The Adoption of Revised Compostable Materials Transfer/Processing Regulations

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Document Title
The Adoption of Revised Compostable Materials Transfer/Processing Regulations
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Not Applicable
Document Description
This project is the adoption of proposed regulations revising existing Compostable Material Handling Operations and Facilities Regulatory Requirements and adapting existing regulations to create a stand-alone, standardized regulatory framework for in-vessel digestion activities. The proposed project clarifies several feedstock definitions and the types of operations and facilities that can accept these materials; revises maximum metal concentrations allowed in compost; provides enforcement agencies with discretion to authorize temporary storage of additional material; revises inspection frequency language to ensure consistency throughout Title 14; provides operators and enforcement agencies with a mechanism to address chronic odor and identify sources of odor; establishes criteria for safe land application of compostable material; requires compost products to meet a physical contaminant limits; and clarifies small-scale composting requirements at sites, such as community gardens and schools.

Contact Information

Ken Decio
Agency Name
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian

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