History of Rulemaking | Do's and Don'ts

Construction, Demolitions & Inert Debris History of Rulemaking

Please see the rulemaking archive file for additional detail and documentation.

July-August 1997

  • Three informal workshops held in Redding, Sacramento, and Diamond Bar.

September-October 1998

  • Formal regulations noticed on October 18, 1998, 45-day comment period began.
  • Public comment period extended to December 28, 1998.

September 1999

  • The California Integrated Waste Management Board (now CalRecycle) voted 4-0 not to adopt the proposed CDI regulations.

December 2000

  • The Board approved a two-phase approach for the regulations.

January 2002

  • The Board voted 6-0 to formally notice the Phase I regulations.

Comment Period

  • 45-day began on May 31, 2002 and ended July 15, 2002.

August 2002

  • Phase I Public Hearing on August 12, 2002.
  • Staff direction is to outline policy issues and potential solutions.

September 2002

  • Staff presented recommendations for the Board and Committee to consider for rulemaking direction.
  • Board directed staff to return to the November Board meeting with revised recommendations to include an additional comment period.

November 2002

  • Permitting & Enforcement Committee directs staff to return to the Board in December with the draft proposals for tier phase-ins.
  • Board directs staff to bring proposals for a CD definition.

December 2002

  • Board directs staff to begin a 15-day comment period to establish a registration permit and regulations.
  • Comment Period: Second 15-day comment period began on December 20, 2002 and ended on January 3, 2003.

January 2003

  • Board directs staff to begin a second 15-day comment period to establish a threshold change for the Registration Tier.
  • Return to the Board in March.
  • Comment Period: Second 15-day comment period began on January 24, 2003 and ended on February 10, 2003.

March 2003-April 2003

  • Board directs staff to make changes to proposed regulations text and initiate a third 15-day comment period for the changes.
  • Comment Period: Third 15-day comment period began on March 22, 2003 and ended April 7, 2003.
  • Board adopted the regulations on April 23, 2003.

July 2003

  • Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved on July 10, 2003 and filed with Secretary of State the same day.

August 2003

Regulations became effective August 9, 2003.

Do's and Dont's

Some important do’s and don'ts for CDI debris processing sites

  • CDI debris sites can only take CDI debris.
  • CDI debris cannot be mixed with other waste streams at any time.
  • CDI debris sites can take material from:
    • A construction site
    • A demolition site
    • Construction material manufacturing businesses, if it is 100 percent recycled.
  • CDI debris site cannot take:
    • Municipal solid waste
    • CD waste
    • Material from a construction site "contaminated" with waste from another source (surrounding business or residents)
    • Material from a demolition site "contaminated" with waste from another source (surrounding business or residents)
    • Landscaping waste
    • Grass clippings
    • Food waste
    • Biosolids
    • Hazardous waste
    • E-waste
    • Road side clean up
    • Any waste stream (CDI debris included) that goes to compost temperature
    • Office recyclables
    • Industrial waste
    • Street sweepings
    • Neighborhood cleanup debris
  • CDI debris always has less than 1 percent putrescible waste.
  • CDI debris putrescible component can never create a nuisance.
  • CDI debris sites have strict limits on amount of material allowed on site.
  • CDI debris sites have strict storage time frames.
  • Material held on site longer than allowed can be deemed to be illegally disposed.
  • CDI debris processing sites with permits or pending permits have to comply with Transfer Station operating and design requirements as well as CDI State Minimum Standards.