(a)For purposes of this section, “facility” means the entire site that is under the control of the owner or operator seeking a hazardous waste facilities permit.
(b)Except as provided in subdivisions (d) and (e), the department, or a unified program agency approved to implement this section pursuant to Section 25404.1, shall require, and any permit issued by the department shall require, corrective action for all releases of hazardous waste or constituents from a solid waste management unit or a hazardous waste management unit at a facility engaged in hazardous waste management, regardless of the time at which waste was released at the facility. Any corrective action required pursuant to this section shall require that corrective action be taken beyond the facility boundary where necessary to protect human health and safety or the environment, unless the owner or operator demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department or the unified program agency, whichever agency required the corrective action, that despite the owner’s or operator’s best efforts, the owner or operator is unable to obtain the necessary permission to undertake this action. When corrective action cannot be completed prior to issuance of the permit, the permit shall contain schedules of compliance for corrective action and assurances of financial responsibility for completing the corrective action.
(c)This section does not limit the department’s authority, or a unified program agency’s authority pursuant to Chapter 6.11 (commencing with Section 25404), to require corrective action pursuant to Section 25187.
(d)This section does not apply to a permit issued to a public agency or person for the operation of a temporary household hazardous waste collection facility pursuant to Article 10.8 (commencing with Section 25218).
(e)Unless otherwise expressly required by another provision of this chapter, the corrective action required by subdivision (a) does not apply to a person who treats hazardous waste pursuant to a conditional exemption pursuant to this chapter, if the person is not otherwise required to obtain a hazardous waste facilities permit or other grant of authorization for any other hazardous waste management activity at the facility. This subdivision does not limit the department’s authority, the authority of a local health officer or other local public officer authorized pursuant to Section 25187.7, or the authority of a unified program agency approved pursuant to Section 25404.1, to order corrective action pursuant to Section 25187.
(f)(1) Pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 25180), the department shall require any offsite facility that was granted interim status pursuant to Section 25200.5 prior to January 1, 1992, and which is not subject to Section 25201.6, to comply with subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, of Section 25200.14. The grant of interim status of a facility subject to this subdivision which, as of July 1, 1997, has not complied with subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, of Section 25200.14, shall terminate on that date.
(2)For purposes of this subdivision, a facility is in compliance with subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, of Section 25200.14 only if the facility owner or operator has substantively performed the requirements of subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, of Section 25200.14 and the regulations adopted pursuant to those provisions, and the facility owner or operator has not merely agreed to a schedule for future compliance, except insofar as submission of a schedule pursuant to the requirements of subdivision (d) of Section 25200.14 may constitute substantive compliance with that subdivision.
(3)Notwithstanding paragraph (2), a facility shall be deemed to be in compliance with this subdivision if the department or a federal agency has completed a RCRA facility, or equivalent assessment for the facility on or before July 1, 1997.