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LEA Advisories

The intent of the advisories is to provide guidance to local enforcement agencies (LEA) in performing their duties. Guidance, for this purpose, is defined as providing explanation of CalRecycle's regulations and statutes. The subject matter of the advisories includes procedures, suggested approaches to problem solving, guidance on development of mandated programs, and scientific methods.

Unless included by reference in the LEA's Enforcement Program Plan (EPP), advisories are not enforceable in the same manner as regulations because they have not been adopted through the formal rulemaking process (see Government Code sections 11340.5 and 11342.6). Advisories do not take precedence over statute or regulation.

Definitions of Terms

  • Rescinded: Rescinded advisories contain incorrect, outdated or irrelevant information and should no longer be used as reference.
  • Revised: Revised advisories are updated versions of the same advisory.
  • Superseded: Superseded advisories have been replaced by another form of guidance (e.g., web content).
  • Under Revision: Advisories removed from the web prior to completion of the revision.

For more information or to obtain a copy of an advisory or attachment not available on this website, please contact Leta Forland.

Please note: These LEA advisories are retained for historical purposes. Over time, some information and links on these pages may become dated and/or inaccurate.

Advisories
Number Title
59 Division of Occupational Safety and Health (May 29, 2002)
58 Methodology for Determining Compliance with the "Three-Part Test" of Transfer/Processing Facilities and Operations Regulations (Revised April 18, 2003)
A review of the three-part test regulations is currently underway.
(May 4, 2010)
57 Guidance on Writing a Solid Waste Facility Permit (Rescinded February 24, 2010)
For more information on this topic refer to new Writing a Solid Waste Facility Permit
56 AB 709 Department of Toxic Substances Control Protocol for Burn Dump Site Investigation and Characterization (June 30, 2003)--Department of Toxic Substances Control site)
Process for Evaluating and Remediating Burn Dump Sites Clarification Sheet (February 16, 2001)
Process for Evaluating and Remediating Burn Dump Sites (November 4, 1998)
55 Alternative Frequencies for Daily Cover and Explosive Gas Monitoring for Small Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Superseded April 29, 2015)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
54 1998 Inspection Guidance for Solid Waste Landfills (October 26, 1998)
For additional information on this topic please see the CalEPA Guidance for Inspection Report Writing for Unified Program Agencies
53 Impact of AB 1220 on Solid Waste Facility Permit Conditions (August 12, 1998)
52 Procedures for Processing Solid Waste Facility Permits Upon Determinations of No Change During Permit Reviews (August 5, 1998) (Superseded February 4, 2014)
For more information on this topic refer to the Permit Toolbox webpage Procedures for Processing Solid Waste Facility Permits Upon Determinations of No Change During Permit Reviews.
51 Disposal Site Postclosure Land Use (July 22, 1998)
50 Waste Diversion Activities at Solid Waste Landfills and Closed or Closing Disposal Sites (July 10, 1998)
49 Implementation of Permanent Regulations for Storage and Chipping and Grinding Activities (Rescinded November 12, 2003)
48 Disposal Site Daily and Intermediate Cover Regulations (Superseded April 29, 2015)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
47 Processing Procedures for a Change in Owner and/or Operator of a Solid Waste Facility (Superseded May 6, 2015)
For more information on this topic refer to LEA Guidance: Owner/Operator Change Processing Procedures.
46 Evaluation of Employee Health Risk from Open Tire Burning (November 6, 1997)
45 Methodology for Determining Remaining Landfill Capacity (October 31, 1997)
44 Gas Monitoring Procedures (Rescinded February 2, 2004)
For more information on this topic refer to Landfill Gas Screening Procedures
43 Disaster Assistance (August 29, 1997)
42 LEA Asbestos Containing Waste Program Authorization (July 31, 1997)
41 Emergency Waiver of Standards (July 14, 1997) Superseded March 8, 2017
For more informaton on this topic refer to "Guidance: Emergency Waiver of Standards".
40 Daily Cover Waiver (Superseded April 29, 2015)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
39 Issuance of Multiple Permits (March 21, 1997)
38 LEA Enforcement Advisory/CalRecycle Enforcement Policy (March 17, 1997)
This advisory is currently under revision. Contact Mark de Bie.
37 Small Dry Landfills: Delay of Subtitle D General Compliance Date (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
36 CEQA Cumulative Impact Analysis (February 4, 1997)
35 Deletion of Requirement for Prevent or Substantially Impair Finding for Solid Waste Facility Permits During the Gap Period, PRC 44009 (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
34 Vinyl Mini-Blind Disposal (December 13, 1996)
33 Odor Complaint Response (Under Revision)
Contact: Martin Perez
32 Jurisdiction Over Odor Complaints (Under Revision)
Contact: Martin Perez
31 Advisory Enforceability and Update (July 30, 1996)
30 Equipment Loan Program Guidelines and Procedures (Revised July 24, 2001)
29 Management of Empty Pesticide Bags (October 23, 1995)
28 Prevent or Substantially Impair Policy for Solid Waste Facility Permits During the Gap Period (Rescinded)
27 Permitting Action for Inactive Landfills (Rescinded February 2, 2004)
For more information on this topic refer to 27 CCR 21870(e)
26 Excavation Permit (June 30, 1995)
25 What Tonnage Amounts Handled on Site Count for Purposes of the Tonnage Limits in the Permit (Rescinded March 2, 2005)
24 When are 5-Year Permit Reviews Due? (Revised July 26, 2001)
23 Inspection Guidance for Transfer Stations, Materials Recovery Facilities, and Waste to Energy Facilities (June 7, 1995)
For additional information on this topic please see the CalEPA Guidance for Inspection Report Writing for Unified Program Agencies
22 Changes in Design or Operation and CEQA Compliance (June 1, 1995)
21 Format for Permit Review Reports (Revised July 26, 2001)
20 1995 Inspection Guidance for Solid Waste Landfills (Superseded by Advisory 54 October 26, 1998)
19 Streamlining Approval of Alternative Daily Cover Demonstration Projects Using Green Material (Superseded by Advisory 48 March 27, 1998)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
18 Permitting and Enforcement at Composting Facilities (Rescinded)
17 Nuisance Dumping (September 26, 1994)
16 Clean Closure (September 26, 1994)
15 Completion of Solid Waste Information System Inspection Reports for Disposal Sites and Transfer Stations (June 8, 1994) Superseded March 9, 2017
For more information on this topic refer to Guidance: Completion of Solid Waste Information System Digital Inspection Reports.
14 Revised Policy and Procedures for Maintaining the Inventory of Solid Waste Facilities Which Violate State Minimum Standards (Rescinded)
13 Wood Waste Landfills (Revised October 10, 1995)
12 Permitting of Nontraditional Facilities (Rescinded January 2004)
Contact: Robert Holmes
11 Metallic Discards Management (Information Updated October 2010)
10 Procedural Change in Approving Alternative Cover Demonstration Projects Using Geosynthetic Blankets (Superseded by Advisory 48 March 27, 1998)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
9 Solid Waste Ranking System User Guide: Site Investigation Process (SIP) Part II (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
8 General Guidance for Implementing AB 1220 in the Regulation of Solid Waste Disposal Sites (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
7 Subtitle D Q&A (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
6 Aspergillus, Aspergillosis, and Composting Operations in California (December 16, 1993)
5 Use of Non-Hazardous Contaminated Soil as Daily Cover (Superseded by Advisory 48 March 27, 1998)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
4 Permitting of Fuel Contaminated Soils Treatment/Processing Facilities (Rescinded)
3 Site Investigation Process for Investigating Closed, Illegal, and Abandoned Disposal Sites (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
Visit the Site Investigation Process for Closed, Illegal and Abandoned page for more information on this topic.
2 1992 Legislation Impacts Existing Waste Programs (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
1 Asbestos Containing Waste Disposal (Superseded by Advisory 42 on July 31, 1997)

Please note: These LEA advisories are retained for historical purposes. Over time, some information and links on these pages may become dated and/or inaccurate.

Last updated: May 17, 2017
LEA Advisories, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/Advisories/
Martin Perez: Martin Perez (916) 323-0834