If you are the owner or the operator of a facility that handles hazardous material at a quantity equal or greater than 55 gallons (liquids), 500 pounds (solids), or 200 cubic feet for a compressed gas and if the hazardous material is an extremely hazardous substance, as defined in Section 355.61 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations and the threshold planning quantity for that extremely hazardous substance listed in Appendices A and B of Part 355 (commencing with Section 355.1) of Subchapter J of Chapter I of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is less than 500 pounds, the State of California requires you to submit your Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) by March 1st, 2019 in the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Business Plan is to provide basic information to first responders.
Your Hazardous Materials Business Plan should contain the following information:
The information in the HMBP is used by first responders to respond efficiently to emergency and can prevent or limit damages to the public health and safety and to the environment from a release or threatened release of a hazardous material. In addition, the information entered meet the requirement of the federal and state Community Right-To-Know laws.
If you need some assistance to complete your hazardous material inventory or enter the information in CERS, please contact us at 562-495-5777.