California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

August 2008 Board Meeting Summary

Date: August 26, 2008

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

Board Meeting: August 19, 2008
Permitting and Compliance (P&C) Committee Meeting: August 11, 2008
Strategic Policy Committee Meeting: August 12, 2008

August Meeting Action Summary

Agenda items are listed by agenda number below:

Actions Taken by the California Integrated Waste Management Board in August 2008 of Interest to Local Enforcement Agencies
Agenda Item Number Agenda Item Board Action Notes
1 Consideration of New Solid Waste Facilities Permit (SWFP) (Compostable Materials Handling Facility): Grover Environmental Products-Vernalis Concurred (Consent) Located in Stanislaus County.

Began operations in 1999. A full permit is required because the standardized permit is no longer available in current regulations for compostable materials handling facilities.

2 Consideration of New Permit (Compostable Materials Handling Facility): Tulare County Compost & Biomass, Inc. Concurred (Consent) Located in Tulare County.

Began operations in 1994. A full permit is required because the standardized permit is no longer available in current regulations for compostable materials handling facilities.

3 Consideration of Revised SWFP (Transfer/Processing Station): Florin Perkins Public Disposal Site Material Recovery Facility and Large Volume Transfer Station Concurred (Consent) Located in Orange County.
5 Site Clean Up Program:
Three New Board Managed Projects For The Solid Waste Disposal And Codisposal Site Cleanup Grant Programs
Approved (Committee Consensus) The Board approved $2,035,000 for three Board-managed projects:
  1. Cowell Ranch/John Marsh Property, State Historic Park Ranch Dump, Contra Costa Co.
  2. Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, Last Rubble Pile Disposal Area, City and Co. of San Francisco
  3. Yurok Reservation Illegal Disposal Sites, Humboldt Co.

Without the Budget Act approval, staff may have to schedule projects in a manner that allows projects to start when funding becomes available.

6 Proposed Regulations for Long-Term Postclosure Maintenance (PCM) and Corrective Action Financial Assurances for Landfills: Request for Rulemaking Direction to Formally Notice the 45-Day Comment Period Direction to move forward to formally notice the draft regulations The Board directed staff to formally notice the draft regulations as if a pooled fund will be established.

Individual Financial Assurances Combined with Pooled Fund (option 2-see presentation)

  • 30X draw-down to 15X, then
  • Step-down to rolling 5X based on performance
  • Minimum of 5X until PCM ends
  • No PCM contingency
  • Upon divestiture buyer assumes financial assurance requirement of seller
7 Proposed Regulations for Long-Term Postclosure Maintenance and Corrective Action Financial Assurances for Landfills: Request for Rulemaking Direction to Formally Notice the 45-Day Comment Period

Also see:

Direction to move forward to formally notice the draft regulations The Board directed staff to formally notice proposed regulations extending the implementation date for active disposal site gas monitoring program plan implementation and administer a companion compliance strategy.

The Board directed staff to provide guidance on enforcement during the gap period between the current compliance date and when a new date is established in regulations. Guidance was sent out as an all LEA email on August 22, 2008.

The Board directed that additional guidance be provided relative to information that should be submitted to support a request for an alternative to the monitoring requirements in the regulations. Draft guidance is in development and will be provided in the next few days or weeks.

Board staff indicated to the Board that they will provide for a simultaneous or parallel review of plans. The review begins with the LEA submitting a complete plan to CIWMB staff and will be carried out as a joint process with the result of the staff’s technical review provided to the LEAs to assist them in making their determination on the plans. Once LEAs have approved plans, they submit them to the Board for concurrence. Guidance on how the parallel technical review process will work is forthcoming.

The Board also directed staff to develop best management practices (BMPs) for gas monitoring well/probe design and construction. The draft BMPs were sent to LEAs and operators on August 15. A technical advisory group is being formed to review and advise staff on the final BMP which is scheduled for release by Oct. 1, 2008.

8 Discussion and Status of the Solid Waste Management and Recycling Strategies Included in the AB 32 Draft Scoping Plan to Reduce California Greenhouse Gases Discussion Item Scoping plan includes proposed landfill methane capture and control measures and more.

Modified Permits

Executive Director Delegated Action

The Board has delegated authority to the Executive Director to take action on modified solid waste facilities permits (See California Code of Regulations, Title 27, Section 21685(c). Listed below are the proposed modified permits that the Board has received from Enforcement Agencies since the agenda publication date of the Board's last regular meeting. The Executive Director will act on each proposed permit by concurring in or objecting to it no later than the Final Action Date specified below for each item. If you have relevant information that you want the Executive Director to consider for one or more of these items, please submit the information in writing to the staff listed for each item or P.O. Box 4025, Sacramento, CA 95812-4025 as early as possible.

  1. Withdrawn. Consideration of a Proposed Modified Solid Waste Facilities Permit for the Mecca II Landfill, Riverside County (33-AA-0071). The last date for the Executive Director to take action is August 23, 2008.
  2. Consideration of a Proposed Modified Solid Waste Facilities Permit for the Universal Refuse Removal Recycling and Transfer Facility, San Diego County (37-AA-0929). The last date for the Executive Director to take action is September 6, 2008.
  3. Consideration of a Proposed Modified Solid Waste Facilities Permit for the Puente Hills Landfill, Los Angeles County (19-AA-0053). The last date for the Executive Director to take action is September 8, 2008.
  4. Consideration of a Proposed Modified Solid Waste Facilities Permit for Waste Resources Recovery, Los Angeles County (19-AA-0857). The last date for the Executive Director to take action is September 13, 2008.

Upcoming Events

See the LEA Training Calendar and Board Events Calendar

This all LEA e-mail summarizing Board actions at this month’s Board Meeting was sent on behalf of the LEA Outreach Training Support Branch of the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB), and Ted Rauh, Director, Waste Compliance and Mitigation Program.

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: August 26, 2008
LEA Correspondence, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/Mail/
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: Melissa.Hoover-Hartwick@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6813