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The California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year 2010-11

REGULATE: LAND DISPOSAL - WASTE MANAGEMENT UNITS

GROUP: LAND DISPOSAL OPEN LANDFILLS RECEIVING WASTE
MEASURE: NUMBER OF MONITORING REPORTS DUE AND RECEIVED
NUMBER OF FACILITIES WITH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS IN CIWQS
MESSAGE:   60% of Landfills Receiving Waste have their reporting requirements in CIWQS.

MEASUREMENTS  - Data Last Updated on: 

 

 

WHAT THE MEASURE IS SHOWING

The data available show that approximately 60% of Open Landfills Receiving Waste regulated under the Land Disposal program have their reporting requirements now in the Water Boards database (CIWQS). This percentage varies among the regional boards and several offices are not fully tracking the self monitoring reports in CIWQS. Of the reports that were documented as required during fiscal year 2010-11, 65% were received of which 60% were recorded as reviewed.

WHY THIS MEASURE IS IMPORTANT

Self Monitoring Reports (SMR) contain the information required by the permits necessary to assess compliance and to measure the quality of the discharge from regulated facilities. Data reported typically include both data required by the permit and any additional data the permittee has collected  consistent with permit requirements. The data typically contains an assessment of the conditions of the discharge and includes the values analyzed by a certified laboratory and other field measurements (such PH and flow). During the review of the self monitoring reports regional board staff compares the values reported with the permit requirements and determines if the self monitoring report is complete and all the reported values are within the permitted limits. In 2010 the Water Boards started to use the CIWQS database to track monitoring reports due, received and reviewed both in either electronic or paper form. This card shows the progress towards tracking the required reports using CIWQS. Self Monitoring Reports are the primary tool used to assess compliance with permit requirements.  SMR are submitted with different frequencies and with different purposes. Most dischargers submit quarterly and annual reports. In some cases certain dischargers may also be required to submit monthly reports and other technical reports. In general, all regulated facilities must submit, at a minimum, an annual report.

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

GLOSSARY

Self Monitoring Report
The form used to report self-monitoring results by regulated facilities. Self Monitoring: Sampling and analyses performed by a facility to determine compliance with a permit or other regulatory requirements.

CIWQS
The California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) is a web-based relational database for core regulatory data. Using this system, both staff and the public can access data related to places of environmental interest, permits and other orders, inspections and violations and enforcement activities.

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.

( Page last updated:  9/19/11 )