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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
Operational Status The state of a waste handling facility, operation or site with respect to its ability to conduct waste handling activities. Statuses include: Planned, Active, Inactive, Closing, Closed, Abandoned, Cleaned Closed, To Be Determined, Absorbed.
Operator Is the person, party, company, corporation, etc. that is the operator/business owner of the activities (permitted or otherwise) occurring at the facility, site, operation. This is defined on the Solid Waste Facility application/permit.
Operator (Business owner) Is the person, party, company, corporation, etc. that is the operator/business owner of the activities (permitted or otherwise) occurring at the facility, site, operation.
Original Compliance Date Each Enforcement Action Detail line (Section Number and name) must have an Original Compliance date. If this is the first time a specific section number(s) is cited, then the issue date of the original enforcement action record is the original compliance date. If there is a history of repeated citing of a given regulation number (for two or more enforcement action records), then the first citation date (original date) for a given section number cited repeatedly is the continuing Original Compliance date. (example: if a given section number is cited in a ongoing set of actions such as NOI, listed, NAO, superseding NAO, or a series of NAO each containing the same section number or numbers, then the original compliance date (the original Enforcement action issue date) is the original compliance date for that repeated and cited regulation or statute. See: Enforcement Action Business Practices for guidance on Notice of Intent to List and Listed records and Original Compliance usage
Owner/Operator Type A way of classifying each owner/operator by their economic sector; since permits are issued to persons operating facilities, rather than facilities, this scheme also is a way of classifying permits; types include: -- City: a representative of an incorporated city of the state; -- County: a representative of one of the counties of the state; -- District: a representative of a special district of the state, e.g., school district, flood control district; -- Federal: a representative of the federal government, excluding military; -- Indian: a representative of a recognized native American tribe; -- Military: a representative of the US military, reserves or state national guard; -- Private: a representative of private, independent business; -- State: a representative of state government, exculding state military.


Last updated: Data updated continuously.

Last updated: Data updated continuously.
Solid Waste Information System(SWIS), http://www.CalRecycle.ca.gov/SWFacilities/Directory/
Cody Oquendo, Cody.Oquendo@CalRecycle.ca.gov  (916) 341-6719