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Transfer/Processing Operations and Facilities

The regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on March 5, 1999 and became effective immediately.


This rulemaking placed material recovery operations and facilities and transfer stations into regulatory tiers, and developed and amended corresponding State minimum standards.

Affected Code Sections

Portions of Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 3 and Chapter 5


The 45-day comment period began January 30, 1998 and ended on March 16, 1998. A public hearing was held on March 19, 1998. An additional 15-day comment period was noticed from July 1, 1998 until July 15, 1998. A public hearing was held at the Board meeting on August 26, 1998.

A second 15-day comment period began on September 4, 1998 and ended on September 18, 1998. Following a September 23, 1998 public hearing the Board approved adoption of the regulations and a Memorandum of Understanding with CAL-OSHA that addressed overlapping standards, training, and a referral and response policy.

The OAL began its 30 working day review on December 22, 1998. On February 5, 1999 the OAL disapproved the regulations for minor technical reasons. The regulations were then resubmitted and were approved by OAL on March 5, 1999. The regulations became effective upon approval by OAL.

Rulemaking Documents

  • Approved Text of Regulations (Word 6.0/95, 109KB)
    Text of the regulations approved by the Office of Administrative Law on March 5, 1999 and effective that date.
  • Final Statement of Reasons (Word 6.0/95, 243KB)
    Updated information included in the Initial Statement of Reasons as well as an update of documents relied upon by CIWMB in the rulemaking process.
  • Final Statement of Reasons, Response to Comments (Word 6.0/95, 531KB)
    Includes a description of each of the comments received during the rulemaking process.
  • Updated Plain English Statement (Word 6.0/95, 36KB)
    December 22, 1998.
  • Amended Text(Word 6.0/95, 112KB)
    The amended text of regulations submitted to OAL for approval. December 22, 1998.
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Cal OSHA and the CIWMB
    Assures that the respective authorities of Cal OSHA and the CIWMB relating to transfer/processing operations and facilities will be exercised in a coordinated and cohesive manner designed to eliminate or prevent overlap of activities and regulation, duplication of effort, and inconsistency of action, to the benefit of the regulated public, Cal OSHA, the CIWMB and Local Enforcement Agencies.
  • Second 15-day Comment Period (Word 6.0/95, 96KB)
    Public Notice of second 15-day comment period issued September 4, 1998.
  • Amended Text (Word 6.0/95, 198KB)
    Amended text of regulations noticed for the second 15-day public comment period, issued September 4, 1998.
  • First 15-day Comment Period (Word 6.0/95, 98KB )
    Public Notice of the first additional 15-day comment period, issued July 1, 1998.
  • Amended Text (Word 6.0/95, 196KB)
    Amended text of regulations noticed for the first 15-day public comment period, issued July 1, 1998.
  • Notice of Proposed Action (WordPerfect 5.2+, 30KB)
    Published January 30, 1998. Information published in the California Regulatory Notice Register 45 days prior to the end of the public comment period which references the proceedings, statutory authority, an informative digest describing existing laws, any mandates and the effect of the proposed action on small business.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (Word 6.0/95, 173KB)
    Description of the condition or problem that this regulation is intended to address and the rationale for the determination that this regulation is necessary to carry out the purpose for which it is proposed. Any alternatives considered and technical documents are also noted here.
  • Text (Word 6.0/95, 240KB)
    Original text of regulations as they were approved by the Board's Permitting and Enforcement Committee in November 1997 and noticed for the 45-day public comment period.
  • Plain English Statement (WordPerfect 5.2+, 43KB)
    An easily understood description of the proposed text.
  • Permit Tier Slotting Chart (Word 6.0/95, 27KB)
    Chart showing how the above text will place transfer, material recovery, and processing operations and facilities into regulatory tiers.
Last updated: March 5, 1999
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