Federal Enforcement Information Reported by Cal/EPA Programs
Find informational links reported by Cal/EPA on Federal Enforcement Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, and Operating Permits Program Regulations and Rules (Title V).
RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act)
Generators, transporters, treaters, storers, and disposers of hazardous waste are required to provide information about their activities to state environmental agencies. The state of California has this information in several different systems. The state passes on a limited amount of this information to regional and national EPA offices.
The links below will take you to summaries of this data and to some detailed data. The state of California is currently building a data system to make all of the data available.
NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System)
As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. Point sources are discrete conveyances such as pipes or man-made ditches.
Since its introduction in 1972, the NPDES Program has been responsible for significant improvements to our Nation’s and State’s water quality.
- NPDES Overview
- California Integrated Water Quality System Project (CIWQS)
- Public Reports - Water Issues
Title V (Operating Permits Program Regulations and Rules)
Title V of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), creates an operating permits program that is implemented by the states. This regulation defines the minimum elements of California district operating permit programs.
California air districts are authorized to issue permits to stationary sources by the CA Health and Safety Code.