California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

September Board Meeting Summary

Date: October 10, 2007

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

Board Meeting: September 19, 2007
Permitting and Compliance (P&C) Committee Meeting: September 10, 2007

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

1. Board Recognition: The Board gave Sharon Anderson a resolution showing their appreciation for her outstanding contributions, many years of service to CIWMB and for making California a better place for all.

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

2.1. Two Solid Waste Facility Permit Items: The Board concurred in 2 full solid waste facility permits, 1 revised and 1 new; all the proposed permits were on consent.

2.2 Revised Eligible Expenses for the Tires Amnesty Event Grant Program: The Board approved the revised eligible expenses and increased the maximum tire grant award for the Amnesty Event Grant Program for FY 2007/08. The costs for grantee staff oversight, advertising and educational material is now allowed as eligible grant funded expenditures up to a maximum of 25 percent of the grant award for the FY 2007/08 Amnesty Event Grant cycle. To compensate for the additional eligible grant expenses, the maximum grant award for the Amnesty Event Grant Program is increased from $25,000 to $30,000 per applicant.

2.3 Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program: The Board approved two grants totaling $75,754 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007/08 for the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program. One grant is to clean up one site in Sutter County for $30,500, and the other is to clean up 4 sites in San Joaquin County for $45,254.

2.4 Engineering & Environmental Services Contracts: The Board approved Scopes of Work for two environmental services contracts (each not to exceed $5,700,000) and one engineering services contract (not to exceed $1,300,000) for landfill and disposal site remediation, including some waste tires, under the Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Program (AB 2136 Program). This program is to cleanup solid waste disposal sites where the responsible party either cannot be identified or is unable or unwilling to perform the timely remediation and where the cleanup is needed to protect public health and safety or the environment.

2.5 Training on Waste Tire Compliance Issues: The Board approved a Scope of Work and a contractor, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, ($35,000) to provide training facilities and to assist the CIWMB with the coordination, facilitation, design, development and implementation of a more comprehensive training program for law enforcement officers, CIWMB, and local government waste tire personnel together. This waste tire enforcement training will further compliance with waste and used tire regulations regarding transport, storage, and disposal and ensure that the training is consistent for the entire State of California.

2.6 Rulemaking on Plastic Carryout Bags: The Board directed staff to begin the formal rulemaking and initiate a 45-day public comment period for the adoption of permanent regulations that specify the plastic carryout (shopping) bag purchase and recycling recordkeeping and reporting requirements for store operators and their designated reporting parties. The At-Store Recycling Program was established by Assembly Bill 2449 (2006) and requires all supermarkets with more than $2 million in annual gross sales and licensed pharmacies of at least 10,000 square feet of retail space to establish plastic carryout bag recycling programs by July 1, 2007. In addition, the regulated stores are required to maintain records on the purchase, collection, transportation and recycling of plastic carryout bags. These records must be made available to the Board or local jurisdictions upon request. The emergency regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on July 30, 2007 and are in effect until January 26, 2008.

2.7 The City of Arvin Successfully Completes Compliance Order IWMA BR03-05: After being fined a one-time administrative penalty of $5,000 the City of Arvin fully implemented their Local Assistance Plan (LAP), timely reported its progress to implement programs to the CIWMB through the required quarterly reports, and met all other terms of Compliance Order IWMA BR03-05. Based on staff's analysis and the available additional information submitted to the record the Board determined that the City of Arvin complied with the terms of Compliance Order IWMB BR03-05. Additionally, the Board found that the City of Arvin was no longer subject to additional penalties under Compliance Order IWMA BR03-05.

2.8 Issuance of Compliance Order IWMA BR07-07 to the City of Ridgecrest: The Board made a final determination at its September meeting that the City of Ridgecrest’s diversion rate was inaccurate and that the City had failed to adequately implement diversion programs thus not achieving the 50% diversion requirement of Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 41780. Based on this determination the City of Ridgecrest will have to develop and adopt a Local Assistance Plan (LAP) by January 31, 2008. Pursuant to the Public Resources Code, the City must fully implement its LAP and meet all other terms of the Compliance Order by January 31, 2010 or be subject to fines of up to $10,000 per day.

3. Other Committee/ Board Discussion Items:

3.1 Extended Producer Responsibility: The Board heard a discussion on Extended Producer Responsibility which seeks to shift the responsibility for the end-of-life management of discarded products and materials from local government to private industry, by incorporating the costs of product collection, recycling, and/or disposal into product price, and encouraging product design, source reduction, and reuse so as to have a reduced impact on human health and the environment.

3.2 Household Hazardous Waste Grants: The Board approved 23 Coordination Grant applications equaling $217,101 and 22 Infrastructure Grant applications for a total of $4,768,053. The total being awarded from both grant programs is $4,985,154 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007/08.

4. Upcoming Events: also see LEA Training.

  • October 10. Organics Summit at the Strategic Policy Committee: There will be a collaborative exchange of ideas between CIWMB and stakeholders on the handling of organic materials, including composting and markets for organics, to develop a plan for the future regarding compostable and cellulosic organic materials. Concurrent breakout sessions will facilitate open discussion of opportunities, barriers, challenges, and potential solutions to help formulate a CIWMB road map for the future of organic materials.
  • October 3 and 25. Proposed Closure and Postclosure Maintenance Cost Estimate Regulations: On October 3 and 25, 2007, California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) staff will conduct informal workshops on the proposed closure and postclosure maintenance cost estimate regulations. The workshops are open to all interested parties and will provide participants with the opportunity to review, discuss, and comment on the proposed amendments to Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapters 4 and 6, and financial assurance forms within the Appendix of Title 27, California Code of Regulations.
  • October 25. Financial Assurance AB 2296 Consulting Group Workshop: This workshop is for the contractor to present the draft Financial Assurance study to the AB 2296 consulting group. The group will be able to ask questions and provide comments. The meeting is open to the public.
  • November 14: Financial Assurance Contract Workshop with AB 2296 Consultants. This workshop will allow the Financial Assurance AB 2296 Consulting Group an opportunity to review the draft staff report that is based on results of the contracted study and includes recommendations proposed by staff regarding long-term postclosure maintenance and/or corrective action financial assurance requirements. The AB 2296 Consulting Group will be able to ask questions and provide comments at this workshop. The meeting is open to the public.
  • LEA/Operator Training Schedule is shown below:
  • September 26
    Beginning Landfill Gas Training Workshop
    Wait List
    San Diego
  • September 27
    Beginning Landfill Gas Training Workshop
    Ventura
  • October 3
    Beginning Landfill Gas Training Workshop
    Wait List
    Sacramento
  • October 16-18
    10th Annual LEA/CIWMB Conference
    San Diego
  • October 30
    Beginning Landfill Gas Training Workshop
    Red Bluff
  • November 14-15
    State Minimum Standards Training
    Los Angeles

The next Board meeting will be on October 16 in Santa Barbara. The P&C Committee will meet on Monday, October 9 at 1:30 p.m. and the Strategic Policy Development Committee will meet on October 10 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 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.

September 19, 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 (Compostable Materials Handling Facility) for the Miramar Greenery Composting Facility, San Diego County (P&C Committee Item B)

2. Pulled. Consideration of a Revised Full Solid Waste Facilities Permit (Disposal Facility) for tThe Norcal Waste Systems Hay-Road Landfill, Inc., Solano County (Committee Item C)

3. Concurred (Consent). Consideration of a Revised Full Solid Waste Facilities Permit (Transfer/Processing Facility) for the Blue Line Material Recovery Facility, San Mateo County (P&C Committee Item D)

4. Approved (Consent). Consideration of the Revised Eligible Expenses and Increase of the Maximum Grant Award for the Local Government Amnesty Event Grant Program (Tire Recycling Management Fund, FY 2007/08) (P&C Committee Item E)

5. Approved (Committee Consensus). Consideration of the Grant Awards for the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program (Farm and Ranch Cleanup Account, FY 2007/08) (P&C Committee Item F)

6. Approved (Consent). Consideration of the Scope of Work for the Engineering Services Contract for Landfill, Disposal Site, and Waste Tire Site Remediation Under the Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup and Waste Tire Stabilization and Abatement Programs (Solid Waste Disposal Trust Fund and Tire Recycling Management Fund, FYs 2007/2008, 2008/2009 And 2009/2010) (P&C Committee Item G)

7. Approved (Consent). Consideration of the Scope of Work for the Environmental Services Contracts for Landfill, Disposal Site, and Waste Tire Site Remediation Under the Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup and Waste Tire Stabilization and Abatement Programs (Solid Waste Disposal Trust Fund and Tire Recycling Management Fund, FYs 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 2009/2010) (P&C Committee Item H)

8. Approved (Committee Consensus). Consideration of Approval of Scope of Work and Contractor to Provide Training Facilities and Support for Law Enforcement Personnel on Waste Tire Compliance Issues (Tire Recycling Management Fund, FY 2007/08) (P&C Committee Item I)

9. Discussion (Committee Only). Discussion and Request for Rulemaking Direction on Noticing Proposed Regulations on Statewide Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for At-Store Recycling Programs Created Under AB 2449 (P&C Committee Item J)

10. Order Completed (Consent). Consideration of the Completion of Compliance Order IWMA BR03-05 for the City of Arvin, Kern County (P&C Committee Item K)

11. Compliance Order Issued (Consent). 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 Ridgecrest, Kern County (P&C Committee Item L)

12. Discussion. Consideration of General Extended Producer Responsibility Policy Options  (Strategic Policy Committee Item B)

18. Approved (Committee Consensus). Consideration of the Grant Awards for the Household Hazardous Waste Grants (16th Cycle) (Integrated Waste Management Account, FY 2007/08) (Markets Committee Item F)

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Date Released: October 10, 2007
LEA Correspondence, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/Mail/
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: Melissa.Hoover-Hartwick@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6813