Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California's hazardous waste container requirements include the federal container management requirements and the state's more stringent container containment system rules. In addition, and unlike the federal requirements, there are state fees for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) using containers.
Of special significance are California's empty container standards, which are more restrictive than the federal standards. Unlike the federal rules, California has specific management standards for various types of empty containers, including bulk ...