SB14 Introduction and Overview
Senate Bill 14 is the Hazardous Waste Source Reduction and Management Review Act of 1989. SB 14 requires hazardous waste generators to seriously consider source reduction as the preferred method of managing hazardous waste. Source reduction is preferable over recycling and treatment options because source reduction avoids waste generation costs and management liability. Source reduction also provides the best protection for public health and the environment.
SB 14 was amended on July 2012 by SB 1018, which changed the reporting requirements for businesses. This is in Health and Safety code section 25244.21(a):
Every generator shall retain the original of the current review and plan and report, shall maintain a copy of the current review and plan and report at each site, or, for a multisite review and plan or report, at a central location, and upon request, shall make it available to any authorized representative of the department or the unified program agency conducting an inspection pursuant to Section 25185. If a generator fails, within five days, to make available to the inspector the review and plan or report, the department, the unified program agency, or any authorized representative of the department, or of the unified program agency, conducting an inspection pursuant to Section 25185, shall, if appropriate, impose a civil penalty pursuant to Section 25187, in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each day the violation of this article continues, notwithstanding Section 25189.2.
What does it mean for you?
While qualifying generators must still complete all three SB14 documents (the Plan, the Performance Report and the Summary Progress Report), the law no longer requires generators to submit these documents to DTSC. However, generators must still make these documents available to DTSC or the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) during inspection.
Note regarding the SB14 Guidance Manual: The manual is no longer being updated by the Department. However, the information contained within is still useful for maintaining compliance with the Hazardous Waste Source Reduction and Management Review Act.
Who Needs to File?
*See chapter 2 of the Hazardous Waste Source Reduction Guidance Manual to verify exempt waste streams.
What Does SB 14 Require that I Do?
SB 14 requires:
*See chapter 1 of the Hazardous Waste Source Reduction Guidance Manual on this requirement that recurs every four years.
**See chapter 2 of the Hazardous Waste Source Reduction Guidance Manual for more information on which wastes to include in reporting documents.
What Documents Must I Prepare?
What is the Meaning of "Motor Vehicles"?
What is the meaning of "motor vehicles" as that term is used in California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 31, Waste Minimization, Article 1, Pollution Prevention and Hazardous Waste Source Reduction and Management Review, subsection 67100.2 (c)(1)(A)?
The regulatory exemption in subsection 67100.2 (c)(1)(A) applies to fluids that are essential to the operation of cars, trucks, forklifts, boats, planes, trains, motorcycles etc. Under this exemption, the motor vehicle fluids generated from cars, trucks, forklifts, boats, planes, trains, motorcycles etc. are exempt from SB 14 source reduction reporting and planning requirements.
Click here to view the statement of reasons that clarifies DTSC's intent of "motor vehicle" fluids.
Who Can I Contact?
If you have questions, please call 1-800-728-6942 or e-mail RAO@dtsc.ca.gov.