California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

April Board Meeting Summary

Date: May 9, 2008

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

Board Meeting: April 22, 2008
Permitting and Compliance (P&C) Committee Meeting: April 14, 2008

April Meeting Action Summary

Below are the actions by the Board and/or the Permitting & Compliance and Strategic Policy Development Committees on select agenda items which may be of interest to LEAs. Additional information on the specific agenda item is available. Agenda items are listed by agenda number below:

Permitting & Compliance

Table 1. Actions Taken by the California Integrated Waste Management Board in April 2008 of Interest to Local Enforcement Agencies
Agenda Item Number Agenda Item Board Action Notes
1 Consideration of a revised full solid waste facility permit  (transfer/processing facility) for Perris Transfer Station and Material Recovery Facility Concurred (Consent) Located in Riverside County
2 Consideration of a revised solid waste facility permit(disposal/transfer/processing/compostable material handling and research and demonstration project) for Yolo County Central Landfill in Yolo County Concurred (Consent) The revised permit includes additional cells as bioreactors (the landfill has both anaerobic and aerobic bioreactor cells), energy recovery, a new construction, demolition and inert debris facility, an increase in final elevation and more.
3 Environmental Services contractor for Northern and Southern California under the Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup and Waste Tire Stabilization and Abatement Programs Approved (Committee Consensus) The Board approved two contractors for the environmental services contracts for landfill, disposal site, and waste tire site remediations. Each contract would expire in May 2010, unless extended, and would be for a “not-to-exceed” amount of $5,700,000.
  • Northern California: Irv Guinn Construction (Guinn)
  • Southern California: Pacific States Environmental Contractors, Inc.
4 Engineering Services Contractor under the Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup and Waste Tire Cleanup and Abatement Programs Approved (Committee Consensus) The Board awarded an engineering services contract to URS Corporation dba URS Corporation Americas for an amount not to exceed $1,300,000. The contract would expire in May 2010, unless extended.
5 The Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Grant Program Approved (Committee Consensus) The Board awarded the City of San Jose a matching grant of $750,000 to control off-site landfill gas migration from the closed Martin Park Landfill, owned by the City. The control project will include the installation of a landfill gas interceptor trench and vapor barrier to prevent further off-site gas migration.
6 The Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Program Approved (Committee Consensus) The Board approved forty-two (42) grants to public entities involved in tire enforcement activities for a total of $6,619,945. Four of the 42 grants were awarded to new applicants: Solano County; Lake County; City of National City; and Nevada County.
7 Contractor for the Compost Cover at Landfills Methane Emissions Reduction Demonstration Project Approved (Committee Consensus) Yolo County was awarded $100,000 to assess and demonstrate the long-term performance, effectiveness, and maintenance requirements of using a biologically active cover, to help mitigate methane emissions over the surface of a landfill.
9 Streamlined Process for Stipulated Waste Tire Hauler and Waste Tire Facility Administrative Penalty Cases Approved A pilot program for streamlining tire enforcement cases was approved. The new program will be similar to traffic tickets and other streamlined enforcement methods used by other state agencies. The program will incorporate pre-approved settlement amounts for non-controversial tire related violations.
10 E-Waste: Discussion of Possible Adjustments to the Recovery and Recycling Payment Rates and Fees Heard in Strategic Policy Committee Only

Discussion Item,

The revenue that funds the program is derived from a $6, $8, or $10 fee assessed on the sale of new covered electronic devices (CEW). The fund is fairly stable at approximately $75 to $80 million annually but the success of the program is increasing as are the amounts being handled and recycled. The fund is projected to be depleted in late 2008. It is anticipated that the discussion will continue at both the May and June Board meetings with possible proposals to slightly reduce the current $0.48/pound combined payment rate and/or increase the consumer fee.
11 Contractor Report: "Technologies And Management Practices For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Landfills" Discussion Item The landfill study provides voluntary BMPs and technologies to reduce GHG emissions from landfills. The report is currently posted with the agenda item and the final report will be posted on the Board’s climate change website.
12 Presentation of Draft California Air Resources Board (ARB) Landfill Methane Control Measure ARB Presentation

Discussion Item

The proposed measure includes lower surface emission standards (200 ppm, increased monitoring frequencies, higher emission control efficiencies and more. ARB is continuing to work with stakeholders and their technical group. ARB’s current rule making schedule proposes to start the 45 day comment period in late September 08, consider adoption by ARB in November 08 and have an effective date of Fall 09.
15 Update on the Implementation of Strategic Directive 3-Minimize Waste Heard in Strategic Policy Committee Only

Discussion Item

Staff provided an update on efforts to increase local diversion rates, increase tire diversion, reduce litter and environmental contamination, especially in the marine environment, revise diversion measurement system (SB 1016), compare costs and benefits of disposal to diversion, and more.

The P&C Committee will meet on Monday, May 12. The next Board meeting will be on May 20 in Sacramento. The Committee and Board meetings audio broadcasts are available from almost any personal computer with Internet access. Summaries of the previous Board meetings are are also available.

Additionally, on May 13, the Board’s Hearing Panel will hear an appeal of “Determinations Made by CIWMB Acting as Enforcement Agency for Processing Application for Proposed Sunshine Canyon Combined Landfill by Local Enforcement Agencies of City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles and by the North Valley Coalition”.

Upcoming Events

See the LEA Training Calendar and Board Events Calendar

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: May 9, 2008
LEA Correspondence,
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: (916) 341-6813