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§ 18811.2. Scales and Weighing Requirements at a Transformation Facility.

14 CA ADC § 18811.2Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
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 9.2. Disposal Reporting System
14 CCR § 18811.2
§ 18811.2. Scales and Weighing Requirements at a Transformation Facility.
(a) An operator of a transformation facility shall weigh every uncompacted load of solid waste greater than 12 cubic yards. An operator shall also weigh every compacted load of waste. For each uncompacted load less than or equal to 12 cubic yards that is not weighed, an operator shall use volumetric conversion factors to estimate weight as described in subsection (b). If a transformation facility's scales are inoperable for a period of time, the operator shall estimate the weight of solid waste using volumetric conversion factors as described in subsection (b) until the scales are back in operation.
(b) For all solid waste that a transformation facility operator is allowed to not weigh with scales, the operator shall use reasonable, volumetric conversion factors to estimate the weight of the waste. Volumetric conversion factors used at a transformation facility shall meet the following guidelines:
(1) A volumetric conversion factor for a given vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type (e.g. C&D debris/inert debris load) shall be derived from the average of actual weight data collected for the vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type during a seven-day minimum weighing period conducted at least every five years. The operator shall determine individual volumetric conversion factors for all the types of vehicles and/or trailers that haul waste to the transformation facility and/or all types of loads hauled to the facility. The weight data for each vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type shall be based on a statistically representative sample of vehicles and/or trailers and/or loads.
(2) All volumetric conversion factors for each vehicle and/or trailer type and/or load type and a description of the method used to determine the conversion factors shall be included in the transformation facility's annual report of disposal reporting methods as set forth in 18811.9(f).
(3) All volumetric conversion factors and supporting calculations and documentation shall be made available for Board review staff upon request pursuant to section 18811.4.
(4) If the Board determines that volumetric conversion factors are not reasonable or adequately supported, the Board may require the operator to collect new weight data to establish new volumetric conversion factors.
(c) An operator of a transformation facility may submit a request to implement an alternative weighing system (for example, using off-site scales). An alternative weighing system must meet the minimum weighing requirements of this section. An operator shall submit a request to implement an alternative weighing system to the Board as set forth in subsections (d) through (g).
(d) A transformation facility operator's request to implement an alternative weighing system shall include the following minimum information:
(1) transformation facility name,
(2) transformation facility Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) number,
(3) transformation facility address,
(4) operator name,
(5) operator mailing address,
(6) operator telephone number,
(7) operator email address, if available,
(8) justification for the alternative weighing system, such as use of off-site scales,
(9) annual average weight (or annual average volume) of waste accepted per day of operation, and
(10) volumetric conversion factors to be used to estimate weight.
(e) Prior to submitting a request to implement an alternative weighing system, an operator shall provide at least a 30-day notice of the proposed request to, and accept and respond to comments from applicable parties including:
(1) haulers that dispose of waste at the transformation facility,
(2) the agency in which the transformation facility is located,
(3) jurisdictions that dispose of waste at the transformation facility, and
(4) the Local Task Force established pursuant to section 18761 of this Division.
(f) An operator shall send a request to implement an alternative weighing system to Board staff for review. The operator shall also send documentation showing that applicable parties were notified and include a copy of the responses to comments received on the request.
(g) Within 30 working days from receipt of a request, Board staff shall inform the operator, in writing, that the request is complete and accepted for filing, or that the request is deficient and what specific information is still required. Board staff shall approve or disapprove the request within 60 working days from the date the request is deemed complete. The operator may appeal the Board staff determination to the Board.
(h) If subsequent to an approval of a request to implement an alternative weighing system, the Board determines a transformation facility no longer meets the criteria of this section, the Board may rescind the approval.
(i) Nothing in this Article shall prevent an operator from weighing more loads than the minimum required by this section as part of its operation. Nothing in this Article shall prevent an agency from requiring an operator to weigh more loads than the minimum required by this section, based upon its own authority to impose requirements on that operator.

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Note: Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 41821.5, Public Resources Code.
History
1. New section filed 9-21-2005; operative 1-1-2006 (Register 2005, No. 38).
This database is current through 2/16/24 Register 2024, No. 7.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 18811.2, 14 CA ADC § 18811.2
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