In This Issue:
                                                                                                 Issue 1 • February 2008
     •	 Hazardous Materials
         Business Plans
     •	 Enforcement Corner
     •	 Area Plan Update
     •	 EVR Phase II

                                                                                                       AREA PLAN UPDATE

G      reetings! You have received
       this Compliance Assistance
Bulletin because your business or
                                               information to assist you in staying
                                               in compliance with the various
                                               State and Federal environmental
facility’s activities are regulated            laws or regulations that apply
under one or more environmental                to your operations. Please feel
programs administered by the                   free to contact us regarding the
Sacramento County Environmental                subjects discussed in this Bulletin,
Management Department                          or for any other issues relating to
(EMD). This bulletin contains                  environmental compliance.
                                                                                            If you are interested in reviewing the Area Plan,
                                                                                                        it can be downloaded at:

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS BUSINESS PLANS                                                                  http://www.emd.saccounty.net.

We offer free workshops twice a month                   Who Must File a Business Plan?  After the initial HMBP submission,
to help assist you in completing your                                                   the business must review and re-certify
                                            The California Health and Safety Code,
Hazardous Materials Business Plan                                                       the HMBP every year by submitting a
                                            Chapter 6.95 establishes minimum
(HMBP) documents.                                                                       Renewal Plan. Only
                                            statewide standards for HMBPs.
The workshops are held at the following                                                 revisions to the
                                            Businesses must prepare a HMBP if
                                                                                                                                  Countywide Services Agency                                                                            Terry Schutten, County Executive
                                                                                                                                  Environmental Management                                                                         Penelope Clarke, Agency Administrator
                                                                                                                                  Department                                                                                           Val F. Siebal, Department Director
                                                                                                                                  Hazardous Materials Division
                                                                                                                                  Dennis Green, Chief

                                                                                        inventory, site map, or
                                                                                                                                                                                      County of Sacramento

                                                                                                                                  Hazardous Materials Plan (HMP) Annual Renewal Certification Form

                                                                                                                                                               Facilities subject to CalARP requirements are not eligible for routine HMP renewal and,

                                            the business uses, handles, or stores a
                                                                                                                                 Important Note:
                                                                                                                                                               instead, must submit their HMP chemical inventory annually.
                                                                                                                                 Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 25503.3(c), this Hazardous Materials Plan (HMP) annual
                                                                                                                                 renewal certification is being submitted for:
                                                                                                                                    Facility Name:

                                                                                                                                    Facility Address:

                                                                                        emergency contacts
                                                                                                                                    Facility ID Number:
                                                                                                                                    See your original HMP mailing label
                                                                                                                                    Example: FA0000000

                                                                                                                                 Certification:            Choose the appropriate option and check the relevant box(es):

                                            hazardous material (including hazardous
                                                                                                                                            Option 1               I have personally reviewed the HMP currently on file with your agency, dated

   •	 The first Tuesday of each month
                                                                                                                                                                         , and hereby certify, under penalty of perjury, that:
                                                                                                                                                                             the information contained in the most recent HMP submission is complete, accurate and up
                                                                                                                                                                             to date,
                                                                                                                                                                             a copy of the facility's most current HMP Business Activities and Owner / Operator
                                                                                                                                                                             Identification Pages is being submitted with this certification form,

                                                                                        need to be submitted
                                                                                                                                                                             there have been no significant changes (100% increase or decrease) in the quantities of any
                                                                                                                                                                             previously reported hazardous materials/hazardous wastes as shown on current Hazardous
                                                                                                                                                                             Materials Inventory Forms,
                                                                                                                                                                             the facility has not begun handling any hazardous materials/hazardous wastes in reportable
                                                                                                                                                                             quantities that are not currently listed in the submitted Hazardous Materials Inventory, and

                                            waste) in quantities greater than or equal
                                                                                                                                                                             there have been no significant changes in the facility's personnel or operations that would
                                                                                                                                                                             require revision of the current HMP.

       1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and
                                                                                                                                                                   HMP revisions, amendments or additions are necessary and are being submitted
                                                                                                                                            Option 2
                                                                                                                                                                   with this document. The following areas of the HMP are affected:
                                                                                                                                                                             Entire HMP revision                                Site Map
                                                                                                                                                                             Business Activities Page                           Consolidated Contingency Plan

                                                                                        with the Renewal
                                                                                                                                                                             Owner / Operator Identification Page               UST Written Monitoring Plan
                                                                                                                                                                             Hazardous Materials Inventory                      Other (Specify):

                                                                                                                                 I understand that whenever there are changes in address, ownership, business name, or operations (closure, addition of
                                                                                                                                 undisclosed reportable hazardous materials or hazardous wastes, or significant changes to inventory quantities and/or contingency

                                            to the following:
                                                                                                                                 planning provisions), a notification of such must be made to the Hazardous Materials Division within 30 days of the change.
                                                                                                                                 Signature of Owner/ Operator Authorized Representative:                  Name of Owner/ Operator/Authorized Representative (Print )

                                                                                                                                 Title:                                                                   Phone Number:                          Date:

                                                                                        Plan. Current copies
                                                                                                                                  1/9/2007 W:\Data\FORMSARCHIVE\HMD\HMP\MASTER BUSINESS PLAN RENEWAL\COVER PG HMP RENEWAL CERTIFICATION FORM 2 PGS.doc

   •	 The first Wednesday of each
                                                                                                                                          8475 Jackson Road, Suite 230            Sacramento, CA 95826-3904                (916) 875-8550     FAX (916) 875-8513

                                                  55 gallons of a liquid                of the HMBP and
       month 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                        Renewal Plan must be maintained at
For reservations, call our main number at 500 lbs of                     200 cu ft of a your business site where the hazardous
(916) 875-8550.                            a solid                     compressed gas materials are stored.

                                                                      EMD is responsible for the                The best way to avoid
  To date, EMD issued over 50 Administrative Enforcement
                                                                      enforcement of multiple regulations       enforcement action is to
    Orders during this fiscal year (since July 1, 2007) and
       collected penalties in the following programs:                 and statutes relating to the              quickly correct any noted
                                                                      hazardous materials, hazardous            violations. If you are unsure
                 Violation                       total Penalties      waste generators, underground and         about your situation, contact
                                                                      above ground storage tanks and            us as soon as possible.
 Underground Storage Tank (UST)                   $78,800.00
                                                                      the California Accidental Release         Environmental Specialists
 Hazardous Materials Business Plan                     $5,000.00
                                                                      Prevention programs. Enforcement          are available every business
 Operating without a Permit                            $4,500.00
                                                                      is a key component to ensure              day from 1 to 3 p.m. to
 Hazardous Waste/Hazardous Materials                  $16,000.00
                                                                      compliance and a level competitive        answer your questions.
 Failure to Report a Spill                             $2,800.00
                                                                      playing field for all businesses.         Call (916) 875-8550 for
W:\Data\Mason\Special Projects\HazMat Bulletin.indd                                                             more information.
enhanCed VaPor reCoVery (eVr)
Phase ii Permit requirements
Upcoming air quality requirements for Gas
Dispensing Facilities may require permits from
EMD’s Hazardous Materials Division. Both the
UST owner and UST operator are ultimately
responsible for obtaining the required permits. The
following criteria determine whether a permit is
In-Station Diagnostics (ISD):
ISD equipment monitors performance of vapor
recovery systems and triggers an alarm when failures

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Environmental Management Department
occur. The installation of ISD equipment requires a
permit from EMD because the UST leak detection
system must be reprogrammed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hazardous Materials Division
EVR Phase II Systems:
EVR Phase II equipment collects gasoline vapors
that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere
during vehicle refueling. The installation of these
systems does not require a permit from EMD if the
following conditions are met:
     •	 No ground is broken (all work is done above
     •	 The UST leak detection console is not

       Visit EMD on thE WEB:
                                                                                                                                             8475 Jackson Road ● Suite 230 ● Sacramento, CA 95826
                                                                        EnvironmEntal managEmEnt DEpartmEnt

    or call our officEs BEtWEEn   8aM to 5pM:
               (916) 875-8550
       a DDitional r EsourcEs
                                                       County of SaCramento

BERC: Sacramento County Business Environmental
Resource Center
                                                                                                              Hazardous Materials Division

California Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Emergency Services
Department of Toxic Waste Substances Control
State Water Resources Control Board

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