Who needs to apply for a permit For more information about the Hazardous Materials Program, please contact the Oxnard from the CUPA? Fire Department CUPA Division at: Every business in the City of Oxnard that handles or stores hazardous materials in the 805-385-7722 following amounts, or greater, is required to or visit their website at www.oxnardfire.org file a Business Plan, which serves as the permit application, with the Oxnard Fire Department CUPA: DISTRICT 1, BORIS MEDINA Liquids ..................................................55 gallons Solids................................................. 500 pounds Gases .............................................200 cubic feet Fire Environmental Specialist....... 385-8316 DISTRICT 2 & 4, INES GONZALEZ City of Oxnard Fire Environmental Specialist....... 385-7657 DISTRICT 3, KANDACE PEASLEE Fire Department Fire Environmental Specialist....... 385-7718 Certified Unified Program HAZARDOUS WASTE DISTRICT 5, GREG ABILLE Agency Businesses that generate, store or treat Fire Environmental Specialist....... 385-7730 hazardous wastes in any amount are required to apply for a Hazardous Waste Generators Permit by completing the state required forms. MIGUEL TRUJILLO CUPA Coordinator ....................... 385-8364 “CUPA” All generators must obtain an EPA number IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY AND/ from the State Department of Toxic Substance Control. See the CUPA Website OR CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING Hazardous for a copy of the application form. DIAL 911 Materials Program Program Fees In accordance with the statute, the CUPA shall implement a unified schedule of fees in order to cover its administrating and operating costs. One-Time Processing Fee: The fee shall be paid only once in connection with the submittal of the first Business Plan for the facility. Please note, that you will receive an annual billing invoice in June of each year for the next operating fiscal year. The amount of the annual permit fee is based on your reported Business Plan chemical inventory. The fee schedule can be found on the City’s website at http://www.oxnardfire.org. What is CUPA? What is a hazardous material? Underground Storage Tanks Certified Unified Program Agency is a local Any material that, because of quantity, No person shall own or operate an agency that has been certified by Cal EPA to concentration, or physical or chemical underground hazardous materials storage implement and regulate the state characteristics, poses a significant present or tank without the issuance of a Permit to environmental programs within the local threatened hazard to human health and Operate. New owners have (30) days to agency’s jurisdiction. The unified program is safety or to the environment, if released into transfer ownership of existing tanks by the the consolidation of six environmental the workplace or the environment [Health completion and submittal of the required program elements under the authority of one and Safety Code, Section 25501(0)]. permit application forms. regulatory agency. What is the Business Plan What are the six programs? information used for? • Hazardous Materials Business Plan— The Business Plan chemical inventory Hazardous Material inventory must be reporting forms provides essential reported. information to the city’s “first responders” of • Hazardous Waste Generator Program— what hazardous materials are handled at the generators must have a permit to facility. Additionally, the establishment of a generate and store. Business Plan satisfies both state and federal Community Right-to-Know Act, which • Tiered Permitting—regulates the on-site provides public access to what hazardous treatment of hazardous waste. materials are handled in their community. Where do I find the Unified Program Forms? • Underground Storage Tank Program— What if I fail to establish and operating permits are issued. Forms for all six program elements can be submit a Business Plan to the found online at: www.oxnardfire.org. Copies • Aboveground Storage Tank Program— CUPA? of the Unified Program Forms can also be Spill Prevention Countermeasure Control obtained at the Fire Administration Office. (SPCC) Plan. Businesses that fail to establish and submit a Business Plan place their employees, the • California Accidental Release Prevention public, and emergency responders at greater Program (CalARP) —requires that risk of injury from a hazardous material facilities storing acutely hazardous incident. Under state law, penalties can materials prepare a Risk Management range up to $5,000 per day, and under Plan (RMP). federal law, penalties can range up to $75,000 per day.
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