California Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air pollution: 19 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 2775.3

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Accidental Release Prevention Program: 19 CCR 2775.3

Data inspections: 17 CCR 91100

Independent testing: 17 CCR 91209 and 17 CCR 91210

Asbestos: 14 CCR 17897.20

Hazardous waste:

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 22 CCR 66270.30(i) and 22 CCR 66272.1

Transporters: 22 CCR 66263.13

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): 27 CCR 20870

Medical waste:

Treatment facilities: California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 118130 to 118145

Transfer stations: CH & SC 11800(b)

Solid (nonhazardous) waste:

Municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs): 27 CCR 20870

Recycling: 14 CCR 2045(a)(18), 14 CCR 2075, and 14 CCR 2125

Solid waste facilities: 14 CCR 18083

Transporters: 14 CCR 17345

Waste tire facilities: 14 CCR 18443 and 14 CCR 18083(a)(5)

Storage tanks:

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 25270.5(b)

Underground storage tanks (USTs): CH & SC 25288, 23 CCR 2715, 23 CCR 2632, and 22 CCR 66264.196


Drinking water: CH & SC 116735 and 22 CCR 64255

Wastewater: California Water Code (CWC) 13267(c)

Injection wells: CH & SC 25159.17

Workplace safety:

Advance notice: 8 CCR 331

When advance notice is justified: 8 CCR 331.1

Cranes: 8 CCR 5031

First aid: 8 CCR 3400

Hazardous materials motor carriers:

Biennial Inspection of Terminals (BIT) program: California Vehicle Code (CVC) 34505.5

Explosives carriers: 13 CCR 1150.3

Inhalation hazards carriers: CVC 32105 to 32107

Agency inspections: CVC 34501.12

Regulatory Agencies

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)

Local Air Pollution Control Districts and Air Quality Management Districts (APCD/AQMD)

Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCBs)

California Natural Resources Agency

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