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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )


  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

CHAPTER 6. Planning Requirements [41780 - 41794]

  ( Heading of Chapter 6 amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 145, Sec. 42. )

ARTICLE 1. Waste Diversion [41780 - 41786]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )


(a) For a jurisdiction’s source reduction and recycling element submitted to the board after January 1, 1995, and on or before January 1, 2009, the 50 percent diversion requirement specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 41780 may include not more than 10 percent through transformation, as defined in Section 40201, if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The transformation project is in compliance with Sections 21151.1 and 44150 of this code and Section 42315 of the Health and Safety Code.

(2) The transformation project uses front-end methods or programs to remove all recyclable materials from the waste stream prior to transformation to the maximum extent feasible.

(3) The ash or other residue generated from the transformation project is routinely tested at least once quarterly, or on a more frequent basis as determined by the agency responsible for regulating the testing and disposal of the ash or residue, and, notwithstanding Section 25143.5 of the Health and Safety Code, if hazardous wastes are present, the ash or residue is sent to a class 1 hazardous waste disposal facility.

(4) The board holds a public hearing in the city, county, or regional agency jurisdiction within which the transformation project is proposed, and, after the public hearing, the board makes both of the following findings, based upon substantial evidence on the record:

(A) The city, county, or regional agency is, and will continue to be, effectively implementing all feasible source reduction, recycling, and composting measures.

(B) The transformation project will not adversely affect public health and safety or the environment.

(5) The transformation facility is permitted and operational on or before January 1, 1995.

(6) The city, county, or regional agency does not include biomass conversion, as authorized pursuant to Section 41783, in its source reduction and recycling element.

(b) On and after January 1, 2009, for purposes of the review authorized by Section 41825, with regard to a jurisdiction’s compliance with Section 41780 for each year commencing January 1, 2007, the board may reduce the per capita disposal rate for a jurisdiction, as calculated pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 41780.05, by no more than 10 percent of the average of the calculated per capita generation tonnage amount, if the jurisdiction otherwise meets the substantive requirements specified in paragraphs (1) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a), for solid waste to be included as diversion for purposes of that subdivision.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 343, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2009.)