Managing Hazardous Waste

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Annual Fee Summary

Fee Rates for Calendar Year January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020

(Revised 12/01/2019)

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. The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) (formerly the State Board of Equalization (BOE)) partners with DTSC to administer and collect many of the fees described in this summary.

The purpose of this document is to conveniently summarize state law as it relates to fees charged and collected by DTSC or collected by CDTFA for DTSC. Additional information about hazardous waste fees can be found on the DTSC or CDTFA websites. The DTSC Fee and Revenue Management Unit can be contacted directly at Fees@dtsc.ca.gov. Information can also be obtained by contacting DTSC’s Regulatory Assistance Officers at (800) 728-6942 or (916) 324-2439 (out-of-state) or by email at RAO@dtsc.ca.gov.

In the event of a conflict between state law, regulations or policy and this document, state law, regulations or policy prevail. The following provides detail for each fee charged by DTSC as well as a section for hazardous-waste legislation and a glossary of all acronyms used.

  1. Activity Fees for Permitting
  2. Consultative Services
  3. Disposal Fee
  4. Environmental Fee
  5. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Identification (ID) Verification Fee
  6. Facility Fees
  7. Generator Fee
  8. Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act of 2016
  9. Manifest Forms
  10. Manifest Reprocessing
  11. Manifest User Fee
  12. Other Miscellaneous Fees
  13. Sale of Materials
  14. Fees Related Legislative History
  15. Glossary of Acronyms/Abbreviations