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Treated Wood Waste Variance Update

Mar 09, 2021

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Below is some more information on the TWW program, including a link to the list of landfills with variances.  So far there are only 3 landfills, all in northern California as of this morning.  More to come.


Treated Wood Waste Update

  1. On February 16, DTSC provided an update on the roll-out of the Treated Wood Waste Variance Program:

·        February 16 – DTSC will begin accepting disposal facility variance applications only (application will be live by COB on February 16)

·        February 19 – DTSC held a second ZOOM webinar about the variance application process (Notice)

o   Presentation was recorded and will be posted to the DTSC website.

·        February 19 – At the conclusion of the webinar, DTSC began accepting variance applications from ALL six applicant categories (Variance Webpage – The reimbursement payment schedule can be found at the end of Step 2)

  1. The list of treated wood waste disposal sites with DTSC variances was posted on March 5

List of approved variance locations

List of TWW Handlers

Comments/Next Steps:

SB 332, introduced on February 28, is the bill to fix management of treated wood waste. It is an Assembly Environmental and Toxic Materials Committee bill; it is expected to be heard in that committee on April 7.

Sources for Treated Wood Waste Information:

  • Website and FAQs –

  • Questions?  


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