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Hazardous Materials Program Commentary: California

  • ID: 4053168
  • Newsletter
  • Region: United States, California
  • Specialty Technical Publishers
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The Hazardous Materials Program Commentary: California is a quick-reference guide that not only provides an overview of both federal and California hazardous waste management and toxics legislation, but thorough state-specific discussions about how the various federal and state laws and regulations interact. It also offers easy access to hazardous waste and toxics legislation.

This guide informs and directs users on proper environmental waste management, including acceptable hazardous waste disposal practices in California.

A Matrix Wall Chart provides a hazardous materials table with easy access for all employees which categorizes the laws down the left side, and details their application across the top. The application headings include items such as Implementing Agencies, Key Deadlines, Permitting Inspections, Data Management Requirements, Public Participation, Critical Co-ordination and more.

A Toxics Program Commentary: Federal Guide covers the rest of the US indicating which states have its own programs.


  • Consolidates a broad range of environmental, health and safety information into one resource
  • Summarizes a broad array of the Federal laws and regulations, including RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, the OSHA Act, TSCA, CAA, HMTA, HSWA, SARA, FIFRA, AHERA, CWA, SDWA, the Homeland Security Act, and the USA PATRIOT Act
  • Discusses how various laws and regulations interact with the CA-specific regulations
  • Includes  a Chronology of Action Dates for Hazardous Materials programs of both Federal and State laws and regulations

Topic Area

  • Air quality
  • Asbestos
  • Cleanup/Superfund
  • Emergency planning
  • Facility siting
  • Fire and building codes
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Health risk assessment
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Infectious waste
  • Medical waste
  • Pesticides
  • Pollution prevention
  • Proposition 65
  • Right-to-know
  • Risk management
  • Safe drinking water regulation
  • Security
  • Sewage control
  • Spill Compensation Act
  • Storage tank regulations
  • Toxic substance labeling
  • Transportation
  • Waste reduction/ pretreatment
  • Water quality
  • Worker safety
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How To Use This Commentary How To
Acronyms And Abbreviations Acronyms

Part A — Hazardous Materials Storage
A1 Regulation Of Storage Tanks A1
A2 Hazardous Materials Handling And Emergency Response A2
A3 Accidental Release Prevention A3
A4 Emergency Planning And Community Right-To-Know A4
A5 Fire And Building Codes A5
A6 Worker Protection A6
Part B — Hazardous Waste Regulation
B1 Hazardous Waste Management Planning And Facility Siting B1
B2 Regulation Of Hazardous Wastes B2
B3 Federal Toxic Cleanup Law: Superfund B3
B4 State Superfund B4
B5 Medical Waste Management B5
B6 Nonhazardous Waste Management B6
B7 Consumer Protection B7
B8 Pollution Prevention And Improved Waste Management B8
B9 Release Reporting And Response B9
B10 Lead Regulation B10

Part C — Other Major Toxics Laws And Programs
C1 Safe Drinking Water And Toxic Enforcement Act: Proposition 65 C1
C2 Asbestos Regulation C2
C3 Safe Drinking Water C3
C4 Industrial Waste Pretreatment Programs Operated By Publicly Owned Treatment Works C4
C5 Air Quality Control C5
C6 Water Quality Control C6
C7 Pesticide Regulation C7
C8 Tranportation Of Hazardous Materials And Wastes C8
C9 Facility And Homeland Security C9

Appendix: Chronology Of Action Dates For Hazardous Materials Programs Appendix

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