Hazardous Materials Management Plans/Business Plans


Hazardous Materials Management Plans/Business Plans ("Business Plans") are required of all companies storing or using hazardous materials above threshold quantities pursuant California Health and Safety Code, Section 25503.5. The threshold quantities are as follows:

  • 500 pounds or more for solids
  • 55 gallons or more for liquids
  • 200 cubic feet or more for compressed gases

The Business Plan includes an inventory statement, a site map showing the location of hazardous materials, an emergency response and contingency plan, an employee training plan, and general information about the facility. The Business Plan must be kept on site in a readily accessible area. The company must also review the business plan at least once every two years. Copies of the inventory statement, site map, and facility information must be submitted to the Santa Clara Fire Department annually. These are due within two weeks of the annual Fire Department inspection.

For site map instructions and example, click here.

Business Plans are submitted online. Please go to California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) in the Online Hazardous Materials Reporting box. Visit our Electronic Reporting page, or call (408) 615-4960 for more information.

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