Variance TWW-2021-DF-00079 to Allow the Disposal of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Recology Ostrom Road

Summary

SCH Number
2021030231
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Variance TWW-2021-DF-00079 to Allow the Disposal of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Recology Ostrom Road
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/9/2021

Document Description
Project Description: The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has is sued a variance to Recology Ostrom Road (CAL000117247) to receive and dispose of treated wood waste from generators, transporters, and/or handler facilities. Operations related to treated wood waste will be consistent with previous treated wood waste activities conducted by the applicant. The variance allows treated wood waste to be managed under procedures different from, but equally protective to human health and the environment to, the provisions of California Health and Safety Code (HSC) Articles 6, 6.5 and 9 of Chapter 6.5 and California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, and/or 20. Under the terms and conditions of Variance TWW-2021-DF-00079, Recology Ostrom Road will ensure the treated wood waste will be appropriately managed. Background: Treated wood waste is a fully regulated California-only hazardous waste because it exhibits the hazardous waste characteristic of toxicity. From 2007 to December 31, 2020, treated wood waste was managed under alternative management standards, established in 22 CCR 67386. The legislation that authorized the alternative management standards for treated wood waste expired on December 31, 2020. Without the issuance of the variance, Recology Ostrom Road would be required to seek a permit as a hazardous waste disposal facility. Recology Ostrom Road is a disposal facility (landfill) operator. The applicant previously conducted treated wood waste management activities under the now expired alternative management standards established at 22 CCR 67386. Project Activities: Under the variance, the Facility will accept treated wood waste from generators, and authorized handlers and/or transporters for disposal, however it will be managed as a California hazardous waste, under authority of HSC 25200 et seq. Operations generally include unloading and disposal of treated wood waste within Recology Ostrom Road Landfill Module 1 and Module 2. Theentire landfill is constructed with 60 mil HDPE primary liner and low permeability soil layer. Cells 2B, 3, and 4 also have an additional 60 mil HDPE supplemental secondary liner. Acceptance and disposal of TWW will be consistent with hazardous waste management and disposal standards specified in the variance. The variance will expire on September 1, 2021 with possibility of extension for an additional six months.

Contact Information
John Muegge
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
1100 'I' Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 322-0471
tww_variances@dtsc.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Wheatland
Counties
Yuba
Zip
95692
Other Location Info
5900 Ostrom Road, Wheatland, CA 95692

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities [CCR Title 14, Sec. 15301]
Reasons for Exemption
All analysis conducted included the potential extension of the variance for an additional six months. DTSC has determined none of the exceptions to the categorical exemptions apply to this project, as described in Public Resources Code Section 21084(c), (d), and (e), and 14 CCR Section 15300.2. Operations under the variance will be substantially the same as those as previously conducted under the alternative management standards established at 22 CCR 67386. This variance is consistent with a former use.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_TWW-2021-DF-00079_signed   PDF 144 K

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