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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 4. SOLID WASTE FACILITIES [43000 - 44820]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

CHAPTER 1. Solid Waste Facility Standards [43000 - 43050]

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

ARTICLE 2. Handling and Disposal Standards [43020 - 43035]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

43020.
  

The board shall adopt and revise regulations which set forth minimum standards for solid waste handling, transfer, composting, transformation, and disposal, in accordance with this division, and Section 117590 of, and Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 25100) of Division 20 of, the Health and Safety Code. The board shall not include any requirements that are already under the authority of the State Air Resources Board for the prevention of air pollution or of the state water board for the prevention of water pollution.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 405. Effective September 29, 1996.)

43020.1.
  

(a) As part of the existing regulatory review process for regulations adopted pursuant to this article, the board may consider whether the operational requirements that apply to nonhazardous wood waste landfills should differ from the operational requirements that apply to other categories of solid waste landfills, such as those used for the disposal of municipal solid waste. If the board determines that the operational requirements that apply to nonhazardous wood waste landfills should differ from the operational requirements that apply to other categories of solid waste landfills, such as those used for the disposal of municipal solid waste, the board shall revise its regulations accordingly.

(b) For the purposes of this section, “nonhazardous wood waste landfill” means a landfill that exclusively accepts untreated bark, sawdust, shavings, and chips that are the byproducts of primary wood product manufacturing and processes that are not used as raw material and that are destined for disposal. “Nonhazardous wood waste landfill” does not include any landfill that accepts chemically treated or adulterated bark, sawdust, shavings, and chips that are the byproducts of primary wood product manufacturing and processes that are not used as raw material and that are destined for disposal.

(c) Nothing in this section is intended to authorize the board to adopt regulations which are less stringent than those adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Part 256 (commencing with Section 256.01) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1035, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1993.)

43021.
  

Regulations shall include standards for the design, operation, maintenance, and ultimate reuse of solid waste facilities, but shall not include aspects of solid waste handling or disposal which are solely of local concern or which are within the jurisdiction of the State Air Resources Board, air pollution control districts and air quality management districts, or the state water board or regional water boards.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 656, Sec. 9. Effective October 1, 1993.)

43022.
  

(a) The open burning of solid waste, except for the infrequent burning of agricultural wastes, silvicultural wastes, landclearing debris, diseased trees, or debris from emergency cleanup operations, is prohibited at any solid waste facility.

(b) The owners and operators of solid waste facilities shall comply with subdivision (a) on and after the effective date of the federal regulations set forth in Subpart C (commencing with Section 258.20) of Part 258 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 289, Sec. 1. Effective August 2, 1993.)

43030.
  

(a) The board shall adopt regulations that are consistent with Section 40055 governing the monitoring and control of the subsurface migration of landfill gas.

(b) The board shall consult with the state water board, the State Air Resources Board, and the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association to ensure that the regulations do not conflict with any regulations adopted by the state water board and the State Air Resources Board or air pollution control districts and air quality management districts.

(c) The regulations adopted by the board pursuant to subdivision (a) shall establish monitoring and control standards, based on the potential of the waste to generate landfill gas, as determined by the board, and shall require owners and operators of disposal sites or disposal facilities to report monitoring data and to perform, or cause to be performed, site inventories and evaluations of disposal sites or disposal facilities for the subsurface migration of landfill gas.

(d) If an owner or operator of a disposal site or disposal facility is in compliance with requirements of the air pollution control district or the air quality management district within whose jurisdiction the disposal site or disposal facility is located, the owner or operator shall be deemed to be in compliance with this section and with any regulations adopted by the board pursuant to this section. However, owners or operators of disposal sites and disposal facilities shall be required to comply with regulations adopted by the board pursuant to this section, which impose requirements not addressed by the requirements of the air pollution control district or the air quality management district within whose jurisdiction the disposal site or disposal facility is located.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1038, Sec. 32. Effective September 29, 1996.)

43035.
  

(a) The board, in cooperation with the Office of Emergency Services, shall develop an integrated waste management disaster plan to provide for the handling, storage, processing, transportation, and diversion from disposal sites, or provide for disposal at a disposal site where absolutely necessary, of solid waste, resulting from a state of emergency or a local emergency, as defined, respectively, in subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 8558 of the Government Code.

(b) The board may adopt regulations, including emergency regulations, necessary to carry out the integrated waste management disaster plan.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 492. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

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