§ 18815.9. Methods.
14 CA ADC § 18815.9Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: [See Text Amendments] to March 31, 2024
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 9.25. Recycling and Disposal Reporting System
Effective: [See Text Amendments] to March 31, 2024
14 CCR § 18815.9
§ 18815.9. Methods.
(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.
(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:
(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.
(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:
(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.
(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:
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
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 2/16/24 Register 2024, No. 7.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 18815.9, 14 CA ADC § 18815.9
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