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CIWMP Enforcement Policy

Letters from Local Assistance

Five-Year Revision Letters

October 28, 1998

Re: Five-Year Revision

Letter prepared by Patrick Schiavo, Manager, Office of Local Assistance

The purpose of this letter is to clarify the Boards' oversight of the Five-Year revision process. While still maintaining the integrity and intent of AB 939, the Board is also very interested with assisting in the development of efficient and effective processes.

Existing law (PRC section 41770) states that "each countywide or regional agency integrate waste management plan, and the elements thereof, shall be reviewed, revised, if necessary, and submitted to The Board every five years in accordance with the schedule set forth under Chapter 7 (commencing with section 41800)." Review the following items for specifics regarding the Five-Year revision process.

  • Title 14 of the California Code of Regulation, sections 18788 provides that the Five-Year revision schedule is calculated from the date of Board approval of the original Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan and all its elements, not the approval dates of the individual elements.
  • Submittal of Five-Year revisions is only required if either the Board or the jurisdiction determines that a revision would be necessary "to correct any deficiencies in the element or plan, (and) to comply with the source reduction and recycling requirements established under section 41780" as required by PRC section 41822.
  • Jurisdictions completing the Five-Year revision may include the revision under cover of the existing Annual Report document that is to be submitted to the Board for that year. However, if submitting the five year revision with the Annual Report, the procedures set forth in 14 CCR 18788 must still be complied with before the Board can consider approval of the Five-Year revision document.

We hope this clarifies any questions you may have regarding the Five-Year revision process. If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact your Local assistance staff representative at (916) 341-6199.

July 21, 2000

Re: Five-Year Revision Process

Letter prepared by Cara Morgan, Branch Manager Local Assistance

The purpose of this letter is to clarify the Board’s oversight of the Five-Year revision process. The Board previously sent notification to jurisdictions on October 30, 1998 regarding the Board’s oversight of the Five-Year revision process. While still maintaining the integrity and intent of AB 939, the Board is also very interested with assisting jurisdictions in the development of efficient and effective planning and reporting processes.

Existing law (PRC section 41770) states that “each countywide or regional agency integrated waste management plan, and the elements thereof, shall be reviewed, revised, if necessary, and submitted to the Board every Five-Years in accordance with the schedule set forth under Chapter 7 (commencing with section 41800).” The following items provide specific information regarding the Five-Year revision process.

  • Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 18788 provides that the Five-Year revision schedule is calculated from the date of Board approval of the original Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan and all its elements, not the approval dates of the individual elements.
  • PRC section 18788 provides that prior to the fifth anniversary of Board approval of a countywide or regional agency integrated waste management plan (CIWMP or RAIWMP), or its most recent revision, the Local Task Force (LTF) shall complete a review of the CIWMP or RAIWMP in accordance with PRC sections 40051, 40052, and 41822, to assure that the county’s and regional agency’s waste management practices remain consistent with the hierarchy of waste management practices defined in PRC section 40051. The LTF shall submit written comments on areas of the CIWMP or RAIWMP, which require revision, if any, to the county or regional agency and the Board.
  • Submittal of a Five-Year revision is only required if either the Board or the jurisdiction determines that a revision would be necessary “to correct any deficiencies in the element or plan, [and] to comply with the source reduction and recycling requirements established under section 41780” as required by PRC section 41822. The Board’s Legal staff has determined that jurisdictions can utilize their Annual Reports to the Board to update program information where it has been determined that a revision is not necessary. In addition to the updates in the Annual Report, the LTF comments and the CIWMP/RAIWMP Review Report should be included.
  • Jurisdictions that have determined that a Five-Year revision is necessary may include the revision under cover of the existing Annual Report document that is to be submitted to CalRecycle for that year. The procedures set forth in 14 CCR 18788 must still be complied with before CalRecycle can consider approval of the Five-Year revision document.

We hope this clarifies any questions you may have regarding the Five-Year revision process. If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact your Local assistance staff representative at (916) 341-6199.

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