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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 5.9. Construction and Demolition and Inert Debris Transfer/Processing Regulatory Requirements

Section 17383.6. Large Volume Construction and Demolition/Inert Debris Processing Facilities.
All large volume CDI debris processing facilities subject to this Article shall comply with the Full Permit tier requirements set forth in Title 27, CCR, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, commencing with section 21450.

(a) CDI debris stored for more than 15 days that has not been processed and sorted for resale or reuse shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposed, and therefore subject to enforcement action including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.

(b) CDI debris that has been processed and sorted for resale, or reuse, but remains stored on site for more than one year, shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposed, and therefore subject to enforcement action including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.

(c) The maximum amount of material that may be stored on site, including unprocessed material, material that is being processed, and material that has been processed, is that amount which is the product of 30 days multiplied by the maximum amount of incoming material permitted per day.

(d) Storage time limits may be extended in accordance with sections 17384(a) (Land Use Entitlement), 17384(b) (Storage Plan), and 17384(c) (Financial Assurances) of this Article.

(e) Residual material shall be removed from the site within 48 hours or at an alternate frequency approved by the EA.

(f) Each operator of a large volume CDI processing facility shall file with the EA, together with its application for a Full Permit, a Large Volume CDI Processing Facility Report (as more fully described in Article 3.2, section 18223.5 of this Chapter). The information contained in the Report shall be reviewed by the EA to determine whether it is complete and correct as defined in CCR, Title 14, Chapter 5, Article 3.0, section 18101.

(g) Large volume CDI debris processing facilities shall be inspected monthly by the EA in accordance with PRC section 43218. To the greatest extent possible, all inspections shall be unannounced and shall be conducted at irregular intervals.

(h) Where the public may have access to them, the debris piles and other piles of materials on site must be stable and otherwise configured so as to protect public health and safety.

(i) C&D Mulch that is not compostable material produced at a large volume CDI processing operation must meet all requirements of a large volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding operation, including the storage limits.

(j) Each operator shall determine the weight of all material received at the facility for handling and shall maintain records of the weight of materials in accord with State Minimum Standards. Weight shall be determined by the use of scales which may be located at the facility or off-site.

Note:

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

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

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Section 17383.7. Inert Debris Type A Processing Operations.
All inert debris Type A processing operations subject to this Article shall comply with the EA Notification requirements set forth in CCR, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0 and commencing with section 18100.

(a) Inert debris stored for more than 6 months that has not been processed and sorted for resale or reuse shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposed, and therefore subject to enforcement action including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.

(b) Inert debris that has been processed and sorted for resale or reuse, but remains stored on site for more than 18 months, shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposed, and therefore subject to enforcement action including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.

(c) The maximum amount of material that may be stored on the site, including unprocessed material, material that is being processed, and material that has been processed, is that amount which is the product of 30 days multiplied by the maximum amount of incoming material permitted per day.

(d) Storage time limits may be extended in accordance with sections 17384(a) (Land Use Entitlements), 17384(b) (Storage Plan), and 17384(c) (Financial Assurances) of this Article.

(e) Residual material shall be removed from the site within 48 hours or at an alternate frequency approved by the EA.

(f) These operations shall be inspected by the EA to verify compliance with minimum standards. Inspections shall be conducted quarterly. To the greatest extent possible, all inspections shall be unannounced and shall be conducted at irregular intervals.

(g) The operator shall specify the operation's boundary area in the operating record.

(h) Each operator of an inert debris Type A processing operation shall file with the EA, together with its application for an EA Notification, an Inert Debris Type A Processing Operation Plan (as more fully described in Article 3.2, section 17386 of this Article). The information contained in the Plan shall be reviewed by the EA to determine whether it is complete and correct as defined in CCR, Title 14, Chapter 5, Article 3.0, section 18101.

(i) Where the public may have access to them, the debris piles and other piles of materials on site must be stable and otherwise configured so as to protect the public health and safety.

(j) Each operator shall determine the weight of all material received at the operation for handling and shall maintain records of the weight of materials in accord with State Minimum Standards. Weight shall be determined by the use of scales which may be located at the operation or off-site.

Note:

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

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

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Section 17383.8. Inert Debris Type A and Type B Processing Facilities.
All inert debris Type A and Type B processing facilities subject to this Article shall comply with the Full Permit tier requirements set forth in Title 27, CCR, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, commencing with section 21450.

(a) Inert debris stored for more than 6 months that has not been processed and sorted for resale or reuse shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposed, and therefore subject to enforcement action including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.

(b) Inert debris that has been processed and sorted for resale or reuse, but remains stored on site for more than 18 months, shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposes, and therefore subject to enforcement action including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.

(c) The maximum amount of material that may be stored on the site, including unprocessed material, material that is being processed, and material that has been processed, is that amount which is the product of 30 days multiplied by the maximum amount of incoming material permitted per day.

(d) Storage time limits may be extended in accordance with sections 17384(a) (Land Use Entitlements), 17384(b) (Storage Plan), and 17384(c) (Financial Assurances) of this Article.

(e) Residual material shall be removed from the site within 48 hours or at an alternate frequency approved by the EA.

(f) Each operator of an Inert Debris Type A and Type B Processing Facility shall file with the EA, together with its application for a Full Permit, an Inert Debris Type A and Type B Processing Facility Report (as more fully described in Article 3.2, Section 18223.5 of this Chapter). The information contained in the Report shall be reviewed by the EA to determine whether it is complete and correct as defined in CCR, Title 14, Chapter 5, Article 3.0, section 18101.

(g) Inert debris processing facilities shall be inspected monthly by the EA in accordance with PRC section 43218. To the greatest extent possible, all inspections shall be unannounced and shall be conducted at irregular intervals.

(h) Where the public may have access to them, the debris piles and other piles of materials on site must be stable and otherwise configured so as to protect public health and safety.

(i) Each operator shall determine the weight of all material received at the facility for handling and shall maintain records of the weight of materials in accord with State Minimum Standards. Weight shall be determined by the use of scales which may be located at the facility or off-site.

Note:

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

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

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Section 17383.9. Emergency Construction and Demolition/Inert Debris Processing Operations.
(a) All emergency CDI debris processing operations shall comply with the EA Notification requirements set forth in CCR, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0, section 18100 et. seq. Such operations may occur at locations which are not permitted solid waste facilities. These operations shall be inspected by the EA as necessary to verify compliance with minimum standards, but in no case less than monthly. To the greatest extent possible, all inspections shall be unannounced and shall be conducted at irregular intervals. The operator shall specify the operation's boundary area in the operating record.

(b) In addition, the emergency CDI debris processing operations shall meet the following requirements:

(1) The land owner has certified his/her knowledge of the proposed activity and agrees to insure proper termination.

(2) The operation shall not exist for a period of time greater than 120 days from the date that the EA Notification is received by the EA. Upon receipt of the reports required by CCR, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 3, Article 3, section 17210.5, the operation may continue for an additional period as specified by the EA to assist in the recovery and clean-up.

(3) The operation shall receive only C&D debris and Type A inert debris in any amounts that are generated by the event that caused the state of emergency.

(4) If the operation accepts, processes, or stores hazardous or household hazardous waste, the activities must be in compliance with requirements of the Department of Toxic Substances Control and other appropriate authorities or agencies.

(c) The emergency CDI debris processing operation shall cease operation should the EA determine that any of the following occurs:

(1) The emergency CDI debris processing operation is not being used exclusively to handle the CDI debris resulting from the state of emergency;

(2) The emergency CDI debris processing operation is no longer necessary in accordance with CCR, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 3, Article 3, section 17210.2;

(3) The emergency CDI debris processing operation will cause or contribute to a public health, safety or environmental problem;

(4) The operator is not utilizing disaster debris diversion programs to the extent feasible.

Note:

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

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

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Section 17384. Approval of Storage Time Limit Alternatives.
(a) At the EA's discretion, storage times for sorted and processed materials may be extended to the time specified in a land use entitlement for the site that has an express time limit for the storage of materials.

(b) Storage times at operations and facilities may be extended for a specific period, if the operator submits to the EA a storage plan as described herein and if the EA finds, on the basis of substantial evidence, that the additional time does not increase the potential harm to public health, safety and the environment. The EA may consult with other public agencies in making this determination. The extended storage term, any applicable conditions the EA imposes and the EA's findings shall be in writing. The operator must file amendments as necessary to maintain the accuracy of the storage plan. Failure to submit timely amendments may be cause for revocation of the storage limit extension. The storage plan must contain the following:

(1) Names of the operator and owner, and the key employee responsible for operation of the site;

(2) Describe the reason(s) for the storage limit extension;

(3) Describe the manner in which the material will be stored;

(4) Describe the manner in which activities are to be conducted at the facility during the period of the storage extension;

(5) Specify maximum site design capacity including the assumptions, methods, and calculations performed to determine the total site capacity;

(6) Provide information showing the types and the quantities of material to be stored. If tonnage was figured from records of cubic yards, include the conversion factor used;

(7) Identify transfer, recovery and processing equipment to be used on site, including classification, capacity and the number of units;

(8) Identify the planned method for final disposition of material stored at the site, including but not limited to materials being transferred to other facilities or operations for further processing, recycled materials, and solid waste.

(c) Storage times at operations, facilities and recycling centers may be extended if an operator provides proof of financial assurance pursuant to Title 27, Chapter 6, Subchapter 1, section 22240 et seq. satisfactory to the board for cleanup of any operation, facility or recycling center. The amount of financial assurance shall be based on the cost estimate, in current dollars, for removal and disposal of the debris by a third party as directed by the EA. A Clean Up Plan including a cost estimate shall be prepared by the operator using form CIWMB 643 and approved by the EA. Notwithstanding, an operator is not required to provide proof of financial assurance if the third party cost to clean up the site, as identified by the operator and approved by the EA, is less than $5,000.

Note:

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

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

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Section 17384.1. Final Site Cleanup.
All operations, facilities and recycling centers shall meet the following requirements:

(a) The operator shall provide the EA with 30 days written notice of its intent to terminate operations and perform site restoration.

(b) The operator shall provide site restoration necessary to protect public health, safety and the environment.

(c) The operator shall ensure that the following site restoration procedures are performed upon completion of operations and termination of service:

(1) The site shall be cleaned of all solid waste and recycled materials including, but not limited to, construction and demolition and inert debris and other materials related to the operations.

(2) All machinery shall be cleaned and removed or stored securely.

(3) All remaining structures shall be cleaned of solid waste and recycled materials related to the operation.

Note:

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

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

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Section 17385. Pre-existing Permits.
(a) If an activity subject to this Article is existing under a Registration Permit or Full Permit on the effective date of this Article, that activity may continue to operate until the operator applies for and obtains the appropriate permit or satisfies the requirements for notification, as applicable, as set forth in this Article. As set forth in section 17385(d), the EA shall notify the owner or operator what permit is required under this Article. The operator shall obtain the required permit or satisfy the requirements for notification in the same manner and within the same time frames as set forth in subsection 17385(b). For the purposes of this section, "existing" includes activities that are operating and activities that have not commenced operation but have received all local government land use approvals required under applicable law and have commenced physical development of the site or improvements on the site for purposes of the activity.

(b) If an activity subject to this Article is existing and does not have a Registration Permit or Full Permit on the effective date of this Article, that activity may continue to operate in substantially the same manner until the EA determines what permit or other documentation is required for the activity under this Article and notifies the owner or operator in writing of its determination. The EA shall make that determination for all facilities and operations within its jurisdiction no sooner than 30 days and no later than 90 days from the effective date of this Article. If the EA determines that a Full Permit is required, the operator shall apply for and obtain that permit within 180 days from the date the owner or operator receives the EA's written determination, whichever first occurs. If the EA determines that a Registration Permit is required, the operator shall apply for and obtain that permit within 60 days from the date the owner or operator receives the EA's written determination, whichever first occurs. If the EA determines that EA notification under CCR, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0, commencing at section 18100, is required, the operator shall comply with the EA notification requirements within 30 days from the date the owner or operator receives the EA's written determination, whichever first occurs. If an activity subject to this Article fails to obtain the required permit or submit documentation for EA notification within the specified time, the EA shall take appropriate enforcement action.

(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Article, until that date which is two (2) years from the effective date of this Article (the "Temporary Permit Expiration Date") or any extension of such Temporary Permit Extension Date, large volume CDI debris processing facilities which are existing on the effective date of this Article may elect to obtain and operate under a temporary Registration Permit pursuant to subsection (b) above, rather than a Full Permit. Operators of facilities so electing shall obtain temporary Registration Permits in the manner as set forth in subsection (b) above. Operators of large volume CDI debris processing facilities that receive temporary Registration Permits under this subsection (c) shall apply for a Full Permit no later than one (1) year from the date the owner or operator of the facility receives notification from the EA that a Full Permit is required under this Article, whichever first occurs, as provided in subsection (b) above, and shall obtain a Full Permit no later than the Temporary Permit Expiration Date. Notwithstanding, the Temporary Permit Extension Date may be extended by one or more periods not exceeding a total of three (3) years by the EA (the last such extension is the "Extended Temporary Permit Expiration Date") in the event that the EA finds that the operator, for reasons beyond its control, has been unable to obtain a Full Permit despite having exercised good faith and due diligence in attempting to obtain such a permit. Registration Permits obtained under this subsection (c) are temporary and shall expire no later than the Temporary Permit Expiration Date or the Extended Temporary Permit Expiration Date, whichever is applicable. The Full Permit that the operator obtains shall supercede, and cause the expiration of, the facility's temporary Registration Permit obtained under this subsection (c). If any large volume CDI debris processing facility fails to obtain the required Full Permit within the specified time, the EA shall take appropriate enforcement action.

(d) Waste handling activities which are existing on the effective date of this Article and which handle exclusively construction and demolition wastes, as defined in Section 17225.15 of Article 4 of this Chapter, that do not qualify as C&D debris under this Article shall obtain the appropriate permit as a transfer/processing operation or facility as provided in Articles 6.0 through 6.4, inclusive, of this Chapter. Notwithstanding, such activities shall obtain the necessary permits in the same manner and within the same time frames as if they were operations or facilities subject to this Article, as specified in this Section 17385, such that limited volume transfer operations (defined at section 17403.3) shall comply with EA notification requirements within 30 days from the date the owner or operator receives the written determination from the EA, whichever first occurs, medium volume transfer/processing facilities (defined at section 17403.6) shall obtain a Registration Permit within 60 days from the date the owner or operator receives the written determination from the EA, whichever first occurs, and large volume transfer/processing facilities (defined at 17403.7) shall obtain a Full Permit within 180 days from the date the owner or operator receives the written determination from the EA, whichever first occurs. Large volume transfer/processing facilities which handle exclusively construction and demolition wastes may elect to obtain and operate under a temporary Registration Permit in the same manner, under the same procedures and subject to the same limitation as a large volume CDI debris processing facility under subsection 17385(c). If an activity subject to this subsection fails to obtain the required permit or submit documentation within the specified time, the EA shall take appropriate enforcement action.

Note:

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

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

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Section 17386. Operations Plans.
(a) Each operator of a small volume CDI debris processing operation, inert debris processing operation Type A, or small volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding operation that is required to obtain an EA Notification, as set forth in CCR, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0, commencing at section 18100 shall file with the EA, together with its EA Notification, an Operation Plan. The Plan shall contain the following:

(1) Names of the operator and owner, and key employee responsible for operation of the site;

(2) Schematic drawing all buildings and other structures showing layout and general dimension of the operations area, including, but not limited to, unloading, storage, loading, and parking areas;

(3) Descriptive statement of the manner in which activities are to be conducted at the operation;

(4) Days and hours that the business is to operate. If the hour of debris receipt differ from the hours of material processing, each set of hours shall be stated. For businesses with continuous operations, indicate the start of the operating day for the purpose of calculating amount of debris received per operating day. The operator may also indicate whether or not, and when, other activities, such as routine maintenance will take place, if those activities will occur at times other than those indicated above;

(5) Total acreage contained within the operating area;

(6) Operation design capacity including the assumptions, methods, and calculations performed to determine the total capacity;

(7) Information showing the types and the daily quantities of debris to be received;

(8) In any calculations necessary as part of the plan, amounts shall be figured in tons. If tonnage is figured from cubic yards, include the conversion factors used as approved by the EA;

(9) Description of the methods used by the operation to comply with each State Minimum Standard required by CCR, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 3.0, Article 5.9;

(10) Anticipated volume of quench or process water and the planned method of treatment, and disposal of any wastewater;

(11) Description of provisions to handle unusual peak loading;

(12) Description of transfer, recovery and processing equipment, including classification, capacity and the number of units;

(13) Planned method for final disposition of debris received at the operation, including but not limited to materials being transferred to to other facilities or operations fro further processing, recycled materials, and solid waste;

(14) Planned method for the storage and removal of salvaged material;

(15) Resume of management organization which will operate the operation;

(16) The operator shall record and retain records of any serious injury to the public occurring on-site and any complaint of adverse health effects to the public attributed to operations. Serious injury means any injury that requires inpatient hospitalization for a period in excess of 24 hours or in which a member of the public suffers a loss of any member of the body or suffers any degree of permanent disfigurement; and

(17) The operator shall retain a record of training and instruction completed in accordance with, Article 6.2, section 17410.3.

(18) A copy of the operator's Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (as applicable under current law).

(19) Fire Prevention, Control and Mitigation Plan ("Plan") which contains the following:

(A) Description of the measures the operator will take to prevent fires and to control and extinguish fires at the site;

(B) Identification and description of the equipment the operator will have available (on site and readily available off-site) to control and extinguish fires;

(C) Description of the measures the operator will take to mitigate the impacts of any fire at the site to the public health and safety and the environment;

(D) Description of the arrangements the operator has made with the local fire control authority having jurisdiction to provide fire prevention, control and suppression;

(E) Discussion of the ability of the local fire control authority to suppress fires at the site in light of the authority's personnel, expertise and equipment, the availability of water, access to the site and to flammable materials on the site, the nature of flammable materials on site, the quantity and dimensions of materials on the site, and the potential for subsurface fires in accumulations of flammable materials on the site.

(F) Evidence that the operator has submitted the Plan to the local fire control authority for review and that the authority has found it to be in compliance with the authority's applicable requirements.

(b) The operator must file amendments as necessary to maintain the accuracy of the Plan. Failure to submit timely amendments may be cause for suspension or revocation of the EA Notification.

Note:

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

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

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