Amendment of the Composting General Order

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Amendment of the Composting General Order
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
The State Water Board proposes to amend General Waste Discharge Requirements for Composting Operations by allowing herbivore manure (as defined) to be used as a feesdtock at Tier I facilities. The State Water Board also proposes to amend the General Order by expanding the Agricultural Composting exemption to include non-agricultural sites, allow the composting of both on-site and off-site materials, and increase the export limit.

Contact Information
Frank Roddy
SWRCB - Division of Water Quality
PO Box 100
Sacramento, CA 95812-0100

Phone : (916) 341-5379



Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Composting facilities)
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, Division of Transportation Planning Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Stewardship Council Department of Conservation Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Native American Heritage Commission Resources, Recycling and Recovery Department of Fish and Wildlife, Headquarters


Environmental Document
NOP   PDF 1937 K
letter   PDF 230 K NOC   PDF 1652 K
State Comments
2015012021 CalRecycle   PDF 1360 K 2015012021 CDFW SWRCB compost general order NOP comment letter from CDFW   PDF 1013 K 2015012021 nahc   PDF 2394 K

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