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§ 66264.15. General Inspection Requirements.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 22. Social Security
Division 4.5. Environmental Health Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste
Chapter 14. Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Transfer, Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
Article 2. General Facility Standards
22 CCR § 66264.15
§ 66264.15. General Inspection Requirements.
(a) The owner or operator shall inspect the facility for malfunctions and deterioration, operator errors, and discharges which may be causing or may lead to: (1) release of hazardous waste constituents to the environment; or (2) a threat to human health. The owner or operator shall conduct these inspections often enough to identify problems in time to correct them before they harm human health or the environment.
(b)(1) The owner or operator shall develop and follow a written schedule for inspecting monitoring equipment, safety and emergency equipment, security devices, and operating and structural equipment (such as dikes and sump pumps) that are important to preventing, detecting, or responding to environmental or human health hazards.
(2) The owner or operator shall keep this schedule at the facility.
(3) The schedule shall identify the types of problems (e.g., malfunctions or deterioration) which are to be looked for during the inspection (e.g., inoperative sump pump, leaking fitting, eroding dike, etc.).
(4) The frequency of inspection may vary for the items on the schedule. However, it should be based on the rate of deterioration of the equipment and the probability of an environmental or human health incident if the deterioration, malfunction or any operator error goes undetected between inspections. Areas subject to spills, such as loading and unloading areas, shall be inspected daily when in use. At a minimum, the inspection schedule shall include the items and frequencies called for in sections 66264.174, 66264.193, 66264.195, 66264.226, 66264.254, 66264.278, 66264.303, 66264.347, 66264.602, 66264.1033, 66264.1052, 66264.1053, and 66264.1058, where applicable.
(5) In accordance with chapter 20 of this division, the inspection schedule shall be submitted with Part B of the permit application. The Department will evaluate the schedule along with the rest of the application to ensure that it adequately protects human health and the environment. As part of this review, the Department may modify or amend the schedule as may be necessary.
(c) The owner or operator shall remedy any deterioration or malfunction of equipment or structures which the inspection reveals on a schedule which ensures that the problem does not lead to an environmental or human health hazard. Where a hazard is imminent or has already occurred, remedial action shall be taken immediately.
(d) The owner or operator shall record inspections in an inspection log or summary. The owner or operator shall keep these records for at least three years from the date of inspection. At a minimum, these records shall include the date and time of the inspection, the name of the inspector, a notation of the observations made, and the date and nature of any repairs or other remedial actions.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 25150 and 25159, Health and Safety Code, and Governor's Reorganization Plan Number 1 of 1991. Reference: Sections 25159 and 25159.5, Health and Safety Code; and 40 CFR Section 264.15.
1. New section filed 5-24-91; effective 7-1-91 (Register 91, No. 22).
2. Amendment of subsection (b)(4) and Note filed 12-23-92; operative 1-22-93 (Register 93, No. 2).
3. Amendment of subsection (b)(4) and Note filed 7-19-95; operative 8-18-95 (Register 95, No. 29).
This database is current through 11/19/21 Register 2021, No. 47
22 CCR § 66264.15, 22 CA ADC § 66264.15
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