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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2004 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
The head of California's Department of Toxic Substances Control has resigned after learning he was going to be fired by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ed Lowry, a Democrat appointed by former Gov. Gray Davis in 1999, said he had asked Schwarzenegger's secretary of environmental protection, Terry Tamminen, whether he had a future as director of the department, which regulates hazardous waste and oversees the cleanup of contaminated land.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2008 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to reduce industry's reliance on toxic compounds, state environmental officials today will lay out a framework for transforming California into a leader in the development and use of "green" chemicals.
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BUSINESS
December 14, 2007 | Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writer
State toxics regulators Thursday said secret shoppers would be expanding their search in 2008 for lead contamination in children's and adult jewelry as well as metal studs used in body piercing.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2007 | Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writer
State toxics regulators Thursday said secret shoppers would be expanding their search in 2008 for lead contamination in children's and adult jewelry as well as metal studs used in body piercing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER
The state conducted a surprise inspection of toxic materials haulers on the Riverside Freeway on Tuesday, taking samples from five suspicious cargos but issuing no citations. The six-member crew from the Department of Toxic Substances Control looked inside 31 eastbound trucks during the 6 a.m. to noon inspection at the California Highway Patrol's weigh station just west of Weir Canyon Road in Anaheim, but found no obvious violations.
NEWS
August 19, 1992 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the rolling hills above this withered farm town, past the road sign warning of high winds, the largest toxic waste landfill west of the Mississippi River accepts truckloads all day from around California. The wind is what some residents fear most if the company that operates the landfill, Chemical Waste Management, gets permission to build the state's first commercial hazardous-waste incinerator here.
NEWS
March 23, 1999 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would restore the authority of the state Department of Toxic Substance Control to identify and clean up Superfund hazardous waste sites. The legislation, however, failed to resolve the major issue of who must pay to clean up contamination left by polluters who go out of business. The department's authority over Superfund sites lapsed Jan. 1, though emergency administrative regulations have enabled the agency to continue its operations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2008 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to reduce industry's reliance on toxic compounds, state environmental officials today will lay out a framework for transforming California into a leader in the development and use of "green" chemicals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has called on state environmental officials to close a Gorman area cement plant that burns hazardous wastes, citing its "spotty record of compliance" with environmental regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
SACRAMENTO A rocket fuel manufacturer agreed to pay $1.2 million for a variety of hazardous waste violations found during state inspections at its Rancho Cordova facility. Aerojet-General Corp., Aerojet Fine Chemicals and parent company GenCorp Inc. agreed to a settlement announced Friday with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and promised compliance with all regulatory obligations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2004 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
The head of California's Department of Toxic Substances Control has resigned after learning he was going to be fired by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ed Lowry, a Democrat appointed by former Gov. Gray Davis in 1999, said he had asked Schwarzenegger's secretary of environmental protection, Terry Tamminen, whether he had a future as director of the department, which regulates hazardous waste and oversees the cleanup of contaminated land.
NEWS
March 23, 1999 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would restore the authority of the state Department of Toxic Substance Control to identify and clean up Superfund hazardous waste sites. The legislation, however, failed to resolve the major issue of who must pay to clean up contamination left by polluters who go out of business. The department's authority over Superfund sites lapsed Jan. 1, though emergency administrative regulations have enabled the agency to continue its operations.
NEWS
August 19, 1992 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the rolling hills above this withered farm town, past the road sign warning of high winds, the largest toxic waste landfill west of the Mississippi River accepts truckloads all day from around California. The wind is what some residents fear most if the company that operates the landfill, Chemical Waste Management, gets permission to build the state's first commercial hazardous-waste incinerator here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has called on state environmental officials to close a Gorman area cement plant that burns hazardous wastes, citing its "spotty record of compliance" with environmental regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER
The state conducted a surprise inspection of toxic materials haulers on the Riverside Freeway on Tuesday, taking samples from five suspicious cargos but issuing no citations. The six-member crew from the Department of Toxic Substances Control looked inside 31 eastbound trucks during the 6 a.m. to noon inspection at the California Highway Patrol's weigh station just west of Weir Canyon Road in Anaheim, but found no obvious violations.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has received a subpoena from a U.S. grand jury in Los Angeles probing the company's handling of hazardous waste, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Wal-Mart said the California Department of Toxic Substances Control requested similar information about two distribution facilities. Authorities in Nevada also are looking into the matter, the retailer said.
OPINION
July 23, 2008
Re "Get tough, get green," editorial, July 14 With its Green Chemistry Initiative, California seeks to make products better without making the planet worse. The Green Chemistry Initiative is far-reaching with an ambitious aim -- the launch of a new chemicals policy framework. The complex issues surrounding it caused our Science Advisory Panel report to be delayed five weeks longer than anticipated. Our final report is correspondingly delayed. The Green Chemistry Initiative will protect our environment and people from harmful substances while creating jobs.
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