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CA State 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:

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.

NOTE: You can easily and quickly convert the language of the section(s) searched into:
A Word document – by selecting the entire section and copying it into a blank Word document.
A PDF document – by selecting “Convert web page to PDF” from the convert pull-down menu on the Internet Explorer tool bar. You can then manipulate the information at your leisure.

How to Be Involved in the Rulemaking Process

  • E-Lists 
  • California Regulatory Notice Register
    Link to the Office of Administrative Law's web site with announcements of all regulatory actions.
  • 2014 Cal/EPA Rulemaking Calendar
    Government Code section 11017.6 requires each state agency to publish a rulemaking calendar by January 30th each year. Items and schedules listed on the calendar are subject to change.
  • For information about obtaining the CCR in print, please contact the State’s official publisher, Barclays Official California Code of Regulations at (800) 888-3600 or visiting them online at

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.

Emergency Regulations Effective
CRT and CRT Glass Disposition Options 10/15/12 10/15/14


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

Final Regulations Effective
Change Without
Regulatory Effect?
Acute Oral Toxicity Criteria 06/03/04 x

Addition of Portable DVD Players to Appendix X 12/29/06  

Addition to the List of Common Electronic Hazardous Wastes in Appendix X, Subsection (c) 12/27/04  

Air Emission Standards 12/21/04 x

Alternative Management Standards for Treated Wood Waste 07/01/07  

Alternative Management Standards for Treated Wood Waste [§ 67386.6(a)(2)(B)3]  11/02/07  

Amend Ignitability Characteristics for Hazardous Waste Identification 02/21/12 x

Amend Land Disposal Restriction Treatment Standards for Carbamate Wastes 07/12/12 x

Architectural & Engineering Services 12/23/02  

Assessment of Administrative Penalties 08/27/01  

Authorized Treatment of Electronic Hazardous Wastes 05/08/08  

Authorized Treatment of Universal Waste Electronic Devices 06/07/04  

Biennial Tiered Permitting Release Report Repeal 07/13/04 x

Brownfields CLEAN and ISCP Programs 08/05/02  

Chapter 12 Appendix Amendment 04/21/05 x

Class 1 Permit Modification Procedures  

Conflict of Interest Code 04/25/04  

Conflict of Interest Code 06/10/03 x

Conflict of Interest Code 06/16/05 x

Conflict of Interest Code Designations 03/02/06  

Conformity with Federal Manifesting Regulations 08/24/06 x

Consolidated Universal Waste Regulations and Authorized Treatment of Electronic Hazardous Waste 02/04/09  

Consolidated Universal Waste Regulations and Authorized Treatment of Electronic Hazardous Waste Update 07/13/09 x

Consolidated Universal Waste Regulations, 2010 Update 05/06/10 x

Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU) Rule 07/19/04 x

CRT and CRT Glass Disposition Options 10/15/12  

Definition of Disclosure Statement 03/22/04 x

Disaster Victims Hazardous Waste Fee Exemption 10/06/12  

Electronic Hazardous Wastes (formerly Cathode Ray Tubes) 02/03/03  

Electronic Submittal of Information (ESI)  

Environmental Fee 12/07/07  

Environmental Fees  

Facilities Annual Report Requirements  

Financial Assurance  

Financial Assurance 07/23/10  

Financial Responsibility Requirements 03/20/06 x

Financial Responsibility Requirements, Subpart H 12/19/05 x

Groundwater Remediation Loan Program 04/08/02  

Hazardous Waste Source Reduction Requirements 10/16/13 x

Hazardous Wastes of Concern [Senate Bill 489 (2002)] 07/10/03  

Hazardous Wastes of Concern: Reporting by Generators 01/26/06  

Hazardous Wastes of Concern: Reporting by Generators Update 05/25/10 x

Lab Pack Management at Schools Hazardous Waste Collection, Consolidation & Accumulation Facilities (SHWCCAFs) Under Permit by Rule 09/23/03  

Land Disposal Restrictions 02/26/04 x

Land Disposal Restrictions Update 07/23/10 x

Land Use Covenants 04/19/03  

Land Use Covenants Amendments 11/17/07  

Lead Threshold  

Mandatory Munitions Rule Adoptions 04/13/07 x

Mercury Thermostat Collection and Performance Requirements 07/01/13  

Mercury Waste Classification and Management 03/15/03  

Notification Requirements for Manufacturers of Covered Electronic Devices 04/11/05  

Perchlorate Best Management Practices 12/30/05  

Permit by Rule for Treatment of Aqueous Wastes Containing Cyanides 08/06/08  

Permit Modification Applicability 05/04/02  

Permit-by-Rule Notification for Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facilities Update (Form DTSC 1094B) 01/06/09 x

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (Proposed New and Expanding School Sites) 07/18/07  

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (Schools) 02/10/03 x

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (Schools) 02/10/03  

Private Site Management Performance Standards 04/25/03  

Proposed Amendment to Regulations for the Cleanup Loans 07/20/09 x

Proposed Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste Solar Modules  

RCRA-Listed Hazardous Waste Container Residues 09/05/13 x

Recyclable Hazardous Waste 06/12/03  

Registered Environmental Assessor I/II Program 07/27/06 x

Regulatory Text Revisions Based On Statutory Changes 07/12/12 x

Removal of K-Code Wastes in Land Disposal Restrictions 06/12/12 x

Removal of Saccharin and Its Salts from the Lists of Hazardous Constituents and Wastes 02/08/12 x

Response Action  

Restrictions on the Use of Heavy Metals in Covered Electronic Devices  

Restrictions on the Use of Heavy Metals in Covered Electronic Devices 12/29/06  

Safer Consumer Product Alternatives  

Safer Consumer Product Regulations 10/01/13  

Schools Hazardous Waste Collection, Consolidation, and Accumulation Facility (SHWCCAF) Permit by Rule (PBR) Authorization 01/30/02  

Secondary Containment 10/08/06  

Standardized Permit Application Procedures 10/06/07  

Standardized Permit Facilities 04/04/02 x

Temporary Household Hazardous Waste Facility Collection Permit By Rule Liability Assurance Repeal 07/14/04 x

Title 22 07/01/04 x

Title 22 Typos 06/07/04 x

Transportable Treatment Unit Standardized Permit 06/13/01  

U.S. EPA Information Update 11/21/11 x

Unified Program Single Fee System for State Agencies 01/24/06  

Unified Program Single Fee System for State Agencies 07/13/06  

Universal Waste Rule 02/08/02  

UPA Corrective Action Qualifications Regulations 08/19/06  

Update Regulations Per Statutory Changes in SB 1018 01/07/13 x

Water Quality Monitoring Requirements For Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Units 05/12/11  

Final Regulations Archive
This archive lists final regulations with effective dates older than one year.