This authorization form must be completed and submitted to EMD to grant a third party (such as a consultant) authorization to access the facility’s CERS record. Your HMP is certified annually through the CERS (California Environmental Reporting System) Portal.
California Health & Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.95 Effective January 1, 2013 all unified program facilities are required to electronically submit their facility information through the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
Memo To ensure that HMBP requirements are met and that the facility is in compliance with State and Federal law, the Environmental Health Department conducts routine inspections at all facilities required to submit an HMBP.
These inspections also assist in identifying safety hazards that could lead to an accidental spill or release of hazardous materials and allow the Specialist to work with facility owners on how to avoid hazardous release problems.
This includes information related to your: The HMBP contains detailed information on the storage of hazardous materials at regulated facilities..
The purpose of the HMBP is to prevent or minimize damage to public health, safety, and the environment, from a release or threatened release of a hazardous material.The reportable quantities are equal to or greater than: The HMBP will also serve to better prepare emergency response personnel for handling emergencies which could occur at your facility.The section below contains the necessary information for the creation of a useful HMBP for your facility which will be uploaded into CERS.A business can use a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), contact CCHSHMP, or use other resources to determine if a material is considered hazardous.Call (916) 875-8550 to register to attend this free Workshop.The Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program was established in 1986.Its purpose is to prevent or minimize damage to public health, safety, and the environment, from a release or threatened release of hazardous materials. This is accomplished by requiring businesses that handle hazardous materials in reportable quantities to submit an annual hazardous materials business plan to the local Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) as well as prepare a site map, develop an emergency response plan, and implement a training program for employees.Contra Costa Health Services - Hazardous Materials Programs (CCHSHMP) is the CUPA for all businesses within Contra Costa County.Businesses with reportable quantities of hazardous materials must submit a hazardous materials business plan on or before March 1st every year.A hazardous materials business plan consists of Business Activities, Business Owner/Operator Identification, Hazardous Materials Inventory, Site Map, Emergency Response/Contingency Plan, and Employee Training Plan.Each hazardous material and/or hazardous waste in a reportable quantity must be included in the Hazardous Materials Inventory.