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.
Forms are available to help companies comply with these regulations. The Hazardous Materials Business Plan form may be downloaded from the Internet (UN-020). The forms on this website are in Portable Document Format (PDF) or Microsoft Word (doc) format. Portable Document Format (PDF) files require an Adobe Acrobat Reader which may be downloaded for free.
The Santa Clara Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division also accepts the California State Unified Program Consolidated Form for business plans. The Unified Program Consolidated Form (hwf2730 and hwf2731) may be downloaded from the California Environmental Protection Agency website. Forms are also available in our office at 1675 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, or may be mailed to you through the U.S. Postal Service. You may send an email to request that a form be mailed. Please provide your complete mailing address. You may also request the form by calling our office at 1-408-615-4960.
An interactive form is now available. The forms may either be printed out and mailed to us, or e-mailed to us. Please note that the requirement for signature will necessitate some of the forms being printed out, signed and mailed to us at 1675 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, 95050.
Forms are also available in our office at 1675 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, or may be mailed to you through the U.S. Postal Service. You may send an email to request that a form be mailed. Please provide your complete mailing address. You may also request the form by calling our office at 1-408-615-4960.
Business Plans may also be submitted online. Please go to Unidocs, and click on California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) in the Online Hazardous Materials Reporting box, or contact Pam Robles, (408) 615-4960, for more information.