Variance TWW-2021-HT-00121 to Allow the Transport and Accumulation of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Contra Costa Waste Services, Inc.

Summary

SCH Number
2021040473
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Variance TWW-2021-HT-00121 to Allow the Transport and Accumulation of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Contra Costa Waste Services, Inc.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/21/2021

Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a variance to Contra Costa Waste Services, Inc. to 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-HT-00121, Contra Costa Waste Services, Inc. will ensure the treated wood waste will be appropriately managed. 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. Contra Costa Waste Services, Inc., also known as the Recycling Center & Transfer Station, is a transfer station and construction and demolition debris processing facility located in Contra Costa County. Under the variance, the authorized handler may collect and accumulate treated wood waste from generators, transporters, or other handlers. Operations generally include loading and unloading operations. Accumulation of treated wood waste includes taking appropriate precautions to prevent unauthorized access to and prevent leaching to the environment of the treated wood waste. No transportation activities are authorized as a part of this variance. The variance will expire on September 6, 2021 with possibility of extension for an additional six months.

Contact Information
John Muegge
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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

Location

Counties
Contra Costa
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
1300 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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. This project consists of the accumulation and storage of the treated wood waste is consistent with the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structure, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_TWW-2021-HT-00121_signed   PDF 133 K

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