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1. What do I need a building permit for?
2. How do I apply for a building permit?
3. How do I schedule a building inspection?
4. How long does building plan check take?
5. I want to add a porch or patio on my house. Do I need a permit?
6. I want to put up a new fence or replace an old fence on my residential property. Do I need a permit?
7. I need to dig on my property. How do I know where utilities are buried?

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1. How can I help to keep Wasco looking its best?
2. How do I file a code compliance complaint?
3. I received a violation notice. Who do I contact to ask questions about this notice?
4. I received an administrative citation. How do I appeal it?
5. How do I report illegal dumping?
6. How can I maintain my residential property so I don’t receive a violation notice?
7. How do I report graffiti?

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1. Why is the City implementing Measure X?
2. What is the new tax rate?

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1. I want to open a home-based business. What do I need to do?
2. I want to add a porch or patio on my house. Do I need a permit?
3. I want to put a sign up at my business. Do I need a permit?
4. I want to put up a new fence or replace an old fence on my residential property. Do I need a permit?
5. I want to open a business in town. How do I find out if it is allowed and what will be required?

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1. What is the definition of a “business” and which businesses are required to comply?
2. What is “commercial solid waste?”
3. Are industrial facilities/sites and waste generated at industrial facilities/sites subject to the regulation?
4. Are State facilities subject to the regulation?
5. Can you clarify what is meant by a four cubic yard threshold?
6. What activities constitute business diversion?
7. What materials do businesses need to recycle under the regulation?
8. Are school districts and municipal entities required to recycle?
9. Will airports be included in the regulation, and how will air carriers be affected by the rule?
10. Will cruise ships be affected by the regulation?
11. Are strip mall complexes that a business resides in required to recycle at a minimum level, even if many of the businesses within that complex share recycling services?
12. Is there an exact minimum amount of recycling that is required of a business or complex with shared services?
13. If there is a business that has an extensive recycling program located in a strip mall, would that business be held liable if the other tenants in the strip mall are not recycling?
14. Our sites periodically have special events, for example construction projects, that would generate more than four cubic yards for that week. Are these sites subject to the regulation?
15. My business usually generates 3 cubic yards of refuse per week, but occasionally uses a 6 cubic yard container to collect its own street sweepings. Is my business be expected to recycle this material?
16. What is meant by subscribing to a service that includes mixed waste processing that diverts recyclable materials from disposal and that yields diversion results comparable to source separation?
17. Does self-hauling include taking recyclables from a business to an employee’s or owner’s residence to recycle?
18. Can a business donate or sell its recyclables and still be in compliance?
19. What information will businesses need to provide and who will it be provided to in order to demonstrate compliance?

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1. How will CalRecycle determine compliance with the Mandatory Commercial Recycling regulation?
2. If my jurisdiction already offers recycling to commercial and multifamily customers at no additional charge and we monitor participation rates, are we in compliance?
3. Will a generation study be required to demonstrate compliance with the regulation?
4. How will jurisdictions and CalRecycle be able to evaluate the effectiveness of a program without data?
5. How should jurisdictions collect information from businesses to determine compliance with the regulation?
6. Will CalRecycle issue a “Compliance Order” if my jurisdiction cannot demonstrate compliance with Mandatory Commercial Recycling requirements?
7. Is it the responsibility of the transfer station owner/operator to ensure compliance with the regulation, or does the jurisdiction need to establish an ordinance or landfill ban?
8. There is already a system where materials are separated from general garbage for recycling. Is that system alone sufficient to comply with the regulation?
9. Do we need to send commercial and/or multifamily waste to a mixed waste processing facility prior to landfilling to comply with the regulation?
10. Will CalRecycle consider availability of composting facilities and markets in its review?

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1. Is there a requirement for local jurisdictions to enforce the regulation?
2. Is there an enforcement component for any entity in the regulation?
3. Do we need to take some enforcement action against the businesses to maintain the jurisdiction’s compliance with the regulation?
4. Will local jurisdictions be required to fine customers for not participating in the program?
5. If haulers are not a regulated party, how can jurisdictions and businesses be held accountable if the haulers are not required to provide services and/or report out to the jurisdictions?
6. In a multi-family property does the tenant, property owner, or jurisdiction receive the enforcement action if regulations aren't followed by tenants?

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1. What are the main differences in the regulations that were being developed by ARB and CalRecycle under AB 32 and the regulations that CalRecycle is now developing to support AB 341?
2. When will the regulations be adopted?
3. What is the schedule for complying with the regulations?
4. How many businesses in California will be impacted by AB 341?
5. Will implementation of the mandatory commercial recycling regulations increase costs for jurisdictions?
6. Are jurisdictions and/or businesses required to divert 75% of their waste?
7. Are there any costs savings associated with the statute and proposed regulations?
8. What benefits to California are anticipated due to the proposed regulations?

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1. Will my city/county need to adopt a mandatory commercial recycling ordinance?
2. What are the jurisdiction’s requirements in terms of providing education, outreach, and monitoring to businesses?
3. Would a jurisdiction be able to phase in education, outreach, and monitoring efforts or do jurisdictions need to ensure that efforts to address all businesses in the jurisdiction are already in place?
4. If a jurisdiction opts to phase-in education, outreach and/or monitoring, what would be an acceptable timeline for the phase-in period?
5. Is there a rural exemption in the current regulatory language? What are the general provisions that may be or are available to rural jurisdictions under the proposed regulation?
6. Do we need to have a franchise agreement for recycling collection services to comply with the regulation?
7. Will existing franchises need to be amended to comply with this regulation?
8. Under the proposed regulation, would these businesses be required to subscribe to the recycling service?
9. My hauler has indicated that it will need a significant rate increase to comply with the regulation. What additional requirements will be placed on the hauler that would result in cost increases?
10. Will there be any financial assistance available to help offset the costs associated with implementing the regulations?
11. Is there anything in the regulatory language that includes a stipulation that the jurisdiction would be required to provide a curbside program?
12. We have found residential and commercial recycling programs can be incongruent. How or will the rule-making process address these issues?
13. Do we need to develop a specific type of program (e.g., commercial food waste collection, on-site recycling collection, construction and demolition debris recycling) to comply with the regulations?
14. Do the regulations change the provisions of transformation as provided for in Public Resources Code section 41783?
15. How does a jurisdiction determine the amount of solid waste a business generates? Is it what the business subscribes to (a four cubic yard solid waste bin), even if it only fills the bin half full?
16. How should a jurisdiction determine the businesses that are subject to the legislation and regulations?
17. Are there any exemptions for temporary waste generating activities, such as filming locations, special events, seasonal store sites, etc.?
18. Can you clarify what is meant by authorizing a local agency to charge and collect a fee from a commercial waste generator to recover the local agency’s costs incurred in complying with requirements?
19. Is a webpage with information about the mandatory commercial recycling requirement enough?
20. How frequently should outreach information be provided to businesses?
21. I have been unsuccessful in the past in making contact with the commercial sector. Are there any recommendations for making contact with businesses?
22. How should a jurisdiction handle businesses that are resistant in providing information on self-hauling and other recycling activities not provided by the jurisdiction’s franchised/permitted hauler?

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1. Will businesses and/or jurisdictions need to report diverted tonnages?
2. Does a jurisdiction need to report on its education, outreach and monitoring efforts if it is meeting its per capita disposal target?
3. When will jurisdictions need to start reporting on their implementation efforts and what should be reported?
4. How should I report multifamily recycling for complexes that are serviced under the residential program?
5. How should I report multifamily recycling for complexes that are subject to the regulation?

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1. What are the hours of trash collection?
2. What days is my trash collected?
3. What days is my green waste collected?
4. How often is my trash and green waste collected?
5. My trash can/bin is damaged or unusable, what do I do?
6. My trash/green waste can is missing, what do I do?
7. How much does it cost to replace a can?
8. How do I increase or decrease my trash service?
9. How much will it cost to increase trash service?
10. My trash was missed, put out late, or I was on vacation or family emergency. What can I do?
11. Where do I place my trash/green waste can?
12. What is the Holiday Sanitation / Trash Schedule?
13. What is allowed in the green waste can?
14. Can bulky waste items be put in the trash or does the City come pick them up?
15. Does the City of Wasco offer bulky waste (i.e. couches, mattresses, springboards, etc.) dumping services from my home?
16. Does the city offer recycling drop off locations?

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1. Who is responsible for sewer lateral repair?
2. If I have issues with my sewer line, can I call the City to check it out?
3. Do we need permits to repair a lateral?
4. Why can’t the City clean my lateral?
5. Can the City help me locate my lateral?
6. Who is responsible for replacing the asphalt cut out in the street after sewer line repairs?
7. Do you have a recreational vehicle (RV) dump site?
8. Do you accept septic tank waste from haulers?

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1. What are the billing rates for water?
2. What does the Billing Cycle measure?
3. How do I calculate my water usage in gallons?
4. I think my water meter box is not working correctly, what can I do?
5. How can I sign up for an Encroachment Permit?
6. There is flooding near my residential area, what do I do?