California Land Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Land Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste land treatment rules: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66264.270 to 66264.283 and 22 CCR 66265.270 to 66265.282 (interim status)

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California State Water Resources Control Board (WRCB) standards for hazardous waste land treatment facilities: 23 CCR Division 3, Chapter 15, 23 CCR 2510 to 2601

Design and operating standards:

Treatment zone: 22 CCR 66264.271(c)

Airborne contaminants: 22 CCR 66264.273(i)

Liners and leachate collection and removal system: 22 CCR 66264.273(j) and 22 CCR 66264.273(k)

Water protection:

WRCB: 23 CCR 2510

Facility classification: 23 CCR 2530

WRCB design, construction, and operation standards: 23 CCR 2530(c), 23 CCR 2531, 23 CCR 2540 to 2559, 23 CCR 2580, 23 CCR 2590 to 2601


Placement and disposal prohibitions: 22 CCR 66264.278(g)

Food-chain crop prohibition: 22 CCR 66264.273(h)


Annual notification: 22 CCR 66264.278(h)

Notification within 72 hours: 22 CCR 66264.278

Regulatory Agencies

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Hazardous Waste Management Program

Cal/EPA California State Water Resources Control Board (hazardous waste)

Regional water quality control boards

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Owners and operators of hazardous waste land treatment facilities in California must comply with both the federal rules and the state's additional requirements that cover:

—Design and operating standards



—Facility permits and fees

—Closure and postclosure

Administration and ...

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