DTSC News Feed November 2013

DTSC News Feed is a weekly email that pulls together short updates and internet links to keep you informed about the latest accomplishments and news highlights at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

 

NOVEMBER 21, 2013

  • How DTSC tracks hazardous waste: Director Debbie Raphael writes about how thesystemworks and how it is improving.
  • Speedway siteapprovedfor current use
  • DTSC’s criminal investigatorsservea search warrant on a Los Angeles metal recycling business
  • DTSC’s gearing up for its first public meeting on Dec. 16. The agenda and other information are availableonline.

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2013

  • DTSC persuades a judge to issue atemporary restraining orderagainst a Richmond metal plating company that allegedly stored hazardous waste illegally. See coverage in theLos Angeles Times,Contra Costa Times,San Jose Mercury Newsand onNBC.
  • Meredith Williams isappointedDeputy Director of DTSC’s Safer Products and Workplaces Program.
  • A $60,000grantfrom DTSC helped fund a work plan to guide development of Jean Sweeney Open Space Park in Alameda. Thepark planis now available for review.
  • Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez recently recognized DTSC’s Roger Vintze for his work with the Imperial CountyCertified Unified Program Agency, which  has settled five environmental justice-related enforcement cases netting more than $100,000 in fines. Vintze is branch manager of the Imperial County CUPA. The fifth annual Imperial Valley Environmental HealthLeadership Summiton Nov. 2 attracted more than 200 people and featured a presentation by DTSC’s Environmental Justice Coordinator Roger Kintz.

 

NOVEMBER 07, 2013

  • Solar Decathlonshinesthe light on DTSC cleanup site.
  • DTSC helped local officials in Siskiyou County obtain grants foreconomic developmentprojects.
  • DTSC oversees field testing at the Autumnwood housing tract in Wildomar. Follow it onTwitter. 
  • DTSC to hold first quarterly public meeting in December

    To better inform stakeholders, DTSC will host quarterly public meetings, beginning Dec. 16 in the  Byron Sher Auditorium of the Cal  EPA building, 1001 I St., Sacramento, CA., 95812, from 8am to noon.
    The meetings provide a forum for DTSC to showcase its programs and receive public input. Notices of the public meetings will be posted on the DTSC website and will be webcast.
    The agenda for the first meeting includes presentations on the Department’s ongoing review and upgrade of its permitting process, its innovative Safer Consumer Products initiative and pertinent legislation.

 
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