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Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program
Chapter 6.95 of the Health and Safety Code establishes minimum statewide standards for Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMBP's). HMBP's contain basic information on the location, type, quantity, and health risks of hazardous materials and/or waste. Each business shall prepare a HMBP if that business uses, handles, or stores a hazardous material and/or waste or an extremely hazardous material in quantities greater than or equal to the following:
  • 55 gallons for a liquid
  • 500 pounds of a solid
  • 200 cubic feet for any compressed gas
  • Threshold planning quantities of an extremely hazardous substance

Helpful Information:

Hazardous Waste Generator Program

The Hazardous Waste Generator Program regulates businesses that generate any amount of a hazardous waste. Proper handling, recycling, treating, storing and disposing of hazardous waste are key elements to this program.

Underground Storage Tank Program

The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program regulates the construction, operation, repair and removals of UST systems used to store hazardous materials and/or waste.

California Accidental Release Prevention Program

The California Accidental Release Prevention Program (Cal ARP) requires any business that handles more than threshold quantities of an extremely hazardous substance to develop a Risk Management Plan (RMP). The RMP is implemented by the business to prevent or mitigate releases of regulated substances that could have off-site consequences through hazard identification, planning, source reduction, maintenance, training, and engineering controls.

Tiered Permitting

The Tiered Permitting Program regulates the onsite treatment of hazardous waste.

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Program

Facilities with cumulative aboveground storage capacities of 1,320 gallons or greater of petroleum-based liquid product (gasoline, diesel, lubricants, etc.) must develop a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan according to the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA).

Effective July 1, 2018, tanks in an underground area (TIUGA) are subject to APSA. Please notify your CUPA of a potential TIUGA at your facility by submitting a completed notification form to For more information, please read the TIUGA fact sheet.

For more information, please visit CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).

Online Services
CUPA Public Records Review Request
Tank Removal Request Form
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CERS E Reporting Authorization Form
General Instructions
Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Facility Statement*
Generator Survey Form*
Change of Ownership / Operator UST*
Designated UST Operator Form*
UST Modification Plan*
UST Monitoring Plan Form*
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