California Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Cleanup programs:

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California Expedited Remedial Action Reform Act of 1994, CH & SC 25396 to 25399.2

California Private Site Management Program: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 69000 to 69013

California Land Environmental Restoration and Reuse Program (CLERR): CH & SC 25401 to 25402.3

Cleanup loans and environmental assistance for the Neighborhoods Revolving Loan Fund: 22 CCR 68200 to 68214

Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act, California Government Code (CGC) 53311 to 53368.3

CALReUse remediation program: 4 CCR 8102

CALReUse site assessment program: 4 CCR 8102


California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA), CH & SC 25395.60 to 25395.106

Prospective Purchaser Policy, California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control, No. EO-96-005-PP (1996)

Site designation committee process: CH & SC 25260 to 25268

Polanco Redevelopment Act, CH & SC 33459 to 33459.8

Financial Assurances and Insurance for Redevelopment (FAIR) program: CH & SC 25395.40 to 25395.45

Regulatory Agencies

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

Cal/EPA State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)

Cal/EPA Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB)

Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)

California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California does not have a single brownfields program, but rather a variety of programs to encourage brownfields ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Additional Guidance