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Treated Wood Waste Variance Update

Treated Wood Waste Variances Important Notice: DTSC is only accepting applications for disposal facility (landfill) variances at this time.  If you are not a landfill you must wait until February 19, 2021, to apply for a variance.  DTSC will be holding a second ZOOM webinar about the variance application process on Friday February 19, 2021, at 1:00 PM and a link to register for the webinar can be found here: Treated Wood Waste Variance Application Process Webinar Number 2Beginning on February 16, 2021, DTSC will be inviting interested parties to apply for a variance from certain provisions of law relating to the management of treated wood waste.

Feb 17, 2021 03:18 PM Read More
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Upcoming DTSC Webinar on Temporary Variance Program for Disposal of Treated Wood Waste

Informational Update: Upcoming DTSC Webinar on Temporary Variance Program for Disposal of Treated Wood Waste The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will be hosting a Virtual Informational Session for interested parties regarding the new Temporary Variance Program for the proper disposal of treated wood waste. The session will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM and will go over the details of how to apply for variances to dispose treated wood waste. Listed below is the information for logging on to the Zoom session (no registration required):DTSC's Zoom Meeting InviteZoom Passcode: 111111 Webinar ID: 891 7936 2480 Passcode: 111111 Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833     Additional information can be found at DTSC’s treated wood waste page.

Feb 10, 2021 12:14 PM Read More
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Lithium Ion Battery fires

Li-ion Battery Fires Unfairly Cost Waste, Recycling and Scrap Operators Over $1.2 Billion Annually Ryan Fogelman Ryan Fogelman | Feb 03, 2021 When I started consolidating the reported waste and recycling facility fires in 2016, I was realistic that the first few years would drive the baseline data defining the scope of the problem, providing us with a basic understanding of the consequences and finding and evaluating the effectiveness of solutions available to address the problem. Now that we have officially completed year five, it is time to take the next step.

Feb 04, 2021 11:34 AM Read More
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Variances Update

The DTSC has posted some additional information on the types of variances that will be issued and the questions that will be part of that application process.  Please find that information here:

Feb 04, 2021 09:07 AM Read More
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