The League of Women Voters of Ventura County supports measures to ensure the strict regulation of all aspects of hazardous waste/toxic substances (usage, manufacture, transportation, emergencies, storage, and disposal (1982).
1989 Participated in the organization of a hazardous waste collection day for the City of Ventura. League members guided traffic and conducted a survey.
1988 Sponsored an open meeting on use, storage, transportation, disposal of hazardous materials.
1987 Participated in organization of a Household Hazardous Collection Day for City of Ventura.
Natural Resources Position
Specifics of Position
- Participation and review at all governmental levels in establishing regulations and criteria, and opportunity for effective public participation.
- Public access to information and continuous public education about hazardous waste/ toxic substances.
- Clear, coordinated regulations and procedures, and incentives to encourage proper handling.
- Financial responsibility and liability imposed on producers, transporters, and disposers of hazardous waste/toxic substances.
The Hazardous Waste/Toxic Substances position was adopted at Annual Meeting, 1982, following an earlier special one-day workshop and general meeting where consensus was reached.