Managing Hazardous Waste

We strengthen regulations and streamline waste management

Department of Toxic Substances Control Fee Summary

The Department of Toxic Substances Control enforces the state’s hazardous waste control laws, issues permits to hazardous waste facilities, and mitigates contaminated hazardous waste sites.

The Fee Summary below summarizes the fees charged by DTSC or collected on behalf of DTSC by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), formerly the California State Board of Equalization (BOE). In addition to the fees described in the Fee Summary, DTSC also receives revenue from the following:

  • the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US 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

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.