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Getting Started With Your Electronic Submittal In CERS

The Hazardous Materials Business Plan forms have been integrated into the CERS and will need to be electronically completed or uploaded. Please visit the CERS page for more details regarding electronic submissions. Information that must be uploaded into the CERS data base includes:

  • Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)
  • Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP)/Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements (HMIS)
  • Hazardous Waste Generator (HWG)
  • California Accidental Release Program (CalARP)
  • Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
  • Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA)

The HMBP will 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 HMBP for your facility which will be uploaded into California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). When completed, your HMBP will become a valuable tool, aiding you and your employees to manage emergencies at your facility. New facilities can also view the presentation and the CERS Guidance Document to learn how to create your business in CERS. For help with CERS, please call our office at 209.525.6700, during work hours, and ask for a district inspector.

Links to the individual Environmental Resources Department hazardous materials programs are as follows:

  • Implements Risk Management and Prevention laws to minimize chemical releases in the community.
  • Maintains hazardous materials response team to assist police and fire agencies during transportation and industrial accidents involving chemical spills.
  • Prepares and implements the county's Area Plan for emergency response to chemical spills in the community.
  • Inspects facilities impacted by the State Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) Program
  • Oversees site investigation for soil and ground water contamination and clean-up.
  • Inspects, permits, monitors, and implements the Underground Storage Tank Program.
  • Inspects hazardous waste generators.
  • Reviews procedures for storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Oversees the investigation and remediation of properties contaminated by Methamphetamine Manufacture.
  • Prepares and implements the County's Hazardous Waste Management Plan.
  • Develops and implements the Household Hazardous Waste collection program.
  • Inspects medical facilities to ensure compliance with state medical waste management laws.
  • Implements hazardous materials disclosure laws ( business plan programs ) to ensure access to information about chemicals handled by businesses.
  • Promotes the recovery of obsolete electronic equipment (E-Waste) through a free electronics recycling program for consumers.