California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Local Enforcement Agency Permit Toolbox

What's New in the Permit Toolbox

Recently Published Pages and Maintenance Log

In addition to tracking the addition of new pages, this log contains the maintenance history of pages that have been changed or updated since the permit toolbox was first published in February 2001. For more information on maintenance of this Website, please visit the Toolbox Maintenance Kit or the Suggestion Box.

August 2017

March 2017

  • Guidance: Emergency Waiver of Standards. This guidance provides local enforcement agencies (EA) and operators with information regarding the process for a solid waste facility operator to request a waiver of standards, permit terms and/or conditions to address changes needed to handle debris resulting from a declared emergency.

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

January 2016

June 2015

May 2015

  • LEA Guidance: Owner/Operator Change Processing Procedures. This guidance has been developed to help local enforcement agencies (LEAs) with the process associated with notice of a plan to sell, encumber, or convey a solid waste facility ownership and/or operation to a new owner or operator, and/or change the address of a solid waste facility owner and/or operator.

April 2015

February 2015

January 2011

February 2010

  • Writing a Solid Waste Facility Permit. This web page has been developed in coordination with LEAs and CalRecycle staff to provide guidance on how to write a solid waste facilities permit that is consistent with California Code of Regulation, Title 27 (27 CCR) and the Public Resources Code (PRC). This web page replaces LEA Advisory No. 57 and updates and clarifies information to reflect changes to the solid waste facilities permit application (CIWMB Form E-1-77) since the advisory was originally published in 1999.

November 2008

  • Guidance: Additional Storage of Recycled Materials at Solid Waste Facilities. This page provides guidance to help local enforcement agencies (LEA) and facility operators address the additional storage of recycled materials at solid waste facilities. The current economic slowdown is having a direct impact on solid waste facilities and their ability to move recycled materials off site to markets, resulting in an increasing need to store more processed material on site for longer periods of time.

April 2007

  • The Permit Implementation Regulations became effective on April 13, 2007.
  • Many Permit Toolbox pages have been updated to reflect the new regulations. A Summary of the Top-10 Changes provides a concise introduction to the new regulations, including links to updated Permit Toolbox Pages, links to the updated regulations, and links to other resources.

August 2005

June 2005

January 2005

December 2004

  • Any application filed after January 1, 2005, which requires the use of form E-1-77, must be filed with the revised application form.  For the full permit tier, this includes new or revised permits, permit exemptions,  permit review reports, and RFI amendments. Applicable pages in the Permit Toolbox have been updated. For more information, see the rulemaking archives and the December 15, 2004 all-LEA email.
  • Added link to the Public Hearing/Participation Tools from the Index and Full Permit Page (designed to provide resources for conducting AB 1497 hearings ).

October 2004

  • Compost Page: Added link to FAQ page, added two flowchart hand-outs to the resources, added link to recent LEA letter on compost fires, added links to chipping and grinding regulations, and added link to exempt compost site resources.
  • Landfill Page: Updated links to Federal EPA Subtitle D regulations, added link to waste tire monofill regulations, and added link to recently adopted inert disposal regulations.

September 2004

  • Clarified guidance on the Registration Permit page regarding the reference and  attachment of the completed application form to a registration permit when forwarded to CalRecycle by the LEA.
  • Updated maintenance pages to reflect approval of the latest Permit Toolbox priority task list.

July 2004

May 2004

April 2004

March 2004

Updated various pages to reflect AB 1497 changes to the permit process, including the increased application review timelines for revised permits from 30 to 60 days and requirement that LEAs hold public hearings for revised full permits and for all CDI permits.

February 2004

January 2004

  • Added "authorizing eligibility" Web tool to help LEAs and applicants comply with the requirement of the notification tier.
  • The EA Notification (CIWMB Form 169) was updated to include a list of "authorizing eligibility" citations on the back side.
  • Added a link from the compost page to a new Web page created to answer frequently asked questions about the implementation of the compost regulations.
  • Finished updating the various "permit type" pages to reflect the adopted Construction and Demolition/Inert Debris regulations.
  • Deleted all links to the rescinded LEA Advisory 12.
  • AB 1479, effective January 1, 2004, and all-LEA email providing interim guidance on implementing the provisions of AB 1497.

December 2003

  • Updated the Notification page and the RFI page to reflect new standards that require some sites in the notification tier to submit an "operations plan".
  • Updated the closure requirements and links on the full permit "laundry list".
  • Updated the table on the RFI page to reflect the new CDI regulations and added a printer friendly version of the table.

November 2003

October 2003

  • Updated the notification tier page to reflect new filing requirements that include documentation that the operator has notified the local planning department

August 2003

May 2003

  • Updated the Compost page: The old guidance has been removed from this page until it can be more thoroughly updated to reflect the contents of the new regulations. A notice has been inserted alerting users of the effective date of the new regs. The resources and links have been updated so that important sections of new regs can be easily located.
  • Updated the list of sites that qualify for each permit tier on the full, standardized, registration, and notification pages to reflect changes in the compost regulations.
  • Updated the RFI page: The chart has been updated to provide links to the new Report of Compost Site Information (RCSI) requirement and the new Odor Impact Minimization Plan (OIMP). Also added some links directly to the Transfer Station toolbox page and the Notification toolbox page.

April 2003

February 2003

October 2002

September 2002

August 2002

July 2002

  • Added list of resources to the bottom of the 5-year Permit Review page.
  • Minor language changes to 5-year Permit Review page: 1) new links to the pages for processing full, standardized, and registration permits; 2) reminder that standardized permits will need to be submitted to the Board for concurrence.

June 2002

March 2002

February 2002

December 2001

October 2001

August 2001

  • Added a link to State Clearinghouse's CEQA notification forms in the CEQA Resources.
  • LEA Advisory 21 and LEA Advisory 24 regarding permit review reports have been updated.
  • The solid waste facility permit template on the permit forms page has been updated to include instructions, drop down menus, and form fields.

July 2001

June 2001

  • Added Compost Page.
  • Added Sample Documents and Letters Page.
  • Updated Home Page Quick Menus.
  • Added links to Quick Menus and Samples Page to vertical menu bar (green column on left side of page).
  • Updated various links, wording, typos, and made other minor changes in response to LEA and P&E staff comments.

April 2001

 March 2001 | All LEA E-mail

February 2001 | All LEA E-mail

Last updated: August 11, 2017
Permit Toolbox, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/SWFacilities/Permitting/
Kevin Taylor: Kevin.Taylor@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6582