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Article 1
General
Section 17850-17852

Article 2
Regulatory Tiers for Composting Operations and Facilities
Sections 17855-17862.2

Article 3
Report of Facility Information
Section 17863

Article 5
Composting Operation and Facility Siting and Design Standards
Sections 17865-17866

Article 6
Composting Operating Standards
Sections 17867

Article 7
Environmental Health Standards
Sections 17868.1-17868.4

Article 8
Composting Operation and Facility Records
Section 17869

Article 9
Site Restorations
Section 17870

Regulations: Title 14, Natural Resources--Division 7, CIWMB

Chapter 3.1. Compostable Materials Handling Operations and Facilities Regulatory Requirements

Article 1. General

Section 17850. Authority and Scope.
(a) This Chapter is adopted pursuant to and for the purpose of implementing the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (Act) commencing with section 40000 of the Public Resources Code, as amended. These regulations should be read together with the Act.

(b) This Chapter implements those provisions of the Act relating to composting. Nothing in this Chapter is intended to limit the power of any federal, state, or local agency to enforce any provision of law that it is authorized or required to enforce or administer.

(c) Biological decomposition of organic material can be both a naturally occurring or artificially controlled process. This Chapter establishes standards and regulatory requirements for intentional and inadvertent composting resulting from the handling of compostable materials, including but not limited to feedstock, compost, or chipped and ground materials as defined in section 17852.

(d) Nothing in these standards shall be construed as relieving any owner, operator, or designee from the obligation of obtaining all required permits, licenses, or other clearances and complying with all orders, laws, regulations, or reports, or other requirements of other regulatory or EA, including but not limited to, local health entities, regional water quality control boards, air quality management districts or air pollution control districts, local land use authorities, and fire authorities.

(e) Nothing in these standards precludes the EA or the board from inspecting an activity, operation or facility to determine if it is subject to these standards.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17852. Definitions.
(a) For the purposes of this Chapter:

(1) "Active Compost" means compost feedstock that is in the process of being rapidly decomposed and is unstable. Active compost is generating temperatures of at least 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) during decomposition; or is releasing carbon dioxide at a rate of at least 15 milligrams per gram of compost per day, or the equivalent of oxygen uptake.

(2) "Additives" means material mixed with feedstock or active compost in order to adjust the moisture level, carbon to nitrogen ratio, or porosity to create a favorable condition. Additives include, but are not limited to, fertilizers and urea. Additives do not include septage, biosolids, or compost feedstock.

(3) "Aerated Static Pile" means a composting process that uses an air distribution system to either blow or draw air through the pile. Little or no pile agitation or turning is performed.

(4) "Aerobic Decomposition" means the biological decomposition of organic substances in the presence of oxygen.

(4.5) “Agricultural By-Product Material” means post-harvest agricultural by-products separated at a processing facility.

(A) Agricultural By-product Material includes, but is not limited to, solid or semi-solid materials from fruit, nut, cotton, and vegetable processing facilities such as stems, leaves, seeds, nut hulls and shells, peels, and off-grade, over-ripe, or under-ripe produce.

(B) Agricultural By-product Material does not contain packaging material, physical contaminants, or hazardous materials, and does not include wastewater, sludges, or additives.

(5) "Agricultural Material" means material of plant or animal origin, which results directly from the conduct of agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, aquaculture, silviculture, vermiculture, viticulture and similar activities undertaken for the production of food or fiber for human or animal consumption or use which is separated at the point of generation, and which contains no other solid waste. With the exception of grape pomace or material generated during nut or grain hulling, shelling, and processing, agricultural material has not been processed except at its point of generation and has not been processed in a way that alters its essential character as a waste resulting from the production of food or fiber for human or animal consumption or use. Material that is defined in this section 17852 as “food material” or “vegetative food material” is not agricultural material. Agricultural material includes, but is not limited to, manures, orchard and vineyard prunings, grape pomace, and crop residues.

(6) "Agricultural Material Composting Operation" means an operation that produces compost from green or agricultural additives, and/or amendments.

(7) "Amendments" means materials added to stabilized or cured compost to provide attributes for certain compost products, such as product bulk, product nutrient value, product pH, and soils blend. Amendments do not include septage, biosolids, or compost feedstock.

(8) "Anaerobic Decomposition" means the biological decomposition of organic substances in the absence of oxygen.

(9) "Biosolids" means solid, semi-solid, or liquid residue generated during the treatment of domestic sewage in a treatment works. Biosolids includes, but is not limited to, treated domestic septage and scum or solids removed in primary, secondary, or advanced wastewater treatment processes. Biosolids includes the residue solids resulting from the co-digestion of anaerobically digestible material with sewage sludge. Biosolids does not include ash generated during the firing of sewage sludge in a sewage sludge incinerator or grit and screenings generated during the preliminary treatment of domestic sewage in a treatment works.

(10) "Chipping and Grinding Operations and Facilities" means an operation or facility, that does not produce compost that mechanically reduces the size or otherwise engages in the handling, of compostable material and:

(A) The site does the following:

1. The site handles only material, excluding manure, allowed at a green material composting operation or facility as set forth in section 17852(a)(22); and

2. Each load of green material is removed from the site within 48 hours of receipt. The EA may allow a site to keep green material on-site for up to 7 days if the EA determines that the additional time does not increase the potential for violations of this Chapter.

(B) If the site fails to meet the definition of green material because it exceeds the contamination limits in section 17852(a)(21), the site shall be regulated as set forth in the Transfer/Processing Regulatory requirements (commencing at section 17400).

(C) If the site fails to meet the definition of this section because the green material remains on-site for a longer period of time than allowed, then the site shall be regulated as a compostable material handling operation or facility, as set forth in this Chapter.

(11) "Compostable Material" means any organic material that when accumulated will become active compost as defined in section 17852(a)(1).

(12) "Compostable Material Handling Operation" or "Facility" means an operation or facility that processes, transfers, or stores compostable material. Handling of compostable materials results in controlled biological decomposition. Handling includes composting, screening, chipping and grinding, and storage activities related to the production of compost, compost feedstocks, and chipped and ground materials. "Compostable Materials Handling Operation or Facility" does not include activities excluded from regulation in section 17855. "Compostable Materials Handling Operation or Facility" also includes:

(A) agricultural material composting operations;

(B) green material composting operations and facilities;

(C) vegetative food material composting facilities;

(D) research composting operations;

(E) chipping and grinding operations and facilities; and,

(F) biosolids composting operations at POTWs.

(13) "Curing" means the final stage of the composting process that occurs after compost has undergone pathogen reduction, as described in section 17868.3, and after most of the readily metabolized material has been decomposed and stabilized.

(13.5) “Digestate” means the solid and/or liquid residual material remaining after organic material has been processed in an in-vessel digester, as defined in section 17896.2(a)(14). Digestate intended to be composted pursuant to this Chapter may only be handled at a facility that has obtained a Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit pursuant to section 17854.

(14) "Domestic Sewage" means waste and wastewater from humans or household operations that is discharged to or otherwise enters a treatment works.

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(15) "Disposal of compostable material and/or digestate" means:

(A) 1.  the final deposition of compostable material and/or digestate on land, unless excluded from this Chapter 3.1 pursuant to section 17855;

2. storing or stockpiling more than 200 cubic yards of compostable material, other than stabilized compost as defined in section 17852(a)(36) that meets the maximum metal concentration requirements of section 17868.2 on land for more than 30 days, except as provided in subdivision (A) 3; or

3. storing or stockpiling more than 200 cubic yards of agricultural material, green material or compost for more than twelve monthss on land that is zoned for agricultural uses unless the EA, after consultation with the applicable RWQCB and other agencies as the EA deems appropriate, makes a written finding that storing or stockpiling the material more than 12 months will not adversely affect the public health and safety or the environment.

(B) Disposal of compostable material does not include the use of compostable material

1. for beneficial reuse at a solid waste landfill pursuant to Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 20686; or.

2. for mine reclamation in acordance with applicable law

3. for land application as defined in section 17852(a)(24.5).

4. as specified in section 17852(a)(24.5)(B). 

(C) Should the EA have reason to believe that a person is engaging in activities that meet the definition of disposal of compostable material or authorizing such activities on land the person owns or otherwise possesses, the burden of proof shall be on each person engaging in or authorizing such activities to demonstrate otherwise.

(D) If the activities at a site meet the definition of disposal, the site shall be regulated as set forth in the Consolidated Regulations for Treatment, Storage, Processing or Disposal of Solid Waste (commencing at Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 20005).

(16) "Dry Weight Basis" or "Dry Weight" means weight calculated on the basis of having been dried until reaching a constant mass that results in essentially 100 percent solids content.

(17) "Enclosed Composting Process" means a composting process where the area that is used for the processing, composting, stabilizing, and curing of organic materials, is covered on all exposed sides and rests on a stable surface with environmental controls for moisture and airborne emissions present.

(18) "EA" means enforcement agency.

(19) "Feedstock" means any compostable material used in the production of compost or chipped and ground material including, but not limited to, agricultural material, green material, vegetative food material, food material, biosolids, digestate, and mixed material. Feedstocks shall not be considered as either additives or amendments.

(19.5) “Film plastic” means sheet plastic 10 mil or less in thickness.

(20) "Food Material" means a waste material of plant or animal origin that results from the preparation or processing of food for animal or human consumption; and that is separated from the municipal solid waste stream. Food material includes, but is not limited to, food waste from food facilities as defined in Health and Safety Code section 113789 (such as restaurants), food processing establishments as defined in Health and Safety Code section 111955, grocery stores, institutional cafeterias (such as, prisons, schools and hospitals), and residential food scrap collection. Food material does not include any material that is required to be handled only pursuant to the California Food and Agricultural Code and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

(A) “Vegetative Food Material" means that fraction of food material, defined above, that is a plant material and is separated from other food material and the municipal solid waste stream. Vegetative food material may be processed or cooked but must otherwise retain its essential natural character and no salts, preservatives, fats or oils, or adulterants shall have been added. Vegetative food material includes, but is not limited to, fruits and vegetables, edible flowers and plants, outdated and spoiled produce, and coffee grounds. Vegetative food material contains no greater than 1.0 percent of physical contaminants by dry weight, and meets the requirements of section 17868.5.

(21) "Green Material" means any plant materia except food material and vegetative food materiall that is separated at the point of generation, contains no greater than 1.0 percent of physical contaminants by dry weight, and meets the requirements of section 17868.5. Green material includes, but is not limited to, tree and yard trimmings, untreated wood wastes, natural fiber products, wood waste from silviculture and manufacturing, and construction and demolition wood waste. Green material does not include food material, vegetative food material, biosolids, mixed material, material separated from commingled solid waste collection or processing, wood containing lead-based paint or wood preservative, or mixed construction and demolition debris. Agricultural material, as defined in this section 17852(a)(5), that meets this definition of “green material” may be handled as either agricultural material or green material.

(22) "Green Material Composting Operation" or "Facility" is an operation or facility that composts green material, additives, and/or amendments. A green material composting operation or facility may also handle manure and paper products. An operation or facility that handles a feedstock that is not green material, manure, or paper products, shall not be considered a green material composting operation or facility. "Green Material Composting Operation" or "Facility" does not include activities excluded from regulation in section 17855.

(23) "Handling" means the processing, transfer, and storage of compostable materials. Handling of compostable materials results in controlled biological decomposition. Handling includes composting, screening, chipping and grinding, and storage activities related to the production of compost, compost feedstocks, and chipped and ground materials.

(24) "Insulating Material" means material used for the purpose of minimizing the loss of heat from a compost pile undergoing the "Process to Further Reduce Pathogens" (PFRP), as described in section 17868.3. Insulating material includes, but is not limited to, soil and stabilized compost.

(24.5) “Land Application” means:

(A) The final deposition of compostable material and/or digestate spread on any land, including land zoned only for agricultural uses, under the following conditions:

1. On and after January 1, 2018, the compostable material and/or digestate does not contain more than 0.5% by dry weight of physical contaminants greater than 4 millimeters (no more than 20% by dry weight of this 0.5% shall be film plastic greater than 4 millimeters), as specified in section 17868.3.1, at the time of land application;

2. The compostable material and/or digestate meets the maximum metal concentrations, as specified in section 17868.2, at the time of land application;

3. The compostable material and/or digestate meets the pathogen density limits, as specified in section 17868.3(b)(1), at the time of land application; and

4.
a. On land not zoned only for agricultural uses, the compostable material and/or digestate is not applied more frequently than once during a 12 month period, and, at the time of the land application, the compostable material and/or digestate shall not exceed 12 inches in total, accumulated depth on the land surface. The EA, in consultation with the Regional Water Quality Control Board, may approve alternative application frequencies and depths, if the EA after such consultation determines that the alternatives will not adversely affect public health and safety or the environment.
b. On land zoned only for agricultural uses, the compostable material and/or digestate is not applied more frequently than three times during a 12 month period, and, at the time of the land application, the compostable material and/or digestate shall not exceed 12 inches in total, accumulated depth on the land surface. The EA, in consultation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture to determine if the land application is agronomically beneficial and with the Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding water quality, may approve alternative frequencies and depths, if the EA after such consultation determines that the alternative will not adversely affect public health and safety or the environment. The Department shall coordinate all EA requests for consultation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

5. Verification of compliance with this subdivision must be provided to the EA upon request.

(B) This subdivision (a)(24.5) does not apply to:

1. the use of compost produced in compliance with Chapter 3.1 and/or 3.2 of this Division,
2. the use of compostable material and/or digestate for gardening or landscaping on a parcel of land 5 acres or less in size,
3. the final deposition of compostable material and/or digestate spread on land by a Federal, State, or local government entity, provided the material is applied in accordance with applicable law,
4. the final deposition of agricultural by-products material spread on land as authorized by the State Water Resources Control Board or a Regional Water Quality Control Board pursuant to Waste Discharge Requirements, a Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements, a Resolution, or other issued requirements from the State Water Resources Control Board or a Regional Water Quality Control Board having jurisdiction, provided this final deposition does not adversely affect public health and safety or the environment.
5. the beneficial reuse at a solid waste landfill pursuant to Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 20686, or
6. the beneficial reuse of biosolids pursuant to Part 503, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations and State Water Resources Control Board General Order No. 2004-0012-DWQ, or site-specific Waste Discharge Requirements or other issued requirements from the State Water Resources Control Board or a Regional Water Quality Control Board having jurisdiction. [Note: As specified in section 17850(d), nothing in these standards shall be construed as relieving any owner, operator, or designee from the obligation of obtaining all authorizations and complying with all requirements of other regulatory agencies, including but not limited to, local health entities, regional water quality control boards, air quality management districts or air pollution control districts, local land use authorities, and fire authorities.]

(25) "Manure" is an agricultural material and means accumulated herbivore or avian excrement. This definition shall include feces and urine, and any bedding material, spilled feed, or soil that is mixed with feces or urine.

(26) "Mixed Material" means any compostable material that is part of the municipal solid waste stream, and is mixed with or contains non-organics, processed industrial materials, mixed demolition or mixed construction debris, or plastics. A feedstock that is not source separated or contains 1.0% or more physical contaminants by dry weight is mixed material.

(27) "Mushroom Farm" means an activity that produces mushrooms. The handling of compostable material at a mushroom farm prior to and after use as a growth medium is subject to regulation pursuant to this chapter and is not considered mushroom farming.

(27.5) “Nuisance” includes anything which:

(A) is injurious to human health or is indecent or offensive to the senses and interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property, and

(B) affects at the same time an entire community, neighborhood or any considerable number of persons. The extent of annoyance or damage inflicted upon an individual may be unequal.

(28) "Operations Area" means the following areas within the boundary of a compostable material handling operation or facility:

(A) equipment cleaning, maintenance, and storage areas;

(B) feedstock, active, curing and stabilized compost processing or stockpiling areas; and

(C) process water and stormwater drainage control systems.

(29) "Operator" means the owner, or other person who through a lease, franchise agreement o r other arrangement with the owner, becomes legally responsible for the following:

(A) complying with regulatory requirements set forth in this Chapter;

(B) complying with all applicable federal, state and local requirements;

(C) the design, construction, and physical operation of the site; and

(D) site restoration.

(30) "Owner" means the person or persons who own, in whole or in part, a compostable material handling operation or facility, or the land on which these operations or facilities are located.

(31) "Pathogenic Organism" means disease-causing organisms.

(32) "Physical Contamination" or "Contaminants" means human-made inert material contained within compostable material, digestate, or compost, including, but not limited to, glass, metal, and plastic.

(33) "Process Water" means liquid that is generated during or used in the production of compost or chipped and ground materials.

(34) "Research Composting Operation" means a composting operation that is operated for the purpose of gathering research information on composting.

(35) "Separated At The Point of Generation" includes material separated from the solid waste stream by the generator of that material. It may also include material from a centralized facility as long as that material was kept separate from the waste stream prior to receipt by that facility and the material was not commingled with other materials during handling.

(36) "Stabilized Compost" means any organic material that has undergone the Process to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP), as described in section 17868.3, and has reached a stage of reduced biological activity as indicated by reduced temperature and rate of respiration below that of active compost.

(37) "Static Pile" means a composting process that is similar to the aerated static pile except that the air source may or may not be controlled.

(38) "Vector" includes any insect or other arthropod, rodent, or other animal capable of transmitting the causative agents of human disease.

(38.5) “Vegetative Food Material Composting Facility” is a facility that composts agricultural material, green material, vegetative food material, additives, and/or amendments. A vegetative food material composting facility may also handle manure and paper products. An operation or facility that handles a feedstock that is not agricultural material, green material, vegetative food material, manure, or paper products, shall not be considered a vegetative food material composting facility. “Vegetative Food Material Composting Facility” does not include activities excluded from regulation in section 17855.

(39) "Vermicomposting" means an activity that produces worm castings through worm activity. The EA may determine whether an activity is or is not vermicomposting. The handling of compostable material prior to and after use as a growth medium is subject to regulation pursuant to this chapter and is not considered vermicomposting.

(40) "Windrow Composting Process" means the process in which compostable material is placed in elongated piles. The piles or "windrows" are aerated and/or mechanically turned on a periodic basis.

(41) "Within-vessel Composting Process" means an aerobic process in which compostable material is enclosed in a drum, silo, bin, tunnel, reactor, or other container for the purpose of producing compost, maintained under uniform conditions of temperature and moisture where air-borne emissions are controlled.

(42) "Wood Waste" means solid waste consisting of wood pieces or particles which are generated from the manufacturing or production of wood products, harvesting, processing or storage of raw wood materials, or construction and demolition activities.

(43) "Yard Trimmings" means any wastes generated from the maintenance or alteration of public, commercial or residential landscapes including, but not limited to, yard clippings, leaves, tree trimmings, prunings, brush, and weeds.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17853.0. Approval of Alternatives.
(a) Approvals, determinations and other requirements that the EA is authorized to make in this Chapter shall be provided in writing by the EA to the operator. The operator shall place a copy of these approvals, in addition to those records identified in sections 17869, in the operating record.

(b) Some of the provisions of this Chapter allow the EA to approve a reduced inspection frequency. The EA shall only approve a reduced inspection frequency if the EA finds that it is as protective of the public health and safety and the environment as the standard inspection frequency.

(c) Some of the standards contained in this Chapter allow the EA to approve an alternative method of compliance with the standard. These provisions are not intended to allow the EA to change the particular standard, but are intended to allow the EA flexibility to approve, in advance, an alternative method of meeting the existing standard. For facilities that require a full solid waste facilities permit, the EA may choose to include the approved method as a term and condition of the solid waste facilities permit, rather than in the manner authorized by subdivision (a) of this section. If the method is included in the Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit, a change to the method may require a revision to the solid waste facilities permit in accordance with the procedures set forth in Title 27, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 3, Articles 2, 3, and 3.1 (commencing with section 21570).

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

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Article 2. Regulatory Tiers for Composting Operations and Facilities

Section 17854. Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit Requirements.
Except as specified in this Article, all compostable materials handling activities shall obtain a Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit pursuant to the requirements of Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 1 and Subchapter 3, Articles 1, 2, 3 and 3.1 (commencing with section 21450) prior to commencing operations.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17854.1. Regulatory Tier Requirements for Compostable Material Handling Operations and Facilities.
Sections 17854 through 17862.1 set forth the regulatory tier requirements (Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 5., Article 3.0,, commencing with section 18100 or Title 27, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 3, Articles 2, 3 and 3.1 (commencing with section 21570) of the California Code of Regulations) for compostable material handling operations and facilities. These requirements are summarized in Table 1

Table 1 Compostable Material Handling Operations and Facilities Placement into the Regulatory Tiers
Excluded Tier Enforcement Agency Notification Tier Registration Permit Tier Full Solid Waste Facility Permit
Refer to Section 17855 Agricultural Material Composting Operations (all) Section 17856   Composting Facilities (all) (e.g. biosolids, digestate, food material, mixed material) Section 17854
  Green Material Composting Operations (≤12,500 yd3) Section 17857.1(a) Vegetative Food Material Composting Facilities (≤12,500 yd3) Section 17857.2 Green Material Composting Facilities (>12,500 yd3) Section 17857.1(c)
  Biosolids Composting Operations at POTWs (all) Section 17859.1   Vegetative Food Material Composting Facilities (>12,500 yd3) Section 17857.2
  Research Composting Operations (≤5,000 yd3) (Within-vessel >5,000 yd3 with EA determination) Section 17862    
  Chipping and Grinding Operations (≤200 tpd) Section 17862.1(a) Chipping and Grinding Facilities (≥200 tpd and ≤500 tpd) Section 17862.1(b) Chipping and Grinding Facilities (>500 tpd) Section 17862.1(c)

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17855. Excluded Activities.
(a) Except as provided otherwise in this Chapter, the activities listed in this section do not constitute compostable material handling operations or facilities and are not required to meet the requirements set forth herein. Nothing in this section precludes the EA or the Department from inspecting an excluded activity to verify that the activity is being conducted in a manner that qualifies as an excluded activity or from taking any appropriate enforcement action.

(1) An activity is excluded if it handles agricultural material derived from an agricultural site, and returns a similar amount of the material produced to that same agricultural site, or an agricultural site owned or leased by the owner, parent, or subsidiary of the composting activity. No more than an incidental amount of up to 1,000 cubic yards of compost product may be given away or sold annually.

(2) Vermicomposting is an excluded activity. The handling of compostable material prior to and after its use as a growth medium during the vermicomposting process is not an excluded activity and is subject to the requirements of this chapter or the Transfer/Processing Operations and Facilities Regulatory Requirements (Title 14, California code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 3, Article 6.0-6.35) whichever is applicable, as follows:

(A) when the compostable material is active compost or is likely to become active compost, as determined by the EA, the requirements of this chapter apply;

(B) at all other times when it is not being used as a growth medium during vermicomposting, the compostable material is subject to the Transfer/Processing Operations and Facilities Regulatory Requirements.

(3) Mushroom farming is an excluded activity. The handling of compostable material prior to and after its use as a growth medium during the mushroom farming process is not an excluded activity and is subject to the requirements of this chapter or the Transfer/Processing Operations and Facilities Regulatory Requirements (Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 3, Article 6.0-6.35), whichever is applicable, as follows:

(A) when the compostable material is active compost or is likely to become active compost, as determined by the EA, the requirements of this chapter apply;

(B) at all other times when it is not being used as a growth medium during mushroom farming, the compostable material is subject to the Transfer/Processing Operations and Facilities Regulatory Requirements.

(4) Composting green material, agricultural material, food material, and vegetative food material, alone or in combination, is an excluded activity if the total amount of feedstock and compost on-site at any one time does not exceed 100 cubic yards and 750 square feet.
[Note: Persons handling compostable material under the above exclusion are obligated to obtain all permits, licenses, or other clearances that may be required by other regulatory agencies including, but not limited to local health entities and local land use authorities.]

(5) The handling of compostable materials is an excluded activity if:

(A) the activity is located at a facility (i.e., landfill or transfer/processing facility) that has a tiered or full permit as defined in section 18101,

1. has a Report of Facility Information which is completed and submitted to the EA that identifies and describes the activity and meets the requirements of Titles 14 or 27; and,

2. will only use the material on the facility site, or

(B) the activity is solely for the temporary storage of biosolids sludge at a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW); or

(C) the activity is located at the site of biomass conversion and is for use in biomass conversion as defined in Public Resources Code section 40106; or

(D) the activity is part of a silvicultural operation or a wood, paper, or wood product manufacturing operation; or

(E) the activity is part of an agricultural operation and is used to temporarily store or process agricultural material not used in the production of compost or mulch; or

(F) the activity is part of an operation used to chip and grind materials derived from and applied to lands owned or leased by the owner, parent, or subsidiary of the operation; or

(G) the activity is part of an agricultural operation used to chip and grind agricultural material produced on lands owned or leased by the owner, parent, or subsidiary of the agricultural operation, for use in biomass conversion; or

(H) the activity is part of a licensed animal food manufacturing or a licensed rendering operation.

(I) the activity is the storage of yard trimmings at a publicly designated site for the collection of lot clearing necessary for fire protection provided that the public agency designating the site has notified the fire protection agency; or

(J) the materials are handled in such a way to preclude their reaching temperatures at or above 122 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by the EA; or

(6) Storage of bagged products from compostable material is an excluded activity provided that such bags are no greater than 5 cubic yards.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17855.2. Prohibitions.
The following activities are prohibited at all compostable materials handling operations and facilities and at all sites where compostable materials handling activities that are excluded from regulation under this Chapter occur:

(a) The composting of unprocessed mammalian tissue, including but not limited to, flesh, organs, hide, blood, bone and morrow except when received:

(1) from a food facility as defined in Health and Safety Code section 113789, grocery stores, or residential food scrap collection,; or

(2) as part of a research composting operation for the purpose of obtaining data on pathogen reduction or other public health, animal health, safety, or environmental concern, in accordance with section 17862.; or

(3) from a source approved by the Department in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board and the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

(b) The composting of treated or untreated medical waste.

(c) The composting of hazardous waste.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17855.3. Permit Name.
Any permit issued pursuant to this Article, except for one issued pursuant to section 17862.1(b) and 17857.2(a), shall be entitled: "Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit."

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17856. Agricultural Material Composting Operations.
(a) Agricultural material composting operations shall comply with the Enforcement Agency Notification requirements set forth in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0 (commencing with section 18100) and the requirements of this Chapter.

(b) Agricultural material composting operations are subject to the requirements of sections 17863.4 and 17863.4.1 only if the EA determines that the operation has caused odor impacts in violation of section 17867(a)(2) and has notified the operator in writing of the violation.

(c) If their feedstock is limited to agricultural material, agricultural material composting operations may handle an unlimited quantity of agricultural material on the site and may sell or give away any or all compost they produce. These operations shall be inspected by the EA at least once each calendar year at a time when compostable material on the site is active compost.

(d) Agricultural material composting operations whose feedstock is both green material and agricultural material are subject to the following requirements:

(1) Producers located on Agricultural Land:

(A) Operations located on land that is zoned for agricultural uses that sell or give away less than 1,000 cubic yards of compost per year may handle an unlimited amount of agricultural material and green material on the site; provided, however, the EA may limit the amount of green material feedstock on-site to 12,500 cubic yards upon making a written finding that handling the excess material may pose a risk to public health and safety or the environment.

(B) The EA shall inspect operations authorized under this subdivision (d)(1) at least once each calendar year at a time when compostable material on the site is active compost.

(2) Other Producers:

(A) Operations located on land that is not zoned for agricultural uses and operations that sell or give away 1,000 cubic yards or more of compost per year may handle an unlimited amount of agricultural material, but may not stockpile more than 12,500 cubic yards of green material feedstock on the site at any time.

(B) The EA shall inspect operations authorized under this subdivision (d)(2) at least once every three (3) months unless the EA approves, with Department concurrence, a reduced inspection frequency. The EA may approve a reduced inspection frequency only if it will not pose an additional risk to public health and safety or the environment but in no case shall the frequency be less than once per calendar year. At least one of the required inspections each year shall occur at a time when compostable material on the site is active compost.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17857.1. Green Material Composting Operations and Facilities.
(a) A green material composting operationmay have no more than 12,500 cubic yards of feedstock, chipped and ground material, amendments, additives, active compost, and stabilized compost on-site at any one time. Green material composting operations shall comply with the EA Notification requirements set forth in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0 (commencing with section 18100) and with the applicable requirements specified in this Chapter

(1) These operations shall be inspected by the EA at least once every three (3) months unless the EA approves, with Department concurrence, a reduced inspection frequency. The EA may approve a reduced inspection frequency only if it will not pose an additional risk to public health and safety or the environment but in no case shall the frequency be less than once per calendar year. [Note: See section 18083(a)(3) for additional EA and Department requirements regarding the approval or denial of requests for reducing the frequency of inspections.]

(2) To allow for seasonal variations in the rate at which stabilized compost is utilized by agricultural users and other consumers, the operator may request in writing that the stabilized compost be temporarily excluded from the calculation of the 12,500 cubic yard maximum material allowed on-site (“seasonal storage adjustment”). At the EA’s discretion, the seasonal storage adjustment for stabilized compost may be extended to the storage time and storage volume specified in the land use entitlement for the site if the EA finds, on the basis of substantial evidence, that the adjustment does not increase the potential harm to public health and safety, and the environment. The EA shall respond in writing to the operator’s request within 30 days of receipt. The EA may impose any reasonable conditions on the seasonal storage adjustment. The initial term seasonal storage adjustment may not exceed the storage time specified in the land use entitlement or 30 days, whichever is less. The seasonal storage adjustment may be extended by one or more additional 30-day periods not exceeding the storage time specified in the land use entitlement or a total of 90 days per calendar year, whichever is less.

(A) With its request for a seasonal storage adjustment, the operator shall submit to the LEA a storage plan containing the following:

1. A description of the storage capacity including the assumptions, methods, and calculations used to determine total storage capacity.

2. The maximum and average lengths of time the compostable material will be stored.

3. A schematic drawing showing the general layout of the operation and the location(s) where all materials at the site are stored with specific identification of the proposed location of the excess material.

4. A description of any additional fire prevention, protection and control measures needed to minimize the risk of fire from the temporary increase in site capacity and to control and extinguish any such fires, which measures shall be approved by the local fire authority.

5. Where applicable, any revisions to the odor impact minimization plan necessary to address the storage of the additional material or a statement, with supporting information, that no revisions are necessary.

(b) If a green material composting operation or facility exceeds any combination of the following requirements three (3) or more times within any two (2) year period, which the EA determines constitutes a violation of this Chapter, the facility no longer qualifies for an EA Notification under this section:

(1) Receipt of material that contains greater than 1.0% physical contaminants by dry weight as specified in section 17852(a)(21);

(2) Failure to comply with the processing requirements set forth in section 17868.5;

(3) Failure to comply with the maximum volume on-site at any one time limit set forth in subdivision (a) above.

Upon the third such violation, the EA shall notify the operator in writing that the facility no longer qualifies for an EA Notification, and the operator must within 30 days apply for a Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit pursuant to section 17854. In addition, the EA shall issue a cease and desist order pursuant to section 18304 directing, among other things, that the operator immediately cease accepting material at the site until the operator has demonstrated to the EA that it has corrected the violation and eliminated the cause of the violation. Notwithstanding, the EA may at any time take any additional enforcement action the EA deems appropriate.

(c) A site that handles more than 12,500 cubic yards of feedstock, chipped and ground material, amendments, additives, active compost, and stabilized compost on-site at any time is a green material composting facility, excepting green material composting operations which the EA has authorized a seasonal storage adjustment pursuant to subdivision (a)(2) above. Green material composting facilities shall obtain a Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit pursuant to the requirements of Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 1 and Subchapter 3, Articles 1, 2, 3, and 3.1 (commencing with section 21450) prior to commencing operations. Green material composting facilities shall comply with the applicable requirements specified in this Chapter 3.1.

[Note: See section 17868.5 for green material processing requirements.]

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17857.2. Vegetative Food Material Composting Facilities.

(a) A vegetative food material composting facility may have up to 12,500 cubic yards of feedstock, chipped and ground material, amendments, additives, active compost, and stabilized compost on-site at any one time and shall obtain a Registration Permit pursuant to the requirements of Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0, prior to commencing operations and shall comply with the applicable requirements of this Chapter.

(b) A vegetative food material composting facility that has more than 12,500 cubic yards of feedstock, chipped and ground material, amendments, additives, active compost, and stabilized compost on-site at any one time shall obtain a Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit pursuant to the requirements of Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 1 and Subchapter 3, Articles 1, 2, 3, and 3.1 (commencing with section 21450) prior to commencing operations and shall comply with the applicable requirements of this Chapter.
[Note: See section 17868.5 for green material and vegetative food material processing requirements.]

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17859.1. Biosolids Composting at POTWs.
(a) Except as provided in section 17855(a)(5)(B), the composting of biosolids on-site at a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) shall comply with the EA Notification requirements set forth in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0 (commencing with section 18100).

(1) These operations shall be inspected by the EA at least once every three (3) months unless the EA approves, with Department concurrence, a reduced inspection frequency. The EA may approve a reduced inspection frequency only if it will not pose an additional risk to public health and safety or the environment but in no case shall the frequency be less than once per calendar year. [Note: See section 18083(a)(3) for additional EA and Department requirements regarding the approval or denial of requests for reducing the frequency of inspections.]

(b) All other composting of biosolids shall comply with section 17854.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.
Title 40, Chapter I, Subchapter O, Part 503, of the Code of Federal Regulations.

17862. Research Composting Operations.
(a) An operator conducting research composting operations shall not have more than 5,000 cubic-yards of feedstock, chipped and ground material, amendments, additives, active compost, and stabilized compost on-site at any one time, and shall comply with the EA Notification requirements set forth in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0 (commencing with section 18100), except as otherwise provided by this Chapter.

(b) An operator conducting research composting operations utilizing within-vessel processing, may exceed 5,000 cubic-yards of feedstock, chipped and ground material, additives, amendments, active compost and stabilized compost, if the EA determines that such increased volume will not pose additional risk to the public health, safety and the environment.

(c) In addition to the EA Notification requirements set forth in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0, section 18103.1 (a)(3), the operator shall provide a description of the research to be performed, research objectives, methodology/protocol to be employed, data to be gathered, analysis to be performed, how the requirements of this subchapter will be met, and the projected timeframe for completion of the research operation.

(d) After no more than a two-year period of operation, the operator of a research composting operation shall submit to the EA a report that includes the results and conclusions drawn from the research. If the EA determines based on the report that there are further research objectives to be met or data to be gathered, the EA may extend the research for a specified time period not to exceed two years. If the EA determines based on the report that there are no further research objectives to be met or data to be gathered, the operator shall conduct site restoration at the facility pursuant to section 17870, or obtain other appropriate authorization pursuant to Article 2 of this Chapter prior to continuing operations.

(e) Research composting operations that will be using unprocessed mammalian tissue as a feedstock for the purpose of obtaining data on pathogen reduction or other public health, animal health, safety, or environmental protection concern, shall satisfy the following additional requirements:

(1) Unprocessed mammalian tissue used as feedstock shall be generated from on-site agricultural operations, and all products derived from unprocessed mammalian tissue shall be beneficially used on-site.

(2) The operator shall prepare, implement and maintain a site-specific, research composting operation site security plan. The research composting site security plan shall include a description of the methods and facilities to be employed for the purpose of limiting site access and preventing the movement of unauthorized material on to or off of the site.

(3) After no more than a six-month period of operation, the operator of a research composting operation using unprocessed mammalian tissue as feedstock shall submit to the EA a report that includes the results and conclusions drawn from the research.and documentation of additional requirements of this section. If the EA determines based on the report that there are further research objectives to be met or data to be gathered, the EA may extend the research for a specified time period not to exceed two years. If the EA determines based on the report that there are no further research objectives to be met or data to be gathered, the operator shall conduct site restoration at the facility pursuant to section 17870, or obtain other appropriate authorization pursuant to Article 2 of this Chapter prior to continuing operations.

(f) The operator shall submit all additional documentation required by subsections (c) and (e)(2) to the EA with the EA Notification and prior to the composting of any feedstock. The EA shall determine that the EA Notification for research composting operations is complete and correct only if the additional documentation requirements of this section have been met.

(g) These operations shall be inspected by the EA at least once every three (3) months unless the EA approves, with Department concurrence, a reduced inspection frequency. The EA may approve a reduced inspection frequency only if it will not pose an additional risk to public health and safety or the environment but in no case shall the frequency be less than once per calendar year. [Note: See section 18083(a)(3) for additional EA and Department requirements regarding the approval or denial of requests for reducing the frequency of inspections.]

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17862.1. Chipping and Grinding Operations and Facilities.
(a) A chipping and grinding operation that receives up to 200 tons per day of material that may be handled by a green material composting operation shall comply with the EA Notification requirements set forth in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0 (commencing with section 18100),and the applicable requirements specified in this Chapter.

(1) These operations shall be inspected by the EA at least once every three (3) months unless the EA approves, with Department concurrence, a reduced inspection frequency. The EA may approve a reduced inspection frequency only if it will not pose an additional risk to public health and safety or the environment but in no case shall the frequency be less than once per calendar year. [Note: See section 18083(a)(3) for additional EA and Department requirements regarding the approval or denial of requests for reducing the frequency of inspections.]

(b) A chipping and grinding facility that receives more than 200 tons per day but not more than 500 tons per day of material that may be handled by a green material composting operation shall obtain a Registration Permit pursuant to the requirements of Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0, prior to commencing operations and shall comply with the applicable requirements of this Chapter.

(c) A chipping and grinding facility that receives more than 500 tons per day of material that may be handled by a green material composting operation shall obtain a Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit pursuant to the requirements of Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 1 and Subchapter 3, Articles 1, 2, 3, and 3.1 (commencing with section 21450) prior to commencing operations and shall comply with the applicable requirements of this Chapter.

(d) On and after January 1, 2018, a chipping and grinding operation or facility shall sample every 5,000 cubic-yards of chipped and ground material produced and determine the percentage of physical contaminants greater than 4 millimeters in the sample using a method that provides accurate results and has been approved by the EA. If the chipping and grinding operation or facility produces less than 5,000 cubic-yards of chipped and ground material in a 12 month period, the operator shall analyze at least one composite sample of chipped and ground material produced every 12 month period. The determination of the percentage of physical contaminants shall occur prior to the point where material is removed from the site. A chipping and grinding operation or facility shall not be subject to the provisions of section 17868.3.1 of this Chapter, however any chipped and ground material that will be land applied must meet the physical contamination requirements of section 17852(a)(24.5)(A)(1).

(e) A chipping and grinding operation of facility shall not be subject to the provisions of sections 17868.1 through 17868.3 of this Chapter, however, any chipped and ground material that will be land applied must meet the maximum metal concentration and pathogen reduction requirements of section 17852(a)(24.5)(A)(2) and (3)..

(f) If a chipping and grinding operation or facility exceeds the contamination limits specified in section 17852(a)(21), it shall be regulated as set forth in the Transfer/Processing Regulatory requirements (commencing at section 17400).

(g) If a chipping and grinding operation or facility stores material for a longer period of time than is allowed by section 17852(a)(10)(A)(2), it shall be regulated as a green material composting operation or facility, as set forth in this Chapter.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

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Article 3. Report of Facility Information

17863. Report of Composting Site Information.
Each operator of a compostable material handling facility that is required to obtain a Compostable Materials Handling Facility Permit or a Registration Permit for a Vegetative Food Material Composting Facility, as specified in Article 2 of this Chapter, shall, at the time of application, file a Report of Composting Site Information with the EA. If the operator intends to alter the permitted feedstock, these changes must be reported to the EA for maintenance of permit status. Such changes may become the basis for revisions to the permit or for revocation of the permit.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020 and 43021 of the Public Resources Code.

17863.4. Odor Impact Minimization Plan.
(a) All compostable material handling operations and facilities shall prepare, implement and maintain a site-specific odor impact minimization plan. A complete plan shall be submitted to the EA with the EA Notification or permit application.

(b) Odor impact minimization plans shall provide guidance to on-site operation personnel by describing, at a minimum, the following items. If the operator will not be implementing any of these procedures, the plan shall explain why it is not necessary.

(1) an odor monitoring and data collection protocol for on-site odor sources, which describes the proximity of possible odor receptors and a method for assessing odor impacts at the locations of the possible odor receptors; and,

(2) a description of meteorological conditions effecting migration of odors and/or transport of odor-causing material off-site. Seasonal variations that effect wind velocity and direction shall also be described; and,

(3) a complaint response and recordkeeping protocol; and,

(4) a description of design considerations and/or projected ranges of optimal operation to be employed in minimizing odor, including method and degree of aeration, moisture content of materials, feedstock characteristics, airborne emission production, process water distribution, pad and site drainage and permeability, equipment reliability, personnel training, weather event impacts, utility service interruptions, and site specific concerns as applicable; and,

(5) a description of operating procedures for minimizing odor, including aeration, moisture management, feedstock quality, drainage controls, pad maintenance, wastewater pond controls, storage practices (e.g., storage time and pile geometry), contingency plans (i.e., equipment, water, power, and personnel), biofiltration, and tarping as applicable

(c) The odor impact minimization plan shall be revised to reflect any changes, and a copy shall be provided to the EA, within 30 days of those changes.

(d) The odor impact minimization plans shall be reviewed annually by the operator to determine if any revisions are necessary.

(e) The odor impact minimization plan shall be used by the EA to determine whether or not the operation or facility is following the procedures established by the operator. If the EA determines that the odor impact minimization plan is not being followed, the EA may issue a Notice and Order (pursuant to section 18304) to require the operator to either comply with the odor impact minimization plan or to revise it.

(f) If the odor impact minimization plan is being followed, and the EA determines, in a manner consistent with section 18302(d), that odor impacts are still occurring, the EA shall direct the operator to prepare and implement an Odor Best Management Practice Feasibility Report (Report) as specified in section 17863.4.1. The EA shall consider the results of the Report prior to issuing a Notice and Order (pursuant to section 18304) requiring the operator to take additional reasonable and feasible measures to minimize odors, unless:

(1) the EA has evidence that a specific and immediate action would reduce the odor impacts;

(2) there is an imminent threat to public health and safety and the environment; or

(3) a nuisance has occurred.

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, 43021 and 43209.1 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020, 43201 and 43209.1 of the Public Resources Code.

Section 17863.4.1. Odor Best Management Practice Feasibility Report.
(a) The operator may voluntarily prepare an Odor Best Management Practice Feasibility Report (Report) or the EA may require the operator to prepare a Report after consecutive or chronic odor violations as determined pursuant to section 17863.4(f).

(b) The Report shall:

(1) Present representative and correlating odor data for each potential onsite odor source including but not limited to: odor severity, odor characteristics, time and weather conditions when data was collected, description of operations associated with the source, and any odor impacts or complaints received;

(2) Identify, based on data required in subdivision (b)(1), which onsite odor sources are and are not contributing to odor impacts and rank those contributing to the odor impacts (complaints/violations) in order of impact;

(3) For odor sources contributing to odor impacts, as identified above in subdivision (b)(2):

(A) List of all best management practices (BMPs), using the Comprehensive Compost Odor Response Project (CCORP) or other industry-accepted practice(s) as a guideline, which the operator has used to minimize odor and analyze each BMP for the following:

  1. The effectiveness of the BMP in reducing odor impacts;
  2. The potential for more extensive use of the BMP to minimize odor impacts described by complainants;
  3. If the BMP has been operationally practical and if more extensive use of the BMP would be operationally practical;
  4. The approximate cost to implement a more extensive use of the BMP;
  5. Any permits or permit changes necessary to use the BMP more extensively;
  6. Overall recommendation if existing BMPs should be continued and if more extensive use of the BMP is recommended; and
  7. If the BMP has been found to be ineffective (include supporting data).

(B) List of all potential best management practices (BMPs), using the Comprehensive Compost Odor Response Project (CCORP) or other industry-accepted practice(s) as a guideline, which the operator has not used and analyze each potential BMP to determine:

  1. The potential for the BMP to reduce odor impacts described by complainants;
  2. If the BMP is operationally practical;
  3. The approximate cost to implement the BMP;
  4. Any permits or permit changes necessary to use the BMP; and
  5. Overall recommendation and ranking of implementing the BMP.

(C) Develop a plan and schedule for implementing the BMP(s) that are recommended, based on the analysis conducted pursuant to subdivision (b)(3)(A) and (B).

(c) The operator shall submit the Report required by subdivisions (a) and (b), and the plan and schedule required by subdivision (b)(3)(C), to the EA and the Department for review. If the EA has required the operator to prepare a Report pursuant to subdivision (a), the operator shall submit the plan and schedule within 14 days or other timeframe approved by the EA.

(d) The EA, in consultation with the Department, shall within 30 days:

(1) approve the Report and associated plan and direct the operator in writing to implement the plan in whole or in part; and/or

(2) direct the operator in writing to submit specific changes or additional information within a timeframe specified by the EA.
(e) The EA may issue a Notice and Order pursuant to section 17863.4(f) to carry out subdivision (d)(1) or (d)(2).

Note:

Authority cited:
Sections 40502, 43020, 43021 and 43209.1 of the Public Resources Code.

Reference:
Sections 43020, 43201 and 43209.1 of the Public Resources Code.

 

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