California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP)

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The Santa Clara Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division implements the California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP) within the City of Santa Clara. This program affects businesses that store or use certain hazardous materials in excess of threshold quantities that may have offsite consequences if released. The program requires an assessment of the offsite hazard potential, and the implementation of a program to minimize the risk of release. Companies which are required to prepare a Risk Management Plan for the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 68, are also required to submit a copy of their Risk Management Plan to the Santa Clara Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division.

The regulations for this program, and the list of hazardous materials and their threshold quantities, may be found on the California Office of Emergency Services website. CalARP is California's version of the federal Risk Management Plan program authorized under the Clean Air Act and found in 40 CFR Part 68.

The Santa Clara Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division currently has no forms available concerning the CalARP. You may send an email for questions or comments.
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