Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...