California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Grants and Loans: Landfill Closure Loan Program

Notice of Funding Availability, FY 2004/05

The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) is authorized to award interest-free loans to owners and/or operators of unlined, older-technology landfills who desire to close early to avoid or mitigate potential environmental problems caused or threatened by continued operation of the site. Landfill Closure Loan Program (LCLP) loans are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must complete and submit an application to the CIWMB.

Funding

The CIWMB will offer approximately $640,000 in competitive, interest-free loans for the 2004/2005 funding cycle. The LCLP anticipates awarding loans by June 30, 2005. Loans shall be repayable over a period not to exceed ten (10) years. Maximum loan amounts may not exceed $500,000 per landfill project.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are limited to owners/operators of unlined, older-technology landfills who desire to close early to avoid or mitigate potential environmental problems caused or threatened by continued operation of the site. Landfills must have a current solid waste facilities permit, and must be using a trust fund(s) or enterprise fund(s) as financial assurance mechanism(s) to fund landfill closure. The mechanisms must be in compliance with the current required level of funding and meet all other requirements provided in Title 27, 22200 et. seq. The operator/owner must be able to repay the loan in a timely manner, promptly and properly close the site, and adequately maintain the site once it is closed.

Priority

The highest funding priority will be given to those landfills demonstrating the highest degree of risk to public health and safety, are small, located in a rural area, have approved closure and postclosure maintenance plans, or propose complete closure of the site.

Eligible Projects

Loan proceeds may be used for any and all purposes related to the closure of an eligible landfill as approved by the CIWMB, including, without limitation, construction costs consistent with the landfill’s approved final closure plan, planning and design costs necessary to prepare the final closure and postclosure maintenance plans, costs of preparing environmental documents associated with the final closure and postclosure maintenance plans or closure, and governmental fess associated with the final closure and postclosure maintenance plans or closure.

Application Deadline

Complete applications, including all necessary attachments but excluding approved resolutions or letters of authorization, if applicable, must be postmarked or received by the CIWMB, at 1001 “I” Street, Sacramento, California, no later than Monday, March 14, 2005. Applications postmarked or received after Monday, March 14, 2005 will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant. Only mailed or hand-delivered applications will be accepted. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be considered.

Please mail applications to:

California Integrated Waste Management Board
Landfill Closure Loan Program
Attn: Bridget D. Brown
1001 I Street, MS 19
P.O. Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025

For More Information or to Obtain an Application Package

This material is provided for information only and should not be used to apply for subsequent loan cycles.

The LCLP 2004/05 funding cycle application package with detailed instructions can be downloaded below:

Application Package (Adobe PDF, 78 KB | MS Word, 259 KB)

For more information on the LCLP or to receive an application by mail, please contact:

Bridget D. Brown
Landfill Closure Loan Program
Phone: (916) 341-6325
Fax: (916) 319-7628

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Last updated: January 13, 2005
Grant and Loan Programs, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Grants/
Contact: Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-5062