Tiered Permitting Program Details

The Full Permit Tier

The full permit allows treatment and storage of RCRA and Non-RCRA (California only) hazardous waste.  Examples would include incinerators and hazardous waste landfills. 

The Full Permit includes all facilities requiring a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permit (RCRA - federal statute that regulates facilities that treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste), plus selected non-RCRA activities pursuant to the Title 22 California Code of Regulations (22 CCR), Chapter 14, section 66264.1 et. seq.

The Full Permit involves considerable document preparation and review, substantial fees, and various other requirements.

The Standardized Permit Tier

The Standardized Permit allows offsite treatment and storage of Non-RCRA and RCRA exempt hazardous wastes.   Examples would include recyclers, oil transfer stations, and precious metals recyclers.

The Permit By Rule (PBR) Tier

The Permit By Rule (PBR) tier allows onsite treatment of Non-RCRA and RCRA exempt hazardous wastes.  This tier is for treating waste streams that exhibit more than one hazardous characteristic and higher volume waste streams.

The Conditionally Authorized (CA) tier

The Conditionally Authorized (CA) tier allows onsite treatment of Non-RCRA and RCRA exempt hazardous wastes. This tier is generally for single hazard waste streams and has some treatment volume limits.

The Conditionally Exempt (CE) tier

The Conditionally Exempt (CE) tier allows onsite treatment of Non-RCRA and RCRA exempt hazardous wastes. This tier is for less risky hazardous waste treatment or treatment in smaller volumes.

Have Questions?

For more program information, please contact:

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department
Environmental Compliance Division
10590 Armstrong Avenue, Suite A
Mather, CA 95655-4153

916-875-8550
916-875-8513 (fax)
emdinfo@saccounty.net

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