Hazardous Materials Disclosure Reporting

Hazardous Material Business Plan (HMBP)

Pacific Engineering & Consulting brings industry-specific expertise to help you navigate the complex world of Hazardous Materials Disclosure Reporting.

We serve the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Brewery / Winery
  • Cannabis
  • Construction
  • Education / Schools
  • Electronics
  • Food Processing
  • Gas Stations
  • Hospitals
  • Manufacturing
  • Municipalities
  • Petroleum
  • Utilities/Power Generation
  • Warehouses

Our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialists have decades of experience developing Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMBP). These complex and detailed reports, required by federal, national and local authorities, are designed to protect the public and environment from the adverse effects of improper storage and handling of hazardous materials. Civil penalties for non-compliance can result in fines of up to $5,000 per day plus the cost of remediation and disposal. 

 

HMBPs are required in California for facilities that handle hazardous substances, hazardous waste, and any material that could be damaging to health or to the workplace environment. Generally speaking, facilities that handle the following quantities at any one time during the reporting year must comply; but there may be exemptions from these or some chemical thresholds may be lower.

  • 55 gallons of a liquid
  • 500 pounds of a solid
  • 200 cubic feet of a gas

The HMBP fulfills the fire code requirements designed to provide an inventory of hazardous materials to first responders. It meets federal requirements to file a Tier II Report under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). 

 

Outside of California? We can help you meet similar state-specific reporting requirements.

Please contact us if you have questions about HMBPs or a free proposal.

Call (559) 251-4060

Tier II Reports

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was passed in 1986 in response to public concerns regarding the potential environmental and safety hazards posed by the storage and handling of toxic chemicals. 

 

This law requires regulated facilities that store any hazardous or extremely hazardous substances above a certain threshold to submit a Tier II Report. These reports provide critical information to emergency responders by identifying the nature and amount of hazardous chemicals your facility stores onsite so in the case of an emergency they can respond appropriately. 

 

Tier II reports are complex, time consuming to develop, and are submitted through various federal, state or local reporting systems which can be cumbersome and confusing. 

 

Additionally, these reports are required to be updated at least annually and whenever any significant changes have been made at the facility. But noncompliance is not an option, as it can result in costly fines or an audit, and put your facility, employees and community at risk if an accident were to occur. Non-compliance can result in civil and administrative penalties of up to $37,500 per day per violation.

Toxics Release Inventory Program

The EPCRA also requires certain facilities be regulated under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). 

 

The purpose of the TRI is to provide communities with information about toxic chemical releases and waste management activities and to support informed decision making at all levels by industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and the public.

 

Owners or operators of facilities that meet the following requirements must file a report form annually by July 1 to remain in compliance. 

 

Keeping up with the everchanging list of toxic chemicals that must be reported can be a challenge, and non-compliance can result in a civil penalty of up to $70,000 per violation per day. The team at Pacific Engineering & Consulting stays up to date on all toxic chemicals covered by the TRI program so you don’t have to.

Are you having problems with the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)?

Our Environmental Health & Safety Specialists are happy to walk you through the process and show you how we can help you meet all your compliance requirements. 

Call us at (559) 251-4060.  

Please contact one of our Environmental Health and Safety Compliance Specialists to discuss your needs and how we can help.