Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules for land disposal restrictions and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) are in effect in California. California did not adopt the following federal land disposal restrictions (LDRs) because authority to implement these rules cannot be delegated to a state:
—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)
—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)
—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))
—Exemption from a treatment standard, under 40 CFR 268.44(a) to (g)
See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.
• Administration and enforcement. Cal/EPA administers and enforces the land disposal restrictions in California. However, when new land disposal restrictions are issued under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to RCRA, EPA's Region 9 office will administer them until California adopts equivalent or more stringent rules.
NON-RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTES
22 CCR 66268.29
The following non-RCRA hazardous wastes (deemed in ...