DTSC Laws & Regulations

Find California Statutory Laws and the Health and Safety codes that DTSC operates under, as well as all DTSC regulations that are currently under development or have been finalized.

DTSC LAWS

Visit this page to learn about the variety of statutory laws and health and safety codes DTSC operates under, as well as, legislative summaries, the hazardous waste fee summary, and Federal environmental laws.

DTSC REGULATIONS

Find DTSCs hazardous waste regulations, located in the official version of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) under Environmental Health Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste.

OFFICIAL CCR, TITLE 22, DIVISION 4.5

Find the Federal environmental regulations under which the department operates, including the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Code of Federal Regulations.

EMERGENCY REGULATIONS

Learn about emergency regulations where DTSC has determined there is an immediate need to protect public health and safety or the general welfare.

PROPOSED REGULATIONS

Visit this page to see what regulations DTSC is proposing. A list of proposed regulations, their public comment period, and any regulations pending a decision from the Office of Administrative Law can be found here.

REGULATIONS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Before regulations undergo the official regulatory process, DTSC often posts preliminary language and hosts workshops to inform and gather information from the regulated community. Visit this page for more information.

FINAL REGULATIONS

Looking for recent regulations that only went into effect over the past year? Visit this page see recently adopted regulations and associated documents that will help you research recent changes and the rationale behind them.

FINAL REGULATIONS ARCHIVE

Want to find older DTSC regulations that have been in effect for over a year? Visit this page for a comprehensive list of the department’s past regulations.

FEDERAL REGULATIONS

Find the Federal environmental regulations under which the department operates, including the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Code of Federal Regulations.