California Waste Discharge Requirements (14-CA-e)
Waste Discharge Requirements Process
14-CA-e.1 to 14-CA-e.2 - Does the Facility Store, Treat, or Dispose of Hazardous Waste Under Cal. Code of Regs., Title 22
If the facility will store, treat, or dispose of hazardous waste under Cal. Code of Regs., Title 22, the developer should initiate the California RCRA and hazardous waste process.
14-CA-e.3 to 14-CA-e.4 - Does the Project Discharge Waste to Land in a Diffused Manner or Affect Groundwater Quality
If waste is discharged to land in a diffused manner, such as that it causes soil erosion or the discharge affects groundwater, the developer must file an application and necessary supplemental information with the appropriate Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB). Otherwise, the developer does not need a permit for waste discharge and can continue with the project.
14-CA-e.5 - Report of Waste Discharge (WDR) Application (Form 200)
The developer must complete and submit a Report of Waste Discharge application (Form 200) to the RWQCB at least 120 days before commencing discharge.
14-CA-e.6 to 14-CA-e.7 - Review Application Material and Data Request/Response
The RWQCB staff reviews the application for completeness and may request additional information in order to certify the application as complete.
14-CA-e.8 - Does the RWQCB Adopt WDR, Waive WDR, or Prohibit Discharge
Once the application is complete, the RWQCB staff determines if it should adopt WDRs, prohibit discharge, or waive WDRs.
14-CA-e.9 to 14-CA-e.10 - Waive WDR
For specific situations, the RWQCB may waive the requirement to obtain a WDR for discharges to land. The RWQCB cannot waive Waste Discharge Requirements for any facility defined as a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfill subject to regulation under SWRCB Resolution No. 93-62.
14-CA-e.11 - Prohibit WDR
In specific situations, the RWQCB may prohibit discharge to land.
14-CA-e.12 - Draft Waste Discharge Permit
The RWQCB prepares a Draft Waste Discharge Permit, including the requirements for the disposal of the waste by surface discharge.
14-CA-e.13 - WDR Notice and Comment Period
The RWQCB distributes the Draft WDR Permit to persons and public agencies with a known interest in the project for a minimum 30 day comment period.
14-CA-e.14 - WDR Public Hearing
The RWQCB holds a public hearing with at least 30 days public notice. The RWQCB may adopt the WDRs, modify and adopt the WDRS, or decline to issue a WDR permit.
14-CA-e.15 to 14-CA-e.16 - Does the RWQCB Issue a Waste Discharge Permit
If the RWQCB adopts the WDRs, it issues the developer a WDR Permit. The WDR Permit is valid until the project no longer discharges or until revoked by the RWQCB.
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