Santa Susana Field Laboratory Regulatory Oversight
Approximately 100,000 private and public facilities generate one or more of the 800-plus wastes considered hazardous under California law. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) regulates those who handle hazardous waste, cleans up existing contamination and looks for ways to reduce hazardous waste produced in California.
In 2007 DTSC entered into a Consent Order with the responsible parties to begin the SSFL investigation that would lead to a risk-based cleanup, in accordance with DTSC’s statutory authority. Boeing is subject to the 2007 Consent Order. In 2010, DTSC signed separate Administrative Orders on Consent (AOC) with DOE and NASA that committed both DOE (DOE 2010 AOC) and NASA (NASA 2010 AOC) to clean up their soil portions of SSFL to a more stringent standard – cleanup to background levels. Groundwater for all three responsible parties is subject to the 2007 Consent Order.