Variance TWW-2021-HT-00422 to Allow the Transport and Accumulation of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by South Tahoe Refuse Co.

Summary

SCH Number
2021050105
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Variance TWW-2021-HT-00422 to Allow the Transport and Accumulation of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by South Tahoe Refuse Co.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/5/2021

Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a variance to South Tahoe Refuse Co. 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 treat ed 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-00422, South Tahoe Refuse Co. 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, South Tahoe Refuse Co. 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. South Tahoe Refuse Co. is a waste management and recycling company providing collection services to the South Tahoe area that also operates a transfer station, materials recovery facility, recycle buy-back center and operate a household hazardous waste program on behalf of El Dorado County. The applicant previously conducted treated wood waste management activities under the now expired alternative management standards established at 22 CCR 67386. 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
Rostislav Boytsan
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-4041
Rostislav.Boytsan@dtsc.ca.gov

Location

Counties
El Dorado
Regions
Northern California
Other Location Info
2140 Ruth Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_TWW-2021-HT-00422_signed   PDF 149 K

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