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Department of Toxic Substances Control Fee Summary

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is the lead agency in California for hazardous waste management. DTSC enforces the state's Hazardous Waste Control laws, issues permits to hazardous waste facilities, and mitigates contaminated hazardous waste sites. This document summarizes the fees charged by DTSC. Many of the fees described in this document are collected for DTSC by the State Board of Equalization (BOE). In addition to the fees described in this document, DTSC also receives revenue from the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Defense, fines and penalties collected for violations of the Hazardous Waste Control Laws, reimbursement agreements, and cost recoveries from responsible parties.

The purpose of this document is to conveniently summarize state law as it relates to fees charged by DTSC or collected by BOE for DTSC. A more detailed description of DTSC's fees can be obtained by referring to the specific references to state law provided in this document and to other provisions of state law that relate to DTSC's fees. In the event of a conflict between state law, regulations or policy and this document, state law, regulations or policy prevail.

 
 
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