California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Tire Enforcement Grants (TEA) Cycle 15-Notice of Funding Availability

Date: December 19, 2007

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

This all LEA e-mail was sent on behalf of the LEA Training and Health and Safety Branch and the Tire Facilities Operations and Evaluation Branch of the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB.

The California Integrated Waste Management Board receives funding to administer the Tire Recycling Management fund and related legislation. One of the components of the Tire Recycling Fund is the awarding of tire enforcement grants. This specific grant program provides funding to solid waste Local Enforcement Agencies and city and county agencies in California for waste tire enforcement activities.

Via this e-mail, we want to notify you that the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the subject cycle is now available and the application period is now open. Please visit the TEA Grant web page to download the application form and accompanying documents.

Eligible Applicants: An applicant must have 50 or more waste tire sites that have Tire Program Identification (TPID) Numbers in their jurisdictions, and must have one of the following:

  • A Local Enforcement Agency (LEA);
  • An Environmental Health Agency;
  • A Code Enforcement Agency; or
  • An existing Waste Tire Enforcement Grantee that has determined to be eligible under the eligibility requirements from previous grant cycles, received grant funding, and has demonstrated satisfactory performance as determined by the CIWMB staff (also referred to as “grand-father Grantees).

Funding: There is $6.75 million available for FY2007/08:

  • Jurisdictions with populations equal to or less than 900,000 are eligible to receive up to $300,000;
  • Jurisdictions with populations of 900,001 to 1,999,999 are eligible to receive up to $450,000, and
  • Jurisdictions with populations of 2,000,000 or more are eligible to receive up to $600,000.

Eligible Activities: Eligible activities include investigating illegal tire disposal activities; performing waste tire facilities inspections; and, surveying tire dealers, auto dismantlers, tire haulers, and other points of waste tire generation to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including the manifest system. Inspections are to be followed up with appropriate compliance actions to ensure that operators are complying with all tire facility regulations, including, but not limited to, storage standards, use of registered tire haulers, and manifest requirements.

Program Changes and New Program Elements:

  1. Conditionally allows grantees to charge an hourly rate that includes all operating costs and administrative overhead if an approved Cost Allocation Plan which supports the hourly rate is submitted with the grant application;
  2. Increases the cap for allowable enforcement costs from 50% to 75% of inspection costs, and
  3. Conditionally allows for cleanups of waste tire sites with less than 500 tires per site. The grant application should be consulted for details on program changes.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Barbara Strough, Supervisor
Tire Facilities Operations and Evaluation Branch

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Date Released: December 19, 2007
LEA Correspondence,
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: (916) 341-6813