California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Enforcement Advisory Council Meeting: June 24, 2004

Response to Resolution 2004-01:

August 25, 2004

Mr. Bill Prinz, Chair, EAC
Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency
Development Services Department
1010 Second Ave Ste 600 MS 606L
San Diego, CA 92101-4998

Subject: Priorities for the Permit Toolbox Maintenance Committee (tMAC)

Dear Mr. Prinz:

This letter is in response to Enforcement Advisory Council (EAC) Resolution 2004-01, dated August 17, 2004, which was passed at the June 24, 2004 EAC meeting.

This EAC resolution revises and approves the priority task list for maintenance of the Permit Toolbox which is located on the California Integrated Waste Management’s Board website. In 2001, when the Permit Toolbox was established and identified as a priority, the EAC voted to sponsor a subcommittee (tMAC) to assist with the maintenance of the Permit Toolbox. Part of the tMAC’s commitment is to survey LEAs periodically to assure the Permit Toolbox’s effectiveness and usability.  Survey results point out adjustments needed to improve the Permit Toolbox in order to continually to meet the needs of LEAs and other users.

At the June EAC meeting, the results of the 2004 tMAC Permit Toolbox LEA survey were reviewed and revised. The top areas for enhancement of the Permit Toolbox, as approved by EAC, are listed below.

  1. Construction, Demolition and Inert Debris (CDI) “Laundry List” (CDI Permit Checklist).
  2. Additional Compost Guidance Resources.
  3. Compare and Contrast the Excluded Tier and Permit Exemptions.
  4. Public Hearing/Public Input Page/AB 1497 Guidance/Resources.
  5. Additional California Environmental Quality Act Guidance/Resources.
  6. More tools/resources on writing full permits.
  7. Information on waiving timelines and withdrawing permits and applications.

We agree with EAC’s comments about the Permit Toolbox being a valuable resource.  LEAs throughout the state have praised the Permit Toolbox as a one of the more essential tools provided to them. The EAC subcommittee, tMAC, plays a crucial role in maintaining the effectiveness of the Permit Toolbox and we look forward to its continued success.


Original signed by

Howard Levenson
Deputy Director
Permitting and Enforcement Division

Attachment: EAC Resolution 2004-01

cc: Enforcement Advisory Council Members
      Dan Avera, Chair, CCDEH Solid Waste Policy Committee
      Linda Moulton-Patterson, Chair, CIWMB
      Rosario Marin, Member CIWMB
      Rosalie Mulé, Member, CIWMB
      Michael Paparian, Member, CIWMB
      Cheryl Peace, Member, CIWMB
      Carl Washington, Member, CIWMB
      Julie Nauman, Chief Deputy Director, CIWMB
      Jon Whitehill, Staff, CIWMB

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