Proposed AB 901 Recycling and Disposal Reporting System Regulations

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Document Title
Proposed AB 901 Recycling and Disposal Reporting System Regulations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In 2015, the Legislature enacted AB 901 (Stats. 2013, Ch. 746; Public Resources Code§§ 41821.5- 41821.8), which changes how disposal and recycling is reported to CalRecycle. Prior to the passage of AB 901, only disposal information was reported to local jurisdictions who then reported to CalRecycle AB 901 changes this format by having disposal reporting directly to CalRecycle. AB 901 also expands reporting by requiring recycling and composting information to also be reported to CalRecycle. Under AB 901, waste, recycling, and compost facilities, as well as exporters, brokers, and transporters of recyclables or compost will be required to submit information to CalRecycle on the types, quantities, and destinations of materials that are disposed of, sold, or transferred inside or outside to the state. Cal Recycle also gains enforcement authority to collect this information. CalRecycle has developed a proposed regulation to facilitate reporting and to ensure that all information that AB 901 requires reported reaches CalRecycle.

Contact Information

Eric DeNardo
Agency Name
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
Location Specific: Statewide

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15378(a), 14 CCR
Reasons for Exemption
The adoption of the regulation is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because it is not a "project," as that term is defined in the CEQA Guidelines (Cal. Code of Regs, Title 14, §§ 15000 et seq.) A "project" is an activity "which has a potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment..." (CEQA Guidelines, § 15378(a).) The regulation only establishes administrative procedures for entities covered under AB 901 to report required information to CalRecycle. The adoption of the regulation will have no direct effect on the environment and no reasonably foreseeable indirect effect on the environment. There are no standards or targets set in the proposed regulation on which to base an objective analysis of any potential impacts. To impute any general or specific environmental effects from the regulation would be entirely speculative, and CEQA does not require a lead agency to speculate as to the potential impacts of a project. Accordingly, the adoption of the regulation is exempt from consideration under CEQA.

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