Laws, Regulations and Policies - Regulations
DTSC's hazardous waste regulations are located in the official version of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) at Title 22 Social Security, Division 4.5, Environmental Health Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste. Follow this link to access them: http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=CCR-1000&Action=Welcome.
Click on the "List of CCR Titles." Scroll down to Title 22, Social Security and click on that link. Scroll down to Division 4.5 Environmental Health Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste and click on + which opens up all the Chapters. Click on the + next to any Chapter which opens up all the Articles in that Chapter. Click on + next to Articles which opens up the Sections in that Article.
You can also easily search this web site by words/subjects and specific titles or sections at the above link. The web site is maintained by West under contract with the Office of Administrative Law and is updated weekly.
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DTSC also maintains the following link to an unofficial version of CCR, Title 22, Division 4.5. This link is updated on a variable basis and should not be relied upon to be complete or contain the most recent version of all sections.
Go to Public Notices on Policies, Regulations and Statutes to review regulation packages undergoing public comment periods.
DTSC Emergency Regulations
DTSC adopts emergency regulations when it determines, and the Office of Administrative Law concurs, that there is an immediate need for a regulation to protect the public health and safety or the general welfare. Typically, emergency regulations stay in effect for 180 days, during which DTSC conducts its rulemaking process to permanently adopt the regulations.
DTSC Regulations under Development
DTSC often conducts workshops or other preliminary activities prior to conducting a formal rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act. Regulations under Development pages contains preliminary language, workshop information, or other documents that may be of interest to the public and regulated community.
DTSC Proposed Regulations
The following list shows all the proposed regulations and the accompanying public comment period, or those regulations pending a decision from the Office of Administrative Law.
DTSC Final Regulations
Recently adopted regulations are presented here for easy reference. These listed documents will help you research what changes were made and why.
DTSC maintains files of all adopted regulations from 1978 - present. You may view and/or copy free of charge materials from these regulations packages. To make an appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-322-5225.