California Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transporters: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66263.10 to 66263.46

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Identification number fee: California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 25205.16

Registration: 22 CCR 66263.11, 22 CCR 66263.12, 22 CCR 66263.15, and 22 CCR 66263.17

Manifest: 22 CCR 66263.20 to 66263.22

Inspections: 22 CCR 66263.13

Operational requirements: 22 CCR 66263.23 and California Vehicle Code (CVC) 31303

Discharges: 22 CCR 66263.30 and 22 CCR 66263.31

Security: CH & SC 25160.7 and CVC 32001(c)

Hazardous wastes of concern: 22 CCR 66261.111, 22 CCR 66263.32, and CH & SC 25169.7

Transportation from an abandoned site: Hazardous Waste Haulers Act, CH & SC 25167.1 to 25169.3

Variances: 22 CCR 66263.43 to 66263.46

Transfer facilities:

Exemption: 22 CCR 66263.18

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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