California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Regulations: Title 14, Natural Resources--Division 7

Chapter 3. Minimum Standards for Solid Waste Handling and Disposal

Article 4. Definitions

Section 17225. General. (a) Unless the context requires another construction, the definitions set forth in this article and in Division 30 of the Public Resources Code shall govern the construction of this Chapter. No definitions which are present in Division 30 of the Public Resources Code are repeated herein. Consequently, those definitions should be read in conjunction with the ones set forth herein.

Section 17225.1. Abandoned Vehicles. "Abandoned Vehicles" include vehicles, with or without motor power, including cars, trucks,. trailers, mobile-homes, buses, etc., left on public or private property for an extended period of time and usually in an inoperable or hazardous condition.

Section 17225.2. Repealed.

Section 17225.3. Agricultural Solid Wastes. "Agricultural Solid Wastes" include wastes resulting from the production and processing of farm or agricultural products, including manures, pruning and crop residues wherever produced.

Section 17225.4. Approval Agency. "Approval Agency" includes any agency with regulatory powers regarding solid waste generation, collection, transportation, processing or disposal and includes, but is not limited to the Board, the Department, California Regional Water Quality Control Boards, local air pollution control districts, local enforcement agencies, local health entities and local land use authorities.

Section 17225.5. Ashes. Ashes includes the residue from the combustion of any solid or liquid materials.

Section 17225.6. Baling. "Baling" includes the process of compressing and binding solid wastes.

Section 17225.7 Repealed.

Section 17225.8. Bulky Waste. "Bulky Waste" includes large items of solid waste such as appliances, furniture, large auto parts, trees, branches, stumps and other oversize wastes whose large size precludes or complicates their handling by normal collection, processing or disposal methods.

Section 17225.9. Repealed.

Section 17225.10. Collection. "Collection" means the act of collecting solid waste at the place of waste generation by an approved collection agent (public or private) and is distinguished from "removal".

Section 17225.11. Combustible Refuse. "Combustible Refuse" means any burnable refuse.

Section 17225.12. Commercial Solid Wastes. "Commercial Solid Wastes" include all types of solid wastes generated by stores, offices and other commercial sources, excluding residences, and excluding industrial wastes.

Section 17225.13. Collection Vehicle or Equipment. "Collection Vehicle or Equipment" includes any vehicle or equipment used in the collection of residential refuse or commercial solid wastes.

Section 17225.14. Composting. "Composting" includes a controlled microbial degradation of organic wastes yielding a safe and nuisance free product.

Section 17225.15. Construction and Demolition Wastes. "Construction and Demolition Wastes" include the waste building materials, packaging and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition operations on pavements, houses, commercial buildings and other structures.

Section 17225.16. Repealed.

Section 17225.17. Repealed.

Section 17225.18. Dead Animals. "Dead Animals" include those animals whose carcasses require disposal.

Section 17225.19. Repealed.

Section 17225.20. Repealed.

Section 17225.21. Disposal Area. "Disposal Area" means that portion of a disposal site which has received or is receiving solid wastes.

Section 17225.22. Repealed.

Section 17225.23. Repealed.

Section 17225.24. Repealed.

Section 17225.25. EA. "EA" means enforcement agency as defined in PRC Section 40130.

Section 17225.26. Repealed.

Section 17225.27. Repealed.

Section 17225.28. Repealed.

Section 17225.29. Flue. "Flue" includes any duct or passage for air, gases, or the like, such as a stack or chimney.

Section 17225.30. Garbage. "Garbage" includes all kitchen and table food waste, and animal or vegetable waste that attends or results from the storage, preparation, cooking or handling of food stuffs.

Section 17225.31. Repealed.

Section 17225.32. Hazardous Wastes. "Hazardous Wastes" include any waste material or mixture of wastes which is toxic, corrosive, flammable, an irritant, a strong sensitizer, which generates pressure through decomposition, heat or other means, if such a waste or Mixture of wastes my cause substantial personal injury, serious illness or harm to humans, domestic animals, or wildlife, during, or as an approximate result of any disposal of such wastes or mixture of wastes as defined in Article 2, Chapter 6.5, Section 25117 of the Health and Safety Code. The terms "toxic", "corrosive", "flammable", "irritant", and "strong sensitizer" shall be given the same meaning as in the California Hazardous Substances Act (Chapter 13 commencing with Section 28740 of Division 21 of the Health and Safety Code).

Section 17225.33. Incinerator. "Incinerator" includes any equipment used for the volume reduction or destruction of combustible wastes by burning, from which the exhaust gases pass through a flue.

Section 17225.34. Incinerator Residue. "Incinerator Residue" includes the solid materials remaining after reduction in an incinerator.

Section 17225.35. Industrial Wastes. "Industrial Wastes" include all types of solid wastes and semi-solid wastes which result from industrial processes and manufacturing operations.

Section 17225.36. Infectious Wastes. "Infectious Wastes" include:

(a) Equipment, instruments, utensils and other fomites of a disposable nature from the rooms of patients who are suspected to have or have been diagnosed as having a communicable disease and must, therefore, be isolated as required by public health agencies;

(b) laboratory wastes, including pathological specimens (i.e., all tissues, specimens of blood elements, excreta and secretions obtained from patients or laboratory animals) and disposable fomites (any substance that may harbor or transmit pathogenic organisms) attendant thereto;

(c) surgical operating room pathologic specimens including recognizable anatomical parts, human tissue, and disposable materials from hospitals, clinics, outpatient areas and emergency rooms, as is also defined in Section 314(d) of the California Administrative Code, Title 17.

Section 17225.37. Institutional Solid Wastes. "Institutional Solid Wastes" include solid wastes originating from educational, health care, correctional, research facilities or other similar facilities.

Section 17225.38. Repealed.

Section 17225.39. Repealed.

Section 17225.40. Repealed.

Section 17225.41. Liquid Wastes. "Liquid Wastes" means waste materials which are not spadeable.

Section 17225.42. Litter. "Litter" means all improperly discarded waste material, including, but not limited to, convenience food, beverage, and other product packages or containers constructed of steel, aluminum, glass, paper, plastic, and other natural and synthetic materials, thrown or deposited on the lands and waters of the state, but not including the properly discarded waste of the primary processing of agriculture, mining, logging, sawmilling, or manufacturing.

Section 17225.43. Local Government. "Local Government" is a local public entity which is a county, city, district, or any other special political subdivision, but is not the State.

Section 17225.44. Non-Combustible Refuse. "Non-Combustible Refuse" includes miscellaneous refuse materials that are unburnable at ordinary incinerator temperatures (1300 to 2000 degrees F).

Section 17225.45. Nuisance. "Nuisance" includes anything which is injurious to human health or is indecent or offensive to the senses and interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property, and affects at the same time an entire community or neighborhood or any considerable number of persons although the extent of annoyance or damage inflicted upon the individual may be unequal and which occurs as a result of the storage, removal, transport, processing or disposal of solid waste.

Section 17225.46. Repealed.

Section 17225.47. Repealed.

Section 17225.48. Repealed.

Section 17225.49. Repealed.

Section 17225.50. Premises. "Premises" includes a tract or parcel of land with or without habitable buildings or appurtenant structures.

Section 17225.51. Repealed.

Section 17225.52. Putrescible Wastes. "Putrescible Wastes" include wastes that are capable of being decomposed by micro-organisms with sufficient rapidity as to cause nuisances because of odors, gases or other offensive conditions, and include materials such as food wastes, offal and dead animals.

Section 17225.53. Refuse. "Refuse" includes garbage and rubbish.

Section 17225.54. Repealed.

Section 17225.55. Removal. "Removal" means the act of taking solid wastes from the place of waste generation either by an approved collection agent or by a person in control of the premises.

Section 17225.56. Removal Frequency. "Removal Frequency" means frequency of removal of solid wastes from the place of waste generation either by an approved collection agency or by the owner of the waste.

Section 17225.57. Residential Refuse. "Residential Refuse" includes all types Of domestic garbage and rubbish which originate in residential dwellings

Section 17225.58. Resource Recovery. "Resource Recovery" means the reclamation or salvage of wastes for reuse, conversion to energy or recycling.

Section 17225.59. Rubbish. "Rubbish" includes non-putrescible solid wastes such as ashes, paper, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, wood, glass, bedding, crockery, plastics, rubber by-products or litter.

Section 17225.60. Repealed.

Section 17225.61. Salvaging. "Salvaging" means the controlled removal of waste material for utilization.

Section 17225.62. Repealed.

Section 17225.63. Scavenging. "Scavenging" means the uncontrolled and/or unauthorized removal of solid waste materials.

Section 17225.64. Septic Tank Pumpings. "Septic Tank Pumpings" include sludge and wastewater removed from septic tanks.

Section 17225.65. Sewage Sludge. "Sewage Sludge" includes any residue, excluding grit or screenings, removed from a waste water, whether in a dry, semidry or liquid form.

Section 17225.66. Shredding. "Shredding" includes a process of reducing the particle size of solid wastes through use of grinding, shredding, milling or rasping machines.

Section 17225.67. Sludge. "Sludge" includes the accumulated solids and/or semisolids deposited from wastewaters or other fluids.

Section 17225.68. Small Volume Transfer Station. "Small volume Transfer Station" means a transfer station which receives less than 100 cubic yards of waste per operating day. (Also see Transfer/Processing Station.)

Section 17225.69. Repealed.

Section 17225.70. Solid Waste Management. "Solid Waste Management" includes a planned program for effectively controlling the generation, storage, collection, transportation, processing and reuse, conversion or disposal of solid wastes in a safe, sanitary, aesthetically acceptable, environmentally sound and economical manner. It includes all administrative, financial, environmental, legal and planning functions as well as the operational aspects of solid waste handling, disposal and resource recovery systems necessary to achieve established objectives.

Section 17225.71. Street Refuse. "Street Refuse" includes materials picked up by manual or mechanical sweeping of alleys, streets or sidewalks, litter from public litter receptacles and material removed from catch basins.

Section 17225.72. Repealed.

Section 17225.73. Vector. "Vector" includes any insect or other arthropod, rodent, or other animal capable of transmitting the causative agents of human disease, or disrupting the normal enjoyment of life by adversely affecting the public health and well being.

17225.74. Repealed.


Article 4.1. Waste Tire Program Definitions

The following definitions are to be used only for the purposes of Article 5.5 of this Chapter and Chapter 6 of this Division.

Section 17225.710. Applicant. "Applicant" means any person seeking a permit to operate a waste tire facility.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42820, 42822, 42833, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.715. Baled Tires. "Baled Tires" means either whole or altered waste tires that have been compressed and then secured with a binding material for the purpose of reducing their volume. Baled tires are waste tires as defined in PRC Section 42801.6, until fully enclosed or encapsulated in an engineered construction project for which all required local, state, and/or federal government approvals have been obtained. "Baling" in reference to waste tires means action which produces baled tires.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42801.6, 42820, 42833, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.717. Repealed.


Section 17225.720. Crumb Rubber. Crumb rubber means rubber granules derived from waste tires that are less than or equal to one-quarter (1/4) inch (6mm) in size. "Crumbing" in reference to waste tires means action which produces crumb rubber.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42801.7, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.725. Design. "Design" means the layout of a waste tire facility (including the numbers and types of fixed structures), total volumetric capacity of a waste tire facility or total throughput rate, vehicular traffic flow and patterns surrounding and within the facility, proposed contouring, and other factors that may be considered a part of the facility's physical configuration.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42812, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.750. Operation. "Operation" means the procedures, personnel, and equipment used to receive, store, process, or dispose of waste tires.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42812, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.755. Operator. "Operator" means the person legally responsible for the operation of a waste tire facility or the owner if there is no operator.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42804, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.760. Owner. "Owner" means a person who owns, in whole or in part, a waste tire facility, the waste tires located at a facility, or the land on which a waste tire facility is located.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42805, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.770. Passenger Tire Equivalents (PTE). "Passenger Tire Equivalents" means the total weight of altered waste tires, in pounds divided by 20 pounds. This definition replaces the previous definition of "Tire Equivalents."

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42808, 42821(c), 42831, 42820, 42830, , and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.795. Store. "Store" means to reserve tires for future use, processing, recycling, or offsite disposal.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42822, 42808, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.800. Substantial Change. For the purpose of PRC section 42812, "Substantial Change" means any change that may cause a significant effect on the environment. Significant effect on the environment shall have the same meaning as provided in the State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines. The determination of significant effect shall be made in accordance with section 15064 if the State CEQA Guidelines (Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations).

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42812, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code and sections 15002, 15064 and 15382, State CEQA Guidelines, Title 14, CCR.


Section 17225.820. Used Tire Dealer. "Used Tire Dealer" means a business, operating under the terms and conditions of a local use permit, business license or other required local approval, which is storing used tires in accordance with PRC section 42806.5, and for which its primary purpose is to sell used tires for profit.

Note:

Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42806.5, 42820, 42830, and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.821. Indoor or Indoors. "Indoor or Indoors" means an accumulation of waste tires or waste tire equivalents within any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use of occupancy.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, 42820, 42830 and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42808, 42820, 42822, 42830 and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.822. Exempt or Excluded. "Exempt or Excluded" means a waste tire facility storing a total of 500 or more waste tires, as authorized by Public Resources Code sections 42823.5(a) or 42831, or as specified in section 18420(a) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, or meets the requirements set forth in section 18420.1 or 18431.3 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. An exempt or excluded waste tire facility is not required to obtain a waste tire facility permit.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, 42820, 42830 and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42808, 42820, 42822, 42830 and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 17225.850. Waste Tire Facility. "Waste Tire Facility" means a waste tire facility as that term is defined by Public Resources Code section 42808 and includes exempt or excluded facilities, minor waste tire facilities, major waste tire facilities, and facilities where less than 500 waste tires are or will be stored, stockpiled, accumulated, or discarded; but does not include permitted solid waste facilities that receive for transfer or disposal less than 150 tires per day averaged over a 365-day period.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, 42820, 42830 and 43020, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Sections 42800, 42808, 42820, 42822, 42830 and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Article 4.5. Implementation of Federal Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Minimum Standards.

Repealed.

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