Hazardous Materials Business Plans

The goal of the Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) program is to protect both human and environmental health from adverse effects as a result of the storage or possible release of those materials. This is done primarily by documenting storage of significant amounts of hazardous materials so that emergency responders can effectively protect the public. HMBPs also satisfy Community Right-to-Know laws for public accessibility. Storage of any hazardous materials at or above State-defined thresholds makes a facility subject to the HMBP program. The general thresholds are 55 gallons of a liquid, 200 cubic feet of a gas, and 500 pounds of a solid. Facilities maintain hazardous materials above these thresholds are required to electronically submit a HMBP annually via the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) and pay an annual invoice for reported hazardous materials inventory. EIS has assisted dozens of hospitals and numerous other commercial/industrial clients throughout California in HMBP document generation, compliance, and CERs submittal.”