Governing Law and Regulations
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. Surface impoundment owners and operators in California are required to comply with both the federal rules and the state's additional standards for facility permits and fees, liner and leachate collection systems, location prohibition, inspections, and closure and post-closure.
• Administration and enforcement. Cal/EPA's DTSC administers and enforces the surface impoundment requirements in California, including the federal air emissions standards.
PERMITS AND FEES
Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) in California that use surface impoundments must be permitted in accordance with a very complicated state permitting system and must pay various state permit and facility fees. The state's permit application ...