Facilities Appeal Process

Stages in the Permit Appeals Process

There are several phases which are part of the permit appeals process: 

  • Phase 1: Petition for Review Filed
  • Phase 2: Petition for Review Granted or Denied
  • Phase 3: Public Notice of Briefing Period
  • Phase 4: Appeals Awaiting Final DTSC Decision
  • Phase 5: Permit Appeal Decision Complete

Please see the Appeals Process Questions and Answers web page for clarification of the permit appeal process. You can also e-mail any questions to appeals@dtsc.ca.gov. For facilities that have been issued final permits through the appeals process see: Facility Permit Appeals Completed

Filter Recycling Services, Inc., Rialto

DTSC is currently considering one (1) petition for review of the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit modification for storage and treatment issued on April 21, 2014.  For more information and other permit documents, go to facility page.

Phase 1:  Petitions for Review Filed

Phase 2:  Petition for Review Granted or Denied

Phase 3:  Public Notice of Briefing Period



Chemical Waste Management, Inc., Kettleman Hills Facility, Kettleman City

DTSC is currently considering two (2) petitions for review of the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, Class 3 Modification decision, issued on May 21, 2014. For more information and other permit documents, go to the facility page.


  • DTSC Acknowledgement/Stay Letter (June 27, 2014)
  • Petition for Review from Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice (June 23, 2014)
  • Petition for Review from the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment and El Pueblo para el Aire y Agua Limpio (June 23, 2014)
    • Petition Text
    • Appendix B:  Hidden Danger, Environmental Health Threats in the Latino Community
    • Appendix C:  Kettleman Hills Facility Compliance History
    • Appendix D:  Hazardous Waste Facilities by Race and Income
    • Appendix G:  Chronic Stress and Toxic Waste: The Rule of Uncertainty and Helplessness
    • Appendix H:  Hazardous Waste Sites, Stress, and Neighborhood Quality in USA
    • Appendix I:    The Impact of Hazardous Materials on Property Value
    • Appendix J:   Open Letter from Deborah Raphael
    • Appendix K:  DTSC Permitting Process Review and Analysis, Final Report
    • Appendix L:  Senate Rule Committee Hearing
    • Appendix M:  DTSC Permit Denial Policy
    • Appendix NKettleman City Health Questionnaire, Summary of Results
    • Appendix O:  Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide
    • Appendix P:  Avenal Energy Project Supplemental Statement of Basis
    • Appendix R:  An Estimate of the Burden of Valley Fever in Kings County
    • Appendix S:  DTSC News Release, Draft Decision on Kettleman Facility
    • Appendix T:  Annotated Map of Kettleman City
    • Appendix U:  Fracking by the Numbers, Key Impacts of Dirty Drilling at the State and National Level
    • Appendix V:  The Benefits of Meeting Federal Clean Air Standards in the South Coast and 
                                San Joaquin Valley Air Basins
    • Appendix W:  DTSC Response to CPS Permitting Process and Analysis Report