Section 21815 - CIWMB - General Criteria for Cost Estimates (California Code of Regulations)

§ 21815. CIWMB - General Criteria for Cost Estimates

(a) Cost estimates shall be based on costs the state may incur if the state would have to assume responsibility for the closure or postclosure maintenance due to the failure of the operator to properly and adequately perform any or all of those activities.

(b) Cost estimates shall include, but not limited to,:

(1) Estimates in compliance with §§ 1770, 1773, and 1773.1 of the Labor Code;

(2) California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)Labor Surcharge and Equipment Rental Rates;and

(3) Caltrans "Force Account Payment" included in Section9-1.03 of theCaltrans Standard Specifications(May 2006).

(c) An operator may propose and the CIWMB may accept alternative costs for those included in ¶¶(b)(2) and (3) if the operator provides adequate justification for the use of alternative costs.

(d) Cost estimates shall be supported by adequate documentation to justify the estimates. This documentation shall be submitted with the estimate(s).

(e) Prior to the initiation of closure activities, the operator shall submit one of the following:

(1) a statement that the expected cost for closure construction (based on submitted contractor bids or other appropriate documentation) will be equal to or less than the cost estimate included in the approved final closure plan or

(2) a revised cost estimate that reflects the expected costs (based on submitted contractor bids or other appropriate documentation).

(1. New section filed 2-25-2008; operative 2-25-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 9).)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 40502 and 43501, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 43020, 43021, 43103 and 43501, Public Resources Code.

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