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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 7. Approval of Local Planning [41800 - 41851]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

ARTICLE 1. Board Approval [41800 - 41802]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

41800.
  

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), within 120 days from the date of receipt of a countywide or regional integrated waste management plan that the department has determined to be complete, or any element of the plan that the department has determined to be complete, the department shall determine whether the plan or element is in compliance with Article 2 (commencing with Section 40050) of Chapter 1 of Part 1, Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 41000), and Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 41750), and, based upon that determination, the department shall approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove the plan or element.

(b) (1) Within 120 days from the date of receipt of a city, county, or regional agency nondisposal facility element that the department has determined to be complete, the department shall determine whether the element that the department has determined to be complete is in compliance with Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 41730) and Article 1 (commencing with Section 41780) of Chapter 6, and, based upon that determination, the department shall approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove the element within that time period.

(2) In reviewing the element, the department shall:

(A) Not consider the estimated capacity of the facility or facilities in the element unless the department determines that this information is needed to determine whether the element meets the requirements of Article 1 (commencing with Section 41780) of Chapter 6.

(B) Recognize that individual facilities represent portions of local plans or programs that are designed to achieve the diversion requirements of Section 41780 and therefore may not arbitrarily require new or expanded diversion at proposed facilities.

(C) Not disapprove an element that includes a transfer station or other facility solely because the facility does not contribute toward the jurisdiction’s efforts to comply with Section 41780.

(c) If the department does not act to approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove an element that the department has determined to be complete within 120 days, the department shall be deemed to have approved the element.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 476, Sec. 11. (AB 341) Effective January 1, 2012.)

41801.
  

Before approving or conditionally approving a countywide or regional integrated waste management plan, or any element of the plan, pursuant to Section 41800, the board shall adopt written findings, based on substantial evidence in the record, that implementing the plan or element will achieve the requirements established pursuant to this part, including the diversion requirements of Section 41780.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1227, Sec. 14. Effective January 1, 1995.)

41801.5.
  

(a) If an element submitted to the board for final review includes the diversion of any solid wastes specified in subdivision (c) of Section 41781.2 for years preceding the year commencing January 1, 1990, and the board is unable to determine whether the requirements of Section 41781.2 have been met, the board shall notify the city, county, or regional agency that the diversion is excluded for purposes of calculating compliance with Section 41780. The board shall notify the city, county, or regional agency of the exclusion within 60 days from the date of receipt of the element for final review. If an element has been submitted to the board for final review prior to January 1, 1993, the board shall notify the submitting city, county, or regional agency of the exclusion on or before March 1, 1993.

(b) The notice shall be based upon a summary review undertaken solely for the purpose of determining whether the source reduction and recycling element includes any diversion of wastes excluded by Section 41781.2, and whether the element contains information sufficient for the board to determine whether the requirements of that section have been met. The summary review and notice shall be undertaken by the board concurrent with the board’s review and approval, conditional approval, or disapproval of source reduction and recycling elements pursuant to Section 41800.

(c) The board shall approve or conditionally approve the source reduction and recycling element, if wastes have been excluded pursuant to Section 41781.2, if the board finds, pursuant to Section 41801, that, notwithstanding that exclusion, the element will achieve the requirements established pursuant to this part, including the diversion requirements of Section 41780.

(d) If the source reduction and recycling element is approved or conditionally approved pursuant to this section, the city, county, or regional agency shall revise the element to reflect the excluded wastes and shall submit any such revisions to the board pursuant to Section 41822.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1227, Sec. 15. Effective January 1, 1995.)

41802.
  

(a) Within 120 days from the date of receipt of a household hazardous waste element, the board shall approve or disapprove the element.

(b) The board shall not disapprove a household hazardous waste element if the local agency preparing the element demonstrates to the board that, in implementing the household hazardous waste element, the local agency will comply with all of the following requirements:

(1) The local agency will use feasible methods to properly reduce, collect, recycle, treat, and dispose of household hazardous waste generated within its jurisdiction.

(2) The local agency will devote reasonable expenditures to the safe reduction, collection, recycling, treatment, and disposal of household hazardous waste, relative to the other expenditures required by this division, and relative to the expenditures for household hazardous waste programs which were awarded grants of funds pursuant to Section 46401 as it read on January 1, 1993.

(3) The local agency will make all reasonable efforts to inform the public of, and to encourage public participation in, the household hazardous waste program.

(4) Regardless of the number of household hazardous waste collection events held each year by a local agency, or the actual number of households served, the collection program is available for use by all households within the jurisdiction of the local agency, and provides a safe alternative for all residents within the jurisdiction of the local agency to properly and safely dispose of household hazardous waste.

(c) (1) In determining whether a local agency meets the conditions for approval of a household hazardous waste element set forth in subdivision (b), the board shall consider the geographic size and population of the city or county and the quantity of household hazardous waste generated within the jurisdiction of the city or county.

(2) The board may provide an exemption from the requirements of subdivision (b) if a city, county, or a regional agency demonstrates, and the board concurs, that compliance with those requirements is not feasible due to the small geographic size of the city, county, or regional agency and the small quantity of solid waste generated within the city, county, or regional agency. The board may establish alternative, but less comprehensive, requirements for those cities, counties, or regional agencies to ensure compliance with this division.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1038, Sec. 8. Effective September 29, 1996.)

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