Tiered Permiting

Those facilities that treat hazardous waste on-site are required to have a Tiered Permit. Treatment is any method, technique, or process which changes or is designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any hazardous waste or any constituent contained within the hazardous waste, or removes or reduces its harmful properties or characteristics for any purpose including, but not limited to, pH adjustment, removal or reduction of metals, oil/water separation, precipitation, evaporation, or reduction in volume. The governing laws are the Health and Safety Code (HSC) and 22 CCR.

CDMS prepares all the necessary documentation to comply with the Hazardous Waste Treatment Tiered Permitting regulation for California facilities treating hazardous waste. This entails an evaluation of the facility’s operation, determining client’s tier level, preparing necessary forms, providing required certifications by a registered professional engineer, generating all financial assurance documentation, and developing the programs required by this regulation in an “easy-to-reference” compliance binder.

The Tiered Permitting Regulation specifically requires the following be submitted to the CUPA.   (Although overall oversight of the regulation is by the DTSC)

  • The Initial Notification of Intent (NOI)
  • Plot Plan of the facility and where the treatment Unit(s) are located
  • Tank and Containment Certification
  • Conditionally Exempt Tier
  • Contingency Plan
  • Inspection Schedule/Log Program
  • Container Standards and/or Tank Standards
  • Manifesting & Transportation Programs
  • Employee Training Program
  • Written Operating Instructions for Treatment Systems and Logs
  • Treatment Residual Management Policy
  • Waste Analysis Plan
  • Unit Operating Record Keeping
  • Waste Minimization Program
  • Tank and Containment Certification by a Certified P.E.
  • Closure Plan
  • Closure Cost Estimate
  • Closure Financial Assurance Documentation
  • Environmental Assessment