Kettleman Hills Facility Enforcement
DTSC conducts an unannounced Comprehensive Evaluation Inspection every year at the Kettleman Hills Facility to determine if the facility is operating in compliance with hazardous waste laws and regulations. These inspections are conducted to ensure that the facility strictly follows the conditions of the permit that DTSC has granted it.
Recent joint inspections in 2010 through 20212 conducted by US EPA and DTSC documented a number of violations. These violations include:
Violations associated with the storage of waste in open containers have been corrected. US EPA and DTSC continue to work with Waste Management, Inc., to ensure that the laboratory meets all requirements for its effective and safe operation. Resolution of the other violations is currently under way.