About DTSC

We are determined to safeguard California from the harmful effects of chemicals

DTSC: Who We Are and What We Do

DTSC’s Mission Statement

The mission of DTSC is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated resources, enforcing hazardous waste laws, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.

Our Vision

Californians enjoy a clean and healthy environment, and as a result of our efforts:

  • Communities are confident that we protect them from toxic harm
  • Businesses are confident that we engage them with consistency and integrity
  • Consumers are confident that we stimulate innovation in the development of safer products

Learn more about DTSC’s history, accomplishments, budgets, and our leadership team:

DTSC is committed to:

Strategic Plan

DTSC is finalizing our 2020-2024 strategic plan, which will guide our work to serve the public over the next four years. We invite you to share your feedback and ask questions about DTSC’s Draft Strategic Plan for 2020-2024. Visit our Draft Strategic Plan web page for information about upcoming webinars and workshops (English or español).

View DTSC’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan.