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AB-698 Hazardous waste: small quantity generator. (2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/16/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 698


Introduced by Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Assembly Members Quirk (Chair), Smith (Vice Chair), Arambula, Megan Dahle, Holden, Mathis, and Muratsuchi)

February 16, 2021


An act to amend Sections 25123.3, 25160.8, 25163, 25174.7, 25205.7, 25217, 25217.2, 25217.2.1, 25218, 25218.1, 25218.3, 25218.4, 25218.5, 25218.6, 25218.11, 25250.1, and 25366.5 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous waste.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 698, as introduced, Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. Hazardous waste: small quantity generator.
Under existing law, the Department of Toxic Substances Control generally regulates the management and handling of hazardous waste and hazardous materials. Existing law designates certain generators of hazardous waste in specified amounts as a “conditionally exempt small quantity generator,” also known as “CESQG” for certain regulations. The term CESQG is defined with reference to a specified federal regulation that provides that a generator is a conditionally exempt small quantity generator in a calendar month if it generates no more than 100 kilograms of hazardous waste in that month and that specifies which hazardous wastes are included in, or excluded from, that calculation. That federal regulation also exempts specified amounts of acute hazardous wastes and residues from clean up of acute hazardous waste, as specified. Existing law defines the term “storage facility” for purposes of the hazardous waste control laws as including an onsite facility where the hazardous waste is held for more than 90 days and excludes certain generators of less than 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste in a calendar month from this definition of storage facility subject to specified conditions, including compliance with specified federal waste accumulation regulations. A violation of the hazardous waste control laws is a crime.
This bill would replace the terms “conditionally exempt small quantity generator” and CESQG with “very small quantity generator” and “VSQG” with reference to a different federal regulation that recasts those provisions regarding the amount of hazardous waste and which hazardous wastes are included in, or excluded from, that calculation. The bill would also change the provision referencing compliance with certain federal waste accumulation regulations as a condition for certain generators of less than 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste in a calendar month to be excluded from the definition of storage facility to conform to updated federal waste accumulation regulations.
To the extent this bill changes the conduct that constitutes the crime of violating the hazardous waste control laws, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 25123.3 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25123.3.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Liquid hazardous waste” means a hazardous waste that meets the definition of free liquids, as specified in Section 66260.10 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, as that section read on January 1, 1994.
(2) “Remediation waste staging” means the temporary accumulation of non-RCRA contaminated soil that is generated and held onsite, and that is accumulated for the purpose of onsite treatment pursuant to a certified, authorized, or permitted treatment method, such as a transportable treatment unit, if all of the following requirements are met:
(A) The hazardous waste being accumulated does not contain free liquids.
(B) The hazardous waste is accumulated on an impermeable surface, such as high density polyethylene (HDPE) of at least 20 mils that is supported by a foundation, or high density polyethylene of at least 60 mils that is not supported by a foundation.
(C) The generator provides controls for windblown dispersion and precipitation runoff and run-on and complies with any stormwater permit requirements issued by a regional water quality control board.
(D) The generator has the accumulation site inspected weekly and after storms to ensure that the controls for windblown dispersion and precipitation runoff and run-on are functioning properly.
(E) The staging area is certified by a registered engineer for compliance with the standards specified in subparagraphs (A) to (D), inclusive.
(3) “Transfer facility” means any offsite facility that is related to the transportation of hazardous waste, including, but not limited to, loading docks, parking areas, storage areas, and other similar areas where shipments of hazardous waste are held during the normal course of transportation.
(b) “Storage facility” means a hazardous waste facility at which the hazardous waste meets any of the following requirements:
(1) The hazardous waste is held for greater than 90 days at an onsite facility. The department may establish criteria and procedures to extend that 90-day period, consistent with the federal act, and to prescribe the manner in which the hazardous waste may be held if not otherwise prescribed by statute.
(2) The hazardous waste is held for any period of time at an offsite facility that is not a transfer facility.
(3) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the waste is held at a transfer facility and any one of the following apply:
(i) The transfer facility is located in an area zoned residential by the local planning authority.
(ii) The transfer facility commences initial operations on or after January 1, 2005, at a site located within 500 feet of a structure identified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (c) of Section 25227.
(iii) The hazardous waste is held for a period greater than six days at a transfer facility located in an area that is not zoned industrial or agricultural by the local planning authority.
(iv) The hazardous waste is held for a period greater than 10 days at a transfer facility located in an area zoned industrial or agricultural by the local planning authority.
(v) The hazardous waste is held for a period greater than six days at a transfer facility that commenced initial operations before January 1, 2005, is located in an area zoned agricultural by the local planning authority, and is located within 500 feet of a structure identified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (c) of Section 25227.
(B) (i) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), a transfer facility located in an area that is not zoned residential by the local planning authority is not a storage facility, if the only hazardous waste held at the transfer facility is hazardous waste that is generated as a result of an emergency release and that hazardous waste is collected and temporarily stored by emergency rescue personnel, as defined in Section 25501, or by a response action contractor upon the request of emergency rescue personnel or the response action contractor, and the holding of that hazardous waste is approved by the department.
(ii) For purposes of this subparagraph, “response action contractor” means any person who enters into a contract with the department to take removal or remedial action pursuant to Chapter 6.8 (commencing with Section 25300) in response to a release or threatened release, including any subcontractors of the response action contractor.
(4) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the hazardous waste is held onsite for any period of time, unless the hazardous waste is held in a container, tank, drip pad, or containment building pursuant to regulations adopted by the department.
(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), a generator that accumulates hazardous waste generated and held onsite for 90 days or less for offsite transportation is not a storage facility if all of the following requirements are met:
(i) The waste is non-RCRA contaminated soil.
(ii) The hazardous waste being accumulated does not contain free liquids.
(iii) The hazardous waste is accumulated on an impermeable surface, such as high density polyethylene (HDPE) of at least 20 mils that is supported by a foundation, or high density polyethylene of at least 60 mils that is not supported by a foundation.
(iv) The generator provides controls for windblown dispersion and precipitation runoff and run-on and complies with any stormwater permit requirements issued by a regional water quality control board.
(v) The generator has the accumulation site inspected weekly and after storms to ensure that the controls for windblown dispersion and precipitation runoff and run-on are functioning properly.
(vi) The generator, after final offsite transportation, inspects the accumulation site for contamination and remediates as necessary.
(vii) The site is certified by a registered engineer for compliance with the standards specified in clauses (i) to (vi), inclusive.
(5) The hazardous waste is held at a transfer facility at any location for any period of time in a manner other than in a container.
(6) The hazardous waste is held at a transfer facility at any location for any period of time and handling occurs. For purposes of this paragraph, “handling” does not include the transfer of packaged or containerized hazardous waste from one vehicle to another.
(c) The time period for calculating the 90-day period for purposes of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b), or the 180-day or 270-day period for purposes of subdivision (h), begins when the facility has accumulated 100 kilograms of hazardous waste or one kilogram of extremely hazardous waste or acutely hazardous waste. However, if the facility generates more than 100 kilograms of hazardous waste or one kilogram of extremely hazardous waste or acutely hazardous waste during any calendar month, the time period begins when any amount of hazardous waste first begins to accumulate in that month.
(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of subdivision (b), a generator of hazardous waste that accumulates waste onsite is not a storage facility if all of the following requirements are met:
(1) The generator accumulates a maximum of 55 gallons of hazardous waste, one quart of acutely hazardous waste, or one quart of extremely hazardous waste at an initial accumulation point that is at or near the area where the waste is generated and that is under the control of the operator of the process generating the waste.
(2) The generator accumulates the waste in containers other than tanks.
(3) The generator does not hold the hazardous waste onsite without a hazardous waste facilities permit or other grant of authorization for a period of time longer than the shorter of the following time periods:
(A) One year from the initial date of accumulation.
(B) Ninety days, or if subdivision (h) is applicable, 180 or 270 days, from the date that the quantity limitation specified in paragraph (1) is reached.
(4) The generator labels any container used for the accumulation of hazardous waste with the initial date of accumulation and with the words “hazardous waste” or other words that identify the contents of the container.
(5) Within three days of reaching any applicable quantity limitation specified in paragraph (1), the generator labels the container holding the accumulated hazardous waste with the date the quantity limitation was reached and either transports the waste offsite or holds the waste onsite and complies with either the regulations adopted by the department establishing requirements for generators subject to the time limit specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) or the requirements specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (h), whichever requirements are applicable.
(6) The generator complies with regulations adopted by the department pertaining to the use and management of containers and any other regulations adopted by the department to implement this subdivision.
(e) (1) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (4) of subdivision (b), hazardous waste held for remediation waste staging shall not be considered to be held at a hazardous waste storage facility if the total accumulation period is one year or less from the date of the initial placing of hazardous waste by the generator at the staging site for onsite remediation, except that the department may grant one six-month extension, upon a showing of reasonable cause by the generator.
(2) (A) The generator shall submit a notification of plans to store and treat hazardous waste onsite pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), in person or by certified mail, with return receipt requested, to the department and to one of the following:
(i) The CUPA, if the generator is under the jurisdiction of a CUPA.
(ii) If the generator is not under the jurisdiction of a CUPA, the notification shall be submitted to the agency authorized, pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 25404.3, to implement and enforce the requirements of this chapter listed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 25404.
(B) If, after the notification pursuant to subparagraph (A), or during the initial year or the six-month extension granted by the department, the generator determines that treatment cannot be accomplished for all, or part of, the hazardous waste accumulated in a remediation waste staging area, the generator shall immediately notify the department and the appropriate local agency, pursuant to subparagraph (A), that the treatment has been discontinued. The generator shall then handle and dispose of the hazardous waste in accordance with paragraph (4) of subdivision (b).
(C) A generator shall not hold hazardous waste for remediation waste staging unless the generator can show, through laboratory testing, bench scale testing, or other documentation, that soil held for remediation waste staging is potentially treatable. Any fines and penalties imposed for a violation of this subparagraph may be imposed beginning with the 91st day that the hazardous waste was initially accumulated.
(3) Once an onsite treatment operation is completed on hazardous waste held pursuant to paragraph (1), the generator shall inspect the staging area for contamination and remediate as necessary.
(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, remediation waste staging and the holding of non-RCRA contaminated soil for offsite transportation in accordance with paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) shall not be considered to be disposal or land disposal of hazardous waste.
(g) A generator who holds hazardous waste for remediation waste staging pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) or who holds hazardous waste onsite for offsite transportation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) shall maintain records onsite that demonstrate compliance with this section related to storing hazardous waste for remediation waste staging or related to holding hazardous waste onsite for offsite transportation, as applicable. The records maintained pursuant to this subdivision shall be available for review by a public agency authorized pursuant to Section 25180 or 25185.
(h) (1) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of subdivision (b), a generator of less than 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste in any calendar month who accumulates hazardous waste onsite for 180 days or less, or 270 days or less if the generator transports the generator’s own waste, or offers the generator’s waste for transportation, over a distance of 200 miles or more, for offsite treatment, storage, or disposal, is not a storage facility if all of the following apply:
(A) The quantity of hazardous waste accumulated onsite never exceeds 6,000 kilograms.
(B) The generator complies with the requirements of subdivisions (d), (e), and (f) of former Section 262.34 262.16 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as that section existed on January 1, 2015. Regulations.
(C) The generator does not hold acutely hazardous waste or extremely hazardous waste in an amount greater than one kilogram for a time period longer than that specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).
(2) A generator meeting the requirements of paragraph (1) who does not receive a copy of the manifest with the signature of the owner or operator of the facility to which the generator’s waste is submitted or is unable to verify through the e-Manifest system that the facility has received the waste and signed the manifest, within 60 days from the date that the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter, shall submit a report to the department along with a legible copy of the manifest indicating that the generator cannot confirm the delivery or receipt of the generator’s waste with the owner or operator of the facility.
(i) The department may adopt regulations that set forth additional restrictions and enforceable management standards that protect human health and the environment and that apply to persons holding hazardous waste at a transfer facility. A regulation adopted pursuant to this subdivision shall be considered by the Office of Administrative Law to be necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, and general welfare, and may be adopted as an emergency regulation in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

SEC. 2.

 Section 25160.8 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25160.8.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)“CESQG wastes” means hazardous waste generated by a conditionally exempt small quantity generator, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 25218.1.

(2)

(1) “Door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program” or “household hazardous waste residential pickup service” has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (c)(b) of Section 25218.1.

(3)

(2) “Household hazardous waste” has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (e)(d) of Section 25218.1.

(4)

(3) “Public agency” has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (i)(j) of Section 25218.1.

(5)

(4) “Registered hazardous waste transporter” or “transporter” means a person who holds a valid registration issued by the department pursuant to Section 25163.
(5) “VSQG wastes” means hazardous waste generated by a very small quantity generator, as defined in subdivision (q) of Section 25218.1.
(b) In lieu of the requirements imposed upon a generator pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 25160 and the regulations adopted by the department pursuant to Section 25161, a registered hazardous waste transporter operating a door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service may use the manifesting procedure specified in subdivision (c) if the transporter complies with the requirements of subdivisions (d) and (e).
(c) A registered hazardous waste transporter operating a door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service shall comply with all of the following manifesting procedures when transporting household hazardous waste:
(1) A separate manifest shall be completed by each vehicle driver with respect to each transport vehicle operated by that driver for each date.
(2) The transporter shall complete both the generator’s section and the transporter’s section of the manifest in the following manner:
(A) In completing the generator’s section of the manifest, the transporter shall use the name, identification number, address, and telephone number of the public agency operating the door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program.
(B) In completing the transporter’s section of the manifest, the transporter shall use the transporter’s own name, identification number, terminal address, and telephone number.
(C) The generator’s and transporter’s sections shall be completed prior to before commencing each day’s collection. The driver may sign for the generator.
(3) (A) The transporter shall attach legible receipts to the front of the manifest for each quantity of household hazardous waste that is received from a household. The receipts shall be used to determine the total volume of household hazardous waste in the vehicle.
(B) After the household hazardous waste is delivered, the receipts shall be maintained with the transporter’s copy of the manifest.
(C) The transporter shall provide a copy of the manifest to the public agency authorizing the door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program.
(D) A public agency shall retain each manifest submitted pursuant to this paragraph for at least three years. The public agency shall also retain the manifest during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding a regulated activity or as requested by the department or a certified unified program agency.
(4) Each receipt specified in paragraph (3) shall have the residential address from which the household hazardous waste was received, the date received, the manifest number, the volume or quantity of household hazardous waste received, the type of household hazardous waste received, the public agency name and phone number, and the driver’s signature.
(5) The transporter shall enter the total volume or quantity of each type of household hazardous waste transported on the manifest at the change of each date, change of driver, or change of transport vehicle. The total volume or quantity shall be the cumulative amount of each type of household hazardous waste collected from the generators listed on the individual receipts.
(6) The transporter shall submit a generator copy of the manifest to the department within 30 days of each shipment.
(7) The transporter shall retain a copy of the manifest and all receipts for each manifest at a location within the state for three years. This transporter shall also retain the manifest during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding a regulated activity or as requested by the department or a certified unified program agency.
(8) (A) The transporter shall submit all copies of the manifest to the designated facility.
(B) A representative of the designated hazardous waste facility that receives the household hazardous waste shall sign and date the manifest, return two copies to the transporter, retain one copy, and send the original to the department within 30 days of receipt.
(9) A transporter shall comply with all other requirements of Sections 25160 and 25161, unless expressly exempted pursuant to this section.
(d) A registered hazardous waste transporter operating a door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service shall comply with all of the following requirements:
(1) A separate manifest shall be initiated for each jurisdiction, such as from each city or each county, from which household hazardous waste is collected, using the identification number of the public agency operating the door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program in that jurisdiction.
(2) (A) Only used oil, latex paint, and antifreeze that are household hazardous wastes that are collected from individual residents may be separately bulked on the vehicle, if the original containers are appropriately managed.
(B) A transporter collecting household hazardous wastes from multiple jurisdictions may consolidate those wastes at the time they are collected only if there is a written agreement among all of the jurisdictions and the transporter that wastes from multiple jurisdictions may be consolidated.
(3) The transporter operating the door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service shall not collect CESQG VSQG wastes or mix household hazardous waste with CESQG VSQG wastes in the same vehicle or at the same time as conducting the residential door-to-door household hazardous waste collection or household hazardous waste residential pickup service.
(4) (A) The transporter shall conduct all door-to-door or residential pickup operations to minimize potential harm to the public, operators, haulers, and the environment.
(B) All associated collection personnel, contractors, and emergency response personnel who will be handling the hazardous waste shall use all required personal protective and safety equipment during operating hours, as specified in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.
(C) The transporter shall allow only those persons trained in hazardous waste management, including personnel loading or unloading waste from transport vehicles, to handle the household hazardous waste.
(D) The transporter shall make available, upon request, to local, state, or federal agencies, the job titles, job descriptions, and personnel training records maintained for each person handling hazardous waste, in the same manner as a hazardous waste facility operator, as specified in subdivision (d) of Section 66264.16 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.
(e) (1) A transporter operating a door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service using the manifesting procedure specified in this section shall submit quarterly reports to the department 30 days after the end of each quarter. The transporter shall submit the first quarterly report on October 31, 2012, covering the July to September 2012 period, and the transporter shall submit a report every three months thereafter. Except as otherwise specified in paragraph (2), the quarterly report shall be submitted in an electronic format provided by the department.
(2) A transporter that uses the manifesting procedure specified in this section for less than 1,000 tons per calendar year may apply to the department to continue submitting paper format reports.
(3) For each transporter’s name, terminal address, and identification number, the quarterly report shall include the following information for each generator for each manifest:
(A) The name of the public agency authorizing the door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service for each manifest.
(B) The date of the shipment.
(C) The manifest number.
(D) The volume or quantity of each waste stream received, its California and RCRA waste code, and the waste stream category listed.
(4) The department shall make all of the information in the quarterly reports submitted pursuant to this subdivision available to the public through its usual means of disclosure.

SEC. 3.

 Section 25163 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25163.
 (a)  (1)  Except as otherwise provided in subdivisions (b), (c), (e), and (b) to (f), inclusive, it is unlawful for any person to carry on, or engage in, the transportation of hazardous wastes unless the person holds a valid registration issued by the department, and it is unlawful for any person to transfer custody of a hazardous waste to a transporter who does not hold a valid registration issued by the department. A person who holds a valid registration issued by the department pursuant to this section is a registered hazardous waste transporter for purposes of this chapter. Any registration issued by the department to a transporter of hazardous waste is not transferable from the person to whom it was issued to any other person.
(2)  Any person who transports hazardous waste in a vehicle shall have a valid registration issued by the department in his or her the person’s possession while transporting the hazardous waste. The registration certificate shall be shown upon demand to any representative of the department, officer of the Department of the California Highway Patrol, any local health officer, or any public officer designated by the department. Any person registered pursuant to this section may obtain additional copies of the registration certificate from the department upon the payment of a fee of two dollars ($2) for each copy requested, in accordance with Section 12196 of the Government Code.
(3)  The hazardous waste information required and collected for registration pursuant to this subdivision shall be recorded and maintained in the management information system operated by the Department of the California Highway Patrol.
(b)  Persons transporting only septic tank, cesspool, seepage pit, or chemical toilet waste that does not contain a hazardous waste originating from other than the body of a human or animal and who hold an unrevoked registration issued by the health officer or the health officer’s authorized representative pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 117400) of Chapter 4 of Part 13 of Division 104 are exempt from the requirements of subdivision (a).
(c)  Except as provided in subdivision (f), persons transporting hazardous wastes to a permitted hazardous waste facility for transfer, treatment, recycling, or disposal, which wastes do not exceed a total volume of five gallons or do not exceed a total weight of 50 pounds, are exempt from the requirements of subdivision (a) and from the requirements of Section 25160 concerning possession of the manifest while transporting hazardous waste, upon meeting all of the following conditions:
(1)  The hazardous wastes are transported in closed containers and packed in a manner that prevents the containers from tipping, spilling, or breaking during the transporting.
(2)  Different hazardous waste materials are not mixed within a container during the transporting.
(3)  If the hazardous waste is extremely hazardous waste or acutely hazardous waste, the extremely hazardous waste or acutely hazardous waste was not generated in the course of any business, and is not more than 2.2 pounds.
(4)  The person transporting the hazardous waste is the producer of that hazardous waste, and the person produces not more than 100 kilograms of hazardous waste in any month.
(5)  The person transporting the hazardous waste does not accumulate more than a total of 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste onsite at any one time.
(d)  Any person registered as a hazardous waste transporter pursuant to subdivision (a) is not subject to the registration requirements of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 25000), but shall comply with those terms, conditions, orders, and directions that the health officer or the health officer’s authorized representative may determine to be necessary for the protection of human health and comfort, and shall otherwise comply with the requirements for statements as provided in Section 25007. Violations of those requirements of Section 25007 shall be punished as provided in Section 25010. Proof of registration pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted by mail or in person to the local health officer in the city or county in which the registered hazardous waste transporter will be conducting the activities described in Section 25001.
(e)  Any person authorized to collect solid waste, as defined in Section 40191 of the Public Resources Code, who unknowingly transports hazardous waste to a solid waste facility, as defined in Section 40194 of the Public Resources Code, incidental to the collection of solid waste is not subject to subdivision (a).
(f)  Any person transporting household hazardous waste or a conditionally exempt very small quantity generator transporting hazardous waste to an authorized household hazardous waste collection facility pursuant to Section 25218.5 is exempt from subdivision (a) and from paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 25160 requiring possession of the manifest while transporting hazardous waste.

SEC. 4.

 Section 25174.7 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25174.7.
 (a)  The fees provided for in Sections 25174.1 and 25205.5 do not apply to any of the following:
(1)  Hazardous wastes which that result when a government agency, or its contractor, removes or remedies a release of hazardous waste in the state caused by another person.
(2)  Hazardous wastes generated or disposed of by a public agency operating a household hazardous waste collection facility in the state pursuant to Article 10.8 (commencing with Section 25218), including, but not limited to, hazardous waste received from conditionally exempt very small quantity commercial generators, authorized pursuant to Section 25218.3.
(3)  Hazardous wastes generated or disposed of by local vector control agencies which have entered into a cooperative agreement pursuant to Section 116180 or by county agricultural commissioners, if the hazardous wastes result from their control or regulatory activities and if they comply with the requirements of this chapter and regulations adopted pursuant thereto. to this chapter.
(4)  Hazardous waste disposed of, or submitted for disposal or treatment, by any person, which person that is discovered and separated from solid waste as part of a load checking program.
(b)  Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), any person responsible for a release of hazardous waste, which waste that has been removed or remedied by a government agency, or its contractor, shall pay the fee pursuant to Section 25174.1.
(c)  Any person who acquires land for the sole purpose of owner-occupied single-family residential use, and who acquires that land without actual or constructive notice or knowledge that there is a tank containing hazardous waste on or under that property, is exempt from the fees imposed pursuant to Sections 25174.1, 25205.5, 25174.1 and 25345, 25205.5 in connection with the removal of the tank.

SEC. 5.

 Section 25205.7 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25205.7.
 (a) (1) A person who applies for, or requests, any of the following shall enter into a written agreement with the department pursuant to which that person shall reimburse the department, pursuant to Article 9.2 (commencing with Section 25206.1), for the costs incurred by the department in processing the application or responding to the request:
(A) A new hazardous waste facilities permit, including a standardized permit.
(B) A hazardous waste facilities permit for postclosure.
(C) A renewal of an existing hazardous waste facilities permit, including a standardized permit or postclosure permit.
(D) A class 2 or class 3 modification of an existing hazardous waste facilities permit or grant of interim status, including a standardized permit or grant of interim status or a postclosure permit.
(E) A variance.
(F) A waste classification determination.
(2) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), an agreement required pursuant to paragraph (1) shall provide for at least 25 percent of the reimbursement to be made in advance of the processing of the application or the response to the request. The 25-percent advance payment shall be based upon the department’s total estimated costs of processing the application or response to the request.
(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply with regard to an agreement entered into by a facility owned by a federal agency.
(3) An agreement entered into pursuant to this section shall, if applicable, include costs of reviewing and overseeing corrective action as set forth in subdivision (b).
(b) An applicant pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) and the owner and the operator of the facility shall pay the department’s costs in reviewing and overseeing any corrective action program described in the application for a standardized permit pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 25201.6 or required pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 25200.10, and in reviewing and overseeing any corrective action work undertaken at the facility pursuant to that corrective action program.
(c) (1) An applicant pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) and the owner and the operator of the facility shall, pursuant to Section 21089 of the Public Resources Code, pay all costs incurred by the department for purposes of complying with the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code), in conjunction with an application or request for any of the activities identified in subdivision (a), including any activities associated with correction action.
(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to projects that are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code).
(d) Reimbursements received pursuant to this section shall be placed in the Hazardous Waste Control Account for appropriation in accordance with Section 25174.
(e) Subdivision (a) does not apply to a variance granted pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 66263.40) of Chapter 13 of Division 4.5 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.
(f) Subdivision (a) does not apply to any of the following:
(1) A variance issued to a public agency to transport wastes for purposes of operating a household hazardous waste collection facility or to transport waste from a household hazardous waste collection facility, which receives household hazardous waste or hazardous waste from conditionally exempted very small quantity generators pursuant to Article 10.8 (commencing with Section 25218).
(2) A permanent household hazardous waste collection facility.
(3) A variance issued to a public agency to conduct a collection program for agricultural wastes.
(g) Fees imposed pursuant to this section shall be administered and collected by the department.
(h) (1) The changes made in this section by Chapter 340 of the Statutes of 2016 apply to applications and requests submitted to the department on and after April 1, 2016.
(2) If, on and after April 1, 2016, an applicant has submitted an application and paid a fee pursuant to subdivision (d), as that subdivision read on April 1, 2016, but before September 13, 2016, the department shall determine the difference between the amount paid by the applicant and the amount due pursuant to subdivision (a), and that applicant shall be liable for that amount.

SEC. 6.

 Section 25217 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25217.
 For the purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply:

(a)“Conditionally exempt small quantity generator” or “CESQG” means a generator that meets the criteria specified in Section 261.5 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as that section read on January 1, 2015.

(b)

(a) “Consolidation location” means a location to which recyclable latex paint or oil-based paint initially collected at a collection location is transported.

(c)

(b) “Oil-based paint” means a paint that contains drying oil, oil varnish, or oil-modified resin as the basic vehicle ingredient.

(d)

(c) “Paint” includes both oil-based paint and recyclable latex paint that is collected in accordance with this article.

(e)

(d) “Recyclable latex paint” means any water-based latex paint, still in liquid form, that is transferred for the purposes of being recycled.
(e) “Very small quantity generator” or “VSQG” means a generator that meets the criteria specified in Section 262.13 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

SEC. 7.

 Section 25217.2 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25217.2.
 (a) Recyclable latex paint may be accepted at any location including, but not limited to, a permanent household hazardous waste collection facility in accordance with subdivision (b), if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The location manages the recyclable latex paint in accordance with all applicable latex paint product management procedures specified by federal, state, or local law or regulation that include, at a minimum, that the recyclable latex paint is stored and handled in a manner that minimizes the chance of exposing the handler and the environment to potentially hazardous constituents that may be in, or have been incidentally added to, the recyclable latex paint.
(2) The recyclable latex paint is still in liquid form and is in its original packaging or is in a closed container that is clearly labeled.
(3) Any latex paint that is accepted as recyclable by the location and that is later discovered to be nonrecyclable shall be deemed to be a waste generated at the location where the discovery is made and the latex paint shall be managed as a waste in accordance with this chapter.
(4) If the recyclable latex paint is not excluded or exempted from regulation under Chapter I (commencing with Section 1.1) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the location meets all applicable federal requirements.
(5) The recyclable latex paint is stored for no longer than 180 days.
(b) (1) For purposes of this subdivision the following definitions shall apply:

(A)“CESQG” means a conditionally exempt small quantity generator, as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 25218.1.

(B)

(A) “Permanent household hazardous waste collection facility” has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (h) of Section 25218.1.
(B) “VSQG” means a very small quantity generator, as specified in subdivision (q) of Section 25218.1.
(2) A permanent household hazardous waste collection facility that is authorized to accept hazardous waste from a CESQG VSQG pursuant to Section 25218.3 may accept recyclable latex paint from any generator in accordance with this article if the permanent household hazardous waste collection facility does all of the following:
(A) Complies with subdivision (a).
(B) Sends the recyclable latex paint, for recycling, to a latex paint recycling facility operating pursuant to this article.
(C) Maintains a monthly log of the volume of latex paint collected from each generator and submits that information annually with the report submitted pursuant to Section 25218.9 for household hazardous waste collected from household hazardous waste generators.
(3) A permanent household hazardous waste collection facility that takes the actions specified in paragraph (2) is not subject to subdivision (b) of Section 25218.3.
(4) A permanent household waste collection facility may take the action specified in paragraph (2) notwithstanding any permit condition imposed upon the facility, a regulation adopted by the department to ensure a household hazardous waste collection facility does not accept hazardous waste from a commercial generator other than a CESQG, VSQG, or the status of the generator.

SEC. 8.

 Section 25217.2.1 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25217.2.1.
 (a) A location that accepts recyclable latex paint pursuant to Section 25217.2 may also accept oil-based paint if all of the additional following conditions are met:
(1) The collection location is established under an architectural paint stewardship plan approved by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery pursuant to the architectural paint recovery program established pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 48700) of Part 7 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code.
(2) The collection location receives oil-based paint only from either of the following:
(A) A person who generates oil-based paint incidental to owning or maintaining a place of residence.
(B) A conditionally exempt very small quantity generator.
(3) The oil-based paint is still in liquid form and is in its original packaging or is in a closed container that is clearly labeled.
(4) The location manages the oil-based paint in accordance with the requirements in Section 25217.2.
(5) The collection location operates pursuant to a contract with a manufacturer or paint stewardship organization that has submitted an architectural paint stewardship plan that has been approved by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and the collected paint is managed in accordance with that approved architectural paint stewardship plan.
(6) The oil-based paint is stored for no longer than 180 days.
(b) Oil-based paint initially collected at a collection location shall be deemed to be generated at the consolidation location for purposes of this chapter, if all of the following apply:
(1) The collection location is established under an architectural paint stewardship plan in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).
(2) The oil-based paint is subsequently transported to a consolidation location that is operating pursuant to a contract with a manufacturer or paint stewardship organization under an architectural paint stewardship plan that has been approved by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery pursuant to the architectural paint recovery program established pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 48700) of Part 7 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code.
(3) The oil-based paint is non-RCRA hazardous waste, or is otherwise exempt from, or is not otherwise regulated pursuant to, the federal act.

SEC. 9.

 Section 25218 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25218.
 The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:
(a)  Residential households which that generate household hazardous waste and conditionally exempt very small quantity generators which that generate small amounts of hazardous waste in the state need an appropriate and economic means of disposing of the hazardous waste they generate.
(b)  (1)  Counties and cities provide for the collection of household hazardous waste and conditionally exempt very small quantity generator waste as a community service to ensure proper handling and disposal of the material and to prevent the potential contamination of solid waste landfills.
(2)  To the extent available, cities and counties should consider utilizing using public service television to provide public safety awareness and training on packaging and transporting household hazardous waste to collection centers.
(c)  To facilitate and increase the collection of household hazardous waste and conditionally exempt very small quantity generator waste, it is the responsibility of the state to provide for an expedited and streamlined permitting and regulatory structure for household hazardous waste and conditionally exempt very small quantity generator waste collection and handling. Overburdensome regulations defeat the objectives of providing convenient and accessible collection facilities and the protection of public health and safety.
(d)  Abandonment or illegal disposal of household hazardous waste and hazardous waste from small businesses and the continued disposal of those wastes into the solid waste stream is a threat to public health and safety and to the environment.
(e)  It is the shared responsibility of citizens, conditionally exempt very small quantity generators, disposal facility operators, hazardous waste processors, manufacturers, sellers, solid waste handlers, and state and local agencies to ensure the proper recycling and disposal of household hazardous waste and conditionally exempt very small quantity generator waste.

SEC. 10.

 Section 25218.1 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25218.1.
 For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a)“Conditionally exempt small quantity generator” or “CESQG” means a generator that meets the criteria specified in Section 261.5 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as that section read on January 1, 2015.

(b)

(a) “Curbside household hazardous waste collection program” means a collection service authorized by a public agency that is operated in accordance with Section 25163 and subdivision (d) of Section 25218.5 and that collects one or more of the following types of household hazardous waste:
(1) Latex paint.
(2) Used oil.
(3) Used oil filters.
(4) Household hazardous waste that is designated as a universal waste pursuant to this chapter or the regulations adopted by the department.

(c)

(b) “Door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program” or “household hazardous waste residential pickup service” means a household hazardous waste service that meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The program or service is operated by a public agency or its contractor.
(2) The program or service is operated in accordance with subdivision (e) of Section 25218.5.
(3) The program or service collects household hazardous waste from individual residences and transports that waste in an inspected and certified hazardous waste transport vehicle operated by a registered hazardous waste transporter, to either of the following:
(A) An authorized household hazardous waste collection facility.
(B) A hazardous waste facility, as defined in Section 66260.10 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

(d)

(c) “Household” means a single detached residence or a single unit of a multiple residence unit and all appurtenant structures.

(e)

(d) “Household hazardous waste” means hazardous waste generated incidental to owning or maintaining a place of residence. Household hazardous waste does not include waste generated in the course of operating a business concern at a residence.

(f)

(e) “Household hazardous waste collection facility” means a facility operated by a public agency, or its contractor, for the purpose of collecting, handling, treating, storing, recycling, or disposing of household hazardous waste. The operation of a household hazardous waste collection facility may include accepting hazardous waste from conditionally exempt very small quantity generators if that acceptance is authorized pursuant to Section 25218.3. Household hazardous waste collection facilities include permanent household hazardous waste collection facilities, temporary household hazardous waste collection facilities, recycle-only household hazardous waste collection facilities, curbside household hazardous waste collection programs, door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service, and mobile household hazardous waste collection facilities.

(g)

(f) “Materials exchange program” means a program conducted at a household hazardous waste collection facility that makes reusable household hazardous products or materials available to recipients.

(h)

(g) “Mobile household hazardous waste collection facility” means a portable structure within which a household hazardous waste collection facility is operated and that meets all of the following conditions:
(1) The facility is operated not more than four times in any one calendar year at the same location.
(2) The facility is operated not more than three consecutive weeks within a two-month period at the same location.
(3) Upon the termination of operations, all equipment, materials, and waste are removed from the site within 144 hours.

(i)

(h) “Permanent household hazardous waste collection facility” means a permanent or semipermanent structure at a fixed location that meets both of the following conditions:
(1) The facility is operated at the same location on a continuous, regular schedule.
(2) The hazardous waste stored at the facility is removed within one year after collection.

(j)

(i) “Person authorized by the public agency” means an employee of a public agency or a person from whom services are contracted by the public agency.

(k)

(j) “Public agency” means a state or federal agency, county, city, or district.

(l)

(k) “Quality assurance plan” means a written protocol prepared by a public agency, or its contractor, that is designed to ensure that reusable household hazardous products or materials that are collected by a household hazardous waste collection facility are evaluated to verify that the products or materials can be made available through a materials exchange program operated by that household hazardous waste collection facility.

(m)

(l) “Recipient” means a person, as defined in Section 25118, including, but not limited to, a commercial entity, that accepts a reusable household hazardous product or material from a public agency, or its contractor, operating a materials exchange program pursuant to this article and that intends to use the product or material for its originally intended purpose or has a known market or disposition for the product or material.

(n)

(m) “Recyclable household hazardous waste material” means any of the following:
(1) Latex paint.
(2) Used oil.
(3) Used oil filters.
(4) Antifreeze.
(5) Spent lead-acid batteries.
(6) Household hazardous waste that is designated as a universal waste pursuant to this chapter or the regulations adopted by the department, except a universal waste for which the department determines, by regulation, that there is no readily available authorized recycling facility capable of accepting and recycling that waste.

(o)

(n) “Recycle-only household hazardous waste collection facility” means a household hazardous waste collection facility that is operated in accordance with Section 25218.8 and accepts for recycling only recyclable household hazardous waste materials.

(p)

(o) “Reusable household hazardous product or material” means a container of household hazardous product, or a container of household hazardous material received at a household hazardous waste collection facility that is determined, in accordance with a quality assurance plan, to be suitable and acceptable for distribution in a materials exchange program at a household hazardous waste collection facility operating pursuant to this article.

(q)

(p) “Temporary household hazardous waste collection facility” means a household hazardous waste collection facility that meets both of the following conditions:
(1) The facility is operated not more than once for a period of not more than two days in any one month at the same location.
(2) Upon termination of operations, all equipment, materials, and waste are removed from the site within 144 hours.
(q) “Very small quantity generator” or “VSQG” means a generator that meets the criteria specified in Section 262.13 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

SEC. 11.

 Section 25218.3 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25218.3.
 (a)  The department may authorize any household hazardous waste collection facility to accept hazardous waste from conditionally exempt very small quantity generators.
(b)  A household hazardous waste collection facility which that is authorized to accept hazardous waste from CESQGs VSQGs pursuant to subdivision (a) shall not accept more than 100 kilograms of hazardous waste, or 1 kilogram of extremely hazardous waste, from any one CESQG VSQG in a calendar month.
(c)  A public agency, or its contractor, that accepts hazardous waste from CESQGs VSQGs pursuant to this section may charge the CESQGs VSQGs a fee for the cost incurred in handling their hazardous waste.
(d)  The department may adopt and revise regulations for household hazardous waste collection facilities, including those which that are authorized to accept hazardous waste from CESQGs. VSQGs. The regulations shall provide for all of the following:
(1)  Promoting the reduction, reclamation, and recycling of hazardous waste over other hazardous waste management alternatives.
(2)  Ensuring the safe transport of household hazardous waste and hazardous waste to authorized collection programs.
(3)  Ensuring the compliance of participating CESQGs VSQGs with the monthly quantity limitations specified in Section 261.5 262.13 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

SEC. 12.

 Section 25218.4 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25218.4.
 Except as provided in subdivision (f) of Section 25218.5, any person who transports household hazardous waste, and any CESQG VSQG that transports hazardous waste to an authorized household hazardous waste collection facility, who meets the conditions of Section 25218.5, is exempt from subdivision (a) of Section 25163 and from the requirement for possession of a manifest in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 25160.

SEC. 13.

 Section 25218.5 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25218.5.
 (a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), hazardous waste transported to a household hazardous waste collection facility shall be transported by any of the following:
(A) The individual or CESQG VSQG who generated the waste.
(B) A curbside household hazardous waste collection program.
(C) A mobile household hazardous waste collection facility, a temporary or permanent household hazardous waste collection facility, or a recycle-only household hazardous waste collection facility.
(D) A door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program.
(E) A household hazardous waste residential pickup service.
(F) A registered hazardous waste transporter carrying hazardous waste generated by a CESQG. VSQG.
(G) A registered hazardous waste transporter carrying hazardous waste from a solid waste facility or operation, including, but not limited to, a solid waste landfill loadcheck program or a transfer station loadcheck program, under agreement with the household hazardous waste collection facility.
(H) A registered hazardous waste transporter, under agreement with the household hazardous waste collection facility, operating under a contract with a public agency to transport hazardous wastes that were disposed of in violation of this chapter, and that are being removed by, or are being removed under the oversight of, the public agency, if the hazardous wastes were not originally disposed of in violation of this chapter by that public agency.
(2) Spent batteries that are received and transported pursuant to Section 25216.1 may be transported to a household hazardous waste collection facility from a collection location or an intermediate collection location.
(3) Notwithstanding Section 25218.4, a registered hazardous waste transporter or mobile household hazardous waste collection facility transporting hazardous waste to a household hazardous waste collection facility shall comply with subdivisions (a) and (c) of Section 25163 and paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 25160.
(b) An individual transporting household hazardous waste generated by that individual and a CESQG VSQG transporting hazardous waste generated by the CESQG VSQG to a household hazardous waste collection facility shall meet all of the following conditions:
(1) (A) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C) and Section 25218.5.1, the total amount of household hazardous waste transported by an individual or hazardous waste transported by a CESQG VSQG to a household hazardous waste collection facility shall not exceed a total liquid volume of five gallons or a total dry weight of 50 pounds. If the hazardous waste transported is both liquid and nonliquid, the total amount transported shall not exceed a combined weight of 50 pounds.
(B) Subparagraph (A) does not apply to spent batteries that are collected by a collection location or intermediate collection location pursuant to Section 25216.1 and transported to a household hazardous waste collection facility.
(C) A CESQG VSQG may transport up to 27 gallons or 220 pounds, but not more than 100 kilograms, per month to a household hazardous waste collection facility, if all of the following conditions are met:
(i) The hazardous waste being transported was generated by that CESQG. VSQG.
(ii) The CESQG VSQG contacts the household hazardous waste collection facility prior to before each delivery to confirm that the facility will accept the hazardous waste.
(iii) The household hazardous waste collection facility provides oral, written, or electronic instructions to the CESQG prior to VSQG before each delivery on proper packing for the safe transportation of the specific hazardous waste being transported.
(iv) The CESQG VSQG or employees of the CESQG VSQG transport the hazardous waste in a vehicle owned and operated by the CESQG. VSQG.
(2) The household hazardous waste and CESQG VSQG hazardous waste that is transported shall be in closed containers and packed in a manner that prevents the containers from tipping, spilling, or breaking during transport.
(3) Different household hazardous wastes or different CESQG VSQG hazardous wastes shall not be mixed within a container before or during transport.
(4) If the hazardous waste is an extremely hazardous waste or an acutely hazardous waste, the total amount transported by a CESQG VSQG shall not exceed 2.2 pounds.
(c) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the total combined volume or weight of latex paint, used oil filters, antifreeze, and small batteries transported to a recycle-only household hazardous waste collection facility by any one individual shall not exceed a total liquid volume of 10 gallons or a total dry weight of 100 pounds. Up to two spent lead-acid batteries may be transported at the same time and not more than 20 gallons of used oil may be transported in the same vehicle if the volume of each individual container does not exceed five gallons.
(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to spent batteries that are collected by a collection location or intermediate collection location pursuant to Section 25216.1 and transported to a household hazardous waste collection facility.
(d) A curbside household hazardous waste collection program shall meet all of the following conditions:
(1) Not more than a total combined weight of 10 pounds of used oil filters shall be collected from a single residence at one time.
(2) Not more than five gallons of used oil shall be collected from a single residence at one time, and the volume of each individual container collected shall not exceed five gallons.
(3) Not more than five gallons of latex paint shall be collected from a single residence at one time, and the volume of each individual container collected shall not exceed five gallons.
(4) Hazardous waste containing mercury shall not be collected by a curbside household hazardous waste collection program unless the waste is contained in secure packaging that prevents breakage and spillage.
(5) Fluorescent light tubes that are four feet or greater in length shall not be collected by a curbside household hazardous waste collection program.
(6) The transported household hazardous waste shall be in closed containers and packed in a manner that prevents the containers from tipping, spilling, or breaking during transport.
(7) Different household hazardous wastes shall not be mixed within a container before or during transport.
(e) A door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service shall meet all of the following conditions:
(1) The transported household hazardous waste shall be in closed containers and packed in a manner that prevents the containers from tipping, spilling, or breaking during transport.
(2) Different household hazardous wastes shall not be mixed within a container before or during transport.
(3) (A) A door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service is exempt from the requirements of Section 25160 regarding the use of a manifest when transporting household hazardous waste collected from individual residences to an authorized hazardous waste collection facility. In lieu of a manifest, a receipt shall be issued for the household hazardous waste collected from an individual residence, and a copy of the receipt shall be retained by the public agency for a period of at least three years.
(B) If household hazardous waste is transported to a hazardous waste facility, as defined in Section 66260.10 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, the consolidated manifesting procedures specified in Section 25160.8 shall be used by the public agency or its contractor.
(f) Notwithstanding Section 25218.4, a mobile household hazardous waste collection facility, a temporary household hazardous waste collection facility, or a recycle-only household hazardous waste collection facility that transports household hazardous waste from the collection facility to a household hazardous waste collection facility pursuant to subdivision (a) shall comply with subdivisions (a) and (c) of Section 25163 and paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 25160.
(g) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service shall not be deemed to be a household hazardous waste collection facility for purposes of this chapter if it is operated in conjunction with an authorized household hazardous waste collection facility.
(2) A door-to-door household hazardous waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup service, under which household hazardous waste is collected from households in one jurisdiction and transported to an authorized household hazardous waste collection facility in another jurisdiction, shall be deemed a household hazardous waste collection facility for purposes of this chapter and shall submit the notification required in Section 25218.2 to each Certified Unified Program Agency in whose jurisdiction the household hazardous waste is collected.

SEC. 14.

 Section 25218.6 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25218.6.
 The fees imposed by Article 7 (commencing with Section 25170) and Article 9.1 (commencing with Section 25205.1) do not apply to either of the following:
(a)  Hazardous wastes generated or disposed of by a public agency, or its contractor, operating a household hazardous waste collection facility, including, but not limited to, hazardous waste received from CESQGs. VSQGs.
(b)  A household hazardous waste collection facility operated in accordance with this article.

SEC. 15.

 Section 25218.11 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25218.11.
 (a)  On or before March 31, 1996, the department shall develop a separate and distinct regulatory structure for the permitting of permanent household hazardous waste facilities that conduct the activities specified in subdivision (b). The regulations shall simplify the permitting of facilities and encourage the collection of material and shall be not more burdensome than is necessary to protect the public health and safety. The regulations adopted to implement this section shall balance public safety considerations of household hazardous waste collection with the safety and environmental considerations of illegal disposal.
(b)  The regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall apply only to household hazardous waste collection activities that are operated by a public agency, or its contractor, and that accept only household hazardous waste or hazardous waste collected from conditionally exempt very small quantity generators. The regulations shall require that, prior to before the commencement of the activities specified in this subdivision, the activities shall be authorized by the department.

SEC. 16.

 Section 25250.1 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25250.1.
 (a) As used in this article, the following terms have the following meaning:
(1) (A) “Used oil” means all of the following:
(i) Oil that has been refined from crude oil, or any synthetic oil, that has been used, and, as a result of use or as a consequence of extended storage, or spillage, has been contaminated with physical or chemical impurities.
(ii) Material that is subject to regulation as used oil under Part 279 (commencing with Section 279.1) of Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(B) Examples of used oil are spent lubricating fluids that have been removed from an engine crankcase, transmission, gearbox, or differential of an automobile, bus, truck, vessel, plane, heavy equipment, or machinery powered by an internal combustion engine; industrial oils, including compressor, turbine, and bearing oil; hydraulic oil; metalworking oil; refrigeration oil; and railroad drainings.
(C) “Used oil” does not include any of the following:
(i) Oil that has a flashpoint below 100 degrees Fahrenheit or that has been mixed with hazardous waste, other than minimal amounts of vehicle fuel.
(ii) (I) Wastewater, the discharge of which is subject to regulation under either Section 307(b) (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1317(b)) or Section 402 (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1342) of the federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1251 et seq.), including wastewaters at facilities that have eliminated the discharge of wastewater, contaminated with de minimis quantities of used oil.
(II) For purposes of this clause, “de minimis quantities of used oil” are small spills, leaks, or drippings from pumps, machinery, pipes, and other similar equipment during normal operations, or small amounts of oil lost to the wastewater treatment system during washing or draining operations.
(III) This exception does not apply if the used oil is discarded as a result of abnormal manufacturing operations resulting in substantial leaks, spills, or other releases or to used oil recovered from wastewaters.
(iii) Used oil re-refining distillation bottoms that are used as feedstock to manufacture asphalt products.
(iv) Oil that contains polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at a concentration of 5 ppm or greater.
(v) (I) Oil containing more than 1000 ppm total halogens, which shall be presumed to be a hazardous waste because it has been mixed with halogenated hazardous waste listed in Subpart D (commencing with Section 261.30) of Part 261 of Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(II) A person may rebut the presumption specified in subclause (I) by demonstrating that the used oil does not contain hazardous waste, including, but not limited to, in the manner specified in subclause (III).
(III) The presumption specified in subclause (I) is rebutted if it is demonstrated that the used oil that is the source of total halogens at a concentration of more than 1000 ppm is solely either household waste, as defined in Section 261.4(b)(1) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or is collected from conditionally exempt very small quantity generators, as defined in Section 261.5 263.13 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Nothing in this This subclause authorizes does not authorize any person to violate the prohibition specified in Section 25250.7.
(2) “Board” means the California Integrated Waste Management Board.
(3) (A) “Recycled oil” means any oil that meets all of the following requirements specified in clauses (i) to (iii), inclusive:
(i) Is produced either solely from used oil, or is produced solely from used oil that has been mixed with one or more contaminated petroleum products or oily wastes, other than wastes listed as hazardous under the federal act, provided that if the resultant mixture is subject to regulation as a hazardous waste under Section 279.10(b)(2) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the mixture is managed as a hazardous waste in accordance with all applicable hazardous waste regulations, and the recycled oil produced from the mixture is not subject to regulation as a hazardous waste under Section 279.10(b)(2) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. If the oily wastes with which the used oil is mixed were recovered from a unit treating hazardous wastes that are not oily wastes, these recovered oily wastes are not excluded from being considered as oily wastes for purposes of this section or Section 25250.7.
(ii) The recycled oil meets one of the following requirements:
(I) The recycled oil is produced by a generator lawfully recycling its oil.
(II) The recycled oil is produced at a used oil recycling facility that is authorized to operate pursuant to Section 25200 or 25200.5 solely by means of one or more processes specifically authorized by the department. The department may not authorize a used oil recycling facility to use a process in which used oil is mixed with one or more contaminated petroleum products or oily wastes unless the department determines that the process to be authorized for mixing used oil with those products or wastes will not substantially contribute to the achievement of compliance with the specifications of subparagraph (B).
(III) The recycled oil is produced in another state, and the used oil recycling facility where the recycled oil is produced, and the process by which the recycled oil is produced, are authorized by the agency authorized to implement the federal act in that state.
(iii) Has been prepared for reuse and meets all of the following standards:
(I) The oil meets the standards of purity set forth in subparagraph (B).
(II) If the oil was produced by a generator lawfully recycling its oil or the oil is lawfully produced in another state, the oil is not hazardous pursuant to the criteria adopted by the department pursuant to Section 25141 for any characteristic or constituent other than those listed in subparagraph (B).
(III) The oil is not mixed with any waste listed as a hazardous waste in Part 261 (commencing with Section 261.1) of Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(IV) The oil is not subject to regulation as a hazardous waste under the federal act.
(V) If the oil was produced lawfully at a used oil recycling facility in this state, the oil is not hazardous pursuant to any characteristic or constituent for which the department has made the finding required by subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 25250.19, except for one of the characteristics or constituents identified in the standards of purity set forth in subparagraph (B).
(B) The following standards of purity are in effect for recycled oil, in liquid form, unless the department, by regulation, establishes more stringent standards:
(i) Flashpoint: minimum standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials for the recycled products. However, recycled oil to be burned for energy recovery shall have a minimum flashpoint of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
(ii) Total lead: 50 mg/kg or less.
(iii) Total arsenic: 5 mg/kg or less.
(iv) Total chromium: 10 mg/kg or less.
(v) Total cadmium: 2 mg/kg or less.
(vi) Total halogens: 3000 mg/kg or less. However, recycled oil shall be demonstrated by testing to contain not more than 1000 mg/kg total halogens listed in Appendix VIII of Part 261 (commencing with Section 261.1) of Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(vii) Total polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): less than 2 mg/kg.
(C) Compliance with the specifications of subparagraph (B) or with the requirements of clauses (iv) and (v) of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) shall not be met by blending or diluting used oil with crude or virgin oil, or with a contaminated petroleum product or oily waste, except as provided in subclause (II) of clause (ii) of subparagraph (A), and shall be determined in accordance with the procedures for identification and listing of hazardous waste adopted in regulations by the department. Persons authorized by the department to recycle oil shall maintain records of volumes and characteristics of incoming used oil and outgoing recycled oil and documentation concerning the recycling technology utilized used to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the department or other enforcement agencies that the recycling has been achieved in compliance with this subdivision.
(D) This paragraph does not apply to oil that is to be disposed of or used in a manner constituting disposal.
(4) “Used oil recycling facility” means a facility that reprocesses or re-refines used oil.
(5) “Used oil storage facility” means a storage facility, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 25123.3, that stores used oil.
(6) “Used oil transfer facility” means a transfer facility, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 25123.3, that meets the qualifications to be a storage facility, for purposes of Section 25123.3.
(7) (A) For purposes of this section and Section 25250.7 only, “contaminated petroleum product” means a product that meets all of the following conditions:
(i) It is a hydrocarbon product whose original intended purpose was to be used as a fuel, lubricant, or solvent.
(ii) It has not been used for its original intended purpose.
(iii) It is not listed in Subpart D (commencing with Section 251.30) of Part 261 of Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(iv) It has not been mixed with a hazardous waste other than another contaminated petroleum product.
(B)  Nothing in this This section or Section 25250.7 shall not be construed to affect the exemptions in Section 25250.3, or to subject contaminated petroleum products that are not hazardous waste to any requirements of this chapter.
(b) Unless otherwise specified, used oil that meets either of the following conditions is not subject to regulation by the department:
(1) The used oil has not been treated by the generator of the used oil, the generator claims the used oil is exempt from regulation by the department, and the used oil meets all of the following conditions:
(A) The used oil meets the standards set forth in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a).
(B) The used oil is not hazardous pursuant to the criteria adopted by the department pursuant to Section 25141 for any characteristic or constituent other than those listed in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a).
(C) The used oil is not mixed with any waste listed as a hazardous waste in Part 261 (commencing with Section 261.1) of Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(D) The used oil is not subject to regulation as either hazardous waste or used oil under the federal act.
(E) The generator of the used oil has complied with the notification requirements of subdivision (c) and the testing and recordkeeping requirements of Section 25250.19.
(F) The used oil is not disposed of or used in a manner constituting disposal.
(2) The used oil meets all the requirements for recycled oil specified in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), the requirements of subdivision (c), and the requirements of Section 25250.19.
(c) Used oil recycling facilities and generators lawfully recycling their own used oil that are the first to claim that recycled oil meets the requirements specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) shall maintain an operating log and copies of certification forms, as specified in Section 25250.19. Any person who generates used oil, and who claims that the used oil is exempt from regulation pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b), shall notify the department, in writing, of that claim and shall comply with the testing and recordkeeping requirements of Section 25250.19 prior to before its reuse. In any action to enforce this article, the burden is on the generator or recycling facility, whichever first claimed that the used oil or recycled oil meets the standards and criteria, and on the transporter or the user of the used oil or recycled oil, whichever has possession, to prove that the oil meets those standards and criteria.
(d) Used oil shall be managed in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and any additional applicable requirements of Part 279 (commencing with Section 279.1) of Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

SEC. 17.

 Section 25366.5 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25366.5.
 (a) A public agency operating a household hazardous waste collection program or a person operating such a program under a written agreement with a public agency, or, for material received from the public as used oil, a person operating a certified used oil collection center as provided in Section 48660 of the Public Resources Code, shall not be held liable in a cost recovery action brought pursuant to Section 25360, including, but not limited to, an action to recover the fees imposed by Section 25343 or an action brought pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 25363, for waste that has been properly handled and transported to an authorized hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility at a location other than that of the collection program.
(b) For purposes of this section, “household hazardous waste collection program” means a program or facility, specified in Section 25218.1, in which hazardous wastes from households and conditionally exempt very small quantity generators are collected and ultimately transferred to an authorized hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility.
(c) Except as provided in subdivision (a), this section does not affect or modify the obligations or liabilities of a person imposed pursuant to state or federal law.

SEC. 18.

  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.