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BELOW ARE LINKS FOR ELEVATED GAS NON-COMPLIANCE ISSUES RECORDED DURING LANDFILL INSPECTIONS:


 

Violations & Citations:

LEA-CalRecycle Reports (oversight agency)

On November 15, 2013, CalRecycle issued a notice of violation for “Gas Monitoring and Control” due to a high concentration of methane. The concentration of methane on the date of inspection was 11%, well over the state limit of 5%.

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Elevated Gas 2013-10-15

On April 17, 2012, CalRecycle issued a citation for “Reporting and Control of Excessive Gas Concentrations” due to a high concentration of methane. The concentration of methane on the date of inspection was 5.7%.

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Elevated Gas 2012-04-17

On December 22, 2009, CalRecycle issued a notice of violation for “Explosive Gas Control” due to high concentrations of methane at multiple probes. The highest concentration of methane on the date of inspection was 45%, well over the state limit of 5%. Methane levels at this level of concentration run a high risk of explosions:

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Elevated Gas 2009-12-22

On June 11, 2007, CalRecycle issued a notice of violation for “Explosive Gas Control” due to high concentrations of methane at multiple probes. The highest concentration of methane on the date of inspection was 9.8%, well over the state limit of 5%.

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Elevated Gas 2007-06-11

On April 17, 2007, CalRecycle issued a citation for “Explosive Gas Control” due to a high concentration of methane.

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Elevated Gas 2007-04-17

On December 7, 2006, CalRecycle issued a violation for “Explosive Gas Control” due to a high concentration of methane. The concentration of methane on the date of inspection was 5.4%.

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Elevated Gas 2006-12-07

On September 21, 2006, CalRecycle issued a citation for “Gas Control”. The CalRecycle agent noted that there was a gas odor at the time of inspection.

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Elevated Gas 2006-09-21

On July 24, 2006, CalRecycle issued a citation for “Gas Control” due to a high concentration of CO2 at multiple sensors. The inspector noted that “higher CO2 levels could be an indication of underground fires.”

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Elevated Gas 2006-07-24

On April 19, 2006, CalRecycle issued a citation for “Gas Control” due to a high concentration of CO2 at multiple sensors. The highest concentration of CO2 was 15% at the time of inspection.

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Elevated Gas 2006-04-19

 

 

Notations Regarding Elevated Gas:

On February 11, 2010, CalRecycle noted that there was a  high concentration of methane at one of the probes. The concentration of methane on the date of inspection was 11.3%, well over the state limit of 5%. For some reason, CalRecycle did not issue a violation or citation for this inspection.

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Elevated Gas 2010-02-11

On April 13, 2010, CalRecycle noted that one of the probes which had a history of reading a methane concentration of over 5% was inaccessible due to muddy conditions.

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Elevated Gas 2010-04-13

On July 17, 2006, the South Coast Air Quality Management District noted in their “Annual Emission Compliance Test” that the methane (CH4) emissions were nearly twice the allowable level at 41.40 pounds per day. The allowable level is 22 pounds per day.

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Elevated Gas Source Test Protocol & Report – 5-17-2013

 

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