California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Permit Toolbox

Permit Tasks and Tiers Charts

Use these tables to determine which permit process tasks and permit application elements apply to each regulatory tier.

Also see the Permit Tier Placement Chart which shows the types of facilities and operations that are slotted into each type of permit tier.

Operator/Applicant Permit Tasks and Application Elements
Tasks and Application Elements Regulatory Permit Tier
Full

Title 27, Section 21570

Standardized

Title 14, Section 18105

Registration

Title 14, Section 18104

Notification

Title 14, Section 18103

Prepare and Submit Application for New, Revised, or Modified Permit and/or RFI Amendments Yes, 180 days prior to operation or changes or upon direction of the LEA. Yes (new permit only) Yes (new permit only) Notify LEA
Application Form*

Yes and send copy to local planning department (and copy Regional Water Board for Landfills)

Yes, and send copy to local planning department

Yes, and send copy to local planning department)

Notify LEA and send copy to local planning department

Report of Facility Information (RFI) Yes, may be submitted as a Joint Technical Document (JTD) for Landfills Yes Yes

Depends. An operations plan or OIMP is required for some operations.

CEQA Information Yes Yes No (may be required by local agency) No (may be required by local agency)
Conformance Finding Yes Yes Yes No. (Must provide evidence that local planning department was notified)
List of Public Hearings, Meetings, and Copies of Notices Yes Yes Yes No
Complete Closure Plan Yes, for Landfill No No No
Financial Assurance Yes, for Landfill No No No
Operating Liability Yes, for Landfill No No No
Owner/Operator Certification Yes Yes Yes No
Apply for 5-Year Permit Review Yes, 180 days prior to due date. Send copy to Department. No. Certify no changes or apply for new permit. No. Certify no changes or apply for new permit. N/A

* The application form needs to be updated to include "modified permit" as a type of application for full permits. Updating the application form, which is located in the Appendices of Title 27, will require the regulations to be amended in a separate new rulemaking that could take some time. In the meantime, to submit an application for a modified permit, applicants may change the CIWMB E-1-77 form before submitting it to the LEA by crossing out "revision" under "Part 1.C.2." of the form and writing in "Modification."

 

LEA Permit Tasks and Application Elements
Tasks and Application Elements Regulatory Permit Tier
Full

Title 27, Section 21570

Standardized

Title 14, Section 18105

Registration

Title 14, Section 18104

Notification

Title 14, Section 18103

Provide guidance to applicant and local planning agencies on permit, local land use, and CEQA. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Request Assignment of SWIS Facility File Number Yes (for new sites) Yes (for new sites) Yes (for new sites) Yes (for new sites)
Review Permit at Least Every 5 Years from Date Issued Yes. LEA notifies operator 180 days prior to due date. Yes. LEA notifies operator 60 days prior. Yes. LEA notifies operator 60 days prior. N/A
Permit Review Report Yes No (new permit is reissued every 5 years) No (new permit is reissued every 5 years) N/A
Approve Change in Owner and/or Operator Yes, if certain findings can be made. New permit if operator change. New permit if operator change. N/A
Process RFI Amendments Yes, if certain findings can be made. N/A. Must obtain new permit. N/A. Must obtain new permit N/A
Request Application for Modified Permit Yes, if certain findings can be made.

No. Operator must apply for a new permit if any changes are made.

No. Operator must apply for a new permit if any changes are made.

N/A
Request Application for Revised Permit Yes, if significant change as defined. No. Operator must apply for new permit if any changes. No. Operator must apply for new permit if any changes. N/A.
Review Application Package Yes Yes Yes (Review is limited. No discretionary action) N/A
Accept or Reject Application Yes, within 30 days Yes, within 30 days. Yes, within 30 days. N/A
LEA Informational Meeting Yes, within 60 days of receipt for new or revised permits. No No No
LEA Public Notice (operator is also required to post notice for approved RFI amendments) Yes for new, revised, or modified permits after finding complete and correct; Yes for RFI Amendments within 5 days after approval. Yes YesNo
Pre-Permit Inspection Yes. CalRecycle/LEA Yes. CalRecycle/LEA As needed by LEA. N/A
Write Permit Yes, with terms and conditions for new and revised; no addition of terms and conditions for modified. No. Permit is in regulation. No. Permit is in regulation. No
Submit Permit Package to CalRecycle Yes, within 60 days of acceptance of application. Yes, within 15 days of acceptance of application. No. Issue permit within 5 days of acceptance of application. N/A. Submit notification within 5 days of receipt.
LEA Permit Package Submitted to CalRecycle for Approval Yes Yes No N/A
LEA Certification Yes No No No
LEA CEQA Finding Yes Yes No No
RWQCB Information Yes, if RWQCB enforcement action against landfill. No No No
Permit Review Report Yes No No N/A
List of Public Hearings, Meetings, and Copies of Notices received from operator. Yes Yes Yes No
Any written public comments received and summary of comments received at informational meeting and any steps taken by LEA. Yes for new and revised permits; no summary of comments for modified permits. No No No
Issue (or Deny) Permit Yes, after CalRecycle decision for new and revised permits. Yes, after CalRecycle decision. Yes, without CalRecycle concurrence. N/A
Enforce Permit Yes. Monthly inspections. Yes. Monthly inspections. Yes. Monthly inspections.

Quarterly inspections or as otherwise specified.

CalRecycle/Applicant Permit Tasks and Application Elements
Tasks and Application Elements Regulatory Permit Tier
Full

Title 27, Section 21570

Standardized

Title 14, Section 18105

Registration

Title 14, Section 18104

Notification

Title 14, Section 18103

Provide guidance to applicant and local planning agencies on permit, local land use, and CEQA. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Post LEA informational meeting notice on web site. Yes for new and revised permits. No. No. N/A
Post LEA notice of approved RFI amendment if requested by LEA. Yes for RFI amendments. No. No. N/A
Review Permit Package Yes Yes No N/A
Pre-permit Inspection Yes Yes No No
Prepare Staff Report Yes. Yes. No N/A
Concur or Object to Permit Yes, within 60 days of receipt of proposed permit. Yes, within 30 days of receipt of proposed permit. No No
Maintain Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) Database Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Note: All references to a time period of "days" means "calendar days".

Also, the Permit Tier Placement Chart shows the types of facilities and operations that are slotted into each type of permit tier.

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Last updated: May 6, 2015
Permit Toolbox, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/SWFacilities/Permitting/
Kevin Taylor: Kevin.Taylor@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6582