Use these tables to determine which permit process tasks and permit application elements apply to each regulatory tier.

Also see the Permit Tier Placement Chart which shows the types of facilities and operations that are slotted into each type of permit tier.

Operator/Applicant Permit Tasks and Application Elements
Tasks and Application ElementsRegulatory Permit Tier
Full

Title 27, Section 21570

Standardized

Title 14, Section 18105

Registration

Title 14, Section 18104

Notification

Title 14, Section 18103

Prepare and Submit Application for New, Revised, or Modified Permit and/or RFI AmendmentsYes, 180 days prior to operation or changes or upon direction of the LEA.Yes (new permit only)Yes (new permit only)Notify LEA
Application Form*

Yes and send copy to local planning department (and copy Regional Water Board for Landfills)

Yes, and send copy to local planning department

Yes, and send copy to local planning department)

Notify LEA and send copy to local planning department

Report of Facility Information (RFI)Yes, may be submitted as a Joint Technical Document (JTD) for LandfillsYesYes

Depends. An operations plan or OIMP is required for some operations.

CEQA InformationYesYesNo (may be required by local agency)No (may be required by local agency)
Conformance FindingYesYes Yes No. (Must provide evidence that local planning department was notified)
List of Public Hearings, Meetings, and Copies of NoticesYesYesYesNo
Complete Closure PlanYes, for LandfillNoNoNo
Financial AssuranceYes, for LandfillNoNoNo
Operating LiabilityYes, for LandfillNoNoNo
Owner/Operator CertificationYesYesYesNo
Apply for 5-Year Permit ReviewYes, 180 days prior to due date. Send copy to Department.No. Certify no changes or apply for new permit.No. Certify no changes or apply for new permit.N/A

* The application form needs to be updated to include "modified permit" as a type of application for full permits. Updating the application form, which is located in the Appendices of Title 27, will require the regulations to be amended in a separate new rulemaking that could take some time. In the meantime, to submit an application for a modified permit, applicants may change the CIWMB E-1-77 form before submitting it to the LEA by crossing out "revision" under "Part 1.C.2." of the form and writing in "Modification."

 

LEA Permit Tasks and Application Elements
Tasks and Application ElementsRegulatory Permit Tier
Full

Title 27, Section 21570

Standardized

Title 14, Section 18105

Registration

Title 14, Section 18104

Notification

Title 14, Section 18103

Provide guidance to applicant and local planning agencies on permit, local land use, and CEQA.Yes.Yes.Yes.Yes.
Request Assignment of SWIS Facility File Number Yes (for new sites)Yes (for new sites)Yes (for new sites)Yes (for new sites)
Review Permit at Least Every 5 Years from Date IssuedYes. LEA notifies operator 180 days prior to due date.Yes. LEA notifies operator 60 days prior.Yes. LEA notifies operator 60 days prior.N/A
Permit Review ReportYesNo (new permit is reissued every 5 years)No (new permit is reissued every 5 years)N/A
Approve Change in Owner and/or OperatorYes, if certain findings can be made.New permit if operator change. New permit if operator change.N/A
Process RFI AmendmentsYes, if certain findings can be made.N/A. Must obtain new permit.N/A. Must obtain new permitN/A
Request Application for Modified PermitYes, if certain findings can be made.

No. Operator must apply for a new permit if any changes are made.

No. Operator must apply for a new permit if any changes are made.

N/A
Request Application for Revised PermitYes, if significant change as defined.No. Operator must apply for new permit if any changes.No. Operator must apply for new permit if any changes.N/A.
Review Application PackageYesYesYes (Review is limited. No discretionary action)N/A
Accept or Reject ApplicationYes, within 30 daysYes, within 30 days.Yes, within 30 days.N/A
LEA Informational MeetingYes, within 60 days of receipt for new or revised permits. NoNoNo
LEA Public Notice (operator is also required to post notice for approved RFI amendments)Yes for new, revised, or modified permits after finding complete and correct; Yes for RFI Amendments within 5 days after approval.YesYesNo
Pre-Permit InspectionYes. CalRecycle/LEAYes. CalRecycle/LEAAs needed by LEA.N/A
Write PermitYes, with terms and conditions for new and revised; no addition of terms and conditions for modified.No. Permit is in regulation.No. Permit is in regulation.No
Submit Permit Package to CalRecycleYes, within 60 days of acceptance of application.Yes, within 15 days of acceptance of application.No. Issue permit within 5 days of acceptance of application.N/A. Submit notification within 5 days of receipt.
LEA Permit Package Submitted to CalRecycle for Approval YesYesNoN/A
LEA CertificationYesNoNoNo
LEA CEQA FindingYesYesNoNo
RWQCB InformationYes, if RWQCB enforcement action against landfill.NoNoNo
Permit Review ReportYesNoNoN/A
List of Public Hearings, Meetings, and Copies of Notices received from operator.YesYesYesNo
Any written public comments received and summary of comments received at informational meeting and any steps taken by LEA.Yes for new and revised permits; no summary of comments for modified permits.NoNoNo
Issue (or Deny) PermitYes, after CalRecycle decision for new and revised permits. Yes, after CalRecycle decision.Yes, without CalRecycle concurrence.N/A
Enforce PermitYes. Monthly inspections.Yes. Monthly inspections.Yes. Monthly inspections.

Quarterly inspections or as otherwise specified.

CalRecycle/Applicant Permit Tasks and Application Elements
Tasks and Application ElementsRegulatory Permit Tier
Full

Title 27, Section 21570

Standardized

Title 14, Section 18105

Registration

Title 14, Section 18104

Notification

Title 14, Section 18103

Provide guidance to applicant and local planning agencies on permit, local land use, and CEQA.Yes.Yes.Yes.Yes.
Post LEA informational meeting notice on web site.Yes for new and revised permits.No.No.N/A
Post LEA notice of approved RFI amendment if requested by LEA.Yes for RFI amendments.No.No. N/A
Review Permit PackageYesYesNoN/A
Pre-permit InspectionYesYesNoNo
Prepare Staff ReportYes.Yes.NoN/A
Concur or Object to PermitYes, within 60 days of receipt of proposed permit.Yes, within 30 days of receipt of proposed permit.NoNo
Maintain Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) DatabaseYes.Yes.Yes.Yes.

Note: All references to a time period of "days" means "calendar days".

Also, the Permit Tier Placement Chart shows the types of facilities and operations that are slotted into each type of permit tier.

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