CSAC Bulletin Article

CalRecycle Releases SB 1383 Compliance Guidance Document

August 13, 2020

CalRecycle has released a guidance document regarding how the agency will approach the compliance and enforcement process for its SB 1383 Organic Waste Diversion regulations. The regulations will become effective Jan. 1, 2022, however CAL Recycle is proactively reaching out to local now to help with implementation. Per the guidance document, the enforcement process will be an escalating process and the timelines are not triggered until a Notice of Violation (NOV) is issued.

• CalRecycle has discretion to address compliance issues with a jurisdiction through compliance evaluations prior to moving to enforcement proceedings.

• CalRecycle will consider the totality of circumstances surrounding a jurisdiction’s compliance prior to issuing NOVs.

• CalRecycle has discretion to issue NOVs and, depending on circumstances, not seek penalties.

The guidance document can be found here: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/education

Please feel free to send any thoughts or comments regarding this document to CSAC Legislative Analyst, Nick Cronenwett at ncronenwett@counties.org.

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