Section 21880 - CalRecycle - Certification of Closure (California Code of Regulations)

§ 21880. CalRecycle - Certification of Closure

(a) The operator shall submit to CalRecycle, the EA, and the RWQCB for approval a certification, under penalty of perjury, that the solid waste landfill has been closed in accordance with the approved final closure plan.

(1) The certification submittal shall also include the as-built costs of closure in the same arrangement and sequence as the estimated costs of closure included in the approved final closure plan.

(b) The certification shall be completed by a registered civil engineer or certified engineering geologist and include a report with supporting documentation. The report shall include a Final Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) report pursuant to § 20323 and § 20324 et seq. and any other documentation as necessary to support the certification. The certification, Final CQA report and any other documentation as necessary to support the certification shall be incorporated into the approved postclosure maintenance plan.

(c) The certification shall be submitted within 180 days of the completion of closure construction activities unless CalRecycle, EA, and RWQCB approve an alternate schedule.

(d) Within 120 days of receipt of the certification, CalRecycle, RWQCB, and EA shall complete a detailed review of the submittal and submit their comments to the operator.

(e) If the certification is not approved by CalRecycle, RWQCB, or EA, the operator shall submit a revised certification within 60 days following such determination unless CalRecycle, RWQCB, and EA approve an alternate schedule.

(f) Once the certification has been approved by CalRecycle, RWQCB, and the EA, CalRecycle shall release the operator from the financial mechanism for closure. CalRecycle shall notify the local planning agency of this determination.

(g) On the day that the certification of closure is approved, the solid waste landfill shall be considered closed and in postclosure maintenance.

(1. New section filed 6-18-97; operative 7-18-97 (Register 97, No. 25). 2. Amendment of subsections (c) and (d) filed 2-25-2003; operative 2-25-2003 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2003, No. 9). 3. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 4-9-2010; operative 7-1-2010 (Register 2010, No. 15).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 40502, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 43020, 43021, 43103 and 44006, Public Resources Code.

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