The Hazardous Waste Generator Program and the Hazardous Waste Generator Onsite Treatment activities authorized under the permit-by-rule, conditionally authorized, and conditionally exempt tiers.
- Regulates the storage and disposal of hazardous wastes generated by business and industry
- Implemented by Los Angeles County Fire Department Health Haz Mat Division
California Health & Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.5
California Code of Regulations, Division 4.5, Title 22
Unified Program Ordinance, LA County Code Chapter 12.50
Los Angeles Municipal Code, Article 7 of Chapter V, Divisions 8, 14
The Los Angeles County Fire Department Health Hazardous Materials Division Inspections Section implements the Hazardous Waste Generator element of the Unified Program for all businesses in the City of Los Angeles.
The staff of the Inspections Section inspect hazardous waste-generating businesses to assure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Hazardous Materials Specialists review hazardous materials inventories, contingency plans, tiered permitting notification forms, and recyclable materials reporting forms. Staff use their education and expertise in industrial hygiene and chemistry to identify and assess the use of hazardous materials and environmental fate of hazardous wastes generated by industry. Inspections assure compliance and assist businesses in preventing pollution. Also, the staff investigates complaints about hazardous material and hazardous waste mismanagement at businesses.