Title 14, CCR section 18788 stipulates that prior to the fifth anniversary of CalRecycle approval of the waste management plans, the local task force shall complete a review of the waste management plan to assure that the county’s or regional agency’s waste management practices remain consistent with the hierarchy of waste management practices defined in PRC section 40051.
The review, submittal, and approval process identified in Title 14, CCR section 18788 is summarized as follows:
- Prior to the fifth anniversary of CalRecycle approval of the waste management plan, the local task force shall submit written comments on areas of the plan which require revision, if any, to the county or regional agency and to CalRecycle.
- Within 45 days of receiving the local task force’s comments, the county or regional agency shall determine if a revision is necessary and notify the local task force and CalRecycle of its findings in a CIWMP or RAIWMP review report.
- Within 90 days of receipt of that report, CalRecycle shall review the county’s or regional agency’s report and, at a public hearing, approve or disapprove the county’s or regional agency’s findings.
Many counties or regional agencies prepare a draft review report template to facilitate the local task force's review and comment. In such a case, the local task force review and comment of the draft review report is the first step in the schedule above. After receiving such comments, the county or regional agency will complete and finalize the five-year review report for submittal to the local task force and CalRecycle within 45 days. Upon receipt, CalRecycle staff will provide a timeline regarding staff review and final CalRecycle approval.