If you store or use hazardous materials at your business, chances are you have been paid a visit by the local CUPA inspector or have been required to submit a Hazardous Materials Business Plan. The Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) Program is meant to provide basic information regarding hazardous materials storage at regulated facilities to protect first responders, public health, and the environment in the event of a release or other emergency. The HMBP Program applies to businesses that store or handle hazardous materials in quantities that are equal to or greater than 55 gallons for liquids, 500 pounds for solids, or 200 cubic feet for a compressed gas. Lower thresholds exist for extremely hazardous substances. Businesses in this program must submit a Hazardous Materials Business Plan on the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) annually by March 1st or within 30 days of a change to the HMBP. The Plan includes Business Activities and Owner Information, Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Inventory and Site Map, and Emergency Response and Employee Training Plans.
Here are some things to look out for when completing your HMBP:
Alta is here to assist you in meeting your environmental compliance needs. If you have questions regarding whether or not you fall into the HMBP Program or need help completing a HMBP, you can contact us at (888) 608-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.