Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2012
 

Hazardous Waste Fee Health and Safety Code

CHAPTER 6.11 UNIFIED HAZARDOUS WASTE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT REGULATORY PROGRAM

Section 25404.4

25404.4. Overseeing the unified program. (a) (1) The secretary shall periodically review the ability of each certified unified program agency to carry out this chapter. In conducting this review, the secretary shall review both the elements of each CUPA's enforcement program and the efficacy of the program in ensuring compliance with the unified program's requirements. If a certified unified program agency fails to meet its obligations to adequately implement the unified program, the secretary may withdraw the certified unified program agency's certification, or may enter into a program improvement agreement with the certified unified program agency to make the necessary improvements. A certified unified program agency with which the secretary has entered into a program improvement agreement may continue to implement the unified program while the program improvement agreement is in effect and the certified unified program agency is in compliance with the agreement. If the secretary finds that a CUPA has not met the enforcement performance standards adopted pursuant to Section 25404.6 and the secretary enters into a program improvement agreement with the CUPA, the agreement shall make the improvement of enforcement the highest priority.

(2) Before withdrawing a certified unified program agency's certification, the secretary shall submit to the certified unified program agency a notification of the secretary's intent to withdraw certification, in which the secretary shall specify the reasons why the certified unified program agency has failed to meet its obligations to adequately implement the unified program. The secretary shall provide the certified unified program agency with a reasonable time to respond to the reasons specified in the notification and to correct the deficiencies specified in the notification. The certified unified program agency may request a public hearing, at which the secretary shall hear the agency's response to the reasons specified in the notification.

(b) (1) If the secretary finds that a certified unified program agency has failed to adequately enforce the requirements of the unified program with respect to a particular facility, the secretary may direct the appropriate state agency to take any necessary actions and to issue necessary orders to the facility.

(2) If the secretary finds that the failure to adequately enforce the requirements of the unified program may result in an imminent and substantial endangerment to the environment or to the public health and safety, the secretary shall direct the appropriate state agency to take any necessary actions and to issue the necessary orders to the facility.

(3) This chapter does not prevent any appropriate state agency from issuing an order or taking any other action pursuant to state law.