The California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year 2010-11
||LAND DISPOSAL. OPEN LANDFILLS RECEIVING WASTE
||NUMBER OF PERMITS ADOPTED OR RENEWED
NUMBER OF PERMITS PAST RENEWAL DATE
||More than 80% of open landfill facilities regulated are current with the permit review cycle.
WHAT THE MEASURE IS SHOWING
Although there is significant variation between the Regional Water Boards, on average 80% of the facilities regulated under the Land Disposal Program are operating under current permit provisions and do not need their requirements to be revised and updated. Regions 9 and 7 have the largest percentage of past scheduled review date permits.
WHY THIS MEASURE IS IMPORTANT
The Land Disposal program establishes the required frequency for permit revision based on the classification of the facilities and their threat to water quality. Permit revision frequency are typically every 5, 10 and 15 years with the highest threat being reviewed every 5 years. Revising and reissuing permits for Land Disposal facilities require a significant amount of time and resources and constitutes a good indicator of overall program performance. Landfills represent a higher threat to water quality.
- Land Disposal
- The Land Disposal program regulates of waste discharge to land for treatment, storage and disposal in waste management units. Waste management units include waste piles, surface impoundments, and landfills. California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 23, (Chapter 15) contains the regulatory requirements for hazardous waste. CCR Title 27, contains the regulatory requirements for wastes other than hazardous waste.