§ 21840. CalRecycle - Postclosure Maintenance Cost Estimates
(a) The operator shall provide a written estimate, in current dollars, of the cost of hiring a third party to maintain, monitor, and inspect the closed landfill in accordance with the postclosure maintenance plan requirements. Cost estimates shall be subject to the following requirements:
(1) Cost estimates shall be based on the activities described in the postclosure maintenance plan and account for postclosure maintenance of the entire landfill;
(A) Cost estimates shall be based on the current monitoring and maintenance requirements. Cost estimates shall not anticipate future reductions in maintenance and/or monitoring.
(2) Cost estimates shall be of sufficient detail to identify the maintenance costs, repair costs, and replacement costs throughout the postclosure maintenance of the landfill;
(3) The cost estimate shall be the annualized cost of maintenance and monitoring during the postclosure period as delineated in the postclosure maintenance plan; and
(A) Cost estimates for those maintenance and monitoring activities which occur less frequently than annually shall be prorated to an annual cost. The expected recurrence period shall be specified in the postclosure maintenance plan; and
(i) Cost estimates for those maintenance and monitoring activities which occur less frequently than every 30 years shall be calculated as occurring every 30 years;
(4) The operator shall modify the postclosure cost estimate, in accordance with § 21865 of this Subchapter, when changes in the plan or landfill conditions indicate an increase or decrease in postclosure maintenance costs. Requests for modifications shall be submitted to CalRecycle for approval.
(b) Postclosure maintenance plans shall include a detailed estimate of the annual costs for postclosure monitoring and maintenance, including the following:
(1) site security pursuant to § 21135;
(2) maintenance and integrity of the final cover including material acquisition, labor, and placement for repair of the final cover as required due to the effects of settlement, slope failure, or erosion;
(3) maintenance of vegetation including fertilization, irrigation and irrigation system maintenance;
(4) monitoring, operation and maintenance of the environmental monitoring and control systems, including, but not limited to, the landfill gas, leachate, and ground water systems;
(5) maintenance of the drainage and erosion control systems including clearing materials blocking drainage conveyances and repairing drains, levees, dikes and protective berms.(1. New section filed 6-18-97; operative 7-18-97 (Register 97, No. 25). 2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 2-25-2008; operative 2-25-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 9). 3. Amendment of section heading, new subsection (a)(1)(A) and amendment of subsections (a)(3) and (a)(4) filed 4-9-2010; operative 7-1-2010 (Register 2010, No. 15).)
Note: Authority cited: Sections 40502 and 40508, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 40508, 43020, 43021, 43103, 43501 and 43509, Public Resources Code; and Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Section258.72.
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