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DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

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

PART 2. INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS [40900 - 41956]

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

CHAPTER 1. Plan Preparation [40900 - 40977]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

ARTICLE 1. Legislative Findings [40900 - 40901]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

40900.
  

(a) The Legislature finds that integrated waste management plans prepared and adopted by local agencies shall conform, to the maximum extent possible to the policies and goals established under Article 1 (commencing with Section 40000) and Article 2 (commencing with Section 40050) of Chapter 1 of Part 1.

(b) The Legislature finds that decisions involving the establishment or expansion of solid waste facilities should be guided by an effective planning process, including meaningful public and private solid waste industry participation.

(c) The Legislature declares that it is the policy of the state and the intent of the Legislature that each state, regional, and local agency concerned with the solid waste facility planning and siting process involve the public through public hearings and informative meetings and that, at those hearings and other public forums, the public be granted the opportunity to respond to clearly defined alternative objectives, policies, and actions.

(d) The Legislature further declares that it is the policy of the state and the intent of the Legislature to foster and encourage private solid waste enterprises. In furtherance of that policy, it is the intent of the Legislature that each state, regional, and local agency concerned with the solid waste facility planning and siting process involve the private solid waste industry.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1355, Sec. 11. Effective September 27, 1990.)

40900.1.
  

The Legislature hereby further finds and declares all of the following:

(a) It is important to encourage state agencies to plan and implement programs that will reduce the amount of solid waste going to disposal facilities through source reduction, recycling, and composting.

(b) Local agencies, other than a host jurisdiction, and federal agencies should be encouraged to plan and implement programs that will reduce the amount of solid waste going to disposal facilities through source reduction, recycling, and composting.

(c) Each state agency shall, to the extent feasible and within existing budgetary constraints, develop and implement source reduction, recycling, and composting programs that will reduce the amount of solid waste going to disposal facilities. Those programs shall be consistent with Executive Order W-7-91, which ordered state agencies to establish recycling programs, reduce paper waste, purchase recycled products, and implement measures that minimize the generation of waste.

(d) Local, state, and federal agencies generating solid waste that is sent to a host jurisdiction for disposal should be encouraged to provide the host jurisdiction with information on the amount of solid waste and regarding any solid waste source reduction, recycling, or composting programs that have been implemented by the agency, to assist the host jurisdiction in developing and implementing the planning requirements of this division.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 672, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1998.)

40901.
  

(a) The following shall apply with regard to the preparation, revision, and implementation of source reduction and recycling elements pursuant to this part:

(1) To determine solid waste amounts in the base year and in the first locally adopted source reduction and recycling element, cities, counties, and regional agencies shall quantify all solid waste generated. For the purposes of this requirement, solid waste generated is equal to existing disposal plus existing diversion, unless modification to these amounts is required pursuant to Section 41801.5.

(2) To determine solid waste amounts in subsequent elements, and for the purposes of determining whether the diversion requirements of Section 41780 have been met, cities, counties, and regional agencies shall report the amounts of solid waste disposed of at permitted disposal facilities. For these purposes, cities, counties, and regional agencies are not required to quantify the amounts of solid waste which have been diverted from disposal through recycling or composting, except for diversion which results from recycling and composting programs which are operated or funded by cities, counties, or regional agencies.

(3) For revisions of the documents specified in Sections 41032, 41033, 41050, 41070, 41072, 41200, 41260, 41350, 41352, 41370, 41372, 41400, 41402, and 41460, cities, counties, and regional agencies shall follow the procedures identified in paragraph (2).

(b) Cities and counties which choose to form a regional agency shall not be required to revise source reduction and recycling elements which were complete at the time of the formation of the regional agency. Any revisions which are needed to reflect program and other changes caused by the formation of a regional agency shall be reflected in the revised source reduction and recycling element submitted by the regional agency at the time of the five-year revision.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1292, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1993.)

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