Variance TWW-2021-LG-00270 to Allow the Generation, Accumulation, and Transport of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by City Of Santa Cruz
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a variance to City Of Santa Cruz (CAL000462079) to generate and accumulate treated wood waste on-site. 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-LG-00270, City Of Santa Cruz 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. City Of Santa Cruz conducts a wharf construction, maintenance and restoration. The variance will expire on November 9, 2021 with possibility of extension for an additional six months.