Aug 27 - CIWMB Releases Draft Financial Assurance Regulations

The California Integrated Waste Management Board has released draft regulations on landfill financial assurance for a 45-day comment period. These regulations are the result of a multi-year regulatory process, and environmental advocates believe that these rules largely represent a missed opportunity to truly tackle the significant liabilities posed by the state's landfills. According to an article in Waste Business Journal, "current law does not require landfill operators to demonstrate financial assurance beyond the first 30 years after closure."