§ 17383.3. C&D Wood Debris Chipping and Grinding Operations and Facilities.
14 CA ADC § 17383.3BARCLAYS 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 § 17383.3
§ 17383.3. C&D Wood Debris Chipping and Grinding Operations and Facilities.
(a) C&D wood debris chipping and grinding operations and facilities conduct chipping and grinding activities to produce C&D mulch. Authorized chipping and grinding activities do not produce active compost, but mechanically reduce the size of lumber and other wood material to produce C&D mulch. The C&D wood debris chipping and grinding operation or facility shall satisfy the appropriate tier requirements.
(1) A small volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding operation shall comply with the EA Notification requirements set forth in CCR, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0, commencing at section 18100 et seq. and shall be inspected by the EA at least once every three (3) months unless the EA approves, with Department concurrence, a reduced inspection frequency. The EA may approve a reduced inspection frequency only if it will not pose an additional risk to public health and safety or the environment but in no case shall the frequency be less than once per calendar year. [Note: See section 18083(a)(3) for additional EA and Department requirements regarding the approval or denial of requests for reducing the frequency of inspections.]
(2) A medium volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding operation shall comply with the Registration Permit tier requirements set forth in CCR, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 5.0, Article 3.0, commencing at section 18100 et seq.
(3) A large volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding facility shall comply with the Full Permit tier requirements set forth in CCR, Title 27, Division 2, Subdivision 1, Chapter 4, commencing with section 21563.
(4) To the greatest extent possible, all inspections shall be unannounced and shall be conducted at irregular intervals.
(5) Except as otherwise specified in this section, small volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding activities shall comply with all requirements applicable to small volume CDI debris processing operations, medium volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding facilities shall comply with all requirements applicable to medium volume CDI processing facilities, and large volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding facilities shall comply with all requirements applicable to large volume CDI debris processing facilities.
(b) All of the following requirements for the storage and stockpiling of C&D mulch feedstock, material being processed, and finished C&D mulch apply:
(1) Unprocessed feedstock may be stored on site prior to processing up to 30 days. Unprocessed feedstock stored for more than 30 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.
(2) C&D mulch shall be removed from the site within 90 days from processing. C&D mulch stored 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) If the temperature of the unprocessed feedstock or C&D mulch reaches 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), then the site shall be regulated as a compostable material handling operation or facility, as set forth in Chapter 3.1 commencing with Article 1, section 17850. The maximum amount of material that may be stored on the site, including unprocessed material, material that is being processed, and material that has been processed, is that amount which is the product of 30 days multiplied by the maximum amount of incoming material permitted per day.
(4) Storage time limits may be extended in accordance with sections 17384(a) (Land Use Entitlement), 17384(b) (Storage Plan), and 17384(c) (Financial Assurances) of this Article.
(c) All the following requirements for the inspection of C&D mulch feedstock apply:
(1) The feedstock shall undergo load checking to ensure that physical contaminants in the feedstock are reduced to no greater than 1% of total feedstock, by weight. Load checking shall include both visual observation of incoming loads of feedstock and load sorting to quantify the percentage of contaminating materials.
(2) A minimum of 1% of daily incoming feedstock volume or at least one truckload per day, whichever is greater, shall be inspected visually. If a visual load check indicates a contamination level is potentially greater than 1%, a representative sample shall be taken, physical contaminants shall be collected and weighed, and the percentage of physical contaminants determined. The load shall be rejected if physical contaminants are greater than 1% of total weight.
(3) Upon request of the EA, the operator shall take a representative sample of feedstock, shall collect and weigh physical contaminants, and shall calculate the percentage of physical contaminants in the sample.
(4) The operator shall take adequate measures through signage, training, load checking, detection systems, and/or chemical analysis to avoid incorporating any chromated copper arsenate (CCA) pressure treated wood and lead based painted materials into C&D mulch. Such contaminated feedstock shall be stored in a designated area for handling and disposition.
(5) The operator's employees shall be adequately trained to perform the activities specified in this section.
(d) Operations and facilities producing C&D mulch shall maintain all records demonstrating compliance with this section.
(e) All C&D wood debris chipping and grinding activities shall minimize odorimpacts.
(f) The operator shall provide fire prevention, protection and control measures, including, but not limited to, temperature monitoring of windrows and piles, adequate water supply for fire suppression, and the isolation of potential ignition sources from combustible materials. Fire lanes shall be provided to allow fire control equipment access to all operation areas. These requirements are in addition to the requirement for a Fire Prevention, Control and Mitigation Plan described in sections 17386(a)(19), 18223(a)(19) and 18223.5(a)(20).
(g) If C&D debris other than C&D wood debris is accepted at the site, then the site shall be regulated as a CDI processing operation or facility under this Article or under the Transfer/Processing Regulatory requirements (commencing at section 17400), as appropriate.
(h) Should the EA have reason to believe that a C&D wood debris chipping and grinding material handler is engaging in other activities that constitute or are deemed to be disposal, the burden of proof shall be on the owner and operator of the site to demonstrate otherwise.
(i) Each operator of a small volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding operation shall file with the EA, together with its application for an EA Notification, an Operation Plan (as more fully described in section 17386 of this Article). Each operator of a medium volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding facility shall file with the EA, together with its application for a Registration Permit, a Facility Plan (as more fully described in Article 3.2, section 18223 of this Chapter). Each operator of a large volume C&D wood debris chipping and grinding facility shall file with the EA, together with its application for a Full Permit, a Facility Report (as more fully described in Article 3.2, section 18223.5 of this Chapter). The information contained in the Plan or Report shall be reviewed by the EA to determine whether it is complete and correct as defined in CCR, Title 14, Chapter 5, Article 3.0, section 18101.
(j) Where the public may have access to them, the debris piles and other piles of materials on site must be stable and otherwise configured so as to protect the public health and safety.
(k) Each operator shall determine the weight of all material received at the operation or facility for handling and shall maintain records of the weight of materials in accord with State Minimum Standards. Weight shall be determined by the use of scales which may be located at the operation or facility or off-site.
(l) Each operator shall maintain records in accordance with Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 9, Article 9.25, Section 18815.1 et seq. The records shall be available for inspections as authorized by that article during normal business hours and retained in the operating record near the site or in an alternative location approved by the Local Enforcement Agency.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 40502, 43020 and 43021, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 40053, 43020 and 43021, Public Resources Code.
1. New section filed 7-10-2003; operative 8-9-2003 (Register 2003, No. 28).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a) filed 6-29-2004 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2004, No. 27).
3. Redesignation and amendment of portions of subsection (a) as new subsections (a)(1)-(5) filed 11-10-2015; operative 1-1-2016 (Register 2015, No. 46).
4. New subsection (l) 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 2/7/20 Register 2020, No. 6
14 CCR § 17383.3, 14 CA ADC § 17383.3
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