California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

April Board Meeting Summary

Date: May 1, 2007

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

Board Meeting: April 19, 2007
Permitting and Compliance (P&C) Committee Meeting: April 9, 2007

Summary of the Board and P&C Committee Meetings on items of possible interest to LEAs:

1. New Program Director: Mr. Ted Rauh attended the April Board meeting, his first as the new Program Director of the Waste Compliance and Mitigation Program. Mr. Rauh brings a wealth of environmental and energy related management experience, having served as Division Director for both the Facility Siting Division and the Conservation Division at the California Energy Commission (10 years) and as Deputy Director at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (12 years). During Phase 1 of the CIWMB reorganization, Mr. Rauh will lead all activities associated with the current Permitting and Enforcement Division coupled with Product Content, Jurisdiction Compliance Regulation and Tire Regulatory activities currently within the other Divisions of the Board.

2. P&C Committee Summary and Board Actions: This month, the P&C committee heard the following items, (the Committee’s and/or Board’s actions are below each item).

  • One solid waste facility permit item;
  1. The Board concurred in one revised full solid waste facility permit for the Walker Landfill in Mono County. The permit was on the consent agenda.
  • Two requests for direction on rulemaking packages;
  1. The Board adopted the emergency regulations which amend the regulations to allow for limited on-site composting of unprocessed mammalian flesh for research purposes. The amendments also allow regulated composting as an emergency measure to handle unprocessed mammalian tissue as an alternative to disposal to proactively address upcoming summer temperatures and avoid the possible repetition of the heat-related local emergencies experienced in the summer of 2006. Additionally, staff was directed to begin the formal rulemaking for these amendments.
  2. The Board adopted the regulations which modify the existing active disposal site gas monitoring and control regulations to include the more detailed existing gas monitoring and control standards for closed disposal sites which also provide more consistency in terminology. It is anticipated that these regulations will become effective in August 2007.
  • Two items on grants under several of the Board’s programs;
  1. The Board approved a grant under the Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Program (AB 2136 Program) for $200,000 to clean up the Lawson Dump site in Riverside County which poses a significant threat to the residents of the Torres Martinez Reservation, and to the neighboring communities.
  2. The Board awarded Waste Tire Enforcement Grants to thirty-nine (39) qualified grant applicants for a total of $5,702,800. The Board has allocated $6,000,000 per fiscal year through FY 2009/10 for Waste Tire Enforcement Grants.
  • Two items on diversion issues;
  1. The Board approved the City of Rancho Cordova’s source reduction and recycling element (SRRE), household hazardous waste element (HHWE) and non-disposal facility element (NDFE). The city incorporated on July 1, 2003. The final documents for the New Base year were received in March, 2006.
  2. The Board found that Napa County had adequately implemented its HHWE; is in compliance with the SRRE diversion program implementation requirements; and has met the conditions for claiming biomass diversion credit.

3. Public Hearing on Temporary Waiver of Terms: A public hearing was held on April 9 to receive comments on the proposed rulemaking for the temporary waiver of the terms and conditions of a permit during a temporary emergency. The 45-day comment period ended on March 12. It is anticipated that these proposed regulations will go out for a 15-day comment period.

4. Discussion of Green Building Strategies: A fascinating discussion with a very knowledgeable panel was held at the Board meeting in Chico.

5. Upcoming Events: Also see LEA Training

  • Cal EPA Environmental Cross Media Enforcement Symposium: Napa May 29- June 1
  • Inspector Field Training Tours:
  • Northern Tour #1 = June 5-6
  • Northern Tour #2 = June 7-8
  • Southern Tour #1 = June 18-19
  • Southern Tour #2 = June 20-21
  • State Minimum Standards Training: June-August, Statewide locations
  • LEA Round Tables: May, five meetings Statewide
  • Landfill Gas Training: August–September, Statewide locations
  • 2007 LEA/CIWMB Conference: San Diego, Bahia Hotel, Oct. 16, 17, 18

The next Board meeting will be on May 15. The P&C Committee will meet on Monday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. and the Strategic Policy Development Committee will meet on May 8, at 10 a.m.

The Committee and Board meetings are audio broadcast and are available from almost any personal computer with Internet access. Go to and click on the far right link under "More Resources" titled "Broadcasts & Videos" or click on "Broadcasts" in the upper right corner of the electronic meeting agenda.

April 19, 2007 Board Meeting: Permitting and Compliance and Other Agenda Items

All agenda items may be accessed at:

1. Approved (Consent). Consideration of the Adequacy of the Source Reduction and Recycling Element, Household Hazardous Waste Element, and Nondisposal Facility Element for the Newly Incorporated City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County (Committee Item B)

2. Accepted (Consent). Consideration of the 2003/2004 Biennial Review Findings for the Source Reduction and Recycling Element and Household Hazardous Waste Element for the Following Jurisdiction (Good Faith Effort to Implement Programs, Previously Exceeded 50 Percent Diversion in 2002). Napa: Napa (Committee Item C)

3. Approved (Committee Consensus). Consideration of the Grant Awards for the Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Program (Tire Recycling Management Fund, FY 2006/07) (Committee Item D)

4. Concurred (Consent). Consideration of a Revised Full Solid Waste Facilities Permit (Disposal Facility) for the Walker Landfill, Mono County (Committee Item E)

5. Pulled. Consideration of Contractor for the Study to Identify Potential Long-Term Threats and Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Long-Term Postclosure Maintenance and Corrective Action at Solid Waste Landfills (Integrated Waste Management Account, FY 2006/07) (Committee Item F)

6. Approved (Committee Consensus). Consideration of New Projects for the Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Program (Solid Waste Disposal Trust Fund, FY 2006/07) (Committee Item G)

7. Adopted Emergency Regulations and 45-Day Comment Period for Formal (Consent). Consideration of Adoption of Emergency Regulations and Request for Rulemaking Direction to Formally Notice the 45-Day Comment Period for Amendments to Existing Regulations Regarding Composting of Unprocessed Mammalian Tissue (Committee Item H)

8. Adopted (Consent). Consideration of Adoption of Proposed Regulations Modifying Existing Active Disposal Site Gas Monitoring and Control Regulations (Committee Item I)

11. Panel Discussion. Discussion ff Green Building Strategies

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Date Released: May 1, 2007
LEA Correspondence,
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: (916) 341-6813