California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

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Five-Year CIWMP/RAIWMP Review Report Template Instructions

CalRecycle maintains the Five-Year CIWMP/RAIWMP Review Report template as a cost-effective tool to assist counties and regional agencies in analyzing the adequacy of their planning documents, and completing and submitting their five-year review reports to CalRecycle. The following describes each section of the five-year review report template and provides general guidelines with respect to preparing the report. If you have any questions regarding completing the five-year review report, contact your Local Assistance staff representative at (916) 341-6199.

Section 1.0--County or Regional Agency Information

Provide contact information for the county or regional agency submitting the five-year review report. Prior to submitting the report, please ensure that the authorized signature is provided.

Section 2.0--Background

Provide basic background information regarding the planning documents for the county or regional agency, whether this is the first, second, or third report, recent regional agency formation, newly incorporated city(s), etc. There is also an area for additional analysis and information, as applicable.

Section 3.0--Local Task Force Review

Information requested in this section demonstrates compliance with the local task force review and comment requirements of Title 14, CCR Section 18788. The requested information includes the method and date local task force comments were submitted to the county or regional agency and to CalRecycle. This section also provides the location of the local task force comments (e.g., attached or submitted to CalRecycle on a previous date).

Section 4.0--Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Section 18788 (3)(A) through (H)

Nothing in statute or regulation specifies what kind or size of change triggers the need for a plan revision, either as a result of analysis by CalRecycle or a county or regional agency. Title 14, CCR Section 18788 does, however, specify certain topic areas that should be addressed in a five-year review report. The template provides a subsection to address each of these content requirements and to document changes that may have occurred since the preparation and approval of the waste management plan.

The analysis in this section should specifically address whether these or other changes warrant a revision to one or more of the planning documents, or if updates to the elements (e.g., annual reports.) sufficiently address any effects these changes have on the county's or regional agency's management of solid waste. Additionally, the analysis should include the basis for.

The following subsections outline Title 14, CCR Section 18788 content requirements of the five-year review report. They also provide useful tools for evaluation and analysis by the local task force and county or regional agency.

Note: This section entails evaluating changes between data in the baseline (year upon which the data in the Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE) is based, generally 1990 or 1991) and the report year as they relate to planning document adequacy. For this analysis, please be sure to include all available data up to the year the five-year review report is prepared. For example, if a county or regional agency submits its five-year review report to CalRecycle in 2012, please be sure to include all available data up to 2012, which would be up to and including 2011 for most data sets.

Section 4.1 Changes in Demographics in the County or Regional Agency.

The following sources provide data that can be used to evaluate countywide and regional demographic changes. Please include or attach the data and information used to analyze and determine the adequacy of, or need to revise any of the planning documents. In the analysis section, please provide the basis for determining the need for any planning document amendments.

  1. Demographic data, including population, taxable sales, employment (industry and labor force), and consumer price index are available in CalRecycle's Default Adjustment Factors Database.
  2. The Demographic Research Unit of the California Department of Finance is designated as the single official source of demographic data for State planning and budgeting (e.g., E-5 City/County Population and Housing Estimates under reports and research papers).
  3.  The Department of Finance's Demographic Research Unit also provides a listing of State Census Data Center Network Regional Offices.

Section 4.2 Changes in Quantities of Waste within the County or Regional Agency; and Changes in Permitted Disposal Capacity and Waste Disposed in the County or Regional Agency.

CalRecycle offers a number of tools to facilitate analysis and review of such changes in the waste stream available from the following sources. Please include or attach the data and information used to analyze and determine the adequacy of or need to revise any of the planning documents. In the analysis section, please provide the basis for determining the need for any planning document amendments.

1. Various statewide, regional and local disposal reports are available from CalRecycle's Disposal Reporting System.

2. CalRecycle's Facility Information Toolbox (FacIT) includes tools for:

  • developing a baseline inventory of California solid waste management and recycling infrastructure.
  • modeling waste generation and infrastructure needs based on user-defined scenarios.
  • establishing a set of web pages and web services on the CalRecycle website to make this information readily available to all interested parties.
  • developing protocols and mechanisms for maintaining and updating the infrastructure data over time.

3. Another useful tool is the CalRecycle Solid Waste Information System (SWIS). This system includes information on solid waste facilities, operations, and disposal sites throughout the State. The types of facilities found in this database include landfills, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, composting sites, transformation facilities, waste tire sites, and closed disposal sites.

4. The Waste Characterization Database provides estimates of the types and amounts of materials in the waste streams of individual California jurisdictions in 1999.

5. CalRecycle's Countywide, Regionwide, and Statewide Jurisdiction Diversion Progress Report provides both summary and detailed information on compliance status, diversion/50 percent equivalent per capita disposal rates, and waste diversion program implementation for all California jurisdictions. Diversion program implementation summaries are also available in CalRecycle's Jurisdiction Waste Diversion Program Summary or Jurisdiction Diversion Program List.

Together, these reports help illustrate changes in the quantities of waste within the county or regional agency as well as in permitted disposal capacity. This information also summarizes each jurisdiction's progress in implementing its SRRE and complying with the 50 percent diversion rate requirement (now calculated as 50 percent equivalent per capita disposal target.) See Per Capita Disposal and Goal Measurement (2007 and Later) for details.

Section 4.3 Changes in Funding Sources for Administration of the Countywide Siting Element (SE) and Summary (SP).

In this section, document significant changes in the county's or regional agency's funding for the SE or SP since the approval of the waste management plan or the last five-year review report (whichever is most recent). Please provide the basis for determining the need for any planning document amendments in the analysis section.

Section 4.4 Changes in Administrative Responsibilities.

Please document significant changes in the administrative responsibilities since the approval of the waste management plan or the last five-year review report (whichever is most recent).

Section 4.5 Programs that Were Scheduled to be Implemented but Were Not.

This section addresses programs that were scheduled to be implemented but were not, a statement as to why they were not implemented, the progress of programs that were implemented, a statement as to whether programs are meeting their goals, and if not what contingency measures are being enacted to ensure compliance with Public Resources Code section 41751.

CalRecycle's Diversion Programs System (DPS) Jurisdiction Diversion Program List details information on the status (progress) of all jurisdiction diversion programs that are planned, operating, or dropped. DPS data also includes the reason that selected programs were not implemented. DPS also integrates this information into CalRecycle's Local Government Information System (LoGIC).

  • Jurisdiction Diversion Program List: A detailed program listing for a jurisdiction that includes program statuses and implementation dates covering the years 1995-2006.
  • Jurisdiction Diversion Programs Summary: An easy-to-view summary of each jurisdiction's waste diversion programs for a specific year, categorized by program component (such as: source reduction, recycling, composting, special waste, and education).

Section 4.6 Changes in Available Markets for Recyclable Materials.

In this section, include any changes the county or regional agency experienced in available markets for recyclable materials since approval of the waste management plan or the last five-year review report (whichever is most recent). In the analysis section, please provide the basis for determining the need for any planning document amendments.

  • If the county or regional agency has, is, or is planning to participate in the CalRecycle Recycling Market Development Zone program to provide incentives to businesses that use secondary materials from the waste stream as feedstock for their manufacturing processes, please include any related details here.

Section 4.7 Changes in the Implementation Schedule.

In this section, please address any changes to the county or regional agency's implementation schedule that are not already addressed in Section 4.5.

Note: Changes noted in sections 4.1 through 4.7 should be considered for each jurisdiction in the county or regional agency with an explanation as to whether the change necessitates a revision to any of the jurisdictions' planning documents.

Section 5.0--Other Issues or Supplementary Information (optional)

If applicable, the five-year review report should also include analysis regarding any other significant issues or changes and a determination as to whether these issues/changes affect the adequacy of the waste management plan such that a revision to one or more of the planning documents is needed. This is also the section that includes related supplementation information used in the five-year review report.

Section 6.0--Annual Report Review

The analysis in this section should address whether any of the jurisdictions documented in their annual report the need to revise one or more of their planning documents and whether the county or regional agency concurs with that determination. For example, a jurisdiction may report in its annual report that one or more of its planning documents need to be revised. The county or regional agency, however, may determine that this information is sufficiently addressed via an update to the diversion program implementation information in the jurisdiction's annual report making a revision unnecessary.

If the county or regional agency is uncertain if a particular change or circumstance necessitates a revision to one or more of the elements or plan comprising the waste management plan, contact your local assistance staff representative to discuss the matter further. Additionally, to request a report of the Electronic Annual Report data relating to the plan's adequacy for each jurisdiction in the county or regional agency, contact your local assistance representative at (916) 341-6199.

  • CalRecycle's Local Government Information System (LoGIC) includes a report of responses to the sections of the Electronic Annual Report (EAR) that address planning document adequacy by jurisdiction as well as by county or regional agency.

Section 7.0--Revision Schedule

If the county or regional agency determines that a revision to one or more of the planning documents is not necessary at this time, no revision schedule is necessary. If it is determined that a revision is necessary, a revision schedule for each planning document to be revised must be provided. The requirements to amend and submit a jurisdiction's SRRE and HHWE are provided in Title 14, CCR Sections 18765 through 18768. The information for updating an NDFE is provided in the NDFE Guide. Similarly, the requirements for amending and submitting the SE and SP are detailed in Title 14, CCR Sections 18780 through 18784.

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Last updated: March 7, 2017
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