California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

September 2008 Board Meeting Summary

Date: September 26, 2008

To: All Local Enforcement Agencies

Board Meeting: September 16, 2008
Permitting and Compliance (P&C) Committee Meeting: September 8, 2008
Strategic Policy Committee Meeting: September 9, 2008

September Meeting Action Summary

Agenda items are listed by agenda number below:

Actions Taken by the California Integrated Waste Management Board in September 2008 of Interest to Local Enforcement Agencies
Agenda Item Number Agenda Item Board Action Notes
1 Consideration of Revised Permit (Transfer/Processing Facility and Compostable Materials Handling Facility): South Lake Resource Recovery and Compost Facility Concurred (Consent) Located in Lake County.
3 Eligibility Criteria, Ranking Criteria, and Evaluation Process for the Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup and Amnesty Event Grant Programs (Tire Recycling Management Fund, FYs 2008/09 and 2009/10) Approved (Committee Consensus) No change in the criteria from the previous year.
4 Four Grant Awards for the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program Approved (Committee Consensus) The four grants were awarded to:
  • San Joaquin County will use $130,531 to clean up more than 1,700 cubic yards of cement, other construction and demolition debris, household waste, electronic waste, and automotive debris. On a road through prime agricultural property.
  • Sutter County Resource Conservation District will receive $36,449 to clear three orchard sites that have been used for the illegal dumping of household waste, appliances, tires, automotive, electronic waste, and construction debris.
  • Western Shasta Resource Conservation District will receive $14,166 to remove and clean up more than 500 tires and illegally dumped equipment on a 1,900-acre privately owned parcel used to graze cattle.
  • Yolo County Resource Conservation District will receive $9,610 to clean up and dispose of scrap metal, appliances, tires, and construction debris that pose a threat to grazing cattle.
5 $750,000 Grant Award to the City of Duarte Under the Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Program 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 a matching grant for the City of Duarte for $750,000. The grant will be used to correct off-site gas migration problems at the Rancho Duarte Golf Course which is on a 33-acre closed former municipal solid waste and inert waste landfill (the previous owner went bankrupt). The matching grant will be used to bring the site into compliance. The proposed project includes replacement of existing blower system, the installation of new gas extraction wells and treatment system, and repair of drainage area. The estimated total cost is $1.5 million of which Board matching grant funds of up to $750,000 were approved.
6 Scope of Work and Contractor for the Study on Other States Regulatory Oversight of Waste and Material Handling Activities Relative to Recycling Centers, Transfer Stations, and Green Material Contamination Approved (Committee Consensus) This contract will provide analyses of waste and material handling activities in other states and possibly other nations that have been successful in operating with little or no environmental or public health and safety impacts, supporting a staff-driven review of current regulations relative to the “three part test” and green material contamination and potential revision of those regulations. These analyses will be utilized in identifying, defining, and ultimately determining the level of regulatory oversight that may be required for these activities operating within California. This contract will assist the CIWMB is accomplishing Strategic Directive 8.4, review and revision to ensure that the CIWMB's regulations are grounded in the best available science, address changing market conditions, and take advantage of developing technologies.

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. Consideration Of A Proposed Modified Solid Waste Facilities Permit For Kettleman Hills Facility, Kings County. The last date for the Executive Director to take action is September 30, 2008.

Upcoming Events

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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.

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: September  26, 2008
LEA Correspondence,
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: (916) 341-6813