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14 CA ADC § 17381.1BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 7. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Chapter 3. Minimum Standards for Solid Waste Handling and Disposal
Article 5.9. Construction and Demolition and Inert Debris Transfer/Processing Regulatory Requirements
14 CCR § 17381.1
§ 17381.1. Activities That Are Not Subject to the Construction and Demolition/Inert Debris Regulatory Requirements.
(a) A site that receives only construction and demolition debris and inert debris (CDI) and which meets the requirements of this section shall be classified as a CDI recycling center. A site that receives only inert debris and which meets the requirements of this section shall be classified as an inert debris recycling center. CDI recycling centers and inert debris recycling centers shall not be subject to any other requirements of this Article except as specified in this section.
(1) The CDI debris that a CDI recycling center receives shall have been separated at the point of generation.
(A) For the purposes of this section, “separated at the point of generation” means that the material has been separated from the solid waste stream by the generator of that material or by a processor prior to receipt at a CDI recycling center and has not been commingled with other solid waste or recyclable materials. For example, each material type must be transferred in separate containers to the recycling center. Notwithstanding, cardboard, lumber and metal may be commingled in a single container.
(2) An inert debris recycling center shall receive only Type A inert debris that is source separated or separated for reuse. The inert debris may be commingled in a single container.
(b) CDI recycling centers and inert debris recycling centers shall meet the following requirements:
(1) The residual shall be less than 10% by weight of the amount of debris received at the site, calculated on a monthly basis. Recycling center operators may report their residual percentage to the EA and the Department on Form CIWMB 607 (see Appendix A).
(2) The amount of putrescible wastes in the CDI debris received at the site shall be less than 1% by volume of the amount of debris received at the site, calculated on a monthly basis, and the putrescible wastes shall not constitute a nuisance, as determined by the EA.
(c) Chipping and grinding of any material, or the receipt of chipped and ground material, is prohibited at CDI recycling centers.
(d) The following storage time limits apply to CDI recycling centers:
(1) CDI debris stored for more than 30 days that has not been processed and sorted for resale or reuse shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposed and therefore subject to enforcement action, including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.
(2) CDI debris that has been processed and sorted for resale or reuse, but remains stored on-site for more than 90 days, shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposed and therefore subject to enforcement action, including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.
(3) Storage time limits do not apply to CDI recycling centers where a financial assurance mechanism pursuant to section 17384(c) has been approved by the Department.
(4) At the EA's discretion, storage time limits for sorted and processed materials may be extended to the time specified in a land use entitlement for the site that has an express time limit for the storage of materials.
(5) CDI recycling center storage time limits may be extended for a specified period, if the operator submits to the EA a storage plan as described in section 17384(b) and if the EA finds, on the basis of substantial evidence, that the additional time does not increase the potential harm to public health, safety and the environment. The EA may consult with other public agencies in making this determination. The extended storage term, any applicable conditions the EA imposes and the EA's findings shall be in writing.
(e) The following storage limits apply to inert debris recycling centers:
(1) Inert debris stored for more than 6 months that has not been processed and sorted for resale or reuse shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposed and therefore subject to enforcement action, including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.
(2) Inert debris that has been processed and sorted for resale, or reuse, but remains stored on-site for more than 12 months, shall be deemed to have been unlawfully disposed and therefore subject to enforcement action, including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.
(3) Storage time limits do not apply to Type A inert debris recycling centers which are located at an inert debris engineered fill operation, an inert debris Type A disposal facility, or at a material production facility.
(4) Storage time limits do not apply to Type A inert debris recycling centers where a financial assurance mechanism pursuant to section 17384(c) has been approved by the Department.
(5) At the EA's discretion, storage limits for sorted and processed materials may be extended to the time specified in a land use entitlement for the site that has an express time limit for the storage of materials.
(6) Inert debris recycling center storage limits may be extended for a specified period, if the operator submits to the EA a storage plan as described in section 17384(b) and if the EA finds, on the basis of substantial evidence, that the additional time does not increase the potential harm to public health, safety and the environment. The EA may consult with other public agencies in making this determination. The extended storage term, any applicable conditions the EA imposes and the EA's findings shall be in writing.
(f) Nothing in this section precludes the EA or the Department from inspecting a site to verify that it is and has been operating in a manner that meets the requirements of this section, or from taking any appropriate enforcement action, including the use of a Notice and Order as provided in section 18304.
(g) In evaluating whether or not a particular site is in compliance with this section, the EA shall, among other things, do the following:
(1) If the EA has reason to believe that each load of debris received at a recycling center is not separated at the point of generation, is not source separated or is not separated for reuse, as applicable, or that the residual exceeds 10% of the total debris received per month, or that the amount of putrescible wastes exceeds 1% by volume of the total debris received per month, or material is being stored in excess of the applicable storage limits, or that upon request no evidence is provided by the owner and operator that the stored debris is being accumulated for viable reuse, or that the site is not in compliance with any other requirement in this section, the EA may require the owner or operator to provide evidence that the recycling center is in compliance. The burden of proof shall be on the owner and operator of the recycling center to demonstrate it is in compliance.
(2) At the time that the EA requires a recycling center to provide evidence that it is in compliance with this section, the EA shall provide the owner and operator of the recycling center a written description of the information that has caused the EA to believe that the recycling center is not in compliance. Notwithstanding, the EA shall not be required to identify the name or other identifying information regarding any person(s) who has complained about the recycling center.
(h) Sites which do not meet the applicable requirements of this section do not qualify as recycling centers and shall comply with this Article and all laws and regulations applicable to them. The burden of proof shall be on the owner and operator of a site to demonstrate that the activities at the site are not subject to the requirements of this Article.
Note: Authority cited: Section 40502, 43020 and 43021, Public Resources Code. Reference: 40053, 43020 and 43021, Public Resources Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 7-10-2003; operative 8-9-2003 (Register 2003, No. 28).
2. Amendment of subsections (b)(1), (d)(2)-(3), (e)(4), (f) and (g)(1) filed 11-10-2015; operative 1-1-2016 (Register 2015, No. 46).
This database is current through 2/7/20 Register 2020, No. 6
14 CCR § 17381.1, 14 CA ADC § 17381.1
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