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