For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California's corrective action rules for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units parallel the federal regulations, although the state has not adopted rules for staging piles. Although California follows the federal corrective action management unit (CAMU) rules, it does not follow the less stringent federal provision at 40 CFR 264.555 regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills. The Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) has its own CAMU rule for "non-RCRA hazardous waste" (i.e., California hazardous wastes). For a definition of non-RCRA, or California hazardous waste, see the state section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION). See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review the federal corrective action rules.
Cleanup standards for contaminated sites in California are determined on a site-by-site basis using a health-oriented analysis.
• Administration and enforcement. The California ...