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Hazardous Waste - Local Oversight Program

The Local Oversight Program provides competent regulatory oversight at Underground Storage Tank release sites, in accordance with State laws, regulations, and ever-changing Water Board policies. The goals of the program are to:

  • Encourage the use of risk-based, cost-effective investigative and remedial technologies to mitigate impacted soil and ground water.
  • Protect human health, the environment and preserve our valuable water resources for current and future use.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Local Oversight Program staff perform the following:

  • Identify the party(s) responsible for unauthorized releases of petroleum hydrocarbons from leaking underground storage tanks.
  • Review, comment, and approve of hydro-geological reports, feasibility studies, and work plans for soil and ground water characterization and remedial action.
  • Review monitoring data to evaluate the effectiveness of the remedial strategy.
  • Certify that the site has been successfully remediated to a level that is protective of human health and the environment.
  • Provide regulatory guidance to consultants, contractors, real estate agents, property owners, concerned citizens, etc.
  • Interface with the State Water Resources Control Board and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board