California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Regulations: Title 14, Natural Resources Division 7

Chapter 9. Planning Guidelines and Procedures for Preparing and Revising Countywide and Regional Agency Integrated Waste Management Plans

Article 9.2. Disposal Reporting System

Section 18810. Disposal Reporting Requirements for a Landfill.

(a) Sections 18810.1 through 18810.11 establish the requirements for a landfill as follows:

(1) Signage at a Landfill Section 18810.1
(2) Scales and Weighing Requirements at a Landfill Section 18810.2
(3) Training Requirements for a Landfill Section 18810.3
(4) Landfill Records: Retention, Access, and Investigations Section 18810.4
(5) Identifying Jurisdiction of Origin Section 18810.5
(6) Frequency of Origin Surveys Section 18810.6
(7) Determining Origin of Waste at a Station Section 18810.7
(8) Applicability of Alternative Reporting Systems Section 18810.8
(9) Landfill Disposal Reports: Content, Timing, and Distribution Section 18810.9
(10) Disposal Reporting Due Dates for a Landfill Section 18810.10
(11) Non-compliance Section 18810.11

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 41821.5, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.1. Signage at a Landfill.

(a) An operator may post a sign regarding the collection of waste origin information during the origin survey period specified in section 18810.6(a) or (b).

(b) The sign may include the following:

(1) “State law requires information on where your waste is from. Be prepared to provide it to the attendant.” or

(2) “Be prepared to tell the attendant where your waste is from.” or

(3) Other wording reasonably similar to the wording in subsection (1) or (2).

(c) The sign may be translated into additional languages, including but not limited to Spanish.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 41821.5 and 43020, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.2. Scales and Weighing Requirements at a Landfill.

(a) A landfill shall be equipped with scales if both of the following criteria apply:

(1) the landfill accepts an annual average of more than 100 tons per operating day or an annual average volume of more than 400 cubic yards of solid waste per operating day, and

(2) the landfill operates more than 52 days per year.

(b) A landfill located in a rural city or rural county, as set forth in sections 40183 and 40184 of the Public Resources Code, shall be equipped with scales if both of the following criteria apply:

(1) the landfill accepts an annual average of more than 200 tons per operating day or an annual average volume of more than 800 cubic yards of solid waste per operating day, and

(2) the landfill operates more than 52 days per year.

(c) An operator of a landfill equipped with scales shall weigh every uncompacted load of solid waste greater than 12 cubic yards. An operator shall also weigh every compacted load of waste. For each uncompacted load less than or equal to 12 cubic yards) that is not weighed, an operator shall use volumetric conversion factors to estimate weight as described in subsection (d). If a landfill's scales are inoperable for a period of time, the operator shall estimate the weight of solid waste using volumetric conversion factors as described in subsection (d) until the scales are back in operation.

(d) For all solid waste that a landfill operator is allowed to not weigh with scales, the operator shall use reasonable, volumetric conversion factors to estimate the weight of the waste. Volumetric conversion factors used at a landfill shall meet the following guidelines:

(1) A volumetric conversion factor for a given vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type (e.g. C&D debris/inert debris load) shall be derived from the average of actual weight data collected for the vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type during a seven-day minimum weighing period conducted at least every five years. The operator shall determine individual volumetric conversion factors for all the types of vehicles and/or trailers that haul waste to the landfill and/or the types of loads hauled to the landfill. The weight data for each vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type shall be based on a statistically representative sample of vehicles and/or trailers and/or loads.

(2) All volumetric conversion factors for each vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type and a description of the method used to determine the conversion factors shall be included in the landfill's annual report of disposal reporting methods as set forth in 18810.9(h).

(3) All volumetric conversion factors and supporting calculations and documentation shall be made available for Board staff review upon request pursuant to section 18810.4.

(4) If the Board determines that volumetric conversion factors are not reasonable or adequately supported, the Board may require the operator to collect new weight data to establish new volumetric conversion factors.

(e) An operator of a landfill not required to have scales as set forth in subsection (a) or (b), shall estimate the weight of every load of solid waste using reasonable and documented volumetric conversion factors for each type of vehicle and/or trailer that hauls waste to the landfill and/or each type of load (e.g. C&D debris/inert debris load) hauled to the landfill. The operator shall identify all volumetric conversion factors for each vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type and include a description of the method used to determine the conversion factors used in the landfill's annual report of disposal reporting methods as set forth in section 18810.9(h). The operator shall make all documentation of volumetric conversion factors available for review by Board staff upon request. If the Board determines that volumetric conversion factors are not reasonable or adequately supported, the Board may require the operator to establish new volumetric conversion factors.

(f) An operator of a landfill required to have scales as set forth in subsection (a) or (b) may request an exemption from the requirement to obtain scales if the landfill operator can demonstrate that circumstances exist that make compliance with this requirement a hardship. An operator shall submit a request for an exemption to the Board as set forth in subsections (h) through (k). An operator shall submit a request no later than 150 days after January 1, 2006. If a landfill becomes subject to the scales requirement as set forth in subsection (a) or (b) after January 1, 2006, an operator shall submit the request for an exemption within 150 days.

(g) An operator of a landfill required to have scales as set forth in subsection (a) or (b) may submit a request to implement an alternative weighing system (for example, using off-site scales). An alternative weighing system must meet the minimum weighing requirements of this section. An operator shall submit a request for an exemption to the Board as set forth in subsections (h) through (k).

(h) A landfill operator's request for an exemption from obtaining scales or request to implement an alternative weighing system shall include the following minimum information:

(1) landfill name,

(2) landfill Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) number,

(3) landfill address,

(4) operator name,

(5) operator mailing address,

(6) operator telephone number,

(7) operator email address, if available,

(8) justification for the proposed exemption or alternative weighing system, such as a lack of electric utilities at the site, geographic remoteness of the site, space constraints at the site, occasional relief from weighing requirements during periods of time when excessive lines create public health and safety concerns, or use of off-site scales,

(9) annual average weight (or annual average volume) of waste accepted per day of operation, and

(10) volumetric conversion factors to be used to estimate weight.

(i) Prior to submitting a request for an exemption from the scales requirement or a request to implement an alternative weighing system, an operator shall provide at least a 30-day notice of the proposed request to, and accept and respond to comments from applicable parties including those listed below. However, nothing in this requirement is intended to allow any of these parties to seek or impose conditions on the requestor for favorable comments, nor does this section give them any authority to approve or disapprove the request.

(1) haulers that dispose of waste at the landfill,

(2) the agency in which the landfill is located,

(3) jurisdictions that dispose of waste at the landfill, and

(4) the Local Task Force established pursuant to section 18761 of this Division.

(j) An operator shall send a request for an exemption from the scales requirement or a request to implement an alternative weighing system to Board staff for review. The operator shall also send documentation showing that applicable parties were notified and include a copy of the responses to comments received on the request.

(k) Within 30 working days from receipt of a request, Board staff shall inform the operator, in writing, that the request is complete and accepted for filing, or that the request is deficient and what specific information is still required. Board staff shall approve or disapprove the request within 60 working days from the date the request is deemed complete. The operator may appeal the Board staff determination to the Board.

(l) If subsequent to an approval of an exemption from the scales requirement or a request to implement an alternative weighing system, the Board determines a landfill no longer meets the criteria of this section, the Board may rescind the approval.

(m) All volumetric conversion factor(s) used for the purposes of this Article, shall be the same as the volumetric conversion factor(s) used to determine the number of tons that are subject to the fee pursuant to section 48000 of the Public Resources Code and section 45151 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(n) Nothing in this Article shall prevent an operator from weighing more loads than the minimum required by this section as part of its operation. Nothing in this Article shall prevent an agency from requiring an operator to obtain scales or requiring an operator to weigh more loads than the minimum required by this section, based upon its own authority to impose requirements on that operator.

(o) A landfill required to have scales as set forth in subsection (a) or (b), that has not requested and received a Board exemption from this requirement or has not received approval of an alternative weighing system, shall be required to obtain and begin operating the scales by January 1, 2007.

(p) If a landfill becomes subject to the scales requirement as set forth in subsection (a) or (b) subsequent to January 1, 2006, the operator shall obtain and begin operating the scales by January 1 of the year following the year the landfill became subject to the requirement. The operator may submit a request for an exemption from the scales requirement or a request to implement an alternative weighing system as set forth in subsections (f) through (k).

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, 41781.3, 41821.5, 43020 and 43021, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 40508, 41821.5 42245, 43020 and 43021, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.3. Training Requirements for a Landfill.

(a) An operator shall provide training on the disposal reporting system to each gatehouse attendant and disposal report preparer and to other employees who must comply with the requirements of this Article. Training for a gatehouse attendant and report preparer shall cover the content of this Article as it applies to the employees’ job duties.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 41821.5, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.4. Landfill Records: Retention, Access, and Investigations.

(a) An operator shall prepare disposal reporting records and shall:

(1) Include all information, methods, and calculations required by this Article.

(2) Keep quarterly documentation that verifies jurisdiction of origin allocations reported to the agency in which the landfill is located pursuant to section 18810.9(c).

(3) Use a reasonable method to gather the information, such as locally required or facility specific reporting forms, electronic systems, or the optional paper or electronic reporting forms developed by the Board.

(4) Maintain all records for three years in a usable format, such as on electronic media (computer files) or paper copies.

(5) Allow representatives of involved jurisdictions, the agency, haulers, operators, districts, and the Board to inspect the records during normal business hours in a single location within California. Haulers and operators shall only be allowed to inspect records relating to their own operations. An operator is not required to provide records of a jurisdiction’s disposal information for reporting years for which the Board has already completed the biennial review cycle for the applicable jurisdiction pursuant to section 41825 of the Public Resources Code.

(A) Upon a request to review records, the operator shall make the records promptly available for inspection. The operator shall respond to the request within ten days, but may indicate that additional time is necessary to make the records available due to time necessary to search for, collect and examine records to respond to the request. In no case shall the inspection be delayed more than an additional 14 days, unless agreed to by the requestor.

(B) If copies of specific records are requested, either in lieu of inspection or after inspection, the operator shall respond to the request for copies within ten days, but may indicate that additional time is necessary to make the copies due to time necessary to search for, collect, and examine records to respond to the request. In no case shall the copies be delayed more than an additional 14 days, unless agreed to by the requestor. The operator may charge a fee to cover the actual cost of copying. In no case shall the fee exceed ten cents per page, unless local public records act requirements establish another rate.

(C) If a hauler or operator believes that a records request includes information that has been labeled confidential or proprietary by the entity providing that information as defined in sections 17044 through 17046, the operator shall inform the Board. The Board shall use the procedures set forth in section 17046 to determine which records, or parts of records, may be inspected.

(b) An operator shall respond to requests for clarification regarding their records within ten days. Requests must be specific and clearly stated in writing.

(c) The Board may investigate all information, methods, and calculations pursuant to this Article. If the Board determines that any information is inaccurate, the Board may require corrected information.

(d) If an operator that is a jurisdiction, fails to comply with this section, and that failure prevents the Board from accurately determining the jurisdiction’s level of Source Reduction and Recycling Element implementation, the Board may initiate the process to issue a compliance order as set forth in section 41825 of the Public Resources Code.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 41821.5, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.5. Identifying Jurisdiction of Origin.

(a) When required by this Article:

(1) An operator shall identify a jurisdiction by providing its name and specifying whether it is a city, an unincorporated county, or a region.

(2) If expressly allowed by the region, an operator may identify waste from a region formed pursuant to sections 40970 through 40975 of the Public Resources Code as originating inthat region, without specifying the individual cities or unincorporated counties, unless otherwise required by the Board.

(3) An operator shall identify waste imported from outside California by specifying the state, country, or Indian country of origin.

(b) Nothing in this Article shall prevent an agency, district, or jurisdiction from enacting ordinances or other measures to ensure that operators and haulers provide additional jurisdiction of origin information.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 41821.5, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.6. Frequency of Origin Surveys.

(a) At all permitted landfills, origin surveys shall be conducted continuously, each day of landfill operation, for every load, except as described in subsections (b), (c), and (d).

(b) An operator of a landfill located in a rural city or county, as defined in sections 40183 and 40184 of the Public Resources Code, may conduct origin surveys as specified in subsection (a) or may conduct origin surveys during the following standard survey weeks each year: March 8 through March 14, June 8 through June 14, September 8 through September 14, and December 8 through December 14 (unless an agency has received Board approval to use alternative weeks pursuant to sections 18812.6[e] and [f]). During the standard survey weeks, every load of solid waste shall be surveyed to determine jurisdiction of origin.

(c) At all permitted landfills, origin surveys of each uncompacted load of waste with a volume of 12 cubic yards or less may be conducted as specified in subsection (a) or may be conducted during the following standard survey weeks each year: March 8 through March 14, June 8 through June 14, September 8 through September 14, and December 8 through December 14 (unless an agency has received Board approval to use alternative weeks pursuant to sections 18812.6[e] and [f]). Daily origin surveys shall be conducted for all other loads as specified in subsection (a).

(d) Origin surveys are not required if:

(1) a facility is located in a Board-approved region, the region has authorized the operator to assign all waste tonnage to the region, and the Board does not otherwise require the region to assign waste to the individual cities or unincorporated counties of the region, or

(2) a city or county in which a landfill is located authorizes the landfill operator to assign all waste tonnage to that city or county.

(e) Nothing in this Article shall prevent an operator from collecting additional information as part of its operation. Nothing in this Article shall prevent an agency from requiring an operator to conduct origin surveys more frequently or to collect additional information, based upon its own authority to impose requirements on that operator.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 41821.5, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.7. Determining Origin of Waste at a Landfill.

(a) An operator shall determine the origin of all solid waste during the origin survey period set forth in section 18810.6.

(b) For every load of solid waste received during the entire quarter, an operator shall record the jurisdiction of origin for all beneficial reuse material accepted. An operator shall also record the types and quantities of material being used as alternative daily, alternative intermediate cover, and other beneficial reuse. Each type of material used for alternative daily cover, alternative intermediate cover, and other beneficial reuse shall be allocated to jurisdictions using a reasonable estimation method. A reasonable method for calculating allocations may include:

(1) Determining each jurisdiction’s percentage of each material type accepted and multiplying by:

(A) the total amounts of alternative daily cover used,

(B) the total amounts of alternative intermediate cover used, and/or

(C) the total amounts of other beneficial reuse material used.

(c) For every load received during the entire quarter, an operator shall track the tons of each of the following types of solid waste disposed at the landfill, allocated to each jurisdiction:

(1) C&D debris/inert debris,

(2) designated waste, by material type, and

(3) disaster waste.

(d) For all loads not delivered by public contract haulers, an operator shall obtain and maintain a record of the following information:

(1) the jurisdiction of origin of the waste as set forth in 18810.5, and

(2) other additional information that the operator has determined will ensure that information provided is accurate.

(e) An operator shall collect jurisdiction of origin from public contract haulers. The public contract hauler shall provide the jurisdiction of origin as specified in section 18808.7(b).

(f) If a landfill accepts solid waste from only one jurisdiction, the operator shall assign all the waste to that jurisdiction.

(g) If an attendant is not present during regular hours of operation, and one cannot be present for the origin survey period set forth in section 18810.6, and the operator does not receive origin information from the haulers delivering waste, then the operator shall assign the waste to the jurisdiction in which the landfill is located by labeling it as “no attendant host assigned” waste. An operator shall report to the agency, the total amounts of solid waste assigned to the host jurisdiction pursuant to 18810.9(c). An operator shall also provide information on host assigned waste to a host jurisdiction if requested pursuant to section 18810.9(g).

(h) If solid waste is delivered to the facility and information on the jurisdiction of origin is not provided by the delivering hauler or operator as specified in this Article, then the perator shall assign the waste to the jurisdiction in which the landfill is located by labeling it as "host assigned" waste and send written notification to the agency regarding hauler or operator non-compliance as specified in section 18810.11. An operator shall report to the agency, the total amounts of solid waste assigned to the host jurisdiction pursuant to 18810.9(c). An operator shall also provide information on host assigned waste to a host jurisdiction if requested pursuant to section 18810.9(g).

(i) If a landfill conducts continuous daily origin surveys as set forth in section 18810.6(a) and accepts solid waste from more than one jurisdiction, then the operator shall assign the waste tonnage based on the actual jurisdiction of origin information reported by haulers and station operators. If a landfill also conducts origin surveys for uncompacted loads of 12 cubic yards or less during at least a one-week per quarter survey period, the operator shall estimate the amount of waste assigned to each jurisdiction as described in subsection (k) and add these tonnage allocations to the tonnage allocations that were based on daily origin survey information.

(j) If a landfill in a rural jurisdiction accepts solid waste from more than one jurisdiction and only conducts origin surveys during one week per quarter as set forth in section 18810.6(b), the operator shall do the following steps in order:

(1) Obtain information on the jurisdiction(s) of origin for each load of solid waste delivered to the landfill on the dates set forth in section 18810.6(b).

Example:

Four loads delivered during the survey week.
Load 1 = 5 tons from City A
Load 2 = 5 tons from City B
Load 3 = 10 tons from City C
Load 4 = 5 tons from City B

(2) Calculate the tons of solid waste (other than soil used as cover or for other on-site uses) assigned to each jurisdiction during the survey week. The operator shall either add up the amounts accepted from each jurisdiction, or the amounts of solid waste from each jurisdiction after adjusting for diversion activity at the landfill.

Example:

City A = 5 tons (Load 1)
City B = 10 tons (Load 2 + Load 4)
City C = 10 tons (Load 3)

(3) Calculate the percentage of waste assigned to each jurisdiction during the survey week by dividing the tons determined in paragraph (2) by the total tons of waste for the survey period.

Example:

25 tons delivered during the survey week.
City A = 5 tons/25 tons = 0.2 (20%)
City B = 10 tons/25 tons = 0.4 (40%)
City C = 10 tons/25 tons = 0.4 (40%)

(4) Calculate the number of tons disposed from each jurisdiction during the quarter by multiplying the percentage from paragraph (3) with the total number of tons of solid waste disposed in each quarter from section 18810.9(a).

Example:

1000 tons disposed during quarter.
City A = 0.2 x 1000 tons = 200 tons
City B = 0.4 x 1000 tons = 400 tons
City C = 0.4 x 1000 tons = 400 tons

(k) If an operator conducts origin surveys of each uncompacted load of solid waste with a volume of 12 cubic yards or less during a one-week survey period each quarter pursuant to section 18810.6(c), then the operator shall calculate the estimated tons of solid waste delivered in these loads from each jurisdiction for the quarter. The calculated tonnage allocations shall be based on the actual origin information reported by haulers during the survey period. The operator shall do the following steps in order.

(1) Obtain information on the jurisdiction(s) of origin for each uncompacted load with a volume of 12 cubic yards or less delivered to the landfill on the dates set forth in section 18810.6(c).

Example:

Four uncompacted loads of 12 cubic yards or less delivered during the survey week.
Load 1 = 0.5 ton from City A
Load 2 = 0.5 ton from City B
Load 3 = 0.5 ton from City C
Load 4 = 0.5 ton from City B

(2) Calculate the tons of solid waste (other than soil used as cover or for other on-site uses) delivered in uncompacted loads of 12 cubic yards or less assigned to each jurisdiction during the survey week. The operator shall either add up the amounts accepted from each jurisdiction, or the amounts of solid waste from each jurisdiction after adjusting for diversion activity at the landfill.

Example:

City A = 0.5 ton (Load 1)
City B = 1 ton (Load 2 + Load 4)
City C = 0.5 ton (Load 3)

(3) Calculate the percentage of solid waste assigned to each jurisdiction during the survey week by dividing the tons determined in paragraph (2) by the total tons of solid waste delivered in uncompacted loads of 12 cubic yards or less during the survey week.

Example:

2 tons delivered in uncompacted loads of 12 cubic yards or less during survey week.
City A = 0.5 ton/2 tons = 0.25 (25%)
City B = 1 ton/2 tons = 0.5 (50%)
City C = 0.5 ton/2 tons = 0.25 (25%)

(4) Calculate the number of tons delivered in uncompacted loads of 12 cubic yards or less and disposed from each jurisdiction during the quarter by multiplying the percentages from paragraph (3) with the total tons of solid waste disposed during the quarter that were delivered in uncompacted loads of 12 cubic yards or less.

Example:

100 tons delivered in uncompacted loads of 12 cubic yards or less and disposed during the quarter.
City A = 0.25 X 100 tons = 25 tons
City B = 0.5 X 100 tons = 50 tons
City C = 0.25 X 100 tons = 25 tons

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, 41781.3, 41821.5 43020 and 43021, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 40508, 41821.5, 42245, 43020 and 42021, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.8. Applicability of Alternative Reporting Systems.

(a) An agency may establish alternative requirements with which an operator must comply as set forth in section 18812.8.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 41821.5, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.9. Landfill Disposal Reports: Content, Timing, and Distribution.

(a) The following requirements shall apply to an operator of a permitted landfill:

(1) An operator shall determine the total number of tons of solid waste disposed in each quarter. The tons disposed shall be the same number of tons reported to the Board of Equalization that are subject to the fee pursuant to section 48000 of the Public Resources Code and section 45151 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(2) An operator of a facility that does not have to report tons disposed to the Board of Equalization pursuant to section 48007(b) of the Public Resources Codes (as added by Stats. 1999, Chapter 600), is still required to determine the total number of tons of solid waste disposed in each quarter. However, for these facilities, the tons disposed will not have to be reconciled with the tons reported to the Board of Equalization.

(3) An operator of a facility that has been exempted from the fee pursuant to section 48006 of the Public Resources Code is still required to report the total number of tons of solid waste disposed in each quarter. However, for these facilities, the tons disposed will not have to be reconciled with the tons reported to the Board of Equalization that are subject to the fee.

(b) An operator shall track the total tons of solid waste accepted by the landfill and sent off-site for reuse, recycling, or composting.

(c) An operator shall provide the following quarterly information to the agency in which the facility is located. An operator shall keep copies of the quarterly information and all supporting documentation used to prepare the information pursuant to the record keeping requirements in section 18810.4. An operator shall report, by jurisdiction of origin (including host assigned jurisdiction of origin, if applicable), information on the amounts and types of all solid waste specified in this subsection. The operator shall report:

(1) the facility name and Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) number,

(2) the reporting quarter and year,

(3) the total tons of all solid waste and all materials accepted at the facility, excluding soil used on-site,

(4) the total tons of waste reused on-site at the facility, separated as follows:

(A) the total tons of each type of alternative daily cover used during the quarter, and

(B) the total tons of each type of alternative intermediate cover used during the quarter, and

(5) the total tons of solid waste disposed at the landfill.

(d) An operator shall provide quarterly summary information to the agency in which the facility is located. The summary information shall include:

(1) the total tons of soil used as cover or for other on-site uses during the quarter,

(2) the total tons of solid waste accepted by the landfill, excluding soil used on-site,

(3) the total tons of solid waste used on-site, separated as follows:

(A) the total tons of each type of alternative daily cover,

(B) the total tons of each type of alternative intermediate cover, and

(C) the total tons of each type of other beneficial reuse material,

(4) the total tons of solid waste sent off-site for reuse, recycling, or composting,

(5) the total tons of solid waste disposed at the landfill,

(6) the total tons reported to the Board of Equalization subject to the fee pursuant to section 48000 of the Public Resources Code and section 45151 of the Revenue and Taxation Code,

(7) either:

(A) the estimated in-place density achieved at the landfill in units of pounds of waste per cubic yard of waste and the estimated waste-to-cover ratio used at the landfill during the quarter, or

(B) the airspace utilization factor (tons of waste per cubic yard of landfill airspace) for the quarter, and

(This information shall be included in the quarterly report so that the Board may accurately calculate the remaining capacity of the landfill as well as regional and statewide remaining capacity. It is not the intent of this section to subject a landfill to a Notice of Violation should it subsequently be determined that these estimates are unknowingly inaccurate.)

(8) a brief summary of the methods used to determine the jurisdictions of origin.

(e) Upon request, an operator shall provide the agency in which the facility is located with a copy of the Integrated Waste Management Fee Return submitted to the Board of Equalization.

(f) The operator shall provide all quarterly information to the agency by the due dates in section 18810.10.

(g) Upon request by a jurisdiction, an operator shall provide all quarterly information pertaining to the jurisdiction by the due dates in section 18810.10. In lieu of sending quarterly disposal information directly to a jurisdiction, an operator may electronically submit the information to the Board using a format that would allow the Board to make the information available on its web site. In addition to the amounts reported in subsection (c)(3) through (5), a jurisdiction’s request for quarterly disposal information may include:

(1) the total tons of each type of other beneficial reuse material (excluding alternative daily cover and alternative intermediate cover),

(2) the total tons of C&D debris/inert debris disposed,

(3) the total tons of each type of designated waste disposed, and

(4) the total tons of disaster waste disposed.

(h) An operator shall send an annual report on disposal reporting methods to the agency in which the facility is located. An operator shall send the annual report by the due date in section 18810.10. An operator shall keep a copy of the annual report in the facility's records pursuant to section 18810.4. The report shall cover each year beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31 and shall include the following:

(1) facility name and Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) number,

(2) operator name,

(3) operator mailing address,

(4) operator telephone number,

(5) operator email address, if available,

(6) the number and type of scales, if applicable,

(7) all volumetric conversion factors used for each vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type and a description of the method used to determine the conversion factors pursuant to section 18810.2(d)(1) or (e),

(8) the frequency of each type of origin survey,

(9) the percentage of the total tons of disposed waste assigned to each jurisdiction that was based on:

(A) origin information collected during a one-week per quarter survey period as allowed in section 18810.6(b) or 18810.6(c), if applicable, and

(B) volumetric conversion factors rather than actual weight measurements,

(10) the method(s) of determining jurisdiction of origin, including the questions gatehouse attendants ask haulers,

(11) the method(s) used to verify origin information, if applicable,

(12) any restrictions on which jurisdictions may use the landfill,

(13) any differences in landfill tipping fees based on jurisdiction of origin,

(14) a listing or description of the computer program(s) or method used to track waste tonnage and origin information,

(15) the method(s) used to track the amounts of alternative daily cover, alternative intermediate cover, and other beneficial reuse materials used at the facility,

(16) the method(s) used to track C&D debris/inert debris loads, if applicable,

(17) the designated waste types accepted and method(s) of tracking designated wastes, if applicable,

(18) the method(s) used to track disaster waste loads, if applicable,

(19) the days and hours of operation, including all significant variations in the schedule during the reporting year, and

(20) either:

(A) the calculated in-place waste density achieved at the landfill (in pounds of waste per cubic yard of waste) and a description of the method used to calculate in-place waste density achieved at the landfill, and the calculated waste-to-cover ratio used at the landfill and a description of the method used to calculate the waste-to-cover ratio(s) used at the landfill or

(B) the airspace utilization factor (tons of waste per cubic yard of landfill airspace) and a description of the method used to calculate the airspace utilization factor.

(This information shall be included in the annual report so that the Board may accurately calculate the remaining capacity of the landfill as well as regional and statewide remaining capacity. It is not the intent of this section to subject a landfill to a Notice of Violation should it subsequently be determined that these estimates are unknowingly inaccurate).

(i) If the Board determines that an operator has inaccurately reported alternative daily cover, alternative intermediate cover, other beneficial reuse, or other diversion tonnage, that should have been reported as disposal, the operator shall revise its reported disposal tonnage to reflect the Board's determination and pay the fee required by section 48000 of the Public Resources Code.

(j) If an operator amends disposal reporting information, the operator is only required to provide the amended information to the agency once per quarter (the operator shall still allow access to records in accordance with section 18810.4). An operator is not required to provide amended disposal information for reporting years once the Board has completed the biennial review cycle for those years pursuant to section 41825 of the Public Resources Code.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, 41781.3, 41821.5, 43020 and 43021, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 40508, 41821.5, 42245, 43020 and 43021, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.10. Disposal Reporting Due Dates for a Landfill.

(a) An operator of a landfill shall send a quarterly report to the agency in which the facility is located as described in sections 18810.9(c), (d), and (e), if applicable. If requested by a jurisdiction, the operator shall also send the quarterly disposal information to the jurisdiction as set forth in section 18810.9(g). An operator shall send the report by June 15 for the first quarter, September 15 for the second quarter, December 15 for the third quarter, and March 15 for the fourth quarter of the previous year.

(b) An operator of a landfill shall send an annual report on disposal reporting methods to the agency in which the facility is located, as described in section 18810.9(h). An operator shall send this annual report by March 15 for the previous year. An operator shall respond to requests for clarification regarding jurisdiction of origin allocations as specified in section 18810.4.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 41821.5, Public Resources Code.


Section 18810.11. Non-compliance.

(a) A hauler or operator shall inform the agency if a hauler or operator fails to comply with this Article by not providing the operator with information required for the preparation of quarterly disposal reports. The hauler or operator shall send written information on specific allegations of non-compliance to the agency by June 15 for the first quarter, September 15 for the second quarter, December 15 for the third quarter, and March 15 for the fourth quarter of the previous year.

(b) A hauler or operator may inform the agency of other non-compliance issues concerning a hauler or operator. The hauler or operator shall send written information on specific allegations to the agency.

(c) A hauler or operator may inform the Board if an agency fails to comply with this Article. A hauler or operator shall send written information on specific allegations of agency non-compliance to the Board.

(d) Allegations of non-compliance shall be handled in accordance with the process set forth in section 18804.

Note:

Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code.
Reference: Section 41821.5, Public Resources Code.

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