Sec. 18801 - Definitions

ยง 18801. Definitions

(a) For the purposes of this Article, the following terms have the meanings given below.

(1) "Agency" means the local agency responsible for compiling the disposal information from haulers and operators. The county is the agency, unless a region is given the responsibility as part of a regional agreement.

(2) "Airspace utilization factor" (AUF) (tons of waste per cubic yard of landfill airspace) means the effective density of waste material in the landfill. The AUF is recorded as the total weight of waste material passing over the landfill scales that is placed in a known volume of landfill airspace in a given time period. The waste portion of the AUF should include only waste material for which payment of fees to the Board is reported.

(3) "Alternative daily cover" has the same meaning as in section 20690 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations.

(4) "Alternative intermediate cover" has the same meaning as in section 20700 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations.

(5) "Beneficial reuse" has the same meaning as in section20686 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations.

(6) "Board" means the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

(7) "Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris" has the same meaning as in section 17381(e) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.

(8) "Designated waste" has the same meaning as defined in section 13173 of the California Water Code.

(9) "Disaster waste" has the same meaning as "disaster debris" in section 17210.1(d) in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.

(10) "Dispatcher" means a person who sends a public contract hauler on a specific route or to specific locations to collect solid waste for delivery to a solid waste facility. A "dispatcher" keeps records on the locations to which haulers are sent to collect and deliver waste.

(11) "District" means a community service district established in accordance with Government Code section 61000 et seq., that provides solid waste handling services or implements source reduction and recycling programs. "District" also includes a sanitary district or a public utility district that provides solid waste handling services or implements source reduction and recycling programs.

(12) "Export from California" means export outside the boundaries of the State of California or to Indian country within the boundaries of the State of California, as defined in section 1151 of Title 18 of the United States Code.

(13) "Facility" means a permitted solid waste facility, as defined in section 18720(a)(51) of the California Code of Regulations. "Facility" includes, but is not limited to transfer stations, landfills, and transformation facilities.

(14) "Gatehouse attendant" means a person who processes deliveries from haulers transporting solid waste to a facility and who may be responsible for obtaining jurisdiction of origin information.

(15) "Hauler" means a person who collects solid waste from a solid waste generator, or collects his or her own waste, and transports the waste to a solid waste facility. "Hauler" includes a public contract hauler. "Hauler" does not include a person who transports solid waste from a station to another facility.

(16) "Host jurisdiction" means a jurisdiction in which a permitted solid waste facility is located.

(17) "Import from outside California" means import of waste from outside the boundaries of the State of California or from Indian country within the boundaries of the State of California, as defined in section 1151 of Title 18 of the United States Code.

(18) "In-place waste density" (pounds of waste per cubic yard of waste) means the estimated or measured density of in-place waste material achieved by mechanical or other means in the development of the current lift of the current operating waste cell.

(19) "Inert debris" has the same meaning as in section17381(k) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.

(20) "Jurisdiction" means a city, county, city and county, or regional agency with responsibility for waste management. This definition is in addition to the definition found in section 18720(a)(33).

(21) "Load" means the solid waste delivered to a solid waste facility in a single vehicle at one time.

(22) "Operator" means a person who operates a permitted solid waste facility.

(23) "Origin survey" or "survey" means a method for determining the jurisdiction(s) of origin for solid waste delivered to a facility.

(24) "Public contract hauler" means a person who charges for or is paid for collecting solid waste from a solid waste generator and transporting the waste to a solid waste facility. A person involved in a solid waste enterprise or solid waste handling services as defined in sections 49504 and 49505 of the Public Resources Code respectively, and a person who is a franchise hauler meet the definition of a public contract hauler. A "public contract hauler" may collect solid waste from residential, commercial, industrial, or other generators.

(25) "Quarter" means one of the following four three-month periods in a calendar year: The first quarter begins January 1 and ends March 31. The second quarter begins April 1 and ends June 30. The third quarter begins July 1 and ends September 30. The fourth quarter begins October 1 and ends December 31.

(26) "Region" means an entity formed pursuant to sections 40970 through 40975 of the Public Resources Code. This definition supersedes the definition found in section 18720(a)(57) of the California Code of Regulations for the purposes of this Article.

(27) "Soil" includes clean or contaminated soil.

(A) "Clean (or noncontaminated) soil" means soil that does not contain other materials, or is below designated concentrations of contamination for other materials as allowed pursuant to section 13173 of the California Water Code.

(B) "Contaminated soil" means soil that:

(i) contains designated or nonhazardous concentrations, as set forth in Title 23, Chapter 15, Article 1, section 2510 et seq. of the California Code of Regulations, of petroleum hydrocarbons, such as gasoline and its components (benzene, toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene), diesel and its components (benzene), virgin oil, motor oil, or aviation fuel, and lead as an associated metal; and

(ii) has been determined pursuant to section 13263(a) of the Water Code to be a waste that requires regulation by the Regional Water Quality Control Board or Local Oversight Agency.

(28) "Solid waste" or "waste" has the same meaning as defined in section 40191 of the Public Resources Code.

(29) "Station" means a permitted solid waste facility utilized to receive solid wastes, temporarily store, separate, convert, or otherwise process the materials in the solid wastes, or to transfer the solid wastes directly from smaller to larger vehicles for transport. "Station" includes permitted transfer or processing stations or facilities, and permitted materials recovery facilities. "Station" does not include permitted transformation facilities or landfills.

(30) "Track" means to collect origin information and determine tonnage for loads of waste delivered to a facility and to maintain a record of the origin and tonnage information. Data tracked during a quarter is used to compile quarterly reports.

(31) "Waste-to-cover ratio" (estimated) (volume:volume) means the unit-less expression of the proportion of the volumes of waste and cover that comprise a volume of compacted fill material, e.g. 4:1. The cover portion of the waste-to-cover ratio estimate should include only soil or approved daily or intermediate alternative cover that is not considered a waste material, i.e., payment of fees to the Board is not required. The waste portion of the waste-to-cover ratio estimate should include only waste material for which payment of fees to the Board is reported.

(1. New section filed 12-29-94; operative 12-29-94 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 94, No. 52). 2. Amendment of subsection (a)(2) filed 6-19-95; operative 6-19-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 25). 3. Change without regulatory effect adding subsection (a)(4) and renumbering subsections filed 8-25-2000 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2000, No. 34). 4. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a)(1) and amendingNote filed 6-26-2001 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2001, No. 26). 5. Amendment filed 9-21-2005; operative 1-1-2006 (Register 2005, No. 38).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 41821.2 and 41821.5, Public Resources Code.

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