California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is responsible for hazardous waste in California. This includes regulation of the generation, storage, transport and disposal of hazardous wastes. It is also responsible for administrating cleanup of hazardous waste sites. In most cases, enforcement of regulations are delegated local Unified Program Agencies (UPAs).
“In close cooperation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control administers both state and federal hazardous waste programs including:
- California Environmental Quality Act—CEQA;
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act—RCRA
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act—CERCLA 
- Toxic Substances Control Act—TSCA – of 1976.
- Other State and Federal bodies of law dealing with hazardous materials and the environment.”
- Implements the hazardous waste manifest program.
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