Adoption of Regulations for Mammalian Tissue Composting


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Document Title
Adoption of Regulations for Mammalian Tissue Composting
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project is a proposed regulation package related to the composting of disaster debris and mammalian tissue. Comparable emergency regulations have been in effect since June 18, 2007, but will expire in March 2008 if not made permanent. The project will make permanent the emergency regulations.

Contact Information
Robert Holmes
California Integrated Waste Management Board
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025

Phone : (916) 341-6376



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15269(b)(c), 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed regulatory changes are exempt from the requirements of the CEQA, Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., on the following grounds: (1) with respect to authorizing an enforcement agency to waive certain terms and conditions of a solid waste facilities permit and applicable state minimum standards during a state-declared or locally-declared emergency, the adoption of regulations constitutes an action that is necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency (Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(4), 14 California Code of Regulations Section 15269(c)); and (2) with respect to authorizing research composting operations using unprocessed mammalian tissue as a feedstock, the adoption of the regulations constitutes basic data collection, research, experimental management and resource evaluation activities that do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource (Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(9), 14 California Code of Regulations Section 15306).

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

Download CSV New Search Print