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Facility/Site Summary Details Definitions (Data Dictionary)

This page includes definitions of terms used in the Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) database. You can view site, inspection or enforcement definitions only by following the appropriate link, or you can view all of these definitions by selecting "All Data Definitions."

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Item Name Item Description
Illegal Disposal Site An illegal disposal site (IDS) includes the place, location, tract of land, area, or premises in use that was not intended to be used for landfill disposal of solid waste and/or which has been used for the unpermitted disposal of solid wastes. An IDS does not include 'nuisance dumping' as described in LEA Advisory No.17. Also, An IDS does not include disposal sites that, although operated prior to Waste Board regulations, were approved by an appropriate regulatory agency (including under local ordinances and use permits).
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Inactive "Inactive site" means a permitted facility that was "Active" and has received the last shipment of waste as certified in writing by the LEA, but has not completed the closure plan submittal review and approval process. These sites will be moving toward "Closing" and "Closed" status and will not be returning to "Active" status. The term "Inactive" is used to differentiate these from sites that are actively receiving waste or will do so in the near future (within one year). The use of "Inactive" belongs to the Permitting and Inspection Branch Staff and the site will be viewed for P&I Branch inspection and enforcement purposes as an "Active" site. The LEA may invoke section 18083(a)(4) and conduct less than monthly inspections . See also: Operational Status. For the purposes of this document, an "inactive waste tire facility" means that the facility is static with regard to inflow-outflow of tires.
Incorporated The nature of a city that is recognized by the state as self-governing. See also: Place Type.
Industrial Waste Codisposal Facility A disposal facility that holds and maintains a valid Hazardous Waste Facility Permit issued by the Department of Toxic Substances Control pursuant to section 25200 of the California Health and Safety Code.
Inert Debris Processing Facility A site that receives 1500 tons or more per operating day of any combination of Type A and/or Type B inert debris, or any amount of Type B inert debris, for storage, handling, transfer, or processing.
Inert Debris Type A Processing Operation A site that receives less than 1500 tons per operating day of only Type A inert debris for storage, handling, transfer, or processing.
Inert Waste Disposal Site Is a Solid Waste Disposal Site or discrete unit of a site that is limited to receipt of inert wastes as defined in the Solid Waste Facilities Permit and/or Waste Discharge Requirements of the Regional Water Quality Control Board or other controlling document(s). See also: Activity.
Inspection Date Date the inspection was completed.
Inspection Finding Type Inspector's determination of whether an activity is a violation or an area of concern. Violation = The operator violates a regulation or statute. Area of Concern: = The EA has a concern, however a "violation" is not warranted.
Inspection Frequency Frequency of inspections as determined by the Enforcement Agency. Frequency is determined based on activity, regulatory and operational status of the facility, site or operation. [see PRC 43218 and 14 CCR 18083(a)]
Inspection Program Identifies the type of inspection conducted. Program types include: CIWMB Enforcement Agency, CIWMB Focused, CIWMB Periodic, CIWMB Closed Site, LEA Focused, LEA Periodic.
Inspection Type The characteristic of an inspection that indicates its purpose. Inspection types include: Local Enforcement Agency, Periodic, Focused, Enforcement Agency, Tire, and Closure. See also: Program.
Inventory For the purposes of the SWIS, a type of enforcement action whereby a facility is included on a list of non-complying facilities pursuant to PRC Section 44104. See also, Enforcement Action.
In-vessel Digestion The controlled biological decomposition of organic solid wastes in a sealed container(s) or sealed structure in which the entire digestion process occurs. Digestion includes: (A) Aerobic digestion - the controlled biological decomposition of organic material in the presence of oxygen. (B) Anaerobic digestion - the controlled biological decomposition of organic material in the absence of oxygen or in an oxygen-starved environment. Anaerobic digestion produces biogas and a residual digestate.
Issued On Date the enforcement action is issued by the EA/CIWMB

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