The intent of the advisories is to provide guidance to local enforcement agencies (LEA) in performing their duties. Guidance, for this purpose, is defined as providing explanation of CalRecycle's regulations and statutes. The subject matter of the advisories includes procedures, suggested approaches to problem solving, guidance on development of mandated programs, and scientific methods.

Unless included by reference in the LEA's Enforcement Program Plan (EPP), advisories are not enforceable in the same manner as regulations because they have not been adopted through the formal rulemaking process (see Government Code sections 11340.5 and 11342.6). Advisories do not take precedence over statute or regulation.

Definitions of Terms

  • Rescinded: Rescinded advisories contain incorrect, outdated or irrelevant information and should no longer be used as reference.
  • Revised: Revised advisories are updated versions of the same advisory.
  • Superseded: Superseded advisories have been replaced by another form of guidance (e.g., web content).
  • Under Revision: Advisories removed from the web prior to completion of the revision.

For more information or to obtain a copy of an advisory or attachment not available on this website, please contact Leta Forland.

Please note: These LEA advisories are retained for historical purposes. Over time, some information and links on these pages may become dated and/or inaccurate.

Advisories
NumberTitle
59Division of Occupational Safety and Health (May 29, 2002)
58Methodology for Determining Compliance with the "Three-Part Test" of Transfer/Processing Facilities and Operations Regulations (Revised April 18, 2003)
57Guidance on Writing a Solid Waste Facility Permit (Rescinded February 24, 2010)
For more information on this topic refer to new Writing a Solid Waste Facility Permit
56AB 709 Department of Toxic Substances Control Protocol for Burn Dump Site Investigation and Characterization (June 30, 2003)--Department of Toxic Substances Control site)
Process for Evaluating and Remediating Burn Dump Sites Clarification Sheet (February 16, 2001)
Process for Evaluating and Remediating Burn Dump Sites (November 4, 1998)
55Alternative Frequencies for Daily Cover and Explosive Gas Monitoring for Small Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Superseded April 29, 2015)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
541998 Inspection Guidance for Solid Waste Landfills (October 26, 1998)
For additional information on this topic please see the CalEPA Guidance for Inspection Report Writing for Unified Program Agencies
53Impact of AB 1220 on Solid Waste Facility Permit Conditions (August 12, 1998)
52Procedures for Processing Solid Waste Facility Permits Upon Determinations of No Change During Permit Reviews (August 5, 1998) (Superseded February 4, 2014)
For more information on this topic refer to the Permit Toolbox webpage Procedures for Processing Solid Waste Facility Permits Upon Determinations of No Change During Permit Reviews.
51Disposal Site Postclosure Land Use (July 22, 1998)
50Waste Diversion Activities at Solid Waste Landfills and Closed or Closing Disposal Sites (July 10, 1998)
49Implementation of Permanent Regulations for Storage and Chipping and Grinding Activities (Rescinded November 12, 2003)
48Disposal Site Daily and Intermediate Cover Regulations (Superseded April 29, 2015)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
47Processing Procedures for a Change in Owner and/or Operator of a Solid Waste Facility (Superseded May 6, 2015)
For more information on this topic refer to LEA Guidance: Owner/Operator Change Processing Procedures.
46Evaluation of Employee Health Risk from Open Tire Burning (November 6, 1997)
45Methodology for Determining Remaining Landfill Capacity (October 31, 1997)
44Gas Monitoring Procedures (Rescinded February 2, 2004)
For more information on this topic refer to Landfill Gas Screening Procedures
43Disaster Assistance (August 29, 1997)
42LEA Asbestos Containing Waste Program Authorization (July 31, 1997)
41Emergency Waiver of Standards (July 14, 1997) Superseded March 8, 2017
For more informaton on this topic refer to "Guidance: Emergency Waiver of Standards".
40Daily Cover Waiver (Superseded April 29, 2015)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
39Issuance of Multiple Permits (March 21, 1997)
38LEA Enforcement Advisory/CalRecycle Enforcement Policy (March 17, 1997)
This advisory is currently under revision. Contact Mark de Bie.
37Small Dry Landfills: Delay of Subtitle D General Compliance Date (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
36CEQA Cumulative Impact Analysis (February 4, 1997)
35Deletion of Requirement for Prevent or Substantially Impair Finding for Solid Waste Facility Permits During the Gap Period, PRC 44009 (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
34Vinyl Mini-Blind Disposal (December 13, 1996)
33Odor Complaint Response (Under Revision)
Contact: Martin Perez
32Jurisdiction Over Odor Complaints (Under Revision)
Contact: Martin Perez
31Advisory Enforceability and Update (July 30, 1996)
30Equipment Loan Program Guidelines and Procedures (Revised July 24, 2001)
29Management of Empty Pesticide Bags (October 23, 1995)
28Prevent or Substantially Impair Policy for Solid Waste Facility Permits During the Gap Period (Rescinded)
27Permitting Action for Inactive Landfills (Rescinded February 2, 2004)
For more information on this topic refer to 27 CCR 21870(e)
26Excavation Permit (June 30, 1995)
25What Tonnage Amounts Handled on Site Count for Purposes of the Tonnage Limits in the Permit (Rescinded March 2, 2005)
24When are 5-Year Permit Reviews Due? As of July 26, 2001, the Permit Review Due Date guidance webpage is currently under revision. For questions regarding permit review due dates, please contact the Permits and Assistance Branch staff assigned to your jurisdiction.
23Inspection Guidance for Transfer Stations, Materials Recovery Facilities, and Waste to Energy Facilities (June 7, 1995)
For additional information on this topic please see the CalEPA Guidance for Inspection Report Writing for Unified Program Agencies
22Changes in Design or Operation and CEQA Compliance (June 1, 1995)
21Format for Permit Review Reports (Revised July 26, 2001)
201995 Inspection Guidance for Solid Waste Landfills (Superseded by Advisory 54 October 26, 1998)
19Streamlining Approval of Alternative Daily Cover Demonstration Projects Using Green Material (Superseded by Advisory 48 March 27, 1998)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
18Permitting and Enforcement at Composting Facilities (Rescinded)
17Nuisance Dumping (September 26, 1994)
16Clean Closure (September 26, 1994)
15Completion of Solid Waste Information System Inspection Reports for Disposal Sites and Transfer Stations (June 8, 1994) Superseded March 9, 2017
For more information on this topic refer to Guidance: Completion of Solid Waste Information System Digital Inspection Reports.
14Revised Policy and Procedures for Maintaining the Inventory of Solid Waste Facilities Which Violate State Minimum Standards (Rescinded)
13Wood Waste Landfills (Revised October 10, 1995)
12Permitting of Nontraditional Facilities (Rescinded January 2004)
Contact: Robert Holmes
11Metallic Discards Management (Information Updated October 2010)
10Procedural Change in Approving Alternative Cover Demonstration Projects Using Geosynthetic Blankets (Superseded by Advisory 48 March 27, 1998)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
9Solid Waste Ranking System User Guide: Site Investigation Process (SIP) Part II (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
8General Guidance for Implementing AB 1220 in the Regulation of Solid Waste Disposal Sites (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
7Subtitle D Q&A (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
6Aspergillus, Aspergillosis, and Composting Operations in California (December 16, 1993)
5Use of Non-Hazardous Contaminated Soil as Daily Cover (Superseded by Advisory 48 March 27, 1998)
For more information on this topic refer to Daily/Intermediate Cover and Alternative Daily/Intermediate Cover Guidelines
4Permitting of Fuel Contaminated Soils Treatment/Processing Facilities (Rescinded)
3Site Investigation Process for Investigating Closed, Illegal, and Abandoned Disposal Sites (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
Visit the Site Investigation Process for Closed, Illegal and Abandoned page for more information on this topic.
21992 Legislation Impacts Existing Waste Programs (Rescinded January 15, 2002)
1Asbestos Containing Waste Disposal (Superseded by Advisory 42 on July 31, 1997)
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