California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Regulatory Workshops-Title 14 and Title 27

Date: November 29, 2011

To: All LEAs

Informal Regulatory Workshops on December 13, 2011 and December 21, 2011

CalRecycle will hold informal workshops on December 13, 2011 and December 21, 2011 to review regulatory issues and potential approaches for future revisions to Title 14 and Title 27. Regulatory areas include Compostable Materials, Transfer Processing, Permit Application Form, and Permit Exemptions.

The December 13, 2011 workshop will be held during the CalRecycle Monthly Public Meeting and will address:

  • Issue 5 (Regulatory coordination of publicly owned treatment works accepting food waste & FOG),
  • Issue 8 (Regulatory coordination of meat, fish, and poultry waste),
  • Issue 10 (Clarify “processing” in agricultural material definition),
  • Issue 12 (Clarify “permitted maximum tonnage”), and
  • Issue 14 (EA Notification Inspection frequency language).

The December 21, 2011 workshop will be held at the CalEPA building in Conference Room 550 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will address:

  • Issue 1 (Food waste definition),
  • Issue 2 (Land application: disposal or beneficial use),
  • Issue 3 (On-site storage and 12,500 cubic yard limit),
  • Issue 4 (Odor complaints: beyond zero tolerance),
  • Issue 6 (Green waste contamination),
  • Issue 7 (Anaerobic digestion facility permitting),
  • Issue 9 (Maximum metal concentrations consistency with federal regulations),
  • Issue 11 (Small-scale composting exclusions), and
  • Issue 13 (Vermiculture).

This announcement was sent on behalf of the Permitting and Assistance Branch, CalRecycle. 

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Date Released: November 29, 2011
LEA Correspondence,
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: (916) 341-6813