California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Central 2007 Financial Assurances Contracted Study

Consulting Group Comments and Responses to Comments

Assembly Bill 2296 (Montanez, Chapter 504, Statutes of 2006) required CalRecycle, when conducting the study, to consult with representatives of the League of California Cities, the County Supervisors Association of California, private and public waste management service providers, and environmental organizations.

Draft Deliverable Review Schedule

The following table provides a timeline of when draft deliverables were scheduled to be provided to the consulting group for their review and comment (date in parentheses) as well as the actual date (in bold) the draft deliverables were provided to them. The final deliverables were posted on the Status of Study page as they became available.

Draft Deliverables Task(s) (Scheduled) and Actual Dates to Consulting Group
Draft final work plans 1 & 5 July 2
White paper: "Review of Mechanisms" 2 steps 1 & 2 (August 8)
August 9
Task 2 Report: Financial Demonstrations 2, step 3 (October 18)
October 15 (Draft)
White paper: "Analysis of Selected Conceptual Fund Design" 3, step 1 (August 8)
August 9
White paper: "Review Pooled Funds Experience" and outline for discussion with contract team 3, step 2 (August 8)
August 9
White paper: "Modeling Corrective Action (CA) Frequency at Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills (LF) to Include the Prospect of More than One CA per LF" 3, step 4 (b) (August 23)
October 1
White paper: "Timing of Corrective Actions" 3, step 4 (c) (August 23)
October 1
White paper: "Potential Costs of Corrective Actions and Post 30 Postclosure Maintenance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills" 3, step 4 (d) (August 24)
October 1
White paper: "Modeling Defaults in Task 3 Fund Working Model" 3, step 4 (e) (August 8)
August 9
White paper: "Funding Options for Owners/Operators Providing the Funds Needed for Defaults of Post 30 Postclosure Maintenance and Corrective Action" 3, step 5 (g) (September 7)
October 1
Task 3 Report: Statewide Pooled Fund 3, step 7 (October 18)
October 15 (Draft)
White paper: "Task 4 Insurance Product" 4, step 1 (August 23)
August 9
Task 4 Report: Umbrella Policies of Insurance
  1. Draft and final endorsements
  2. Anticipated pricing structure
  3. Results of consultations with industry representatives re: interest in insurance program
4, step 4 (October 18)
October 15 (Draft)
Factors that Potentially Affect Landfill's Impact on Public Health and Safety and the Environment 6, step 2 (September 5)
August 24
Task 6 Report: Risk Screening Methodology 6, step 6 (October 18)
October 15 (Draft)
Draft Financial Assurances Report: Consists of Tasks 2, 3, 4, and 6 reports. 2, 3, 4, 6 October 15

Comments

Access to the comments received from the consulting group is provided below by the study's tasks. Comments received for all tasks will be added to this page as they are received.

Tasks 1 and 5 Work Plans: Task 1 finalizes a detailed work plan for Tasks 2 through 4 indicating the steps that will be taken in completing each task. Task 5 finalizes a detailed work plan for Task 6 indicating the steps that will be taken in completing the task.

White Papers: This page includes written comments received from the consulting group for white papers:

October 10, 2007

  • "Modeling the Timing and Duration of Corrective Actions in Fund Working Model" (Task 3, Step 4(c))
  • "Modeling the Costs of Corrective Actions in Fund Working Model Draft White Paper" (Task 3, Step 4(d))
  • "Modeling How Landfills will Provide Funds in Fund Working Model" (Task 3, Step 5)
  • "Modeling the Frequency of Corrective Actions in Fund Working Model" (Task 3, Step 4)

August 17, 2007

  • "Review of Mechanisms" (Task 2, steps 1 and 2)
  • "Analysis of Selected Conceptual Fund Design" (Task 3, step 1)
  • "Review Pooled Funds Experience" and an outline for discussion with the contract team (Task 3, step 2)
  • "Modeling Defaults in Task 3 Fund Working Model" (Task 3, step 4(e))
  • "Task 4 Insurance Product" (Task 4, step 1)

The white papers are developed by the contractor to explain issues, options, and rationales for each task.

Task 6, Step 2: This page includes written comments received from the consulting group which consists of a draft table of risk factors identified by the contractor that could be used in determining the risk screening methodology.

Comments received on Draft Financial Assurances Report: Written comments received from the consulting group on the draft report, which consists of Tasks 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Responses to Comments

  • Comments and Responses on the Study: Summary of generalized comments and responses received from AB 2296 Consulting Group representatives after their review of the Study prepared by ICF Consulting Services and presented to CalRecycle in December 2007.
  • Comments and Responses on Staff Analysis and Request for Direction: Summary of generalized comments and responses received from AB 2296 Consulting Group representatives after their review of the Staff Report to CalRecycle prepared by CalRecycle staff and presented to CalRecycle in December 2007.
  • Staff Report and Final Study: Final Study and Staff Report as presented to CalRecycle in December 2007.
Last updated: March 1, 2008
Financial Assurances, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/SWFacilities/Financial/
Richard Castle: Richard.Castle@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6343