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§ 18815.9. Methods.

14 CA ADC § 18815.9BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 7. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Chapter 9. Planning Guidelines and Procedures for Preparing and Revising Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plans
Article 9.25. Recycling and Disposal Reporting System
14 CCR § 18815.9
§ 18815.9. Methods.
(a) When required by this article, a reporting entity shall use the following methods to report material types:
(1) With the exception of food waste self-haulers, recycling and composting facilities and operations, and entities reporting potential beneficial reuse material, a reporting entity shall report all material, including residuals, sent to a disposal facility as solid waste and is not required to further sort or characterize this material.
(A) Food waste self-haulers shall report pursuant to section 18815.4(b) of this article.
(B) Recycling and composting facilities and operations shall report by material type pursuant to subsection (a)(2) for residuals and separated materials sent to a disposal facility.
(C) Entities reporting potential beneficial reuse material shall report pursuant to subsection (a)(3).
(2) A reporting entity shall report materials at the level of segregation at the time they were sold or transferred, as follows:
(A) A reporting entity shall report a homogeneous material or individual grade of material as that individual material type (e.g., HDPE, aluminum, concrete, or mulch).
(B) A reporting entity shall report combinations of various materials within a single material category based on applicable industry standards (e.g., ferrous metals, mixed glass, mixed paper, or rigid plastics). A reporting entity is not required to further sort or characterize this material.
(C) A reporting entity shall report mixed materials from several categories as mixed materials or commingled recyclables based on applicable industry standards. A reporting entity is not required to further sort or characterize this material.
(D) A reporting entity shall report solid waste mixed with other materials as solid waste. A reporting entity is not required to further sort or characterize this material.
(3) A reporting entity shall:
(A) Report all ADC and AIC by the following material types:
(i) Ash and cement kiln dust materials,
(ii) Construction and demolition wastes and materials,
(iii) Compost materials, which include residuals left over from the composting process,
(iv) Green material,
(v) Contaminated sediment, dredge spoils, foundry sands, energy resource exploration, and production wastes,
(vi) Processed construction and demolition wastes and materials,
(vii) Shredded tires,
(viii) Sludge and sludge-derived materials,
(ix) Treated automobile shredder waste, and
(x) Other material types approved for beneficial reuse by the enforcement agency, such as materials left over after the material recovery process. The reporting entity shall specify the approved material type in their report to the Department.
(B) Report all materials used for construction, landscaping, and erosion control on site by material type, pursuant to subsection (a)(2).
(C) Not include tons of clean or contaminated soil used as cover material or for other uses at a landfill.
(b) When required by this article, a reporting entity shall use the following methods to determine jurisdiction of origin for material sent to disposal or for green material beneficial reuse:
(1) A hauler shall provide the jurisdiction of origin information at the time of delivery, unless both the hauler and receiving facility have agreed to periodic reports in lieu of providing information at the time of delivery. The hauler shall provide the periodic report to the receiving reporting entity within 30 days of the end of the reporting period. The hauler shall use any of the following sources of information to estimate the percentage of solid waste from each jurisdiction:
(A) Actual tons collected from each jurisdiction.
(B) Total volume of bins emptied from each jurisdiction.
(C) Billing records for customers in each jurisdiction.
(D) Company dispatcher records of hauling routes and generator locations.
(2) A transfer/processor or disposal facility shall determine the jurisdiction of origin for each load of material accepted by asking each person bringing materials at the time of delivery, using periodic reports from the entities delivering materials, or using other methods to capture the information on each load as it arrives, unless it meets one of the following criteria:
(A) A transfer/processor or disposal facility without a gatehouse attendant present during all business hours shall collect jurisdiction of origin information on each load for all hours in which an attendant is present. At minimum, a gatehouse attendant must be present during all business hours of one week per quarter. If this requirement is not met, then a facility shall additionally conduct an origin survey no less frequently than once per reporting period and for at least one week in duration. During the survey week(s), the facility shall survey every load of material received to determine the jurisdiction of origin. A facility shall apply the jurisdiction percentages obtained during the survey week(s) to tonnages that have not been assigned to a jurisdiction of origin in the reporting period.
(B) A transfer/processor or disposal facility without a gatehouse attendant present during any business hours that only accepts material from specified jurisdictions may assign the solid waste to those jurisdictions based on facility usage agreements and restrictions, property records, or other records that are representative of the jurisdictional breakdown of the material received.
(C) A transfer/processor or disposal facility without a gatehouse attendant present during any business hours that has no representative basis for determining jurisdiction of origin may assign the solid waste to the jurisdiction in which the facility is located.
(3) A transfer/processor shall determine jurisdiction of origin for solid waste and green material potential beneficial reuse sent to a disposal facility or another transfer/processor based on allocations of inbound materials. A transfer/processor may adjust the allocations of inbound percentages from facilities or haulers based on facility-specific practices, such as:
(A) Tracking and sorting individual loads,
(B) Segregating the flows from different jurisdictions, or
(C) Gathering other relevant information on the composition and recoverability of the materials from each facility or jurisdiction.
(4) A recycler, composter, broker, transporter, or disposal facility shall provide the jurisdiction of origin for all solid waste or green material potential beneficial reuse sent to each transfer/processor or disposal facility. The jurisdiction of origin of this material shall be the jurisdiction within which the recycler, composter, or disposal facility is located. For brokers and transporters, the jurisdiction of origin shall be the jurisdiction within which the reporting entity supplying the material is located.
(c) When required by this article, a transfer/processor or disposal facility shall estimate the overall tonnages or percentages from each source sector for materials sent for disposal using any of the following methods:
(1) Assigning source sector based on vehicle type, such as:
(A) Small vehicles, such as automobiles, pickups and small trailers, and flat beds as “self-hauled.”
(B) Side loaders as “contract-hauled single-family residential.”
(C) Front loaders and rear loaders as “contract-hauled commercial/multi-family.”
(2) Assigning source sector based on billing records, such as:
(A) Cash accounts as “self-hauled.”
(B) Accounts with jurisdictions or their haulers for residential routes as “contract-hauled single-family residential.”
(C) Accounts with jurisdictions or their haulers for commercial routes as “contract-hauled commercial/multi-family.”
(3) Using periodic reports from contract haulers on the source sectors of their routes. A transfer/processor or disposal facility may request, but not require, periodic reports from a hauler.
(4) Asking the driver delivering each incoming load.
(5) Assigning disaster debris and designated waste as “self-hauled.”
(6) Assigning residual disposal from, and material sent by, recyclers, composters, brokers, transporters and disposal facilities to the “self-hauled” source sector.
(d) If asked for information on source sector, then a contract hauler shall provide the information at the time of delivery, unless both the contract hauler and receiving facility have previously agreed to periodic reports in lieu of providing information at the time of delivery. In these cases, a contract hauler shall provide the periodic report to the receiving reporting entity within 30 days of the end of the reporting period. When providing source sector information, a hauler shall use any of the following methods to estimate the overall tonnages or percentages of disposal from each source sector sent to the receiving facility:
(1) Assigning source sector based on vehicle type, such as:
(A) Side loaders as “contract-hauled single-family residential.”
(B) Front loaders and rear loaders as “contract-hauled commercial/multi-family.”
(2) Assigning source sector based on billing records, such as:
(A) Accounts with jurisdictions for residential routes as “contract-hauled single-family residential.”
(B) Accounts with jurisdictions for commercial routes as “contract-hauled commercial/multi-family.”
(C) Accounts with businesses and apartments as “contract-hauled commercial/multi-family.”
(3) Assigning source sector by using dispatcher records of hauling routes, total bin volumes from each source sector, or total weights from each source sector.
(4) Assigning disaster debris and designated waste as “self-hauled.”
(e) If a transfer/processor or disposal facility lacks an attendant and is unable to estimate source sector using one of the methods in this section, then the reporting entity shall assign all tonnage to the sector that makes up most of the delivered material based on operator observations of the site traffic or material disposed.
(f) If a method in this section is used, then inaccuracies or errors in source sector reporting shall not be subject to penalties described in section 18815.10 of this article.
(g) When required by this article, a reporting entity shall use the following methods to report tonnages:
(1) A reporting entity who uses certified scales to measure a transaction by weight shall use that measurement, and not an estimate based on volume, when compiling and submitting their report to the Department.
(2) A reporting entity who does not use certified scales, but uses non-certified scales to measure a transaction by weight shall use that measurement, and not an estimate based on volume, when compiling and submitting their report to the Department.
(3) A reporting entity shall use scales to measure tons, unless they meet one of the following exceptions:
(A) If a transfer/processor or disposal facility records self-haul loads by volume, then they may estimate disposal tonnages using volume-to-weight conversion factors. If a transfer/processor or a disposal facility records self-haul loads by vehicle size and/or type, then they may estimate the disposal tonnages using weight estimates for each vehicle size and/or type.
(B) If a transfer/processor weighs total inbound contract-hauled tons and the total tons sent to disposal, then they may use the difference in weight to estimate self-haul sector.
(C) If a transfer/processor accepts an annual average of less than 100 tons of material per operating day, or less than 200 tons per operating day if located in a rural city or county, as set forth in sections 40183 and 40184 of the Public Resources Code, then they may use volume-to-weight conversion factors or report tonnages weighed at the receiving facility.
(D) If a reporting entity sells or transfers materials, other than solid waste, based on volume, then they may use material-specific volume-to-weight conversion factors to estimate tons.
(E) When required by subsection (h), a reporting entity who sends material to another reporting entity with a different RDRS number located at the same site using a conveyance system without scales, shall estimate and report tonnages transferred by using volume-to weight-conversion factors, flow rates, or belt scales.
(4) A disposal facility may use volume-to-weight conversion factors under the following conditions:
(A) The disposal facility does not have access to scales and does not receive more than 4,000 tons of solid waste per year from contract haulers, not including disaster debris.
(B) The disposal facility is located in an area prone to inclement weather for three or more months of the year, which does not allow for the adequate operation and maintenance of scales.
(C) The disposal facility is so remote that the availability of an electric utility to power the scales is prohibitive.
(5) A reporting entity shall indicate in their report if conversion factors were used to estimate tons, retain documentation on the basis and usage of any volume-to-weight conversion factors, and update the factors every three (3) years. The Department may require a reporting entity to revise the factors and reports if the Department determines that volumetric conversion factors are not satisfactory.
(h) Tonnages of material transferred within a reporting entity or between reporting entities located at the same site shall be recorded and reported as described below. Refer to subsection (g) for situations in which volume-to-weight conversion factors are allowed to estimate material tonnages.
(1) Except as provided in subsections (h)(4) and (h)(5), facilities and operations reporting with the same RDRS number and located at the same site are not required to report the tonnages of material transferred between each facility or operation to the Department.
(2) A reporting entity who sends separated recyclables or separated organics to another reporting entity with a different RDRS number located at the same site with the same operator is not required to report the tonnages of separated recyclable or organic material transferred between each facility or operation to the Department. The reporting entity responsible for the off-site sale or transfer of the aggregated material shall report the appropriate tonnages to the Department.
(3) A reporting entity who sends solid waste or material for potential beneficial reuse to a transfer/processor or disposal facility with a different RDRS number located at the same site shall report this information to the Department in the same manner prescribed in subsections (a), (b) and (c).
(4) A transfer/processor shall include the total tons of solid waste generated on-site by recyclers and composters under the same RDRS number and accepted by the transfer/processor in the total tons accepted pursuant to section 18815.5(a)(1)(C) of this article.
(5) A disposal facility shall include the total tons of solid waste generated on-site by recyclers and composters under the same RDRS number and accepted by the disposal facility in the total tons accepted pursuant to section 18815.6(a)(2)(E) of this article.
(i) In their report to the Department, a reporting entity shall identify which methods set forth in this section they used in the preparation of the report.
(j) When required by this article, a reporting entity shall categorize material sent to each person or end user category into one or more of the following streams, and report to the Department in the manner described below:
(1) Solid waste disposal, which requires jurisdiction of origin, source sector, and RDRS number and contact information of the receiving facility or operation, if applicable. Recyclers, composters, and food waste self-haulers shall additionally report material type pursuant to subsection (a)(1).
(2) Disaster debris disposal, which requires RDRS number and contact information of the receiving facility or operation, if applicable.
(3) Designated waste disposal, which requires RDRS number and contact information of the receiving facility or operation, if applicable.
(4) Green material potential beneficial reuse, which requires jurisdiction of origin, and RDRS number and contact information of the receiving facility or operation, if applicable.
(5) Non-green material potential beneficial reuse, which requires material type, and RDRS number and contact information of the receiving facility or operation, if applicable.
(6) Recycling and composting, which requires material type, and RDRS number and contact information of the receiving facility or operation, if applicable.
(7) Broker or transporter, which requires material type, and RDRS number and contact information of the receiving facility or operation, if applicable.
(8) End user, which requires material type by end user category and region, pursuant to section 18815.3(k) of this article. Reporting entities are not required to provide the contact information of individual end users in their reports to the Department.
(9) If the person to whom material was sent is located outside California, and is not obligated to report to the Department, a reporting entity is not required to provide the contact information of that person to the Department for material streams described in subsections (j)(6) and (j)(7).
(10) Except for material sent to a broker, transporter, or end user, if a reporting entity is unsure or does not know into which stream a material being sent should be categorized, they shall report that material stream based on the following defaults:
(A) For material sent to a transfer/processor or disposal facility, report pursuant to subsection (j)(1).
(B) For material sent to a recycler or composter, report pursuant to subsection (j)(6).
Note: Authority cited: Sections 40502 and 41821.5, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 41821.5, 41821.6, 41821.7 and 41821.8, Public Resources Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 3-5-2019; operative 3-5-2019 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2019, No. 10).
This database is current through 5/13/22 Register 2022, No. 19
14 CCR § 18815.9, 14 CA ADC § 18815.9
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