Tag Archives: DTSC

California Adds Photovoltaic Solar Panels to State’s Universal Waste Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. California’s Universal Waste Program will now include waste solar panels, which were previously classified as hazardous waste.   Solar Panels to be Reclassified as Universal Waste Following California DTSC Final Rule Effective January 1, 2021, photovoltaic modules, commonly known as solar panels, will be included in California’s Universal Waste Program. […]

eVQ 2020: Reporting Window Open for Hazardous Waste Generators

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Hazardous waste generators must obtain and maintain the proper State and federal identification numbers.   2020 eVQ: Annual Reporting for Compliance Hazardous waste generators in California have begun to receive their notices to complete the 2020 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ID Number Verification Questionnaire, otherwise known as the 2020 eVQ. […]

2019 Biennial Report: Impending Deadline & Important Changes

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. California’s large quantity generators of hazardous waste may be affected by new reporting changes to the 2019 Biennial Report cycle.   2019 Biennial Report Cycle Closing Soon As the March 1st deadline gets closer, RCRA large quantity generators (LQGs) of hazardous waste only have a little over a week left […]

eVQ 2019: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Hazardous waste generators must obtain and maintain the proper State and federal identification numbers.   eVQ Background Any business that generates more than 100 kg of RCRA non-acute hazardous waste or more than 1 kg of RCRA acutely hazardous waste or that transports (or offers for transport), treats, or disposes […]

The DTSC Hazardous Waste Generators Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The DTSC Hazardous Waste Generators program, as enforced by local CUPAs, regulates the hazardous waste generated by California businesses.   This article is part of a special dedicated series that covers California CUPAs and the Unified Program. For a complete overview, see the June 2019 NES article California CUPA Overview: […]

Photovoltaic Solar Panel Disposal in California

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc.   As photovoltaic solar panels become more prevalent, disposal may pose a unique challenge.   DTSC Considers Universal Waste Management for Photovoltaic Solar Panels On March 25, 2019, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) held a public seminar on proposed regulations regarding the disposal of photovoltaic modules – […]

Hazardous Waste Permitting: Proposed Regulations Changes

Written by: Brittiny Harris, NES, Inc. In an effort to protect employees and the environment, hazardous waste permitting criteria regulations are set to change by the end of 2017.   Proposed Updates to Hazardous Waste Permitting Regulations The Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) has recently initiated the public comment period for proposed changes to hazardous […]