Managing Hazardous Waste

We strengthen regulations and streamline waste management

Program Enhancements

The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) Enforcement and Emergency Response Division (EERD), a division of the Hazardous Waste Management Program, is committed to promoting and supporting continual program evaluation and enhancements to ensure equitable, consistent, and timely enforcement; and enhancing public transparency and accessibility.


  • Improve program efficiency and effectiveness while maintaining quality
  • Develop and utilize tools and pathways that support and sustain a robust enforcement program
  • Promote and support continuous program improvement
  • Establish and use clear and meaningful metrics
  • Communicate, coordinate, and collaborate consistently with internal and external agencies
  • Develop and update guidelines to ensure program uniformity and transparency
  • Promote community education and engagement in program activities

Enforcement Improvements

Lean Six Sigma

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