California Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definition of storage facility: California Health and Safety Code (CH & SC) 25123.3

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Storage facility rules: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66264.1 to 66264.1102 and Appendices; 22 CCR 66265.1 to 66265.1102 and Appendices (interim status)

Hazardous wastes of concern missing in storage: 22 CCR 66261.111, 22 CCR 66264.72, 22 CCR 66264.78, and 22 CCR 66265.78 (interim status)

Storage facility fees: CH & SC 25205.1 to 25205.23

On-site storage rules for generators:

Overview: 22 CCR 66262.34

Generator storage requirements: 22 CCR 66262.34(f)

Satellite accumulation: 22 CCR 66262.34(e)

Non-RCRA contaminated soil accumulation: CH & SC 25123.3

Accumulation at remote sites: CH & SC 25110.10, CH & SC 25163.3, and CH & SC 25121.3

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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