Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
California Highway Patrol (CHP)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California's regulations for transporters of hazardous waste are more stringent than the federal rules. In addition to the federal rules, transporters must comply with state requirements for fees, registration, waste destination, financial responsibility, vehicle inspections, discharge responsibilities, security, hazardous wastes of concern, and transporting hazardous waste from an abandoned site. The state also has a variance procedure for transporters of certain types of hazardous waste. California also has state-specific requirements for hazardous waste transfer facilities.
See the state section HAZARDOUS ...