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Hazardous Waste Generators (HWG)

The purpose of the Hazardous Waste Generator Program is protection of the public health and the environment from exposure to hazardous wastes by regulation of businesses and industries that generate hazardous waste. This is accomplished through a comprehensive program of inspection, enforcement, public education, and complaint investigation.

State of California Links

Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) - Oversight agency for Hazardous Waste Generator Program, and Tiered Permitting.

California Code of Regulations - California State Regulations, Title 22, Div. 4.5

State Water Resources Control Board

Federal Links

U.S. EPA - List of Major Environmental Laws