California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

February Board Meeting Summary

Date: February 16, 2007

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

Board Meeting: February 13, 2007
Permitting and Compliance (P&C) Committee Meeting: February 5, 2007

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

  1. US EPA Award: The US EPA recognized the Board for reaching the 50% diversion goal in California. The award was originally presented to Chair Brown in Washington, D.C. US EPA presented the award to the Board at the start of the February Board meeting so that all Members, staff, and stakeholders would be aware of the award.
  2. P&C Committee Summary: This month, the P&C committee heard the following items:
  • Six solid waste facility permit items;
  • Consideration of adoption or an additional 15-day comment period for the proposed regulations for active disposal site gas monitoring and control, which would modify the existing regulations to include the more detailed existing language to be consistent with closed disposal sites;
  • Three items covering biennial reviews of the Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE) and Household Hazardous Waste Element (HHWE) for 8 jurisdictions adequately implementing diversion programs but not meeting diversion goals;
  • Two items for issuance of compliance orders to two jurisdictions which have failed to adequately implement their diversion programs and are not meeting diversion goals; and
  • A scope of work with the California Highway Patrol to conduct enhanced enforcement, security assistance, education, training, investigative assistance, and surveillance for the Waste Tire Compliance Program.

More detail on several of the above items is provided below.

  1. Permits: The Board concurred in six solid waste facility permits (2 new permits and 4 revised permits). Five of the permits were on the consent agenda. The Board heard testimony on the revised permit for the Sunshine Canyon County Extension Landfill. Some of the concerns included public participation and review of documents, the adequacy of financial assurances for corrective action and seismic stability of the final cover. Many of these concerns were in the jurisdiction of other agencies. For those areas within the Board’s jurisdiction, Board staff concluded that the proposed project met state minimum standards. The Board concurred in the permit.
  2. Proposed Regulations Modifying Existing Active Disposal Site Gas Monitoring and Control: The P&C Committee approved an additional 15-day comment period for these proposed regulations which would update the landfill gas monitoring and control regulations for active sites to incorporate the existing requirements now applied to gas monitoring and control for closed sites.
  3. Strategic Directives: The Board adopted strategic directives which define the Board’s purpose and vision and which include a set of overall objectives of the organization. The strategic directives help define where the Board wants staff to focus its efforts, in concert with implementation of existing statutes. Please note that strategic directive 4, 8 and 12 relate to our work with LEAs and facilities.
  4. Upcoming Events: also see LEA Training
  • Planning for Informational Meetings–February 22, Glendale, includes operators!
  • Load Checking-final venue March 7, Moreno Valley, includes operators!
  • Dangerous Duo: Clandestine Drug Lab & Pesticide Haz Training – March
  • State Minimum Standards–June-August, throughout the state
  • LEA Round Tables-Feb/March, Five meetings throughout the state
  • Next LEA Conference in San Diego, Bahia Hotel Oct 16, 17, 18

The next Board meeting will be on March 13. The P&C Committee will meet on Monday, March 5 and the Strategic Policy Development Committee will meet on March 6, both at 10:00 a.m.

The Committee and Board meetings are audio broadcast and are available from almost any personal computer with Internet access. Go to www.calrecycle.ca.gov 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.

February 13, 2007 Board Meeting: Permitting and Compliance and Other Agenda Items

All agenda items may be accessed at: https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/Docs/CIWMBMeeting/

1. Concurred (Consent). Consideration of a New Full Solid Waste Facilities Permit (Large Volume Construction and Demolition/Inert Debris Processing Facility) for Looney Bins/Downtown Diversion, City Of Los Angeles (Committee Item B)

2. Concurred (Consent). Consideration of a Revised Full Solid Waste Facilities Permit (Transfer/Processing Facility) for Robert A. Nelson Transfer Station And Materials Recovery Facility, Riverside County (Committee Item C)

3. Concurred (Consent). Consideration of a New Full Solid Waste Facilities Permit (Transfer/Processing Station/Construction and Demolition and Inert Debris/Compostable Materials Handling Facility) for Pena`s Disposal, Inc. Transfer Station and Material Recovery Facility, Tulare County (Committee Item D)

4. Concurred (Consent). Consideration of a Revised Full Solid Waste Facilities Permit (Transfer/Processing Facility) for Sonoma Transfer Station, Sonoma County (Committee Item E

5. Concurred (Consent). Consideration of a Revised Full Solid Waste Facilities Permit (Disposal Facility) for Imperial Solid Waste Site, Imperial County (Committee Item F)

6. Concurred. Consideration of a Revised Full Solid Waste Facilities Permit (Disposal Facility) for Sunshine Canyon County Extension Landfill, Los Angeles County (Committee Item G)

7. 15-Day Comment Period. Consideration of Adoption of or Request for Rulemaking Direction to Notice for 15-Day Comment Period Proposed Regulations Modifying Existing Active Disposal Site Gas Monitoring And Control Regulations (Committee Item H)

8. Accepted Findings. Consideration of the 2003/2004 Biennial Review Findings for the Source Reduction and Recycling Element and Household Hazardous Waste Element for the Following Jurisdictions (Good Faith Effort to Implement Programs): Plumas: Portola; San Joaquin: Manteca (Committee I)

9. Accepted Findings. Consideration of the 2003/2004 Biennial Review Findings for the Source Reduction and Recycling Element and Household Hazardous Waste Element for the Following Jurisdictions (Good Faith Effort to Implement Programs, Previously Exceeded 50 Percent Diversion in 2002): Mendocino: Point Arena; Ventura: Ventura-Unincorporated (Committee Item J)

10. Accepted Findings. Consideration of the 2003/2004 Biennial Review Findings for the Source Reduction and Recycling Element and Household Hazardous Waste Element for the Following Jurisdictions (Completed Time Extension/ADR, Good Faith Effort to Implement Programs): Calaveras: Angels Camp, Calaveras-Unincorporated; Lake: Lake-Unincorporated; Orange: Orange-Unincorporated (Committee Item K)

11. Compliance Order Issued. Consideration of the 2003/2004 Biennial Review Findings for the Source Reduction and Recycling Element; and Consideration of Issuance of a Compliance Order for the City Of Paramount, Los Angeles County (Committee Item L)

12. Compliance Order Issued. Consideration of the 2003/2004 Biennial Review Findings for the Source Reduction and Recycling Element; and Consideration of Issuance of a Compliance Order for the City Of Cerritos, Los Angeles County (Committee Item M)

13. Approved. Consideration of Scope of Work for Agreement with the California Highway Patrol to Conduct Enhanced Enforcement, Security Assistance, Education, Training, Investigative Assistance, and Surveillance for the Waste Tire Compliance Program (Tire Recycling Management Fund, FY 2006/07) (Committee Item N)

14. Approved. Consideration of Board Governance Policies-Strategic Directives (Committee Item A)

Please note: Past emails and other correspondence are retained for historical purposes. Over time, some information and links on these pages may become dated and/or inaccurate.

Date Released: February 16, 2007
LEA Correspondence, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/Mail/
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: Melissa.Hoover-Hartwick@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6813