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California Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definition of hazardous waste disposal: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66260.10

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Hazardous waste disposal facility rules: 22 CCR 66264.1 to 66264.1102; 22 CCR 66265.1 to 66265.1102 (interim status)

Fees:

Annual treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) operating fee: California Health and Safety Code (CH & SC) 25205.6

Annual verification fee: CH & SC 25205.16

Disposal facility fees: CH & SC 25174.1, CH & SC 25174.2, CH & SC 25174.6, CH & SC 25174.7, CH & SC 25174.11, and 22 CCR 66269.2

Regulatory Agency

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Hazardous Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The federal hazardous waste disposal rules are effective in California, as are several more stringent state requirements. The state rules regulate the definition of disposal, permit application standards, disposal facility fees, and disposal facility design and operation.

Administration and enforcement. The California Environmental Protection Agency's (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in California.

State Requirements

DEFINITION OF DISPOSAL

22 CCR 66260.10

California uses the federal definition of hazardous waste disposal and adds that disposal includes "abandonment of any waste." The addition of this language to the federal definition identifies one more activity that is regulated as disposal in California.

DISPOSAL FACILITY PERMIT APPLICATION STANDARDS

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State Requirements

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