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Hazardous and toxic materials are regulated by Chapter 6.5 of the Health and Safety Code. Responsibility for disposal or oversight cleanup of these materials are shared by the several agencies designated below:
The Department of Toxic Substances Control issues licenses and permits to operate storage sites, treatment, and disposal processes, and also licenses the transporters of toxic substances.
Department of Toxic Substances Control
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2828
Office of Public and Regulatory Assistance
(916) 255-3618 out of state callers
The California Department of Environmental Management enforces law pertaining to 3,500 generators of hazardous waste. Inspects and provides educational opportunities when violations occur. Inspection and regulation of wastes include the following types of shops: auto body or repair, printing, photo, and dry cleaning. The county and state share responsibilities for regulation of army and air force bases.
California Department of Environmental Management
Environmental Health Division
10590 Armstrong Avenue, Suite B
Mather, CA 95655
Hazard Material Division
10590 Armstrong Avenue, Suite A
Mather, CA 95655
Contact the Sacramento County Hazardous Waste Management HOTLINE: (916) 875-5656 to make complaints or report problems with hazardous waste
For issues related to compliance and complaints for workplace handling of materials or when is environmentally a safety or health issue for workplace, contact the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL-OSHA).
2424 Arden Way, Room 165
Sacramento, CA 95825
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 5202
San Francisco, CA 94102
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has jurisdiction over Dept. of Toxic Substances for California.
Public Information Center
San Francisco, CA 94105
(866) 372-9378 EPA-WEST toll free in AZ, CA, HI, NV