Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES)
Local Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California's contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) are the same as the federal requirements; however, the state has additional requirements in connection with notification of completed cleanup and submission of the activation report.
• Administration and enforcement. Cal/EPA's DTSC and OES administer and enforce the contingency plan requirements in California.
CUPAs. A CUPA is the local agency designated by Cal/EPA to be responsible for implementing the state's Unified Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials Management Regulatory Program (the Unified Program) within the CUPA's jurisdiction. One of the six programs of the Unified Program is the hazardous waste generator and hazardous waste on-site treatment program. Consequently, some generator activities may be coordinated and overseen by the CUPA provided that the generator is located in a jurisdiction for which a CUPA has been certified. CUPAs have been authorized to ...