DTSC News Feed November 2013

DTSC News Feed is a weekly email that pulls together short updates and internet links to keep you informed about the latest accomplishments and news highlights at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

 

NOVEMBER 21, 2013

  • How DTSC tracks hazardous waste: Director Debbie Raphael writes about how the system works and how it is improving.
  • Speedway site approved for current use.
  • DTSC’s criminal investigators serve a search warrant on a Los Angeles metal recycling business.
  • DTSC’s gearing up for its first public meeting on Dec. 16. The agenda and other information are available online.

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2013

  • DTSC persuades a judge to issue a temporary restraining order against a Richmond metal plating company that allegedly stored hazardous waste illegally. See coverage in the Los Angeles Times, Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News and on NBC.
  • Meredith Williams is appointed Deputy Director of DTSC’s Safer Products and Workplaces Program.
  • A $60,000 grant from DTSC helped fund a work plan to guide development of Jean Sweeney Open Space Park in Alameda. The park plan is now available for review.
  • Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez recently recognized DTSC’s Roger Vintze for his work with the Imperial County Certified Unified Program Agency, which has settled five environmental justice-related enforcement cases netting more than $100,000 in fines. Vintze is branch manager of the Imperial County CUPA. The fifth annual Imperial Valley Environmental Health Leadership Summit on Nov. 2 attracted more than 200 people and featured a presentation by DTSC’s Environmental Justice Coordinator Roger Kintz.

 

NOVEMBER 07, 2013

  • Solar Decathlon shines the light on DTSC cleanup site.
  • DTSC helped local officials in Siskiyou County obtain grants for economic development projects.
  • DTSC oversees field testing at the Autumnwood housing tract in Wildomar. Follow it on Twitter.
  • DTSC to hold first quarterly public meeting in December:

  • To better inform stakeholders, DTSC will host quarterly public meetings, beginning Dec. 16 in the Byron Sher Auditorium of the CalEPA building, 1001 I St., Sacramento, CA., 95812, from 8 AM to Noon.
  • The meetings provide a forum for DTSC to showcase its programs and receive public input. Notices of the public meetings will be posted on the DTSC website and will be webcast.
  • The agenda for the first meeting includes presentations on the Department’s ongoing review and upgrade of its permitting process, its innovative Safer Consumer Products initiative and pertinent legislation.

 
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