Tiered Permitting

California Title 22 requires that facilities that treat hazardous waste on site obtain a Tiered Permitting Permit.

Hazardous Waste Treatment is defined in the law as follows:

Any method, technique, or process which is not excluded from the definition of treatment and which is designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any hazardous waste or material contained therein, or which removes or reduces its harmful properties or characteristics for any purpose.

While not a full list, some common treatment activities are:

  • Adjusting pH
  • Precipitation or Settling solids
  • Filtration
  • Crushing of cans or containers
  • Oil water Separation
  • Drying or curing

CDMS prepares the necessary documentation to comply with the Hazardous Waste Treatment Tiered Permitting regulation for facilities treating hazardous waste, including

  • Evaluating the facility’s operation to determine if Tiered Permitting is required
  • Determining Tier level
  • Preparing necessary reporting forms
  • Providing required tank and unit closure certifications by a registered Professional Engineer (PE).
  • Developing the programs required by this regulation.
  • Conducting waste analysis to determine if waste qualifies for Tiered Permitting.