Water, Chemistry, and Waste Project

About This Project
Geographic focus: statewide
Main activity: legislative and administrative efforts, state regulatory agencies

The Water, Chemistry, and Waste Project focuses on statewide regulatory and legislative issues concerning water, green chemistry, waste management, and solid and hazardous materials. The project works closely with state agencies and officials to promote accountability, procedural streamlining, and the successful implementation of proactive, evidence-based policies.

CCEEB represents project members at the California legislature and state agencies, including the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) Forum Board, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), the Department of Water Resources (DWR), the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), and others.

Project Details

Project Manager: Dawn Koepke, McHugh, Koepke & Associates

Meeting Location: Sacramento, CA

Project Issues
  • Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs)
  • Water Quality fees, objectives, MCLs, NLs, RLs
  • Recycled water
  • Microplastics
  • PFAS Chemicals
  • Publicly Owned Treatment Works discharges, toxicity testing
  • Dredge and fill and wetlands procedures
  • Proposition 65
  • Reform of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and fees paid by generators and TSDF facilities
  • SB 673 implementation and analysis of cumulative impacts and community vulnerability, TSDF permitting, Violation Scoring Procedure
  • Generator Improvement Rule
  • Hazardous waste – classification, inspections, treated wood, used oil, contaminated soils
  • Remediation and corrective actions, post-closure
  • California Environmental Reporting System
  • Construction General Permit, Dewatering Permit, Industrial General Permit, Utility Vault General Permit
  • Once Through Cooling
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Imminent Threat, Facility Closures
  • Agency Coordination
  • Release, Spill Reporting Regulations, HMBP Reporting
  • Constituents of Emerging Concern
  • Human Right to Water
  • Plastics, Recycling