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Public Resources Code - PRC

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 3.5. Household Hazardous Waste Elements [41500 - 41516]

  ( Chapter 3.5 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1406, Sec. 7. )

ARTICLE 2. County Household Hazardous Waste Elements [41510 - 41512]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1406, Sec. 7. )

41510.
  

(a) On or before July 1, 1992, each county shall prepare a household hazardous waste element which identifies a program for the safe collection, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes, as defined in Section 25117 of the Health and Safety Code, which are generated by households in the unincorporated area of the county and which should be separated from the solid waste stream. In preparing a county household hazardous waste element pursuant to this section, a county may use components of a county hazardous waste management plan prepared pursuant to Section 25135.1 of the Health and Safety Code, if that plan meets the requirements of this article and of Section 41802.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if a county determines that it is unable to comply with the deadline established under subdivision (a) and unable to comply with Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000), to the extent that division requires the preparation and certification of an environmental impact report for the element, the county shall do all of the following:

(1) On or before July 1, 1992, the county shall adopt a resolution stating the reasons it is unable to comply with the deadline established under subdivision (a) and to complete and certify the environmental impact report for the household hazardous waste element. The resolution shall also state a date when the county will comply with the deadline established under subdivision (a) and complete and certify the environmental impact report for the household hazardous waste element.

(2) On or before July 1, 1992, the county shall submit its draft household hazardous waste element and a copy of the resolution adopted pursuant to paragraph (1) to the board.

(3) Upon completion and certification of the environmental impact report for the household hazardous waste element, or December 1, 1992, whichever is sooner, the county shall adopt its household hazardous waste element.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 105, Sec. 4. Effective June 30, 1992.)

41512.
  

A county household hazardous waste element may include a program for the safe collection, treatment, and disposal of sharps waste generated by households. The program may include any of the following:

(a) The designation of authorized collection locations, including, but not limited to, household hazardous waste collection facilities, designated hospitals and clinics, and fire stations.

(b) Efforts to inform and encourage the public to return sharps waste to designated collection locations.

(c) Efforts to inform and encourage the public to subscribe to mail-back programs authorized by the United States Postal Service.

(d) An estimate of the expenditures required for the safe collection, treatment, and disposal of sharps waste, and consideration of the feasibility of offering low-cost mail-back programs for senior and low-income households.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 157, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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