Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Hazardous Waste Management Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
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 rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and more stringent state rules ranging from the requirement that a facility submit an annual report to more stringent used oil management standards.
• Administration and enforcement. Both the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 9 office administer and enforce the TSDF requirements in California. Local Certified Unified Program ...