California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA Equipment Loan Program

Background

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle, formerly the California Integrated Waste Management Board) developed the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Equipment Loan Program (loan program) to support LEA equipment needs and to fulfill the requirements of Public Resources Code (PRC), Section 43217 which states: "The board shall provide ongoing training, technical assistance, and guidance to enforcement agencies to assist in their decision-making processes." This assistance includes "a program for loaning technical and scientific equipment, to the extent that funds are available to CalRecycle to purchase that equipment."

Additionally, the program was developed to support LEAs whose financial or technical resources limit their ability to obtain and operate instrumentation and other technical and scientific equipment.

The specific goals of this loan program are to:

  • Provide a reliable supply of calibrated instrumentation and other technical and scientific equipment for loan to LEAs.
  • Provide training and technical support to LEAs.
  • Encourage LEAs to adopt and use similar equipment.
  • Ensure all loaned equipment meets acceptable levels of quality control and quality assurance.
  • Reduce cost by centralizing maintenance and repair for field equipment.
  • Increase support and cooperation between CalRecycle and LEAs for field activities.

Responsibilities

The loan program is available to all LEAs certified or partially certified by CalRecycle. CalRecycle and the LEAs shall have the following responsibilities:

CalRecycle Responsibilities

  • Control, maintain, and issue loaned equipment designated in this program.
  • Ensure that all loaned equipment meets acceptable levels of quality control and quality assurance.
  • Ship loaned equipment to LEAs.
  • Perform limited maintenance on LEA-owned instruments.
  • Provide training in the use of loaned equipment.

LEA Responsibilities

  • Use loaned equipment only for CalRecycle-related field activities.
  • Care for all loaned equipment.
  • Return loaned equipment in a timely manner for maintenance and calibration.
  • Not loan CalRecycle-owned equipment to a third party.
  • Pay for all damages, loss, and lost parts of any loaned equipment while in their possession.
  • Pay return shipping costs of the loaned equipment and to retain responsibility for the safe return shipment of the loaned equipment.
  • Participate in training as needed to support the use of such equipment.
  • Notify CalRecycle's Equipment Loan Program of any loss/damage/malfunction as soon as possible.

Equipment Loan Home

Last updated: July 21, 2010
LEA Equipment Loan Program, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/EquipLoan/
Marc Arico: LEAEquipLoan@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6394