California Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66264.300 to 66264.318, and 22 CCR 66265.300 to 66265.317 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste disposal facility fees: California Health and Safety Code (CH & SC) 25205.1 to 25205.23, and CH & SC 25174.1 to 25174.11

California State Water Resources Control Board (WRCB) standards for hazardous waste landfills: 23 CCR 2510 to 2601 and {LNK!Type=03!RegscanDoc=db=caenvr&doc=015404MB.htm#Appendix I!}Appendix I{/LNK!Type=03!}

Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: 23 CCR 2908, 27 CCR 20005 to 22278, and 27 CCR 23001 to 23014

Nonliquid hazardous waste: 22 CCR 66264.318

Groundwater protection:

Landfill classification for groundwater protection: 23 CCR 2530

Additional state requirements: 23 CCR 2510, 23 CCR 2530, and 23 CCR 2531

Liners: 22 CCR 66264.301

Regulatory Agencies

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

Cal/EPA Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Quality

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. At present, California has three commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste. One is located in Kettleman City, one is in Buttonwillow, and the third is in Imperial County near Westmorland. California's hazardous waste landfill requirements include the federal rules and more stringent state requirements in connection with:

—Nonliquid hazardous waste

—Groundwater protection

—Liners

—Permits

—Facility fees

—Closure and post-closure

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