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

Chapter 7. Special Waste Standards

Article 1. General

Section 18500. Scope.

The regulations contained in Chapter 7 pertain to the California Integrated Waste Management Board's requirements regarding activities related to special wastes, including but not limited to household hazardous wastes.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502 and 41824, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 40052 and 46400, Public Resources Code.


Article 1.1. Definitions

Section 18502. Definitions.

(a) The following definitions shall apply to the regulations contained in this Chapter.

(1) "Act" means the Solid Waste Disposal Site Hazard Reduction Act of 1989 (Statutes of 1989, Chapter 1095).

(2) "Account" means the Solid Waste Disposal Site Cleanup and Maintenance Account described in Section 46800 of the Public Resources Code.

(3) "Applicant" means a city, county or local agency applying for a grant award.

(4) "Board" means the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

(5) "DTSC" means the Department of Toxic Substances Control.

(6) "Fiscal Year" means the year commencing on the first day of July and ending on June 30 of each year.

(7) "Grant" means an award of funds in either of the following manners:

(A) "Discretionary Grant" means an award of funds to a city, county or local agency which is based on the evaluation and selection of the applicant's proposed or implemented Household Hazardous Waste Program pursuant to Section 18533.1 of Article 2.2, and which is subject to fund availability in the Account after all non-discretionary grants have been awarded.

(B) "Non-discretionary Grant" means an award of funds to a city, county or local agency which has implemented a Household Hazardous Waste Program during the fiscal year prior to the grant application; and which meets the specific criteria for the non- discretionary award pursuant to Section 18515 of Article 2.1.

(8) "Grant Agreement" means the written document, any amendment(s) and written change orders thereto, which is signed by the Board or its designated representative and the grant recipient and which defines the terms, provisions and conditions governing the grant. The terms of the grant agreement shall be for a period negotiated between the grant recipient and the Board.

(9) "Grant Recipient" means the city, county or local agency which receives a grant award from the Board.

(10) "Grant Year" means that time period in which the grant application submittal process, selection and award distribution will occur. The time period will begin on the first day of July in one year and end on June 30 of the next calendar year.

(11) "Hazardous Waste" (HW) means waste as defined in Section 40141 of the Public Resources Code and Section 25117 Health and Safety Code: that is, waste or combination of wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may do either of the following:

(A) Cause, or significantly contribute to, an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness.

(B) Pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed.

(12) "Household Hazardous Waste" (HHW) means waste materials determined by the Board, the Department of Health Services (DHS), the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), or the Air Resources Board (ARB) to be:

(A) Of such a nature that they must be listed as hazardous in state statutes and regulations; or are

(B) Toxic/ignitable/corrosive/reactive; and

(C) Carcinogenic/mutagenic/teratogenic; which is discarded from householders as opposed to businesses.

(13) "HHW Program" means a program sponsored by a city, county or local agency which results in the separation of HW and/or HHW from the solid waste stream. An HHW Program may include, but is not limited to, the following activities:

(A) Load Checking Programs;

(B) Collection Programs

(1) Periodic

(2) Permanent

(3) Mobile Collection Program

(4) Residential Pick-up Service;

(C) Waste Control and Enforcement Programs;

(D) Educational Programs; and/or

(E) Other program activities incorporating reuse, reduction, or recycling of HW and HHW.

(14) "Jurisdiction" means any city, county, or local agency with responsibility for waste management.

(15) "Load Checking Program" means a program which provides for physical inspection and removal of hazardous wastes from the incoming waste stream at any solid waste facility, as defined in Section 40194 of the Public Resources Code.

(16) "Local agency" means any public agency which is responsible for waste management and which sponsors a program(s) to prevent the disposal of HW and/or HHW at a solid waste disposal facility.

(17) "Local Funding" means those monies originating solely from a jurisdiction which are to be used or were used to conduct a HHW collection program.

(18) "Mobile Collection Program" means two or more permanent household hazardous waste collection sites utilizing at least one transportable container for the sites and operated on an intermittent schedule.

(19) "Periodic HHW Collection Program" means a program in which a jurisdiction sponsors HHW collection activities at least once a year with each collection event beginning and ending within a one week period (seven days).

(20) "Permanent HHW Collection Program" means a program in which a jurisdiction sponsors the maintenance of a permanent HHW collection program at a specific site which is open to the public at least for one day, or a portion of that day, each week.

(21) "Proposal" means that part of a discretionary grant application from a jurisdiction specifying its intent to establish or implement a HHW Program, commencing in the fiscal year following the application period, which consists of a newly established program or incorporates a new or added service or capability to an existing HHW program.

(22) "Recycling Activities" means those projects which divert hazardous materials from non-hazardous solid waste landfills; and which utilize one or more of the processes of collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating, and reconstituting materials that would otherwise become solid waste, and returning them to the economic mainstream in the form of raw material for new, reused, or reconstituted products which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace. "Recycling" does not include transformation, as defined in Section 40201 of the Public Resources Code.

(23) "Reduction" means to use only the required amount of a product which contains a hazardous ingredient(s) for a specific task; and/or to use a product containing a lesser amount of a hazardous ingredient(s) in comparison with other brands of the same type of product.

(24) "Regional" means any area which includes two or more jurisdictions responsible for waste management. This includes two or more cities, two or more counties, or two or more local agencies, or the combination of a city (cities), a county (counties) and/or local agency (agencies).

(25) "Residential Pick-up Service" means the service sponsored by a city, county or local agency for the residents of a community whereby HHW is picked up from each resident's home.

(26) "Reuse" means the use of a product containing a hazardous ingredient after it is no longer needed by the person who originally purchased and/or used the product.

(27) "Waste Control and Enforcement Programs" means a program as provided in section 46400(b) of the Public Resources Code.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 41824, 46205 and 46208, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 40180, 40201, 46400 and 46401, Public Resources Code.


Article 2. General Provisions

Section 18504. Scope and Applicability.

(a) The regulations contained in' this Article set forth the criteria needed by cities, counties and local agencies responsible for waste management to apply for and receive a grant of funds from the Solid Waste Disposal Site Cleanup and Maintenance Account (Account).

(b) This Article applies to all cities, counties and local agencies which are either:

(1) currently implementing a program or activity which prevents the disposal of HW, including HHW into solid waste landfills, or

(2) proposing the establishment of programs or services to prevent the disposal of HW, including HHW, into solid waste landfills.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 46205 and 46208, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 46400 and 46401, Public Resources Code.


Section 18505. Programs Eligible for Funding.

HHW Programs eligible for funding from the Account include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

(a) Load Checking Programs;

(b) Collection Programs

(1) Periodic

(2) Permanent

(3) Mobile

(4) Residential Pick-up Service;

(c) Waste Control and Enforcement Programs;

(d) Educational Programs; and/or

(e) Other program activities incorporating reuse, reduction, or recycling of HW and HHW.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 46205, 46208, 46400, and 46401, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 46400 and 46401, Public Resources Code.


Section 18506. Grant Application Process.

(a) A jurisdiction, with an eligible program, shall submit the documents specified in Section 18515 of Article 2.1 or Sections 18533 and 18533.1 of Article 2.2, whichever are applicable, in order to apply for a grant award.

(b) Documents required in (a) of this section shall be submitted to the principal place of business of the California Integrated Waste Management Board, in care of the HHW Management Program.

(c) An original and three (3) copies of the documents required in (a) of this section shall be submitted to the Board. All materials submitted will become the property of the Board and will be retained for a minimum of three years.

(d) The required application documents shall be received by the Board on or before the close of the application period specified in either section 18511 of Article 2.1 or section 18531 of Article 2.2, whichever is applicable.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 46205 and 46208, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 46400 and 46401, Public Resources Code.


Article 2.1. Repealed

Section 18510. Repealed.

Section 18511. Repealed.

Section 18512. Repealed.

Section 18515. Repealed.

Section 18520. Repealed.

Section 18521. Repealed.

Section 18522. Repealed.

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