Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Hazardous Waste Management Program
Local Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA)
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 storage rules include the federal rules and several more stringent state standards. The state's more stringent hazardous waste storage rules apply to permit application standards, storage facility fees, storage facility design and operation, and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit.
• Administration and enforcement. Cal/EPA's DTSC administers and enforces the storage rules for permitted hazardous waste storage facilities in California. Cal/EPA administers and enforces the generator on-site storage requirements in California, unless a ...