California Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66264.100, 22 CCR 66264.101, and 22 CCR 66264.550 to 66264.553

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Temporary unit (TU) rules: 22 CCR 66264.553

Corrective action management unit (CAMU) rules: 22 CCR 66264.550 to 22 CCR 66264.552.5

CAMUs for non-Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste: 22 CCR 66264.552.5

Regulatory Agencies

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

Local Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA)

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 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.

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