Beginning in 2013, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) required electronic reporting of Hazardous Materials Business Plans for all businesses that store hazardous materials above reportable quantities. Annual updates are also required. Electronic filing of your facility’s hazardous materials information has several benefits to your business. Consider the following:
Regulated businesses can maintain and update their regulatory information, eliminating repetitive data entry or paper submittals each year.
Multi-jurisdictional businesses can file their data using one system location.
Federal, State, and local regulators have more efficient access to current data.
Emergency response agencies including fire and police have access to current data i.e. types of chemicals, quantities, maps of chemical locations and evacuation assembly areas.
Saving of space, paper, and time involved in physical processing and re-entering of data already typed into a form by the business.
Information on electronic filing requirements is also available at the CalEPA's web page at http://cers.calepa.ca.gov/ and on our Hazardous Material Business Plan page. The links below provide you with some assistance with your annual CERS submittal. You may also call our Hazardous Material Department and ask for assistance with CERS, at (530) 265-1222.
Updating your HMBP with changes from the previous year
Updating your HMBP when there are no changes from the previous year
Emergency Contingency Plan Preferred Template (Satisfies the Emergency Response Plan and Employee Training Plan requirement
Site Map Template and Instructions.