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Dear Electronic Annual Report (EAR) Filer/Interested Party:

You have been identified as the Jurisdiction Primary and/or General contact for the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Electronic Annual Report (EAR). Some recipients of this letter may not be the main contact who files the EAR, though are kept on the mailing list as a general contact to receive other messages from LAMD.

On June 15, 2017, the 2016 EAR will be available on-line. You or your designated staff must sign into the Local Government Information Center (LoGIC), which will allow you to enter data for the Annual Report and submit the information to CalRecycle. The report must be submitted by August 1, 2017. Learn more about the Annual Report here: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/AnnualReport/. Log in to the Annual Report here: https://secure.calrecycle.ca.gov/LoGIC/SignIn.aspx.

If you have any questions concerning the EAR, please contact your LAMD representative at (916) 341-6199 or look up your LAMD representative on www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/Reports/Contacts.aspx.

Training Webinar: As a reminder, EAR training for jurisdictions will be held via webinar on Thursday, June 15 from 10-12:00 PDT. Please register to reserve a Webinar seat now at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/992474552928166913. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Goals: The EAR is part of a performance measurement system that considers factors such as a jurisdiction’s program implementation and its per capita disposal rate in determining compliance with AB 939. For a complete explanation of the measurement system, please read: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/GoalMeasure/default.htm.

Features: It continues to be a secure, easy, and flexible way to meet your AB 939 diversion programs reporting requirement as indicated by its:

  • Security: All data sent to the EAR is protected by encryption while passing over the internet. Only you and your Local Assistance and Market Development (LAMD) representative can see your draft report.
  • Ease of use: The EAR guides you step-by-step through the annual report filing process. As you complete each required section, the report provides a visual cue that the section is complete. When you have completed all of the required sections, you are allowed to submit the report directly to CalRecycle.
  • Flexibility: Once you begin filling out the EAR, you may return as often as needed to finish your report. You can print a convenient report summary to gain the necessary internal approvals for your filing, and then return to the EAR to make any needed changes before submitting it to CalRecycle.
  • NOTE: If your jurisdiction was approved as a Good Faith Effort (GFE) during the last Jurisdiction Review cycle, please do not use the EZ feature in the EAR. Program implementation details will be a critical component of CalRecycle staff review to assess your compliance with the AB939 requirements.

Updates to the 2016 EAR:

A. Diversion Programs

Reminder of what to include in Electronic Annual Report (EAR) for Mandatory Commercial Recycling in Diversion Program Code 2030. These are now required fields in the SRRE and HHWE Diversion Programs section of the EAR.

Education and Outreach:

Regional Agencies should address education and outreach for individual members.

  1. Describe education and outreach methods for the reporting year for electronic, print and direct contact, including those done by the jurisdiction and by the hauler(s).
  2. If applicable, please describe any challenges encountered in implementing education and outreach for the jurisdiction’s organic recycling program.

    Monitoring:

    • Regional Agencies should use the text boxes to list the totals in each field for individual members.
    • Reporting Jurisdictions that cannot separate businesses and multifamily data should provide an explanation in the applicable text box.
    • Reporting Jurisdictions that have an unknown number for any of the numeric fields must input a ‘0’ into the data field and provide an explanation in the corresponding boxes.

      1. Number of covered businesses.

      2. Number of covered businesses that are not recycling.

      3. Number of covered multifamily complexes.

      4. Number of covered multifamily complexes that are not recycling.
      * If any of this data is not available, please explain why and how you are addressing gathering the data.

      5. What was done to inform those not recycling about the law and how to recycle? If the jurisdiction has an enforcement program for the Mandatory Commercial Recycling program then please provide information about what enforcement was conducted.

      6. If applicable, please describe any challenges encountered in implementing monitoring related to the jurisdiction’s commercial recycling program.

      7. Provide the amount of organic material that is being diverted by covered businesses/multifamily complexes. If this tonnage information is not available, please enter 0 and explain why.

Reminder of what to include in Electronic Annual Report (EAR) for Commercial Organics Recycling in Diversion Program Code 3035. This information is required for all jurisdictions that have not received a rural exemption (www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/Organics/Exempt.htm) exempting themselves and the businesses that operate in the region from the mandatory organic recycling requirements. Exemptions are allowed for jurisdictions that are located entirely within a rural county or counties.

Education and Outreach:

Regional Agencies should address education and outreach for individual members.

  1. Describe education and outreach methods for the reporting year for electronic, print and direct contact, including those done by the jurisdiction and by the hauler(s).
  2. If applicable, please describe any challenges encountered in implementing education and outreach for the jurisdiction’s organic recycling program.

    Monitoring:

    • Regional Agencies should use the text boxes to list the totals in each field for individual members.
    • Reporting Jurisdictions that cannot separate businesses and multifamily data should provide an explanation in the applicable text box.
    • Reporting Jurisdictions that have an unknown number for any of the numeric fields must input a ‘0’ into the data field and provide an explanation in the corresponding boxes.

      1. Number of covered businesses

      2. Number of covered businesses that are not recycling organics

      3. Number of covered multifamily complexes

      4. Number of covered multifamily complexes that are not recycling not recycling green waste, landscape and pruning waste, and nonhazardous wood waste
      * If any of this data is not available, please explain why and how you are addressing gathering the data.

      5.What was done to inform those not recycling about the law and how to recycle? If the jurisdiction has an enforcement program for the Mandatory Commercial Recycling program then please provide information about what enforcement was conducted.

      6. If applicable, please describe any challenges encountered in implementing monitoring related to the jurisdiction’s commercial recycling program.

      7. Provide the amount of organic material that is being diverted by covered businesses/multifamily complexes. If this tonnage information is not available, please enter 0 and explain why.

B. Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

Other questions related to the implementation of AB 1826 Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling and AB 876 Organics Management Infrastructure Planning (applicable to only Counties and Regional Agencies, reporting entities with Rural Jurisdiction Exemptions—www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/Organics/Exempt.htm—are still required to report AB 876 information) can be found in the Draft Electronic Annual Report Questions to Address AB 1826 (www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/Organics/ARQuestions.pdf). This file detailed many of the questions that will need to be addressed in the Electronic Annual Report, starting with the 2016 report.

C. Disposal Rate Calculator

For the 2016 EAR, the Disposal Rate Calculator will now preview DRS tons of green material as alternative daily cover (ADC) that will be considered disposal beginning in the year 2020. In September 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1594 (Williams, Chapter 719, Statutes of 2014), mandating that as of January 1, 2020, the use of green material as ADC will no longer constitute diversion through recycling and will instead be considered disposal in terms of measuring a jurisdiction’s annual 50 percent per capita disposal rate (Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 41781.3). The augmentation to the calculator was made this year because beginning in the 2017 Electronic Annual Report (due August 1, 2018), if applicable, jurisdictions will include information on plans to address these new requirements and divert green material that is being used as ADC. CalRecycle’s Electronic Annual Report (EAR) will be adjusted to reflect these reporting requirements for 2017. More information on AB 1594 can be found on www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/Basics/ADCGreen/default.htm..

If you have any questions about what information you should include, please contact your LAMD representative: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/Reports/Contacts.aspx.

Jurisdictions must file the EAR using the Local Government Information Center (LoGIC) reporting system. If the LoGIC system is new to you or you've forgotten your Web password or need more assistance, please visit: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/MyLogic/.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to implementing programs for reducing, reusing and recycling. It is our collaborative efforts that truly benefit all of California.

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Last updated: July 14, 2017
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