Reasons for Exemption
DTSC has determined that the proposed regulatory amendments are actions taken by DTSC to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of the environment where the regulatory process involves procedures for protection of the environment. The proposed regulation amendments would assure protection of the environment and combat environmental harm by establishing clear conditions for the transportation and disposal of CTMSR as a nonhazardous waste, such as waste characteristic thresholds and documentation and recordkeeping requirements. These conditions will preserve California’s limited hazardous waste landfill capacity while ensuring that metal shredding facilities transport and dispose of their wastes in an environmentally-protective and health-protective manner. No construction activities are proposed with this rulemaking project and therefore, there are no significant effects on the environment due to unusual circumstances. The proposed regulatory amendments would not allow for environmental degradation or relaxation of environmental protection standards. The proposed regulatory amendments would help to maintain, enhance, restore, and protect the environment by clarifying the requirements for CTMSR transportation and disposal and by ensuring all metal shredding facilities operate under identical requirements.