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DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

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

PART 3. STATE PROGRAMS [42000 - 42999]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 12.7. Large Venue Recycling [42648 - 42648.7]
  ( Chapter 12.7 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 879, Sec. 2. )

42648.
  

For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(a) “Individual” means a person who works at, or attends, a large venue or large event, or a customer who is seated or served at the large venue or large event.

(b) “Large event” means an event that charges an admission price, or is operated by a local agency, and serves an average of more than 2,000 individuals per day of operation of the event, including, but not limited to, a public, nonprofit, or privately owned park, parking lot, golf course, street system, or other open space when being used for an event, including, but not limited to, a sporting event or a flea market.

(c) “Large venue” means a permanent venue facility that annually seats or serves an average of more than 2,000 individuals within the grounds of the facility per day of operation of the venue facility. For purposes of this chapter, a venue facility includes, but is not limited to, a public, nonprofit, or privately owned or operated stadium, amphitheater, arena, hall, amusement park, conference or civic center, zoo, aquarium, airport, racetrack, horse track, performing arts center, fairground, museum, theater, or other public attraction facility. For purposes of this chapter, a site under common ownership or control that includes more than one large venue that is contiguous with other large venues in the site, is a single large venue.

(d) “Local agency” means a city or county.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 879, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2005.)

42648.1.
  

On or before April 1, 2005, the board shall take all of the following actions:

(a) Make available one or more model ordinances that are suitable for modification by a local agency and that may be adopted by a local agency to facilitate solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs, at large venues and large events in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.

(b) While developing the model ordinance, consult with representatives of the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties, recyclers, private and public solid waste services and appropriate personnel involved with the operation and management of large venues and large events.

(c) Post information on the board’s Internet Web site on the solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs for implementation by operators of large venues and large events to decrease solid waste and increase diversion of recyclable materials.

(d) Post information on the board’s Internet Web site for local agencies, with examples of solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs, including, but not limited to, those operated by community conservation corps.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 879, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2005.)

42648.2.
  

(a) (1) On and after July 1, 2005, when issuing a permit to an operator of a large venue or large event, the local agency shall provide information to the operator on programs that can be implemented to reduce, reuse, and recycle solid waste materials generated at the venue or event, and provide contact information about where solid waste materials may be donated, recycled, or composted. This information may include, but is not limited to, providing information directing the operator of the large venue or large event to the board’s Web site or any other appropriate Web site included by the local agency, direct mailings, brochures, or other relevant literature.

(2) On or before August 1, 2006, and annually thereafter until August 1, 2008, each local agency shall provide the board with an estimate and description of the top 10 percent of large venues and large events within its jurisdiction, based upon amount of solid waste generated, as submitted by operators of large venues and large events pursuant to Section 42648.3. To the extent that the information is readily available to the local agency, the information shall include the name, location, and a brief description of the venue or event, a brief description of the types of wastes generated, types, and estimated amount of materials disposed and diverted, by weight, and existing solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs that the operator of the large venue or large event utilizes to reduce, reuse, and recycle the solid waste. This information shall be reported to the board as a part of the local agency’s annual report submitted pursuant to Section 41821.

(b) On or before December 1, 2008, the board shall evaluate the solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling rates and implementation of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling plans in the top 10 percent of large venues and large events as reported by each local agency pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a). If the board, upon reviewing the information reported to the board by local agencies pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), determines that less than 75 percent of the solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling plans for the large venues and large events have been prepared or implemented to meet their waste reduction, reuse, and recycling rates developed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 42648.4, according to the schedule determined pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 42468.4, the board shall recommend to the Legislature those statutory changes needed to require operators of large venues and large events to implement waste reduction, reuse, and recycling plans.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 879, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2005.)

42648.3.
  

On or before July 1, 2005, and on or before July 1 annually thereafter, each operator of a large venue or large event shall submit to the local agency, upon request by the local agency, written documentation of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and diversion programs, if any, implemented at the large venue or large event, and the type and weight of materials diverted and disposed at that large venue or large event. If the operator of a large venue or large event cannot implement a program as provided in the solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling plan, the operator shall include a brief explanation for the delay as part of its report to the local agency. The operator of the large venue or large event shall submit the requested information to the local agency, no later than one month from the date the operator receives the request.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 879, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2005.)

42648.4.
  

On or before July 1, 2005, and on or before July 1, biennially thereafter, the operator of a large venue or large event shall meet with recyclers and with the solid waste enterprise that provides solid waste handling services to the large venue or large event, whether by an exclusive franchise with the local agency, or by a permit, contract, or nonexclusive franchise, to determine the solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs that are appropriate for the large venue or large event. In determining feasible solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs, the operator may do any of the following:

(a) Develop solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling rates and a solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling plan that would achieve those solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling rates.

(b) Determine a timeline for implementation of the solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling plan and solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling rates.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 879, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2005.)

42648.5.
  

The board shall provide technical assistance and tools to implement this chapter, to the extent feasible under existing financial resources. This technical assistance may include, but is not limited to, model documents, training, research on solid waste management best practices, cost reduction, and innovative products to assist local agencies and operators of large venues and large events to develop and implement effective solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling plans and rates.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 879, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2005.)

42648.6.
  

If a large venue or large event has contiguous parcels located in both the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles, the requirements of this chapter shall apply only to the local agency containing the majority of the property for that large venue or large event.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 22, Sec. 165. Effective January 1, 2006.)

42648.7.
  

A local agency may charge and collect a fee from an operator of a large venue or large event in order to recover the local agency’s estimated costs incurred in complying with this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 879, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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