California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Regulations Alert! Notice of Proposed Rulemaking--Mammalian Tissue Composting

Date: September 6, 2007

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

The emergency CIWMB regulations that went into effect on June 18, 2007 for Mammalian Tissue Composting will expire if not made permanent. Attached is a notice of proposed rulemaking for the permanent regulations.

These regulations would:

  1. Allow onsite composting of mammalian tissue when associated with research designed to obtain data on pathogen reduction, and
  2. Authorize an Enforcement Agency to waive state minimum standards associated with a locally-approved temporary composting activity during a declared emergency.

A 45-day comment period will run from September 7 through October 22, 2007.

The proposed permanent regulation text does not differ from the emergency regulation text.

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Date Released: September 6, 2007
LEA Correspondence,
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: (916) 341-6813