinforcing rods embedded in the concrete), crushed glass, brick, ceramics, clay and clay products, which may be mixed with rock and soil, in connection with road building, road repair, airport runway construction, bridge and roadway work, levee work, flood control work, and all associated activities by Federal, State and local government public works agencies and their contractors.

(7) Existing C&D waste or inert debris disposal sites from which all waste and debris have been removed (clean closure) within one year after February 24, 2004, provided that the material removed from the sites is disposed in accordance with applicable law. The board may extend the time for clean closure by up to one year upon the applicant's showing of good cause for such an extension.

(b) Nothing in this section precludes the EA or the board from inspecting an excluded activity to verify that the activity is being conducted in manner that qualifies as an excluded activity, or from taking any appropriate enforcement action, including the use of a Notice and Order. The burden of proof shall be on the owner or operator to demonstrate that the activity is excluded pursuant to this section.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, 43021, and 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 40053, 43020, 43021, and 48007.5 of the Public Resources Code.

Sections 17388.3-17390

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