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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
Scheduled Compliance Date The most current detailed line (chronological) date [the required compliance date that is first due that does not have an actual compliance date yet). Each Enforcement Action Record has one or more detail lines and each detail line has a Required Compliance date and will have an Actual Compliance Date. The Scheduled Compliance date (in the Enforcement Action screen) is the first date due of the required compliance date(s) that does not yet have an Actual Compliance Date in the Enforcement Action Detail box.
Scroll Bar Used to bring into view different parts of a chart.
Sealed Container Transfer Operation Means a transfer operation that meets the following requirements: (1) only handles solid waste that has previously been placed within containers that have a latched, hard top which is closed tightly enough to: (A) prevent liquid from infiltrating into or leaking out of the container; and (B) prevent the propagation and migration of vectors; and, (2) the solid waste remains within these unopened containers while on-site at all times; and, (3) these containers are not stored on-site for more than 96 hours [14 CCR 17402(a)(26)]. See also: Activity.
Small Volume Construction and Demolition Wood Debris Chipping and Grinding Operation A site that receives less than 200 tons per operating day of C&D mulch feedstock for purposes of processing it into C&D mulch.
Small Volume Construction and Demolition/Inert Debris Processing Operation A site that receives less than 25 tons of any combination of C&D debris and Type A inert debris per operating day for the purposes of storage, handling, transfer, or processing.
Small Volume Transfer Station Stations which receive less than 100 cubic yards of waste per operating day (14 CCR 17401). The standards for small volume transfer stations do not apply to those locations where less than 15 cubic yards of combined container volume is provided to serve as community or multi-residence receptacles for residential refuse, nor do they apply to storage receptacles for waste from multi-residential buildings or for commercial solid wastes; a container used to store construction or demolition wastes at the place of generation; or containers used to store salvaged materials. (14 CCR 17421) See also: Activity.
Solid Waste Disposal Site "Disposal site" or "site" includes the place, location, tract of land, area, or premises in use, intended to be used, or which has been used for the landfill disposal of solid wastes. "Disposal site" includes solid waste landfill asdefined in Section 40195.1 (PRC 40122). For the purposes of this document, the solid waste disposal site 'activity" classification is used to categorize those disposal sites that are Closing, Closed, Abandoned or To Be Determined with regard to operational status. When a solid waste landfill ceases accepting waste (date of last receipt of waste) then the activity changes to Solid Waste Disposal Site and the operational status is closed or closing. See also: Activity.
Solid Waste Facility "Solid waste facility" includes a solid waste transfer or processing station, a composting facility, a transformation facility, and a disposal facility. (PRC 40194). See also: Classification.
Solid Waste Landfill "Solid waste landfill" means a disposal facility that currently accepts solid waste for land disposal, but does not include a facility which receives only wastes generated by the facility owner or operator in the extraction, beneficiation, or processing of ores and minerals, or a cemetery which disposes onsite only the grass clippings, floral wastes, or soil resulting from activities on the grounds of that cemetery [PRC 40195.1(a)]. "Municipal solid waste landfill unit" (Subtitle "D" facility) means a discrete area of land or an excavation that receives household waste, and that is not a land application unit, surface impoundment, injection well, or waste pile. A MSWLF unit also may receive other types of RCRA subtitle D wastes, such as commercial solid waste, nonhazardous sludge, small quantity generator waste and industrial solid waste. Such a landfill may be publicly or privately owned. A MSWLF unit may be a new MSWLF unit, an existing MSWLF unit or a lateral expansion [14 CCR 17258.2(g)/27 CCR 20164]. "Discrete unit" means a landfill area which is individually described in the closure and postclosure maintenance plans in 27 CCR Chapter 5, and lined or sufficiently separated by geologic materials to allow for individual monitoring of each "discrete unit" [14 CCR 17761(a)(12)/27 CCR 20164]. For the purposes of this document, the solid waste landfill "activity" classification is used to categorize those disposal sites that are Planned, Active, or Inactive with regard to operational status. See also: Activity.
State "State" refers to a specific enforcement Program, prescribed by the Public Resources Code, for which the CIWMB has a responsibility, e.g. to conduct periodic inspections of solid waste facilities.
Status Automatically assigned by the computer. Will show “superseded” if it was superceded by another enforcement action for the same violation. Will show “complete” if there is a final compliance date completed, otherwise is should show “active”.
Succeeding Action # If this order was succeeded by a new enforcement action, for the same violation, then the data entry user will place the new action number in this block.
Surrendered For the purposes of this document, "surrendered" means the voluntary relinquishment of a permit by the operator to the enforcement agency. See also: Regulatory Status.
Surrounding Land Use Specifies the land use types surrounding (directly adjacent to) a facility, operation or site. The type of land use around a facility/site includes: Industrial, Residential, Commercial, Open Space, Park, Military, etc. Allows up to four surrounding land uses to be entered.
Suspended To stop or interrupt permitted operations for a specified period of time (PRC 44300) See also: Regulatory Status.
SWIS # A unique identification number assigned to a specific facility, site or operation. It comprises eight characters and is divided into three parts having the form "XX-YY-ZZZZ". The first two characters are numbers that represent the County in which the facility is located. The second two are alpha characters and is a code used by a particular LEA or Board Program. The last four characters are numbers generated by the database.
SWIS # A unique identification number assigned to a specific facility, site or operation. It comprises eight characters and is divided into three parts having the form "XX-YY-ZZZZ". The first two characters are numbers that represent the County in which the facility is located. The second two are alpha characters and is a code used by a particular LEA or Board Program. The last four characters are numbers generated by the database.
SWIS Number (#) Is a unique identification number assigned to a specific facility, site or operation. It comprises eight characters and is divided into three parts having the form "XX-YY-ZZZZ". The first two characters are numbers that represent the County in which the facility is located. The second two are alpha characters and is a code used by a particular LEA or Board Program. The last four characters are numbers generated by the database.


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