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Long-Term Landfill Gas Violations

On November 17, 2005, the Office of Administrative Law approved the regulations. The regulations are effective on December 17, 2005.


New regulations establishing compliance procedures for long-term landfill decomposition gas violations.

Regulatory Code Sections That Were Affected

Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 3, Article 3.1, Section 21685.

Rulemaking History

Board staff conducted a workshop on November 7, 2003, in Sacramento, to solicit comment on informal draft regulation text. At its April 14, 2004 meeting, the Board directed staff to initiate a 45-day public comment period. A 45-day public comment period ran from November 5 through December 22, 2004.

The Board held a public hearing on the proposed regulations on January 10, 2005. After considering comments received during the 45-day comment period and comments made at the public hearing, Board staff modified the proposed regulations. Board staff was directed to initiate an additional 15-day comment period for the proposed changes to the regulations at the Permitting and Enforcement Committee meeting on March 7, 2005.

A 15-day comment period on the revised proposed regulations extended from April 7 through 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2005.

The Board adopted the regulations at its June 14, 2005, meeting.

On November 17, 2005, the Office of Administrative Law approved the regulations. The regulations are effective on December 17, 2005.

Stakeholder Input

Rulemaking Documents

  • Final Text, November 2005 (Word, 51 KB): Final text approved by OAL on November 17, 2005.
  • Final Statement of Reasons, August 2005 (Word, 46 KB): Updated Statement of Reasons explaining the purpose and intent of the regulations.
  • Response to Comments, August 2005 (Word, 57 KB): Responses to comments received.
  • Updated Informative Digest, August 2005 (Word, 21 KB): Updated summary of the preceding laws and regulations relating to the regulations and the effect of the regulations.
  • Notice of First 15-day Comment Period, April 2005 (Word, 146 KB): Public notice of first 15-day comment period.
  • Proposed Text, March 2005 (Word, 50 KB): Proposed regulatory text for first 15-day comment period.
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, November 2004 (Word, 40 KB): 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, October 2004 (Word, 35 KB): A statement of the specific purpose 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.
  • Proposed Text, April 2004 (Word, 37 KB): Proposed regulatory text for 45-day notice.
  • 2nd Draft Informal Text, April 2004 (Word, 38 KB): Draft regulatory text.
  • 1st Draft Informal Text, October 2003 (Word, 38 KB): Draft regulatory text.
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