California Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66264.190 to 66264.200, 22 CCR 66265.190 to 66265.202 (interim status), and 22 CCR 67383.1 to 67383.5

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Organic air emissions standards: 22 CCR 66264.1030 to 66264.1090; 22 CCR 66265.1030 to 66265.1090, and {LNK!Type=03!RegscanDoc=db=caenvr&doc=015405BG.htm#Appendix I!}Appendix I{/LNK!Type=03!} (interim status)

Tank design standards:

Approval: 22 CCR 66264.192(a)

Secondary containment: 22 CCR 66264.193 and 22 CCR 66264.194

Inspection program: 22 CCR 66264.195(e) and 22 CCR 66264.15(d)

Tanks disposed, reclaimed, or closed in place: 22 CCR 67383.1 to 67383.5

Overview and applicability: 22 CCR 67383.1 and 22 CCR 67383.2

Tank management: 22 CCR 67383.3

Closing tanks in place: 22 CCR 67383.4

Transportation of uncut tanks: 22 CCR 67383.5

Regulatory Agencies

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

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 and treatment tank regulatory program includes the federal rules and the state's more stringent requirements for tank assessments, tank design, secondary containment, inspection programs, and management of tanks that are to be disposed, reclaimed, or closed in place. In addition, there are state fees for tanks at hazardous waste facilities in California.

Administration and enforcement. Cal/EPA's DTSC administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank requirements in California.

CUPAs. In 1993, California established local CUPAs to ...


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