Variance TWW-2021-HT-00433 to Allow the Transport and Accumulation of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Burrtec Waste Industries


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Variance TWW-2021-HT-00433 to Allow the Transport and Accumulation of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Burrtec Waste Industries
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has is sued a variance to Burrtec Waste Industries to accumulate and transport treated wood waste to an authorized handler or disposal facility. 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-HT-00433, Burrtec Waste Industries 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. Without the issuance of the variance, Burrtec Waste Industries would be required to register as a hazardous waste transporter with DTSC and manifest treated wood waste as a hazardous waste prior to disposal at a hazardous waste disposal facility. Burrtec Waste Industries operates a transfer station. Under the variance, the authorized handler-transporter may collect, accumulate, and transport treated wood waste from generators, transporters, and/or handlers to authorized handler and/or disposal facilities. Operations generally include loading and unloading operations and shipping treated wood waste along existing transportation routes. 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. The variance will expire on October 31, 2021 with possibility of extension for an additional six months.

Contact Information

John Muegge
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Riverside, San Bernardino
Southern California
Other Location Info
13373 Napa Street, Fontana, CA 92335; 1830 Agua Mansa Road, Riverside, CA 92509

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. 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.


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