Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program

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 The Environmental Management Department's Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMP) Program is one program element within the Sacramento County Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).  The HMP Program is administered throughout the County of Sacramento and its incorporated cities.

The purpose of the HMP Program is to protect public health and the environment and groundwater from risks or adverse effects associated with the storage of hazardous materials. Businesses must complete a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (Business Plan) for the safe storage and use of chemicals.

In general, you must submit a Business Plan if your business handles and/or stores a hazardous material equal to or greater than the minimum reportable quantities. These quantities are 55 gallons for liquids, 500 pounds for solids and 200 cubic feet (at standard temperature and pressure) for compressed gases.

Hazardous Materials Business Plans are submitted electronically. Visit the Electronic Reporting information page for the latest information!

How to Obtain a Permit

Permits for all CUPA regulatory programs are obtained by registering with EMD and paying an annual permit fee. EMD has staff available to conduct facility walkthroughs to determine a facility's need for permits to ensure proper program categorization. For more information or to schedule a facility walkthrough, please contact EMD at (916) 875-8550.

Program Overview

EMD provides regulatory oversight for hazardous materials storage including:

  • Permit issuance for sites having hazardous materials in reportable quantities (equal to or greater than 55 gallons, 500 pounds, 200 cubic feet)
  • Routine inspections of hazardous materials storage sites
  • Collection, processing and review of hazardous materials business plans
  • Storage of hazardous materials business plans for public review under federal community right-to-know laws
  • Transmittal of hazardous materials business plans to emergency response agencies
  • Ensuring that hazardous materials storage sites perform adequate emergency response contingency planning
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  • Exemptions
  • Submitting a Business Plan

Program Assistance

Compliance Assistance

Have Questions?

For more program information, please contact:

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department
Environmental Compliance Division
11080 White Rock Rd., Suite 200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

916-875-8513 (fax)