General Waste Discharge Requirements for Disaster-Related Wastes


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
General Waste Discharge Requirements for Disaster-Related Wastes
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
State Water Resources Control Boards

Document Description
The issuance of WDRs prior to cleanup of disaster-related wastes requires time that may significantly impede cleanup, which would likely increase the threat to public health and the environment. Under emergency or disaster conditions, there is usually not time for those performing cleanup of disaster-related wastes to prepare a formal ROWD, and for the Regional Board to prescribe new WDRs or to revise existing WDRs. A statewide approach rather than a region-by-region basis alleviates this issue.

Contact Information
Sahand Rastegarpour
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street, 15th floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 322-7786



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CCR Title 14, section 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
This General Order is exempt from CEQA because the Order and the conditions of this Order will apply only to activities necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency, as defined by CEQA (CCR, title 14, section 15269, subdivision [c], and PRC, section 21080, Subdivision [b ][ 4]).


Notice of Exemption
2020020484_General Waste Discharge Requirements   PDF 666 K

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