Variance TWW-2021-TR-00316 to Allow the Transport of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Allied Waste Systems, Inc.

Summary

SCH Number
2021060034
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Variance TWW-2021-TR-00316 to Allow the Transport of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Allied Waste Systems, Inc.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/2/2021

Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a variance to Allied Waste Systems, Inc. to transport treated wood waste from authorized generators and/or handler facilities to handler or disposal facilities. 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-TR-00316, Allied Waste Systems, Inc. will ensure the treatedwood 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. Allied Waste Systems, Inc. is a waste hauling company serving residential, commercial, and roll-off customers. Under the variance, the authorized transporter may collect treated wood waste from generators and/or handlers and transport it to an authorized handler or disposal site. Operations generally include loading and unloading operations and shipping treated wood waste along existing transportation routes. No accumulation activities are authorized as a part of this variance. The variance will expire on November 23, 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
Alameda Contra Costa Solano
Regions
Northern California San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CCR Title 14, Sec. 15308
Reasons for Exemption
termined 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. The handling and transport of the TWW is consistent with the actions taken by regulatory agency, to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement or protection of the environment. The approval of this variance will ensure the treated wood waste generated will be contained from release during transport to an authorized accumulation site or disposal facility.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_TWW-2021-TR-00316_signed   PDF 138 K

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