California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Conversion Technology Guidance Document

The guidance document referenced in this email has been removed from the CalRecycle website. It is currently under review and should not be relied upon until that review is completed, as the 2007 version does not necessarily reflect the Department’s current interpretation of statute.

Date: December 21, 2007

To: All LEAs

This all LEA e-mail was sent on behalf of the LEA Training and Health and Safety Branch and Ted Rauh, Director, Waste Compliance and Mitigation Program of the California Integrated Waste Management Board (Board).

The Board recently released a guidance document that provides a basic outline of how current Board statutes and regulations apply to various types of conversion technologies. Over the past few years, there has been much confusion about the permitting and other requirements that apply to "conversion technology" facilities. This document provides an overview of the framework currently in place so that pertinent questions can be discussed regarding specific proposals and adjustments to those proposals can be made as necessary. The guidance focuses on solid waste facility permit (SWFP) requirements, siting requirements, whether or not the activity would “count” as disposal or diversion, co-location, and biomass conversion.

Thank you,
Ted Rauh, Program Director
Waste Compliance and Mitigation Program

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Date Released: March 21, 2013
LEA Correspondence,
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: (916) 341-6813