Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013

Hazardous Waste Fee Health and Safety Code


Article 4. Listings

Section 25144.6

25144.6. "Reusable soiled textile materials"; exemption. (a) As used in this section, "reusable soiled textile materials" means textile items, including, but not limited to, shop towels, uniforms, gloves, and linens and towels which may become soiled with hazardous waste during commercial or industrial use, and are made reusable by laundering or comparable methods of cleaning.

(b) Reusable soiled textile materials which meet all of the following requirements are exempt from Section 25205.5 and from Article 6 (commencing with Section 25160) and Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 25167.1):

(1) The materials or the management of the materials are not otherwise regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the federal act.

(2) The materials are not used to clean up or control a spill or release that is required to be reported to any state or federal agency.

(3) No hazardous waste has been added after the materials' original use.

(4) No free liquids, as defined by Section 22-66260.10 of Title 26 of the California Code of Regulations, are released during transportation or storage of the materials.

(5) The facility laundering or cleaning the materials maintains records of the date, type, and quantities by piecework or weight of the materials collected and laundered.

(6) The facility laundering or cleaning the materials prepares a contingency plan which specifies procedures for handling both onsite and offsite emergencies involving the materials, and employees are trained in the execution of the plan.

(c) Notwithstanding Sections 25201 and 25245, a facility laundering or using comparable methods of cleaning reusable soiled textile materials and performing the pretreatment necessary to remove metals and organics from the wastewater that results from the wash process is not required to obtain a hazardous waste facilities permit or other grant of authorization, and is exempt from the requirements of Article 12 (commencing with Section 25245), if the facility meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Management procedures are in place to ensure that the reusable soiled textile materials are managed in accordance with all the requirements specified in subdivision (b).

(2) The waste wash water conveyances and containers are constructed of materials to ensure that they are impervious under the conditions of use, and are visually inspected at least twice a year to ensure that waste wash water is not leaking to the underlying soil. A facility which is in compliance with this paragraph is not subject to the requirements of Section 22-66264.193 of Title 26 of the California Code of Regulations.

(3) The sludge collected from the washing process is managed in accordance with this chapter.

(4) The facility has a training program in place that ensures that the facility personnel are able to safely and properly handle and clean the reusable soiled textile materials and to respond effectively to emergencies by familiarizing them with emergency procedures, equipment, and systems.

(5) The facility is in compliance with the requirements of paragraphs (2) to (6), inclusive, and paragraphs (8) and (10), of subdivision (d) of Section 25201.5.

(6) (A) The facility complies with the notification requirements of paragraph (7) of subdivision (d) of Section 25201.5.

(B) Except as provided in Section 25404.5, the generator submits a fee in the amount required by Section 25205.14. The generator shall submit that fee within 30 days of the date that the fee is assessed by the State Board of Equalization, in the manner specified by Section 43152.10 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(d) This section does not affect the application of Section 25143.2 to reusable soiled textile materials.