California RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste law and rules: California Health and Safety Code (CH & SC) 25100 to 25250.28 and regulations at 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66250 to 66279.91, 22 CCR 67100.1 to 67100.14, 22 CCR 67383.1 to 68309, and 22 CCR 68400.11 to 69214

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Extremely hazardous waste law and rules: CH & SC 25115, CH & SC 25153, CH & SC 25155, CH & SC 25157, and regulations at 22 CCR 66261.107, 22 CCR 66261.110, 22 CCR 66261.113, 22 CCR 67430.3, and 22 CCR 67430.4

Non-RCRA (California) hazardous wastes: 22 CCR 66260.10, 22 CCR 66261.50, 22 CCR 66261.101, 22 CCR 66261.111, and 22 CCR 66261.120 to 66261.126

Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: California Public Resources Code (CPRC) 40000 to 49620 (California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989), CPRC 50000 to 50002, and regulations at 14 CCR 17200 to 18831

Underground storage tanks (USTs) law and rules: CH & SC 25280 to 25299.99.3 and regulations at 23 CCR 2610 to 2814.37

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control

Cal/EPA Integrated Waste Management Board

California State Water Resources Control Board (WRCB)

California regional water quality control boards

Local Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and USTs. ...


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California RCRA Resources

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Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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