PROPOSED CUPA FEE INCREASES
This Department’s Health Hazardous Materials Division is proposing fee increases to cover full operational costs of its regulatory activities effective Fiscal Year 19/20. These fee increases will apply to all unified programs such as Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks, Hazardous Waste Generator/Tiered Permitting, Hazardous Materials Handler and California Accidental Release Prevention Program. The permit fees are necessary to support the inspection program and fund the compliance, emergency services, outreach, investigations, site remediation, training and community activities performed by HHMD all year long. The fee increases will be effective for all the program elements in this Department’s jurisdiction as well as specific programs in LA City, Santa Monica, and La Habra in Orange County (Click here for details).
With the increasing demand for additional regulatory oversight of business facilities that pose a high risk of hazards to the community like the Phillips 66 Refinery in Carson, Panda Metals in Maywood and Central Metals in Huntington Park. Personnel and resources justify the necessary funding to protect public health, safety and the environment. HHMD is dedicated to carry out its State mandate and obligations to our regulated business community and to the people of Los Angeles County.