California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

CIWMP Enforcement Policy

Statutes and Regulations

Original Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP) or Regional Agency Integrated Waste Management Plan (RAIWMP) Requirements, Guidelines and Procedures

Pursuant to PRC section 41750 et. seq., each county and city or regional agency shall prepare and submit to CalRecycle a CIWMP or RAIWMP.

Regulations on content requirements, planning guidelines and procedures for preparing countywide or regional integrated waste management plans are outlined in Title 14, CCR Chapter 9, Article 8, sections 18776-18788.

Five-Year CIWMP and RAIWMP Review Report Process and Content Requirements

PRC section 41770 provides that each CIWMP or RAIWMP shall be reviewed, revised, if necessary, and submitted to CalRecycle every five years.

Additionally, PRC section 41822 requires review of the CIWMP at least once every five years to:

  • Correct any deficiencies in the individual planning documents.
  • Comply with the source reduction and recycling requirements established under PRC section 41780.
  • Revise the documents, as necessary.

The Five-Year CIWMP or RAIWMP review process and report content requirements are further clarified in Title 14, CCR Section 18788.

Planning Document Amendments

If a jurisdiction revises or amends its Source Reduction Recycling Element (SRRE), Household Hazardous Waste Element (HHWE), or Nondisposal Facility Element (NDFE), the jurisdiction shall revise or amend and submit its SRRE, HHWE, or NDFE pursuant to the requirements of Title 14, CCR sections 18765 through 18768.

  • Additionally, PRC section 41515 indicates that if a jurisdiction conducts an aerosol can recycling program, a requirement to educate the public on the safe collection and recycling or disposal of aerosol cans shall be incorporated into the HHWE prepared by the jurisdiction when that element is revised.

Note: A jurisdiction is not required to amend its HHWE for the sole purpose of updating aerosol can recycling program implementation, as this information can be updated via the annual report process, i.e., under the HHWE program codes (9000 series). If, however, a jurisdiction determines that a revision to its HHWE is necessary, then the jurisdiction must include program information regarding aerosol can recycling education in its amendment.

  • Similarly, PRC section 41516(b) established through Senate Bill 20 (Sher, Chapter 526, Statues of 2003) provides that on or after Jan. 1, 2004, if a jurisdiction revises its HHWE pursuant to Section 41770, the document must identify those actions the city, county, or regional agency is taking to promote the collection, consolidation, recovery, and recycling of covered electronic waste.

Note: A jurisdiction is not required to amend its HHWE for the sole purpose of updating electronic waste program implementation, as this information can be updated via the annual report process, i.e., under the HHWE program code (9045-HH-EWA). However, independent of SB 20, if a jurisdiction determines that a revision to its HHWE is necessary, then the jurisdiction must include information regarding e-waste program implementation in its amendment.

If a county or regional agency revises its Countywide Siting Element (SE) and/or Summary Plan (SP), the county or regional agency shall revise and submit those documents pursuant to the requirements of Title 14, CCR sections 18780 through 18784. Additionally,

  • PRC 41701 (e) provides that SEs submitted (i.e., new) or revised on or after Jan. 1, 2003, shall include a description of the actions taken by the city or county to solicit public participation by the affected communities, including, but not limited to, minority and low-income populations (i.e., environmental justice actions). For additional information regarding these environmental justice requirements, refer to the section addressing Countywide Siting Element Adequacy in CIWMP Enforcement Part I: Plan Adequacy.

Note: A jurisdiction is not required to amend its Siting Element for the sole purpose of documenting environmental justice efforts. If, however, a jurisdiction determines that a revision is necessary, then the jurisdiction must include a description of its environmental justice actions in its amendment.

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Last updated: August 24, 2010
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