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June 2008 Board Meeting Summary

Date: June 23, 2008

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

Board Meeting: June 17, 2008
Permitting and Compliance (P&C) Committee Meeting: June 9, 2008

June Meeting Action Summary

Agenda items are listed by agenda number below:

Table 1. Actions Taken by the California Integrated Waste Management Board in June 2008 of Interest to Local Enforcement Agencies
Agenda Item Number Agenda Item Board Action Notes
1 Consideration of Revised Solid Waste Facilities Permit (SWFP) (Disposal Facility): Norcal Waste Systems Hay Road Landfill, Inc. Concurred
Located in Solano County
2 Consideration of Revised SWFP (Disposal Facility): Anderson Landfill Concurred
Located in Shasta County
3 Consideration of New SWFP (Transfer/Processing Station): Florin Perkins Public Disposal Site Material Recovery Facility and Large Volume Transfer Station Concurred
Located in Sacramento County
4 The Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program: Grant Awards and the Imperial County Pilot Project-8 grant awards totaling $455,265 Approved (Committee Consensus) A pilot project with a master grant agreement with the Imperial County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Services was approved for $194,800. The pilot project identified fifteen farm and ranch properties with over 8,000 cubic yards of illegally disposed waste including tires. Grant funds provided to Imperial County in this manner will enable the County to approach the 15 eligible property owners previously given cleanup notices with a committed source of cleanup funds, allowing motivated property owners to quickly apply, get approval, and remediate the sites with a more efficient utilization of limited County resources. Additionally, the Board approved 7 grants totaling $260,465 for the solid waste cleanup of nine farm and ranch sites in the counties of Mendocino, Sacramento, Sutter, Shasta (two applications), Yolo, and Yuba.
5 The Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Program:
3 grant awards totaling $931,600
Approved (Committee Consensus) The Board awarded 3 grants. Two illegal disposal site cleanup grants were awarded:
  1. City of LA = $500,000
  2. Suisun Resource Conservation District = $21,600

And one solid waste disposal site cleanup partial grant to the County of Sacramento for $410,000.

6 Scoring Criteria and Evaluation Process for the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program Approved (Consent) The following changes to the scoring criteria and evaluation process were approved:
  1. Include minor revisions to the General Criteria.
  2. Reduce the number of grant cycles in each fiscal year from four to three.
  3. Revise the Affidavit to require property owners to state, under penalty of perjury, if they were aware of the waste when the property was purchased and if so, that they did not pay a reduced price for the property due to the presence of the waste.
7 Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Program: Two new Board-managed Projects Approved (Committee Consensus) The Board approved two Board-managed cleanup projects:
  1. Cummings Property Illegal Disposal Site (Yuba County) = $300,000
  2. Desperado Illegal Disposal Site, (El Dorado County) = $35,000
9 New Permit (Disposal Facility): Sunshine Canyon City/County Landfill, Los Angeles County Concurred The Board approved the new SWFP for the combined Sunshine Canyon Landfill. CIWMB is acting as the solid waste enforcement agency (EA) because there is currently no local enforcement agency (LEA) that can fully process a permit application for the facility which spans two separate jurisdictions. The new permit combines the existing Sunshine Canyon County Extension Landfill (Facility No. 19-AA-0853) with the Sunshine Canyon City Landfill Unit 2 (Facility No. 19-AR-0002). The County and City have designated a new joint Sunshine Canyon LEA to provide oversight to the combined facility. Once the Enforcement Program Plan (EPP) is approved and the new joint EA is certified, the oversight authority will be transferred from the CIWMB to the new Sunshine Canyon LEA.
10 Direction on Options to Reduce Green Material Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) Heard in Committee Only. Discussion Item The Strategic Policy Committee directed staff on the five policy options that were analyzed by stakeholders through several meetings of the ADC Policy Working Group:
  • Development of a Comprehensive Toolbox,
  • Including marketing plans and local contract mechanisms,
  • Continue to provide technical guidance on proposed legislation (i.e., AB 2640 and AB 2866),
  • Further develop Diversion Processing Capacity concept – have jurisdictions identify 15 years of diversion capacity as well as disposal capacity,
  • Conduct further analysis on phasing-out diversion credit for ADC.
11 Direction on Potential Options for the Organic Diversion Facilities Siting Project Heard in Committee Only. Discussion Item The Strategic Policy Committee directed staff to move forward with the main solutions to barriers identified by stakeholders through many workshops and meetings which will be further developed and brought back to the Board. The solutions include:
  • Coordination of environmental and regulatory goals by high levels, possibly CalEPA, and regulatory/permitting processes(possibly have joint Board meetings with Air & Water)
  • More accessible research with the Board serving as the repository and clearinghouse
  • Coordination of informational resources and tools at staff level between governmental agencies overseeing air, water, and solid waste
  • Exploration of diversion capacity planning requirements and potential changes in zoning
12 Adjustments to the Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Approved (Committee Consensus) The Board approved the following fee adjustments, effective January 1, 2009, to ensure that there are sufficient revenues to fund the electronic waste recycling program through January 1, 2011, which is the latest date at which any future fee adjustments would become effective:
  • Eight dollars ($8) for each covered electronic device with a screen size of less than 15 inches measured diagonally.
  • Sixteen dollars ($16) for each covered electronic device with a screen size greater than or equal to 15 inches but less than 35 inches measured diagonally.
  • Twenty five dollars ($25) for each covered electronic device with a screen size greater than or equal to 35 inches measured diagonally.
13 Revisions and Discussion of Implementation Approach to Strategic Directive 10- Fiduciary Responsibility (Grants & Loans) Approved (Consent) Some of the changes approved by the Board include:
  • Audit a minimum of 4% of loans, 8% of grants, 5% of contracts, 16% of oil fee payers, and 9% of covered electronic waste recovery and recycling claims in 2008-09, and increase thereafter annually to an overall 17% audit rate
  • Require a Grant Self-Assessment Checklist of all grant programs to be conducted by the grantee at the conclusion of each grant; to be in place beginning fiscal year 2008/09
14 Contract Allocations of $300,000 from The Integrated Waste Management Account for Fiscal Year 2008/09
D-1 Three Part Test
D-2 Longterm Postclosure Maintenance Costs
Approved (Committee Consensus) The Board approved two contract allocation proposals: $150,000 to study the validity of the Three Part Test and $150,000 to study technologies and management practices for minimizing longterm postclosure maintenance costs.
15 Discussion and Request for Additional Direction on Long-Term Postclosure Maintenance and Corrective Action Financial Assurances for Landfills Discussion Item This was a discussion item only. Board staff presented a menu of policy options for discussion and Board direction. Workshops are continuing on July 17th. Staff will begin to develop regulatory language for some items and return to the Board for additional direction at the July Board meeting on others. Proposed regulatory language is scheduled to be presented to the Board in August for direction to begin the formal rulemaking process.

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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.

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Date Released: June 23, 2008
LEA Correspondence,
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: (916) 341-6813