California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

PDF Inspection Forms

Date: March 23, 2007

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

On January 6, 2006 all local enforcement agencies (LEAs) were notified that the CIWMB Inspection Report Forms were being updated and that use of the old forms would need to be discontinued in the future. This email is officially notice that all issues pertaining to the use of the new-style forms have now been resolved with the help of the Enforcement Advisory Council (EAC) and that transition to the new-style forms should now be initiated by all LEAs. Beginning on May 1, 2007, no old-style inspection report forms will be accepted by the CIWMB. This means that any inspections performed after March 2007 will need to be documented on the new-style inspection forms. If you have not already switched over to the use of the new-style forms, please do so with your next inspection. As printed supplies of the new-style forms become more available, all inspection report forms are to be submitted on the most recent (01/07) version of the forms.

Three-part hard-copy versions of the new-style forms are in limited supply but should be readily available in about 90 days. In the interim, if you need to upgrade to the new-style forms, down-load and print the PDF forms that are available on the LEA Central forms page.

For those LEAs that are currently using the fillable PDF versions of the CIWMB Inspection Report Forms, there is good news. The newest PDF versions of all the forms (01/07) can now be filled and saved using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, Version 8. There are no additional software costs for the LEAs who use the latest PDF versions (01/07). One simply needs to obtain Adobe Acrobat Reader, Version 8 which is available as a free download or CD. LEAs using or intending to use the fillable PDF versions of the inspection report forms are encouraged to switch to the latest version (01/07) as there are some significant advantages:

  • Filling and saving form data using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, Version 8;
  • Automatic formatting of the SWIS (solid waste information system) number and inspection date upon data entry;
  • Automatic continuation of the forms allowing virtually unlimited comments onto subsequent pages;
  • Optional text formatting, e.g., bold, underline, etc.

Please remember that only the new-style forms will be accepted after May 1, 2007. Acceptable version dates of the new style forms are identified for each inspection form type on the LEA Central forms page. No Excel or other fillable versions of the inspection report forms will be accepted by the CIWMB after May 1, 2007.

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: March 23, 2007
LEA Correspondence, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/Mail/
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: Melissa.Hoover-Hartwick@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6813