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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 09/15/14 09/15/16


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
None effective at this time.
Final Regulations Archive
This archive lists final regulations with effective dates older than one year.