Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)

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Notice of Cost Recovery Proposal

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will be bringing forward proposed fee adjustments to the Board of Supervisors for consideration in March 2017 (anticipated).  San Diego County Board of Supervisors policy B-29 requires DEH to be full cost recovery.  DEH last adjusted fees in 2010, and since then the department has focused on how to offset rising costs by gaining operational efficiencies, leveraging technology to streamline work, and implementing business re-engineering projects.  The following is a list of current and proposed fees for DEH’s Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) programs.  The LEA will be hosting a stakeholder meeting to review the cost recovery proposal and answer questions on January 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the County Operations Center, Building 5500, Second Floor, Conference Room 211.  If you have any questions regarding DEH’s LEA cost recovery proposal, please contact Eric Lardy at 858-505-6932 or eric.lardy@sdcounty.ca.gov.

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The County of San Diego Department of Enivornmental Health Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is certified by the Calfornia Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to enforce state solid waste laws and regulations in San Diego County, excluding the City of San Diego.  The LEA has the primary responsibility for ensuring the proper operation, permitting and closure of solid waste facilities, operations and disposal sites. The LEA also has responsibilities for ensuring the review and approval of postclosure land use activities at closed solid waste disposal sites.  The LEA works to protect public health, safety and the well being of our communities and environment from the impacts of solid waste management/recycling and disposal by:

  • Preventing environmental damage from existing and future solid waste facilities and operations through careful and thorough permit management, inspection, enforcement, complaint response and education.
  • Maintaining all active Solid Waste Facility Permits within our jurisdiction with up to date information and consistent with current laws and regulations.
  • Completing all required inspections at each active and closed facility and taking appropriate enforcement actions as necessary.
  • Ensuring quick response to complaints received regarding facilities, operations or disposal sites within the jurisdiction of the LEA and taking appropriate enforcement actions as necessary.
  • Maintaining LEA certification in good standing with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle formerly the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB)).
  • Promoting interagency cooperation with all entities involved in solid waste management and disposal in San Diego County.
  • Maintaining communication with CalRecycle as well as other local enforcement and regulatory agencies.

Information on solid waste facilities, operations and disposal sites regulated by the LEA, including their current permit status, certain related documents and inspection results can all be reviewed on the CalRecycle Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) website.

Contact Us

You may reach us by phone, 858-694-2888, or via Email (dehcomments@sdcounty.ca.gov). 

Public Notices - Proposed Solid Waste Facility Permit Activity

The following public notices are provided to interested parties related to solid waste facilities or operations.  Some of these notices are legally required and others are provided for information only.  These notices are grouped by facility name and number and can be viewed using the links provided below.

Notice Type

Description of Amendment

Date Accepted

Statutory Timeline Waived

Contacts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTAY LANDFILL INC.

 

37-AA-0010

 

Public Notice of revised Solid Waste Facility Permit

The operator has submitted an application package to increase the permitted daily tonnage from 5,830 tons per day to 6,700 tons per day (not to exceed the existing maximum weekly tonnage of 35,000 tons per week), update the landfill permitted boundary from 410 acres to 408.97 acres, update the estimated closure date from year 2028 to year 2030 and amend the Joint Technical Document and Preliminary Closure Post-Closure Maintenance Plan.

02/16/2017

N/A

Anthony Torres

 

ESCONDIDO RESOURCE RECOVERY

 

37-AA-0906


Public Notice for SWFP Revision

The operator has submitted an application package to consolidate its existing Escondido Resource Recovery (ERR) and SANCO Recycling transfer processing stations into the ERR SWFP; increasing the overall operational area from 53,285 square feet to 216,476 square feet, incorporating a self-haul construction demolition and inert debris processing operation, a mixed waste processing operation and an anaerobic digestion operation, increasing the design capacity from 5,249 tons per day to 8,743 tons per day, increasing the permitted daily tonnage from 2,500 tons per day to 3,223 tons per day (which is the existing ERR and SANCO Recycling transfer processing stations combined permitted tonnage) and expanding the current perimeter boundary from 5.97 acres to 11.1 acres. The days and hours of operation will remain Sunday – Saturday, 24 hours a day. ERR has been operating as a transfer station since 1997 and SANCO Recycling has been operating as a material processing facility since 2004.

02/10/2017

N/A

Anthony Torres

 

EDCO STATION

 

37-AA-0922


Public Notice for SWFP Modification

The operator has submitted an application package to modify its Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP).  The proposed SWFP modification will provide non-material updates to the SWFP, Transfer Processing Report, and LEA findings.  The permit modification will not result in an increase in hours of operation or permitted tonnage.

01/27/2017

N/A

Ricardo Serrano

 

LAS PULGAS LANDFILL

 

37-AA-0903

 

Public Notice for SWFP Modification

The operator has submitted an application package to modify its Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP). The proposed modification will provide non-material updates to the SWFP including: updates to remaining capacity, estimated closure date, references to supporting documents,  LEA findings; and the Joint Technical Document. The permit modification will not result in an increase of hours of operations or permitted daily tonnage.

12/16/2016

N/A

Ricardo Serrano