To All Local Enforcement Agencies:

Attached is a copy of the revised Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Equipment Loan Program Guidelines and Procedures. This statutorily mandated program (Public Resources Code § 43217) continues to support LEAs by providing technical and scientific equipment to those agencies whose financial and technical resources may limit their ability to obtain and operate instrumentation and other specialized and scientific equipment.

Since 1995 when this advisory was initially published, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has updated and widened its inventory of available inspection equipment and instrumentation. As before, the program makes available for loan air monitoring instruments and equipment to LEAs on a first-come, first-served basis with a three (3) month loan time. CalRecycle reserves the right to recall or prioritize the loan equipment, and borrowers are responsible for loss, damage, or misuse of the loaned equipment or instruments.

The program continues to provide instrument consultation and repair, technical support and training, maintenance, calibration, and servicing for LEA-owned instruments under specific conditions. Additional information on any or all of the features identified is available through CalRecycle’s Health and Safety Program Officer or LEA Equipment Loan Coordinator at the field shop.

The proven success of the LEA Equipment Loan Program has helped the mutual vision of partnership. It is envisioned that this program and others like it will assist and strengthen the LEA program. If you have any questions or comments regarding this document, please contact Diane Kihara.


Original signed by:

Julie Nauman, Deputy Director
Permitting and Enforcement Division


Publication #232-95-023

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.

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.

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.