Thursday, November 12, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. or 5:35 p.m. if Special Overtime required

ZOOM Meeting Online
To join us online go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84505129176?pwd=Y3BhV2VPdFkxV29qQklhK1dPMDRYZz09
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AGENDA: https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/Agenda_2020-11-12.pdf

Related Documents:

SCL-CAC

  1. SCL-CAC Financial Report – September 1 thru October 31, 2020

BFIC/REPUBLIC

 

  1. Republic to Task Force, “Request for Information on Soil Importation at Sunshine Canyon Landfill, dated September 17, 2020.”
  2. Republic to SCL-LEA, “3rd Quarter 2020 Summary of Water Sources, dated October 15, 2020.”
  3. Republic to Task Force, 3rd Quarter 2020 Qtrly Dust/Odor Complaint Report, dated October 15, 2020.”
  4. Republic to Task Force, 3rd Quarter 2020 Landfill Status Report – Finding of Conformance, dated October 15, 2020.”
  5. Republic to SCL-LEA, “August 2020 Monthly Report, dated September 15, 2020.
  6. Republic to DPW, “3rd Quarter 2020 Vegetation Report, dated November 4, 2020.”
  7. Republic to SCL-LEA, “September 2020 Monthly Report, dated October 15, 2020.”

SCAQMD

  1. CY Complaints Reported 1995 through October 2020, Notices of Violation (NOV) Summary 2009 – October 2020, SCL Odor Complaints Monthly Report – September & October 2020

COUNTY TASK FORCE/REGIONAL PLANNING/PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC HEALTH

  1. Presentation, by Eugene Tseng J.D., SCL-LEA. to County Task Force on October 15, 2020, NASA and Solid Waste Management “Viewed From Space.” 
  2. Presentation, by Eugene Tseng J.D., SCL-LEA. to County Task Force on October 15, 2020, Environmental Research Letters.
  3. Presentation by County Staff to County Task Force on October 15, 2020, Waste Characterization Report Submitted by SCL with Backup Calculation.

OTHER

HOTLINKS FOR REFERENCE ONLY at https://planning.lacity.org/resources/sunshine-canyon-landfill

  1. STI, Forty-Eighth Quarterly Report of Ambient Air Quality Monitoring at Sunshine Canyon Landfill and Van Gogh Elementary School, June 1 – November 30, 2019, dated January 21, 2020. https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/39414499-e441-4225-944c-49ef8cf10113/48thQtrlyRpt.pdf
  2. STI Eleventh Annual Report of Ambient Air Quality Monitoring at Sunshine Canyon Landfill and Van Gogh Elementary School; An Eleven Year Summary, November 22, 2007 – November 21, 2018, dated July 22, 2019. https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/324f4a47-2dee-48aa-91e0-7a5f8e72175d/11th_Annual_Report_Nov_2007-Nov_2018.pdf
  3. Republic to Joint Technical Advisory Committee, Report for January 22, 2020 TAC Meeting, dated January 8, 2020.
    https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/b89c7703-68fd-4691-9ec0-4aef05de4bff/SCL_TAC_Report_-_January_2020.pdf
  4. Ultra-Systems 3rd Quarterly Site Monitoring Status Report July 1 – September 30, 2019 dated December 10, 2019. https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/9f01fe38-a8f1-48e9-bd94-5be7accd4e16/MMRpt2019_3rdQtr.pdf

Thursday, September 10, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. or 5:35 p.m. if Special Overtime required

ZOOM Meeting Online
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ZOOM Meeting Online
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or call-in at: +1 669 900 6833, enter Webinar ID: 88170939489 and Press #
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AGENDA: https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/Agenda_2020-09-10.pdf

Related Documents:

SCL-CAC

  1. SCL-CAC “Agenda, Virtual Meeting, Thursday, September 10, 2020.”
  2. SCL-CAC “Draft Minutes July 9, 2020.”
  3. SCL-CAC “Financial Report – July 1 thru August 31, 2020.”

BFIC/REPUBLIC

  1. Republic to SCL-LEA, “2nd Quarter 2020 Summary of Water Sources, dated July 15, 2020.”
  2. Republic to Task Force, 2nd Quarter 2020 Qtrly Dust/Odor Complaint Report, dated July 15, 2020.”
  3. Republic to Task Force, 2nd Quarter 2020 Landfill Status Report – Finding of Conformance, dated July 15, 2020.”
  4. Republic to SCL-LEA, “June 2020 Monthly Report, dated July 15, 2020.”
  5. Republic to SCL-LEA, “Emergency Waiver of Standards, SCL SWFP No. 19-AA-2000, dated July 17, 2020.”
  6. Republic to County Public Works, “First Semi-Annual 2020 Waste Characterization SCL, dated July 24, 2020.”
  7. Republic to SCL-TAC, “Joint Sunshine Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee Report – Meeting July 30, 2020.”
  8. Republic to DPW, “2nd Quarter 2020 Vegetation Report, dated July 31, 2020.”
  9. Republic to SCL-LEA, “July 2020 Monthly Report, dated August 14, 2020.”

SCAQMD

  1. SCAQMD “CY Complaints Reported 1995 through August 2020, Notices of Violation (NOV) Summary 2009 – August 2020, SCL Odor Complaints Monthly Report – July & August 2020.”
  2. Letter from SCAQMD to County Integrated Waste Management Task Force re: Response to Task Force inquiry as to changes in inspection hours, dated August 19, 2020.

COUNTY TASK FORCE/REGIONAL PLANNING/PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC HEALTH

  1. County Integrated Waste Management Task Force to California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery/Department of Agriculture re: Request to Investigate Concerns Regarding Handling of COVID-19 Contaminated Solid Waste and Potential Community Health Risks, dated July 13, 2020.”
  2. County Public Health letter to County Integrated Waste Management Task Force, re:” Response to Task Force’s COVID-19 contaminated waste at SCL and other Municipal Solid Waste Landfills letter, of June 17, 2020, dated July 16, 2020.” 
  3. County Integrated Waste Management Task Force to Republic “Request for Information on Soil Importation at Sunshine Canyon Landfill, dated August 13, 2020.”
  4. County Public Works to Republic “Sunshine Canyon Landfill, Conditional Use Permit No. 00-194-(5), Importation of Clean Soil Material, dated August 20, 2020.”
    Note: included enclosures: (1). Republic letter to County Public Works, re: Clean Soil Importation and Stockpile SCL Conditional Use Permit No. 00-194-(5) dated July 16, 2020. (2). County Public Works to Republic re: Clean Soil Importation and Stockpile SCL Conditional Use Permit No. 00-194-(5), dated June 24, 2020. (3). Republic to County Public Works re: Revised Requests for Approval for Importation of Soil, LA County Devil’s Gate Reservoir Sediment Removal, dated October 9, 2015.

OTHER

  1. Regional Water Quality Control Board Los Angeles Region “Notice of Opportunity for Public comment and Public Meeting – Tentative Order (#91-93) to Terminate General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharge of Non- Hazardous Contaminated Soils and Other Waste to Class III Landfills,” dated July 30, 2020. Note: Still have the ability to enforce WDR under R4-2011-0052 (see below).
  2. Regional Water Quality Control Board Los Angeles Region, Order No. R4-2011-0052, File No. 93-043.

HOTLINKS FOR REFERENCE ONLY at https://planning.lacity.org/resources/sunshine-canyon-landfill

  1. STI, Forty-Eighth Quarterly Report of Ambient Air Quality Monitoring at Sunshine Canyon Landfill and Van Gogh Elementary School, June 1 – November 30, 2019, dated January 21, 2020.
    https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/39414499-e441-4225-944c-49ef8cf10113/48thQtrlyRpt.pdf
  2. Ultra-Systems 3rd Quarterly Site Monitoring Status Report July 1 – September 30, 2019 dated December 10, 2019. https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/9f01fe38-a8f1-48e9-bd94-5be7accd4e16/MMRpt2019_3rdQtr.pdf
  3. STI Eleventh Annual Report of Ambient Air Quality Monitoring at Sunshine Canyon Landfill and Van Gogh Elementary School; An Eleven Year Summary, November 22, 2007 – November 21, 2018, dated July 22, 2019.
    https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/324f4a47-2dee-48aa-91e0-7a5f8e72175d/11th_Annual_Report_Nov_2007-Nov_2018.pdf
  4. Republic to Joint Technical Advisory Committee, Report for January 22, 2020 TAC Meeting, dated January 8, 2020.
    https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/b89c7703-68fd-4691-9ec0-4aef05de4bff/SCL_TAC_Report_-_January_2020.pdf

Thursday, July 9, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. or 5:35 p.m. if Special Overtime required

ZOOM Meeting Online
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88307629916?pwd=VGZNVC8yVnE3ejNFemlxVGVMWXkrdz09 or call-in at: +1 669 900 6833, enter Webinar ID: 883 0762 9916 and Press #
Password 715194 is required

AGENDA: https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/Agenda_2020-07-09.pdf

Related Documents:

SCL-CAC

  1. SCL-CAC “Draft Minutes March 12, 2020.” https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SCL-CAC-DRAFT-Minutes-2020-3-12-rev.-3.pdf
  2. SCL-CAC “Email to AQMD re: change in policy for responding to odor complaints” dated June 12, 2020. https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/copy-email-re-CAC-to-AQMD-061220.pdf
  3. SCL-CAC “Financial Report – March 1 thru April 30, 2020.” https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/FINANCIAL-STATEMENT-SCL-CAC-March-April-2020.pdf
  4. SCL-CAC “Financial Report – May 1 thru June 30, 2020.” https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/FINANCIAL-STATEMENT-SCL-CAC-May-June-2020.pdf

BFIC/REPUBLIC

  1. Republic to SCL-LEA, “1st Quarter 2020 Summary of Water Sources, dated April 15, 2020.https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/First-Quarter-2020-Summary-of-Water-Sources-4-15-2020.pdf
  2. Republic to Task Force, “1st Quarter 2020 Qtrly Dust/Odor Complaint Report, dated April 15, 2020.https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1Q-2020-Quarterly-Summary-of-Dust-and-Odor-Per-County-CUP-45.pdf
  3. Republic to SCL-LEA, “Emergency Waiver of Standards Request, dated April 20, 2015.https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SCL-Emergency-Waiver-of-Standards-Request-042020.pdf
  4. Republic to SCL-LEA, “March 2020 Monthly Report, dated April 15, 2020.https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/March-2020-LEA-Monthly-Report.pdf
  5. Republic to SCL-LEA, “April 2020 Monthly Report, dated May 15, 2020.https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/April-2020-Monthly-Report.pdf
  6. Republic to SCL-LEA, “May 2020 Monthly Report, dated June 15, 2020.https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/May-2020-Monthly-LEA-Report.pdf
  7. Republic to DPW, “1st Quarter 2020 Vegetation Report, dated April 30, 2020.https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SCL-1Q2020-Quarterly-Vegetation-Report.pdf
  8. Republic to SCL-LEA, “Landfill Manager’s Report to Board of Directors, June 25, 2020” https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Item-5-Sunshine-Canyon-LEA-Board-Presentation-6-25-20.pdf

SCAQMD

  1. SCAQMD Chart “CY Complaints Reported 2005 through June 2020.” https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SCAQMD-Chart-Yearly-Odor-Complaints-2005-thru-June-2020.pdf
  2. SCAQMD Spreadsheet “Notices of Violation (NOV) Summary 2009 – June 2020.” https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/complaint-nov-summary.June-2020.pdf
  3. SCAQMD Spreadsheet “SCL Odor Complaints Monthly Report – March, April, May, June 2020.” https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/complaint-summary-alleging-scl-as-source_monthly-report-April-thru-June-2020.pdf

COUNTY TASK FORCE/REGIONAL PLANNING/PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC HEALTH

  1. County Integrated Waste Management Task Force to County Public Health re: COVID-19 contaminated waste at SCL and other Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, dated June 17, 2020.” https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/TF-Letter-to-Public-Health-Presence-of-COVID19.pdf

OTHER

  1. SCL-LEA to Republic “Emergency Waiver of Standards for SCL Solid Waste Facilities Permit No. 19-AA-2000,” dated April 27, 2020. https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SCL-emergency-waiver-approval-4-27-2020.pdf
  2. NVC letter to SCL-LEA “Emergency Waiver Concerns”, dated May 4, 2020. https://scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/NVC-letter-to-SCL-LEA-regarding-SCL-increase-tons-hours-050420.pdf

HOTLINKS FOR REFERENCE ONLY at https://planning.lacity.org/resources/sunshine-canyon-landfill

  1. STI, Forty-Eighth Quarterly Report of Ambient Air Quality Monitoring at Sunshine Canyon Landfill and Van Gogh Elementary School, June 1 – November 30, 2019, dated January 21, 2020. https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/39414499-e441-4225-944c-49ef8cf10113/48thQtrlyRpt.pdf
  2. Ultra-Systems 3rd Quarterly Site Monitoring Status Report July 1 – September 30, 2019 dated December 10, 2019. https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/9f01fe38-a8f1-48e9-bd94-5be7accd4e16/MMRpt2019_3rdQtr.pdf
  3. STI Eleventh Annual Report of Ambient Air Quality Monitoring at Sunshine Canyon Landfill and Van Gogh Elementary School; An Eleven Year Summary, November 22, 2007 – November 21, 2018, dated July 22, 2019. https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/324f4a47-2dee-48aa-91e0-7a5f8e72175d/11th_Annual_Report_Nov_2007-Nov_2018.pdf
  4. Republic to Joint Technical Advisory Committee, Report for January 22, 2020 TAC Meeting, dated January 8, 2020. https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/b89c7703-68fd-4691-9ec0-4aef05de4bff/SCL_TAC_Report_-_January_2020.pdf
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http://www.biomassmagazine.com/articles/12522/republic-services-reports-yield-revenue-increases-in-q3-results

On Oct. 29, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the third quarter of 2015, reporting a net income of $215 million, or 61 cents per share, compared to $185.8 million, or 52 cents per share, for the comparable period in 2014.

Republic Services reported a net income of $577.7 million for the nine months ended Sept. 30, or $1.64 per diluted share, compared to $497.3 million, or $1.39 per diluted share for the comparable period in the prior year.

“Our results continue to demonstrate the progress we have made with our strategy of profitable growth through differentiation, while capturing the benefits of a steady improvement in solid waste trends,” said Donald Slager, president and CEO. “Our initiatives are delivering strong results through a heightened focus on the customer experience and improving service delivery, while reducing costs through operational programs and efficiencies.”

Adjusted diluted earnings per share was 53 cents per share and year-to-date adjusted free cash flow was $603 million. Revenue growth from average yield was 2.5 percent and volumes increased 0.6 percent. Core price was 3.6 percent, which consisted of 4.7 percent in the open market and 1.8 percent in the restricted portion of our business. The company reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) margin was consistent with the prior year at 28.1 percent of revenue. Republic Services’ solid waste business experience margin expansion primarily from lower fuel costs, which was offset by headwinds in its recycling business and the impact of recent acquisitions.

Year-to-date adjusted EBITDA margin was 28.4 percent of revenue, an improvement of 40 basis points from the prior year, primarily due to the positive impact from higher pricing levels and lower fuel costs.

The post-collection business made up of third-party landfill and transfer station volumes decreased 1.1 percent. Landfill decreased 1 percent, which includes positive MSW volumes of 3.3 percent and C&D at 6.2 percent, offset by a decline in special waste volumes of 6.7 percent. Chuck Serianni, the company’s chief financial officer, said that it was a tough comparison to the prior year, since Republic Services accepted a record level of special waste in the third quarter of 2014.

Fuel recovery fees decreased by 150 basis points. Serianni said on the call that the change relates to the decline in the cost of fuel, which decreased approximately $35 million in comparison to the prior year. Average price per gallon of diesel decreased $2.63 in the third quarter from $3.84 in the prior year, a decrease of 31 percent. The current average diesel price is $2.50 per gallon. “We will recover approximately 80 percent of fuel recovery costs through our fuel recovery fee program,” Serianni said.

The company reported that approximately $191 million was returned to its shareholders in the third quarter through share repurchases and dividends. On a year-to-date basis approximately $594 million has been returned.

Republic Services also announced on Oct. 29 that its board of directors approved a $900 million share repurchase authorization, which extends through Dec. 31, 2017. According to the release, at current prices, $967 million represents over 6 percent of the company’s outstanding shares of stock.

“We are pleased with our performance and remain well-positioned to achieve our full-year financial guidance, which we raised in July,” Slager said.

During the conference call, the company reported progress was being made on its fleet-based initiatives designed to improve productivity and lower costs. Currently 16 percent of Republic Services’ fleet operates on natural gas, 71 percent is automated and 74 percent is certified under its standardized maintenance program.

Slager reported in the company’s second quarter results that 15 percent of the total fleet operates on natural gas. Seventy percent of the residential fleet is currently automated, as well as 70 percent of total fleet has been certified under the One Fleet maintenance program.

The company provided a preliminary outlook for next year. The company expects to be in the range of $2.13 to $2.17 diluted earnings per share. This range assumes an effective tax rate of 39.5 percent, which results in a 3-cent tax headwind in comparison to the company’s expected 2015 results. Adjusted free cash flow is expected to be in the range of $790 million to $810 million in 2016.

“Our preliminary outlook represents mid- to high- single-digit growth excluding the anticipated increase in our effective tax rate,” Slager said.

Earlier this year, Republic Services announced a new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project located at Sunshine Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles. The 20-MW renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes. Republic Services partnered with Sunshine Gas Producers, a joint venture between DTE Biomass Energy and Aria Energy, to develop the Sunshine Canyon LFGTE project.

unnamed (23)The Sunshine Canyon Landfill, off of San Fernando Road, will be constructing new sewer lines to better service the area. The sewer construction project is scheduled to start the week of February 10 and is estimated to last for five weeks as long as the weather remains favorable. Road closures will occur from 8 pm until 5 am. During the lane closures two of the four lanes will remain open at all times. The 2,200 foot sewer line will start at the Sunshine entrance and run southeast along/through the road and connect to the existing line in San Fernando Road.

For more information please contact Republic Services, Inc. – Los Angeles at (818) 362-2151.

From WasteRecyclingNews.

Owners of a troubled, closed landfill in Missouri are offering to pay for lodging for area residents while work at the site is expected to increase odors in the weeks ahead.

Republic Services Inc. has been working to mitigate odors from the Bridgeton landfill near St. Louis and said this week it would provide temporary housing for certain area residents between May 20 and June 14.

“We want to be a good neighbor to those around us. That is why we have volunteered to cover the costs of temporary housing for residents who may be impacted by the odor,” said Tim Trost, an area president for Republic Services, in a statement.

About 270 households are being offered the relocation assistance while the company works on what it calls the reinforced concrete pipe abandonment project.

“This phase of the work focuses on eliminating odor conduits created by reinforced concrete pipes. It will also make the site safer for all onsite workers, and must be completed to prepare the landfill surface for an additional plastic cap on the south quarry,” the company said in a statement.

Republic Services, based in Phoenix, will pay hotel lodging, fees and taxes for local residents. Those electing to stay with a friend or relative will receive $125 per week as an “inconvenience payment,” the company said.

Republic Services has spent millions in an effort to control odors from the landfill, but the situation has gotten so bad that Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has sued the company seeking an end to what he called “terrible, ongoing odor problems.”

STAFF REPORT UPDATE ON RE-VEGETATION AT SUNSHINE CANYON CITY/COUNTY LANDFILL

Republic Services, Inc. (Republic) submitted the First Quarter 2013 Vegetation Project Status Report for the Sunshine Canyon City/County Landfill, dated April 30, 2013 (attached). The
Status Report is a requirement of Condition 18 of the Finding of Conformance granted to the Landfill by the Task Force on December 18, 2008.

The Status Report provides the progress of re-vegetation projects undertaken during the first quarter of 2013 as well as re-vegetation projects anticipated to be implemented during the
second quarter of 2013.

Update on County and City Sides 

  • Interim areas will be seeded, amended, or mulched in the latter part of 2013 to take advantage of winter rains.
  • Weed abatement was completed on a section of the south City area. Republic anticipates performing weed abatement as necessary and when weather permits.

Update on County Side

  • Conditions on the County Side sage mitigation area remain unchanged.
  • A substantial portion of the County-side mitigation area continues to be bare and problematic for vegetation to become established.

Update on City Side

  • In the pilot project area, the vegetation and soil surface layer on the lower deck has been cleared and the soil prepared for planting native vegetation. Soil amendments have been worked into the soil, and the irrigation system is in place.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (626) 458-2186, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.