The Permitting Division protects Californians and the environment from toxic harm by making timely, enforceable, and protective permit decisions for the operation of hazardous waste facilities in accordance with all applicable laws and sound science.
The Office of Permitting (Permitting) is responsible for administering the Hazardous Waste Facility Permitting Program established under Chapter 6.5 of California Health and Safety Code, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) authorization. The core activities of Permitting include: review of RCRA and non-RCRA hazardous waste permit applications to ensure safe design and operation; issuance/denial of operating permits; issuance of post closure permits; approval/denial of permit modifications; issuance/denial of emergency permits; review and approval of closure plans; provide closure oversight of approved closure plans; issuance/denial of variances; provide assistance to regulated industry on permitting matters; provide for public involvement provide assistance to DTSC's Enforcement Program on issues related to permitted facilities and provide assistance to collect permitting fees. Permitting staff are located at Berkeley, Sacramento, Chatsworth, and Headquarter offices of DTSC.
Hazardous Waste Facility Permitting Information
Standardized Permit Application