Code Section

Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

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

PART 4. SOLID WASTE FACILITIES [43000 - 44820]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )
  

CHAPTER 2. Solid Waste Handling and Disposal [43200 - 43610.1]

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

ARTICLE 1. Local Enforcement Agencies [43200 - 43222]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

  
43209.1.  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if an enforcement agency receives a complaint, pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 41705 of the Health and Safety Code, from an air pollution control district or an air quality management district pertaining to an odor emanating from a compost facility under its jurisdiction, the enforcement agency shall, in consultation with the district, take appropriate enforcement actions pursuant to this part.

(b) On or before April 1, 1998, the board shall convene a working group consisting of enforcement agencies and air pollution control districts and air quality management districts to assist in the implementation of this section and Section 41705 of the Health and Safety Code. On or before April 1, 1999, the board and the working group shall develop recommendations on odor measurement and thresholds, complaint response procedures, and enforcement tools and take any other action necessary to ensure that enforcement agencies respond in a timely and effective manner to complaints of odors emanating from composting facilities. On or before January 1, 2000, the board shall implement the recommendations of the working group that the board determines to be appropriate.

(c) On or before April 1, 2003, the board shall adopt and submit to the Office of Administrative Law, pursuant to Section 11346.2 of the Government Code, regulations governing the operation of organic composting sites that include, but are not limited to, any of the following:

(1) Odor management and threshold levels.

(2) Complaint investigation and response procedures.

(3) Enforcement tools.

(d) This section shall become inoperative on April 1, 2003, unless the board adopts and submits regulations governing the operation of organic composting sites to the Office of Administrative Law pursuant to subdivision (c) on or prior to that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 424, Sec. 3. Effective October 2, 2001. Conditionally inoperative April 1, 2003, as provided in subd. (d).)