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§ 18756. Criteria for Establishing New or for Expanding Existing Solid Waste Disposal Facilitie...

14 CA ADC § 18756Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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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 (Refs & Annos)
Article 6.5. Siting Elements
14 CCR § 18756
§ 18756. Criteria for Establishing New or for Expanding Existing Solid Waste Disposal Facilities.
(a) To establish a new solid waste disposal facility or to expand an existing solid waste disposal facility, the county and regional agency shall describe the criteria to be used in the siting process for each facility. The criteria shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the major categories of Environmental Considerations, Environmental Impacts, Socioeconomic Considerations, Legal Considerations, and additional criteria as developed by the county, cities, regional agency and member agencies. The following are examples of criteria that may be considered within those major categories:
(1) Environmental Considerations (for example: geology and solids including faulting and seismicity, ground settlement, surface hydrology and ground water, quantity and quality of ground water, surface water, surface water contamination, drainage patterns, etc.);
(2) Environmental Impacts (for example: air quality including climatic and meteorological conditions and emissions, visibility, cultural resources including regional setting, inventory and significance, paleontological resources including inventory and significance, vegetation, and wildlife, etc.);
(3) Socioeconomic considerations (for example: transportation including local and regional transportation systems, highways and major roadway corridors, rail transportation and corridors, land use including regional and local land uses such as military use, mineral extraction, agriculture, recreation/tourism, compatibility with existing and future land uses, consistency with county general plan(s) and future post-closure uses, economic factors including estimates of development costs and operational costs, etc.);
(4) Legal considerations (for example: federal, state, and local minimum standards and permits, liabilities, and monitoring, etc.);
(5) Additional criteria as may be included by the county, cities, regional agency and member agencies approving the Siting Element.
(b) The Siting Element shall describe the process instituted countywide or regionwide to confirm that the criteria set forth in (a)(1-5) of this section are included as part of the solid waste disposal facility siting process.
(c) The countywide Siting Element shall be approved by the county and the cities as described in Public Resources Code section 41721. The regionwide Siting Element shall be approved by the regional agency as described in section 18783(c) of this chapter. The Siting Element shall include: a resolution from each jurisdiction and member agency approving or disapproving of the Siting Element or any proposed amendment to the element; and a record of any jurisdiction or member agency failing to act upon the Siting Element.
(d) No solid waste disposal facility in the Siting Element shall be established that does not satisfy the minimum criteria that are adopted in the Siting Element pursuant to section 18756(a) of this article.
(e) A solid waste disposal facility not described within the Siting Element shall not be established unless an amendment to the Siting Element has been approved identifying and describing the facility, and the date of its inclusion in the element pursuant to PRC section 41721.5.


Note: Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 41700, 41701, 41702, 41704 and 50001, Public Resources Code.
1. New section filed 7-15-94; operative 8-15-94 (Register 94, No. 28).
This database is current through 11/24/23 Register 2023, No. 47.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 18756, 14 CA ADC § 18756
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