Health and Safety Code Section 25169.7

25169.7.  Except as specified otherwise in subdivision (b), on and after July 1, 2003, all of the following requirements, including any regulations adopted by the department pursuant to Section 25169.8, shall apply to any person handling any hazardous waste of concern:

(a) (1) If a hazardous waste transporter or the owner or operator of a hazardous waste facility discovers that a hazardous waste of concern is missing during transportation or storage, and the amount of waste missing equals or exceeds the reportable quantity specified in the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 25169.6, the hazardous waste transporter or the owner or operator shall immediately, as specified in the regulations adopted by the department, provide a verbal notification to the department and report the discrepancy to the department in writing by letter within five days after the discovery. The transporter or the owner or operator shall also comply with the applicable manifest discrepancy reporting requirements specified in the regulations adopted by the department pursuant to this chapter.

(2) Within 24 hours after receiving a notification of a missing hazardous waste of concern pursuant to paragraph (1), the department shall make a preliminary determination whether there is a potential risk to public safety. If, after making that preliminary determination, or at any time thereafter, the department determines the missing hazardous waste of concern presents a significant potential risk to public safety from its use in a terrorist or other criminal act, the department shall notify the Office of Emergency Services and the Department of the California Highway Patrol.

(3) The Department of the California Highway Patrol may enter and inspect any hazardous waste facility at the department’s request to perform an investigation of any hazardous waste that the department determines may be missing.

(b) (1) Notwithstanding Section 25200.4, any person applying for a hazardous waste facilities permit or other grant of authorization to use and operate a hazardous waste facility that would handle hazardous waste of concern shall submit to the department a disclosure statement containing the information specified in Section 25112.5.

(2) On or before January 1, 2004, and at any time upon the request of the department, any person owning or operating a hazardous waste facility that handles any hazardous waste of concern shall submit to the department a disclosure statement containing the information specified in Section 25112.5.

(3) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), on and after January 1, 2004, any person applying for registration as a hazardous waste transporter who will transport hazardous waste of concern shall submit to the department a disclosure statement containing the information specified in Section 25112.5.

(B) Subparagraph (A) does not apply to a transporter who has submitted a disclosure statement to the department within the two–year period immediately preceding the application for registration, unless there has been a change in the information required to be contained in the disclosure statement or the department requests the transporter to submit a disclosure statement.

(4) At any time upon the request of the department, any registered hazardous waste transporter who transports any hazardous waste of concern shall submit to the department a disclosure statement containing the information specified in Section 25112.5.

(5) Whenever any change pertaining to the information required to be contained in a disclosure statement filed pursuant to paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, occurs after the date of the filing of the disclosure statement, the transporter or the facility owner or operator shall provide the updated information in writing to the department within 30 days of the change.

(6) On or before 180 days after receiving a disclosure statement pursuant to this subdivision, the department shall conduct a background check, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 25169.5.

(7) This subdivision does not apply to any federal, state, or local agency or any person operating pursuant to a permit–by–rule, conditional authorization, or conditional exemption.

(Amended Sec. 347, Ch. 352, Stats. 2013. Effective July 1, 2013.)