California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Enforcement Program Plan Toolbox

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact Debbie Knight to submit a FAQ.

  1. Does the Enforcement Program Plan (EPP) need to be updated every year?
  2. What items are required to be submitted during the Annual Update?
  3. Does CalRecycle offer any forms or samples of the EPP items?
  4. Can the EPP be submitted electronically?

1. Does the Enforcement Program Plan (EPP) need to be updated every year?

Yes, updates to the EPP must be submitted annually.  Per 14 CCR 18081(e)(4), “The components of the EPP shall be reviewed and amended by the LEA annually or more frequently as determined by CalRecycle to reflect any changes.”

2. What items are required to be submitted during the Annual Update?

Not all components need to be submitted every year. Please see the guide below to determine what items the LEA is required to provide to CalRecycle during the Annual Update:

Items that must be updated:

  • Facility & Vehicle Tally 18077 (a)(6)
    • Needed to prepare the Time Task Analysis (TTA).
    • Should match the SWIS database (SWIS) and the Designation Information Package (DIP).
  • Time-Task Analysis 18077 (a)(7)
    • If no change, resubmit with the current fiscal year indicated.
  • Budget 18077 (a)(9)
    • If no change, resubmit with the current fiscal year indicated.

Items that may be updated:

  • EPP Goals & Objectives 18077 (a)(3)
    • Update as needed.
  • Local Solid Waste Ordinances 18077(a)(5)
    • Update if any local ordinances or regulations change.
  • Staff Technical Expertise 18077(a)(8)
    • Document any LEA program staffing changes or changes in the TTA that would alter the number of staff needed to perform LEA duties and responsibilities.
  • Staff Training Procedures 18077(a)(10)
    • Update as needed.
  • Permitting, Closure/Postclosure Manual 18077(a)(11)
    • Closure/Postclosure Manual requires review to ensure manual is up-to-date with changes in statute or regulations.
  • Inspection, Investigation, Compliance, Assurance, Enforcement & Hearing Panel Utilization Manual 18077 (a)(12)
    • Requires review to ensure manual is up-to-date with changes in statute or regulations.
  • Disposal Site ID, Assessment & Corrective Action Procedure Manual 18077(a)(13)
  • Form 1000, LEA Designation 18077(a)(2) & DIP 18051(a)
    • Reflect current LEA information. 
    • New information may be submitted in a letter format.
    • A new Form 1000 with a local governing body signature is only required if the designated LEA or its jurisdiction of authority has changed.
  • Organizational Chart Documentation LEA Separation 18077(a)(2) & DIP 18051(d)
    • Ensure and document clear separation of LEA from any public agencies or departments which own/operate sites in that jurisdiction under the local governing body.
  • Organizational Chart of Designated Agency 18077(a)(2) & DIP 18051(e)
    • Update to reflect staffing changes, etc.
  • Hearing Panel Member/Officer 18077(a)(2) & DIP 18051(f)
    • Check to make sure Hearing Panel/Officer member status is current. Must be updated prior to expiration.
  • Waste Facilities & Disposal Site Enumeration 18077(a)(2) & DIP 18051(h)
    • Update when facilities are added or removed.
    • Update owner/operator contact information as needed.
  • Collection Operation & Handling Enumeration 18077(a)(2) & DIP 18051(i)
    • Update as needed.

Items that are unlikely to be updated:

  • Certification Request Letter 18077(a)(1)
    • Update if LEA is changing the types of certification to include new solid waste facilities for which the LEA has no certification.
  • Cover Letter (with DIP submittal) 18077(a)(2) & DIP 18051(b)
    • Not required to be updated.
  • Enabling Resolutions 18077(a)(2) & DIP 18051(c)
    • Update when there is a newly incorporated city/cities within the jurisdiction that may affect the majority requirement for certification.
  • Enabling Ordinances or Resolutions for Jurisdictional Authority 18077(a)(4)
    • Update when there is a newly incorporated city/cities within the jurisdiction that may affect the majority requirement for certification.
  • Tabulation of Municipal Resolutions 18077(a)(2)  & DIP 18051(g)
    • Update when there is a newly incorporated city/cities within the jurisdiction that may affect the majority requirement for certification.

3. Does CalRecycle offer any forms or samples of the EPP items?

Yes, you may find forms and/or sample documents on the Forms and Sample Documents page.  You may also contact your LEA Evaluation Specialist for more details.

4. Can the EPP be submitted electronically?

Yes, the EPP may be submitted electronically.  Please follow the CalRecycle Guidelines on Electronic Submittal of the EPP.

Last updated: June 2, 2017
EPP Toolbox, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/EPP/
Diana Cozadd: Diana.Cozadd@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6377