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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 6.1. Siting and Design

17406.1. Siting On Landfills.
(a) Operations and facilities or portions thereof, located atop fully or partially closed solid waste landfills shall meet postclosure land use requirements pursuant to Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 21190.

(b) Operations and facilities or portions thereof, located on intermediate cover on a solid waste landfill shall locate operations areas on foundation substrate that is stabilized, either by natural or mechanical compaction, to minimize differential settlement, ponding, soil liquefaction, or failure of pads or structural foundations.

(c) Operations and facilities or portions thereof, located on intermediate cover on a solid waste landfill shall be operated in a manner not to interfere with the operations of the landfill or with the closure or postclosure maintenance of the landfill.

Note:

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

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

17406.2. General Design Requirements.
(a) The design of a new operation or facility shall utilize expert advice, as appropriate, from persons competent in engineering, architecture, landscape design, traffic engineering, air quality control, and design of structures.

(b) The design shall be based on appropriate data regarding the expected service area, anticipated nature and quantity of wastes to be received, climatological factors, physical settings, adjacent land use (existing and planned), types and number of vehicles anticipated to enter the operation or facility, adequate off-street parking facilities for transfer vehicles, drainage control, the hours of operation and other pertinent information. If the operation or facility is to be used by the general public, the design shall take account of safety features that may be needed to accommodate such public use.

(c) The operation or facility shall be designed in such a manner as to restrict the unloading area to as small an area as practicable, provide adequate control of windblown material, minimize the propagation or attraction of flies, rodents or other vectors and the creation of nuisances by reason of solid wastes being handled at the operation. Other factors which shall be taken into consideration are: dust control, noise control, public safety, and other pertinent matters related to the protection of public health at the operation or facility.

(d) In reviewing the design of a proposed operation or facility, the EA may require the applicant to describe how he or she has complied with applicable local and state requirements regarding odor control measures, personnel health and safety, and sanitary facilities.

(e) Solid waste storage containers shall be durable, easily cleanable, designed for safe handling, and constructed to prevent loss of wastes from the container during storage. If such a container is used to store garbage, other wet or liquid producing wastes, or wastes composed of fine particles, such container shall in all cases be non-absorbent and leak-resistant. Unloading areas shall be easily cleanable, designed for safe handling, and constructed to prevent loss of wastes.

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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Article 6.2. Operating Standards.

Section 17407.1. Burning Wastes and Open Burning.
(a) If burning wastes are received at an operation or facility, they shall be separated from other wastes and deposited in a safe area, spread, and extinguished. A safe area is defined as being away from unloading, transfer, or processing areas, structures on adjacent properties and other fire hazard areas.

(b) Open burning of solid waste, except for the infrequent burning of agricultural wastes, silvicultural wastes, landclearing debris, diseased trees, or debris from emergency clean-up operations, or any other wastes as approved by local regulatory agencies, approved by the EA, local air district, and local fire department, is prohibited at all operations and facilities.

Note:

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

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

Section 17407.2. Cleaning.
(a) Operations, facilities, and their equipment, boxes, bins, pits and other types of containers shall be cleaned using the following schedule, or at a lesser frequency approved by the EA, in order to prevent the propagation or attraction of flies, rodents, or other vectors:

(1) all operations and facilities shall be cleaned each operating day of all loose materials and litter;

(2) all operations or facilities that operate 24 hours per day must clean the operations or facilities at least once every 24 hours.

(b) The entrance and exit shall be cleaned at a frequency which prevents the tracking or off-site migration of waste materials.

Note:

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

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

Section 17407.3. Drainage Control.
(a) Drainage at all operations and facilities shall be controlled to:

(1) minimize the creation of contact water;

(2) prevent to the greatest extent possible given existing weather conditions, the uncontrolled off-site migration of contact water;

(3) protect the integrity of roads and structures;

(4) protect the public health; and

(5) prevent safety hazards and interference with operations.

Note:

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

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

Section 17407.4. Dust Control.
(a) The operator shall take adequate measures to minimize the creation, emission, or accumulation of excessive dust and particulates, and prevent other safety hazards to the public caused by obscured visibility. The operator shall minimize the unnecessary handling of wastes during processing to prevent the creation of excessive dust. Measures to control dust include, but are not limited to: reduced processing, periodic sweeping and cleaning, misting systems or ventilation control. One or more of the following may be an indication that dust is excessive:

(1) safety hazards due to obscured visibility; or

(2) irritation of the eyes; or

(3) hampered breathing;

(4) migration of dust 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.

Section 17407.5. Hazardous, Liquid, and Special Wastes.
(a) An operation or facility shall not intentionally accept or store hazardous wastes, including batteries, oil, paint, and special wastes, unless it has been approved to handle the particular waste by the appropriate regulatory agencies. Such approvals shall be placed in the operating record.

(b) At operations and facilities where unauthorized hazardous wastes are discovered, control measures as are necessary to protect public health, safety and the environment, such as elimination or control of dusts, fumes, mists, vapors or gases shall be taken prior to isolation or removal from the operation or facility,

(c) Liquid wastes and sludges shall not be accepted or stored at an operation or facility unless the operator has written approval to accept such wastes from the appropriate agencies and the EA. The EA shall authorize acceptance of these wastes only if the operation, facility, and the transfer vehicles are properly equipped to handle such wastes in a manner to protect public health, safety, and the environment.

Note:

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

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

Section 17408.1. Litter Control.
Litter at operations and facilities shall be controlled, and routinely collected to prevent safety hazards, nuisances or similar problems and off-site migration to the greatest extent possible given existing weather conditions.

Note:

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

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

Section 17408.2. Medical Wastes.
Medical waste, unless treated and deemed to be solid waste, which is regulated pursuant to the Medical Waste Management Act (commencing with section 117600 of the Health and Safety Code), shall not be accepted at an operation or facility, unless approved by the appropriate regulatory agency.

Note:

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

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

Section 17408.3. Noise Control.
Noise shall be controlled to prevent health hazards and to prevent nuisance to nearby residents. Measures to control noise include but are not limited to: posting of warning signs that recommend or require hearing protection; separation by barriers that limit access to authorized personnel only; or, enclosures to reduce noise transmission. Compliance with specific provisions regarding noise control in a local land use approval, such as a conditional use permit or CEQA mitigation measures, shall be considered compliance with this standard.

Note:

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

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

Section 17408.4. Non-Salvageable Items.
Drugs, cosmetics, foods, beverages, hazardous wastes, poisons, medical wastes, syringes, needles, pesticides and other materials capable of causing public health or safety problems shall not be salvaged at operations or facilities unless approved by the local health agency and the EA.

Note:

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

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

Section 17408.5. Nuisance Control.
Each operation and facility shall be conducted and maintained to prevent the creation of a nuisance. Compliance with specific provisions regarding nuisance control in a local land use approval, such as a conditional use permit or CEQA mitigation measures, shall be considered compliance with this standard.

Note:

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

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

Section 17408.6. Maintenance Program.
All aspects of the operation or facility shall be maintained in a state of good repair. The operator shall implement a preventative maintenance program to monitor and promptly repair or correct deteriorated or defective conditions.

Note:

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

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

Section 17408.7. Personnel Health and Safety.
The Injury, Illness, and Prevention Program (IIPP) shall be available for review by local and state inspectors during normal business hours. Nothing in this section is intended to make the EA responsible for enforcing the IIPP.

Note:

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

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

Section 17408.8. Protection of Users.
An operation or facility shall be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so that contact between the public and solid wastes is minimized. This may be accomplished through the use of railings, curbs, grates, fences, and/or spotters.

Note:

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

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

Section 17409.1. Roads.
All on-site roads and driveways shall be designed and maintained to minimize the generation of dust and tracking of soil onto adjacent public roads. Such roads shall be kept in safe condition and maintained to allow vehicles utilizing the operation or facility to have reasonable all-weather access to the 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.

Section 17409.2. Sanitary Facilities.
The operator shall maintain all sanitary and hand-washing facilities which may be required, by applicable state or local requirements, in a reasonably clean and adequately supplied condition.

Note:

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

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

Section 17409.3. Scavenging and Salvaging.
Each operation or facility shall meet the following requirements:

(a) scavenging shall be prohibited;

(b) salvaging of materials, such as metal, paper, glass and cardboard is permitted as an integral part of the operation, subject to conditions established by the EA, the local land use authority, or other approving agencies.

(c) salvaging activities shall be conducted in a planned and controlled manner and not interfere with other aspects of site operation. Activities shall be conducted so as not to interfere with expeditious entry and exit of vehicles delivering waste to the transfer or processing operation or facility. Salvaging activities conducted at a transfer/processing operation or facility shall be confined to specified, clearly identified areas of the operation or facility, and controlled to prevent health, safety or nuisance problems;

(d) storage of materials salvaged from solid wastes shall be ancillary to the activities of the operation or facility unless such storage is planned as an integral part of the operation. Materials salvaged on-site shall be stored away from other activity areas in specified, clearly identifiable areas as noted in the Facility Plan or Transfer/Processing Report. They shall be arranged to minimize risk of fire, health and safety hazard, vector harborage, or other hazard or nuisance, and limited to a specified volume and/or duration as described in the Enforcement Agency Notification, Facility Plan, or Transfer/Processing Report.

Note:

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

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

Section 17409.4. Signs.
(a) For operations or facilities not open to the public, each point of access from a public road shall be posted with an easily visible sign indicating the operation or facility name and location of nearest public operation or facility.

(b) If the operation or facility is open to the public, there shall be an easily visible sign at all public entrances indicating the name of the operator, the operator's telephone number, schedule of charges, hours of operation, and a listing of the general types of materials which either (1) WILL be accepted, or (2) WILL NOT be accepted.

Note:

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

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

Section 17409.5. Loadchecking.
(a) The operator of an attended operation or facility shall implement a loadchecking program to prevent the acceptance of waste which is prohibited by this Article. This program must include at a minimum:

(1) the number of random loadchecks to be performed;

(2) a location for the storage of prohibited wastes removed during the loadchecking process that is separately secured or isolated;

(3) records of loadchecks and the training of personnel in the recognition, proper handling, and disposition of prohibited waste. A copy of the loadchecking program and copies of the loadchecking records for the last year shall be maintained in the operating record and be available for review by the appropriate regulatory agencies.

Note:

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

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

Section 17409.6. Parking.
Adequate off-street parking area(s) shall be provided, if necessary, for transfer vehicles. Compliance with specific provisions regarding adequacy of off-street parking in a local land use approval, such as a conditional use permit or CEQA mitigation measures, shall be considered compliance with this standard.

Note:

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

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

Section 17410.1. Solid Waste Removal.
(a) All solid wastes shall be removed at the following frequencies or at an alternate frequency approved by the EA, in order to prevent the propagation or attraction of flies, rodents or other vectors:

(1) operations shall remove solid wastes accepted at the site within 7 days from the date of receipt;

(2) facilities shall remove solid waste accepted at the site within 48 hours from the time of receipt.

Note:

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

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

Section 17410.2. Supervision and Personnel.
The operator shall provide adequate supervision and a sufficient number of qualified personnel to ensure proper operation of the site in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, permit conditions and other requirements. The operator shall notify the EA in writing of the name, address and telephone number of the operator or other person responsible for the operation. A copy of the written notification shall be placed in the operating record.

Note:

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

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

Section 17410.3. Training.
Personnel assigned to the operation or facility shall be adequately trained in subjects pertinent to site solid waste operations and maintenance, hazardous materials recognition and screening, use of mechanized equipment, environmental controls, emergency procedures and the requirements of this Article. A record of such training history shall be maintained and made available for inspection.

Note:

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

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

Section 17410.4. Vector, Bird and Animal Control.
The operator shall take adequate steps to control or prevent the propagation, harborage and attraction of flies, rodents, or other vectors, and animals, and to minimize bird attraction.

Note:

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

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

Section 17411. Repealed.

Section 17412. Repealed.

Section 17413. Repealed.

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Article 6.3. Record Keeping Requirements.

Section 17414. Record Keeping Requirements.
Each operator shall meet the following requirements:
(a) each operator shall maintain records of incoming weights or volumes and outgoing salvage or residual weights or volumes in a form and manner approved by the EA. Such records shall be: submitted to the EA or CIWMB upon request; be adequate for overall planning and control purposes; and, be as current and accurate as practicable;

(b) all records required by this Article shall be kept by the operator in one location and accessible for three (3) years and shall be available for inspection by the EA and other duly authorized regulatory agencies during normal working hours.;

(c) the operator shall submit copies of specified records to the EA upon request or at a frequency approved by the EA;

(d) the operator shall maintain a daily log book or file of special occurrences encountered during operations and methods used to resolve problems arising from these events, including details of all incidents that required implementing emergency procedures. Special occurrences shall include but are not limited to: fires, injury and property damage, accidents, explosions, receipt or rejection of prohibited wastes, lack of sufficient number of personnel pursuant to section 17410.2, flooding, earthquake damage and other unusual occurrences. In addition, the operator shall notify the EA by telephone within 24 hours of all incidents requiring the implementation of emergency procedures, unless the EA determines that a less immediate form of notification will be sufficient to protect public health and safety and the environment;

(e) the operator shall record any written public complaints received by the operator, including:

(1) the nature of the complaint,

(2) the date the complaint was received,

(3) if available, the name, address, and telephone number of the person or persons making the complaint, and

(4) any actions taken to respond to the complaint;

(f) the operator shall maintain a copy of the written notification to the EA and local health agency of the name, address and telephone number of the operator or other person(s) responsible for the operations as required by section 17410.2;

(g) the operator shall maintain records of employee training as required by section 17410.3;

(h) all transfer/processing operations and facilities shall maintain records as required by section 18809 et seq.

Note:

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

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

Section 17414.1. Documentation of Enforcement Agency Approvals, Determinations, and Requirements.
Approvals, determinations, and other requirements the EA is authorized to make under this Subchapter shall be provided in writing to the operator and placed in the operating record by the operator.

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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Article 6.35. Additional Operating Requirements for Facilities Only.

Section 17415.1. Communications Equipment.
Each facility shall have adequate communication equipment available to site personnel to allow quick response to emergencies.

Note:

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

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

Section 17415.2. Fire Fighting Equipment.
Each Facility shall have fire suppression equipment continuously available, properly maintained and located as required by the local fire authority.

Note:

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

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

Section 17416.1. Housekeeping.
The operator shall provide adequate housekeeping for the maintenance of facility equipment and shall minimize accumulations of fuel drums, inoperable equipment, parts, tires, scrap, and similar items.

Note:

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

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

Section 17416.2. Lighting.
The facility and/or equipment shall be equipped with adequate lighting, either through natural or artificial means, to ensure the ability to monitor incoming loads, effectiveness of operations, and public health, safety and the environment.

Note:

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

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

Section 17416.3. Equipment.
Equipment shall be adequate in type, capacity and number, and sufficiently maintained to allow the facility to meet all requirements of Articles 6.3 and 6.35 of these standards.

Note:

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

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

Section 17418.1. Site Security.
The facility shall be designed to discourage unauthorized access by persons and vehicles through the use of either a perimeter barrier or topographic constraints.

Note:

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

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

Section 17418.2. Site Attendant.
A facility open to the public shall have an attendant present during public operating hours or the facility shall be inspected by the operator on a regularly scheduled basis as approved by the EA to ensure that it meets all of the requirements of Articles 6.2, 6.3 and 6.35.

Note:

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

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

Section 17418.3. Traffic Control.
(a) Traffic flow through the facility shall be controlled to prevent the following:

(1) interference with or creation of a safety hazard on adjacent public streets or roads,

(2) on-site safety hazards, and

(3) interference with operations.

Note:

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

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

17419.1. Visual Screening.
The facility shall have appropriate treatment of areas open to public view to create and maintain an aesthetically acceptable appearance as approved by the local land use authority, or if none exist, in consultation with the EA. Compliance with specific provisions regarding visual screening in a local land use approval, such as a conditional use permit, or CEQA mitigation measures shall be considered compliance with this standard.

Note:

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

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

Section 17419.2. Water Supply.
A safe and adequate water supply for drinking and emergency use (i.e.: first aid) shall be available.

Note:

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

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

Article 6.4. Repealed

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