Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Office of Pollution Prevention and Green Technology (OPPGT)
California Natural Resources Agency Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Environmental Protection Agency's federal regulations and the state's pollution prevention (P2)/waste minimization requirements are effective in California. The state's waste minimization law, the Hazardous Waste Source Reduction and Management Review Act (commonly referred to as SB 14), requires generators to seriously consider developing, implementing, and updating their own waste reduction programs (CH & SC 25244.12 to 25244.24). Refer to the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION to review the federal P2 requirements.
SB 14 ...