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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 20. MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH AND SAFETY PROVISIONS [24000 - 26217]

  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 6.5. Hazardous Waste Control [25100 - 25259]

  ( Chapter 6.5 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1236. )

ARTICLE 9.4. Banned, Unregistered, or Outdated Agricultural Wastes [25207 - 25207.13]
  ( Article 9.4 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1173, Sec. 1. )

25207.
  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)  Small agriculture-related operations need an appropriate and economic means of disposing of banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes.

(b)  An awareness of the problems caused by agricultural wastes has increased as information has become available from the planning process for county hazardous waste management plans conducted pursuant to Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 25135).

(c)  Banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes are located in rural areas.

(d)  The abandonment or illegal disposal of these agricultural wastes is a threat to water supplies and wildlife habitat.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 591, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

25207.1.
  

For purposes of this article, the following definitions apply:

(a)  “Banned or unregistered agricultural waste” means a hazardous waste, as defined in Section 25117, including an extremely hazardous waste, containing an economic poison for which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has canceled or suspended its registration after purchase pursuant to Part 164 (commencing with Section 164.1) of Subchapter E of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or for which the Director of Pesticide Regulation has canceled or suspended its registration after purchase pursuant to Section 12825, 12826, 12827, or 12827.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code.

(b)  “Economic poison” means an economic poison, as defined in Section 12753 of the Food and Agricultural Code.

(c)  “Eligible participant” means any of the following:

(1)  Any person who stores not more than 500 kilograms of banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes and operates any of the following:

(A)  A farm for the purpose of cultivating the soil or raising any agricultural or horticultural commodity.

(B)  An agricultural pest control business.

(C)  An agricultural pesticide dealership.

(D)  A park, cemetery, or golf course.

(2)  A governmental agency which performs pest control work and stores not more than 500 kilograms of banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes.

(3)  A business concern which primarily conducts operations relating to agriculture and stores not more than 500 kilograms of banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes.

(d)  “Outdated agricultural waste” means an economic poison which can be classified as a retrograde material, as defined in Section 25121.5.

(e)  “Registrant” has the same meaning as defined in Section 12755 of the Food and Agricultural Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 591, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1993.)

25207.2.
  

(a)  A county may develop and establish a collection program for the collection of banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes, which shall be implemented and operated pursuant to this article. In implementing this collection program, the county may consult with the department, the Department of Pesticide Regulation, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, licensed agricultural pest control operators, agricultural pest control advisers, and the University of California.

(b)  A county may implement a collection program with the assistance of the county agricultural commissioner.

(c)  If a county implements a collection program pursuant to this article, the program shall include the education of eligible participants on the procedures for the disposal of banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes, and on problems concerning liability with regard to that disposal.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 989, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994.)

25207.3.
  

A participating county shall conduct a survey to identify all eligible participants in the county, within 180 days after the county elects to implement this article, to assess the amount, kind, and conditions of the banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural waste which will be collected by the program. The survey shall include, but not be limited to, an evaluation of the banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural waste to determine if it is securely contained, requires a removal or remedial action, whether the contents of the wastes are known, and whether it is clearly labeled.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1173, Sec. 1. Effective September 24, 1990.)

25207.4.
  

If a county implements a collection program that includes collection sites for the dropoff of banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes by eligible participants, the county shall, upon selection of the sites, complete and submit to the department, for review and approval, all of the following:

(a)  An application for Hazardous Waste Identification Numbers for each collection site.

(b)  A completed application for an extremely hazardous waste disposal permit, which shall identify the collection site.

(c)  A notification to operate each collection site under a permit-by-rule.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 989, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

25207.5.
  

(a)  Except as provided in subdivision (b), for purposes of this article, all eligible participants who transport banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes which are identified in the survey conducted pursuant to Section 25207.3, and which are prepackaged in accordance with the federal regulations specified in subdivision (a) of Section 25207.6 and transported to the collection site in accordance with subdivision (c) of Section 25207.6, or who transport banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes which are rejected at the collection site and required to be transported back to the point of origin, are exempt from all of the following:

(1)  The requirements for hazardous waste transporter registration specified in Section 25163.

(2)  The manifest requirement specified in subdivision (c) of Section 25160.

(3)  The volume and weight limits specified in subdivision (c) of Section 25163.

(4)  The requirement to obtain an extremely hazardous waste disposal permit pursuant to Chapter 43 (commencing with Section 67430.1) of Division 4.5 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

(b)  Notwithstanding subdivision (a), any eligible participant who generates more than 100 kilograms per month of any RCRA hazardous waste or more than one kilogram per month of any extremely hazardous waste shall obtain a hazardous waste identification number and use a manifest as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 25160, when transporting banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes subject to a collection program, which shall be completed in accordance with the regulations set forth in Part B (commencing with Section 262.20) of Part 262 of Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The eligible participant shall complete and process the manifest in the following manner:

(1)  The blue copy of the manifest shall be sent to the department.

(2)  The designated site for the collection of the banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes shall be listed in Block 9 of the manifest.

(3)  The eligible participant shall sign the manifest as both the generator and the transporter, and sign in both Block 16 and Block 17 of the manifest.

(c)  Any eligible participant who transports banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes pursuant to this section shall transport the waste by himself or herself or by an employee of the eligible participant, and the vehicle shall be owned by the eligible participant.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 539, Sec. 21. Effective January 1, 1997.)

25207.6.
  

All eligible participants shall handle banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes that are transported pursuant to Section 25207.5 in the following manner:

(a)  The wastes shall be prepackaged in accordance with the regulations adopted by the federal Department of Transportation.

(b)  The wastes shall be accompanied by a shipping paper with the information required by the federal Department of Transportation for 100 kilograms or less of RCRA or any non-RCRA waste.

(c)  The wastes shall be transported in accordance with the Vehicle Code and the regulations adopted by the Department of the California Highway Patrol pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 34501 of the Vehicle Code.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 989, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1994.)

25207.7.
  

The county shall act as the operator of the designated site for the collection of the wastes and shall comply with the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 25160 as the operator of that facility, as specified in Section 25207.13.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 989, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 1994.)

25207.8.
  

The banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes transported from the collection site shall be transported by a registered hazardous waste transporter to an offsite hazardous waste disposal facility and a manifest shall be completed for the wastes in accordance with Sections 25160 and 25163. The wastes shall also be handled and transported in accordance with the regulations adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to the management of hazardous waste, including, but not limited to, the regulations specified in Part 260 (commencing with Section 260.1) to Part 270 (commencing with Section 270.1), inclusive, of Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the regulations adopted by the federal Department of Transportation concerning the transportation of hazardous materials, and any applicable state laws or regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 539, Sec. 22. Effective January 1, 1997.)

25207.9.
  

A report regarding any transportation accident involving banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes that are transported pursuant to a collection program shall be submitted to the department by the participating county within 10 days of the incident.

(Added by renumbering Section 25207.8 by Stats. 1993, Ch. 989, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1994.)

25207.10.
  

(a)  A county implementing a collection program pursuant to this article shall charge a fee to eligible participants to cover the county’s costs of implementing the program, including, but not limited to, the costs of collecting, handling, transporting, treating, recycling, and disposing of the wastes. The county shall transfer 10 percent of the fees that are collected pursuant to this subdivision to the department, within 60 days from the date of collection, for deposit in the Hazardous Waste Control Account, for expenditure by the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for purposes of implementing this article.

(b)  A county implementing a collection program pursuant to this article may also charge a fee to eligible participants to cover registration fees, administrative costs, and overhead expenses.

(Added by renumbering Section 25207.9 by Stats. 1993, Ch. 989, Sec. 10. Effective January 1, 1994.)

25207.11.
  

The collection program shall require, when economically feasible, that the banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes which are collected are recycled. If not recycled, the wastes shall be treated or disposed of in compliance with this chapter.

(Added by renumbering Section 25207.10 by Stats. 1993, Ch. 989, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 1994.)

25207.12.
  

(a)  Any eligible participant who submits banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes for collection in a program established pursuant to this article is exempt from the fees and reimbursements required by Sections 25174.1, 25205.2, 25205.5, and 25205.7, with regard to the wastes submitted for collection.

(b)  An eligible participant who submits banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes for collection is exempt from the hazardous waste facilities permit requirements of Section 25201 with regard to the management of the wastes submitted for collection.

(c)  A county operating a collection program in compliance with this article shall not be held liable in any cost recovery action brought pursuant to Section 25360 for any hazardous waste which has been properly handled and transported to an authorized hazardous waste treatment or disposal facility, in compliance with this chapter, at a location other than that of the collection program.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 870, Sec. 32. Effective January 1, 1998. Operative July 1, 1998, by Sec. 54 of Ch. 870.)

25207.13.
  

For purposes of complying with the manifest requirements of subdivision (b) of Section 25160, a county which collects banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes pursuant to this article shall be deemed to be the person who produced the hazardous waste, if the banned, unregistered, or outdated agricultural wastes collected by the county is labeled and no remedial or removal action is required.

(Added by renumbering Section 25207.12 by Stats. 1993, Ch. 989, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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