California Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator regulations: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66262.10 to 66262.89 and Appendix

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Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) responsibilities for generators: 27 CCR 15100(a)(1)

State generator classifications:

Overview: 22 CCR 66260.10

Conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) -sized California generators: CH & SC 25123.3, 22 CCR 66262.12, 22 CCR 66262.34(b)(1), and 22 CCR 66268.1

Identification (ID) numbers: 22 CCR 66262.12 and California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 25117.9

Hazardous wastes of concern:

Reporting missing hazardous wastes of concern: 22 CCR 66262.44

Manifests: CH & SC 25163


Annual generator site fee: CH & SC 25205.5

Land disposal fees: CH & SC 25174.1, CH & SC 25174.2, CH & SC 25174.6, and CH & SC 25174.7

Annual generator operating fee: CH & SC 25205.6

Annual verification fee: CH & SC 25205.16 and 22 CCR 66262.44(d)

Disaster victim fee exemption: 22 CCR 66269.2

Pollution prevention laws and rules: The Source Reduction and Hazardous Waste Management Review Act of 1989, CH & SC 25244.12 to 25244.24 and regulations at 22 CCR 67100.1 to 67100.14

Regulatory Agencies

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Hazardous Waste Management Program

Local CUPAs

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California's rules for hazardous generators are more stringent than the federal rules because of differences in the state's generator classifications, identification numbers, hazardous waste, hazardous wastes of concern, on-site accumulation, ...

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