For Information and to access the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) to create an account or to update/submit your Hazardous Material Business Plan (HMBPs) electronically, please visit the CERS website.
For FAQ regarding the storage of Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Material Business Plans (HMBPs), please view the Hazardous Material Business Plan FAQFor publications and information regarding hazardous waste, please view Current Household Hazardous Waste For Underground Storage Tank forms and information, please visit: California Water Boards Underground Storage Tank Program For information regarding Aboveground Storage Tanks and SPCC plans, please visit: Environmental Protection Agency Breakdown of SPCC Plans To contact CUPA staff or schedule inspections, please email us with your request or questions.
In general terms, the thresholds for reporting are: The HMBP is submitted by the business to the CUPA through the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) .
The CUPA then reviews the HMBPs that are submitted through the CERS system for completeness and accuracy.
Submit this Short-Form Hazardous Materials Management Plan (minimal storage site) only if your facility handles hazardous materials in quantities below Hazardous Materials Business Plan reporting thresholds, a local code or ordinance requires disclosure of less than HMBP materials, and your local agency accepts hard copy submittals of this information.
Below are some useful links: To access the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) Step-by-Step User Guide, please visit CERS Step-by-Step User Guide.The primary goal of the CUPA Program is to protect public health and the environment by promoting compliance with applicable laws and regulations.All inspectors in the CUPA Program are trained Hazardous Materials Specialists who take part in continuous education program to ensure consistency and uniformity during inspections.The main components of a RMP are: hazard assessment, prevention and emergency response.Staff reviews all components of the RMP to ensure completeness and inspect RMP facilities for compliance.In ascending order, the tiers are: Business treating their hazardous waste may include plating shops, metal-etching shops, or acid or alkaline chemical mixers, etc.Treatment methods include precipitation, evaporation, absorption, phase separation, distillation, or neutralization, etc. A storage tank system includes the tank itself, the associated piping, the monitoring system, and related equipment.The purpose of the California Accidental Release Prevention (Cal ARP) Program is to prevent the accidental releases of specified highly hazardous substance and to reduce the consequences in the event a release occurs.This program requires businesses that handle more than a threshold quantity of a regulated substance to develop and maintain a Risk Management Plan (RMP).Generator ID numbers can be obtained and reactivated by using Form 1358 and submitting it to DTSC.Tiered Permitting refers to a graduated series of requirements applicable to hazardous waste generators conducting onsite treatment of their own hazardous waste.