Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR)
California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Licensing and Certification Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional requirements for hazardous waste transportable treatment units (TTUs) and fixed treatment units (FTUs), and hazardous waste transporters. In addition, California requires evidence of financial responsibility for household hazardous waste collection facilities. Household hazardous waste is hazardous waste under state law but not under federal law. See the state section TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for state rules. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for federal rule guidance.
The state also has specific requirements for vessels and any oil facilities in or near state waters and for pest control businesses. For more information, see the ...