California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

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

Chapter 5. Enforcement of Solid Waste Standards and Administration of Solid Waste Facility Permits; Loan Guarantees

Article 2. Designation of a Local Agency and the Appointment of Hearing Panels or Hearing Officer

Section 18050. Scope.

This Article sets forth the requirements for the designation of a local agency as an enforcement agency, and the establishment of hearing panels or selection of a hearing officer pursuant to the California Integrated Solid Waste Management Act of 1989. A local governing body of a city, county, or a joint powers body may designate a single local agency to be its enforcement agency pursuant to Section 18051 of this Article. Upon board approval of the designation and certification(s) of the local agency pursuant to Articles 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2 of this Chapter, the designated local agency shall become the local enforcement agency (LEA) in the designated jurisdiction. A local governing body may enter into a contract or joint powers agreement with another LEA for permitting, inspection, and enforcement duties within its territorial jurisdiction. This action is subject to board approval of the designation and certification of the contract LEA or the joint powers LEA.


Authority cited: Sections 40502, 43020, and 43200, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 43200 through 45601, Public Resources Code.

Section 18051. Designation of a Local Agency.

Each local governing body that wishes to designate a local agency shall so notify the board. The notice of designation, by the local governing body of a local agency, shall be part of a designation information package (DIP) which includes the following information:

(a) A completed form CIWMB 1000 "Notice of Designation of Local Agency" (1994), which is incorporated herein by reference (See Appendix A.);

(b) A cover letter requesting approval of the designation by the board;

(c) Copies of all resolutions and other official documents necessary to establish the manner in which Article 1 of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 43200) and Chapter 4 (commencing with 44308) of the Public Resources Code and Section 18060 of this Chapter have been satisfied;

(d) An organizational chart documenting the separation of the designated agency from public agencies or departments that are the operating units under the local governing body;

(e) An organizational chart documenting the organization of the designated agency;

(f) An identification of each required hearing panel or hearing officer pursuant to Section 18060 and 18081(e)(2) of this Chapter.

(g) A tabulation of city resolutions including the listing of all city names, their populations, and the percent of cities and populations approving the designation for the jurisdiction;

(h) An enumeration of every solid waste facility and disposal site in the jurisdiction including permitted, closed, abandoned, exempt, illegal, and inactive facilities. The enumeration shall include the site address or location, the owner(s) and operator(s) name(s), address(es), and site/emergency telephone numbers, and shall state whether the site or facility lies within the unincorporated area of the jurisdiction, or within an incorporated city and the city name; and

(i) An enumeration of every solid waste handling and collection operator in the jurisdiction. The enumeration shall include the requirements of 14 CCR 17332.


Authority cited: Sections 40502, 43020, and 43200, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 43200 and 43203 through 43207, Public Resources Code.

Section 18052. Repealed.

Section 18053. Repealed.

Section 18054. Review of Designation.

(a) Upon receipt of the designation information package (DIP), pursuant to Section 18051, the board staff, within 45 days, review the designation and notify the local agency and the designating local governing body in writing whether or not the proposed DIP is complete and accepted by the board staff. Should the DIP be incomplete, the local governing body and/or its designated local agency shall provide to the board the specific missing information thereby starting a new 45 day review period from the date of resubmittal.

(b) The board shall use the following criteria when reviewing designations:

(1) the designation and certification must be consistent with the enforcement scheme contemplated in the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan upon its adoption and the LEA's Enforcement Program Plan (EPP); and

(2) The designated local agency shall fully comply with certification requirements pursuant to Article 2.1 of this chapter


Authority cited: Sections 40502, 43020, and 43200, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 43200, 43203, and 43204, Public Resources Code.

Section 18055. Repealed.

Section 18056. Local Governing Body Withdrawal of LEA Designation.

(a) A designation of an LEA may be withdrawn by the local governing bodies that originally made the designation. Notice of the withdrawal shall be given to the board a minimum of 90 days in advance of the desired effective date of the withdrawal. This shall be done by a local governing body resolution or other official document in the same manner the designation was made. The notice of withdrawal shall specify whether a new local agency is to be designated, or whether the local governing body intends to have the Board become the new enforcement agency. If the notice of withdrawal provides that a new local agency is to be designated, the the withdrawal of designation shall be expressly conditioned on board approval of the new designation. If the notice of withdrawal states that it is the local governing body's intention for the board to become the new enforcement agency, then the withdrawal of designation shall not become effective until the Board notifies the local governing body that it is prepared to assume responsibility as the enforcement agency. The Board shall provide such notification on or before: (1) the end of the current fiscal year; or (2) 90 days after the notice of withdrawal is give to the Board, whichever is later. The Board shall then become the enforcement agency.

(b) All enforcement actions, pending violations, orders of corrections, requests for technical reports, or other enforcement agency efforts to achieve compliance with state requirements (including LEA enforcement actions and state minimum standards and permits) which were in effect under the departing LEA shall remain in effect under the jurisdiction of the new enforcement agency.

(c) Notice of designation of a new local agency shall be made in the manner specified in Section 18051.


Authority cited: Sections 40502, 43020, and 43200, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 43203, 43206, and 43216, Public Resources Code.

Section 18060. Appointment of Hearing Panel(s) or Hearing Officers.

(a) Before the board can approve a designation, the designated local agency's local governing body shall appoint a hearing panel or hearing officer. The hearing panel shall be composed of either members of the local governing body or an independent hearing panel pursuant to Section 18081(e)(2). There shall be an independent hearing panel or hearing officer when in the jurisdiction of the enforcement agency there exists a publicly owned or operated solid waste facility or disposal site.

(b) Notice of the appointment of a hearing panel(s) or hearing officer shall be given the board and shall include the following:

(1) The name of each member and her or his position in the local governing body. If an independent hearing panel is appointed pursuant to Section 44308 of the Public Resources Code, an indication of which person is the technical expert in solid waste management, which person is the member of the local governing body, and which person is the representative of the public at large;

(2) the address to which filings and correspondence shall be mailed;

(3) indication whether each hearing panel was appointed pursuant to Section 44308(a)(1) or (a)(2) of the Public Resources Code; and

(4) The date, terms and conditions of the appointment.

(c) Notices of appointments to vacant positions on the hearing panel or hearing officer shall be given in the same manner.

(d) When the board serves as the enforcement agency, hearing panels shall be as set forth in Public Resources Code Section 44309.


Authority cited: Sections 40502, 43020, and 43200, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 43200, 44800, and 44801, Public Resources Code.

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