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Hazardous Materials Program

Any business that handles a hazardous material and/or hazardous waste of quantities at any one time during a year equal to, or greater than a total volume of 55 gallons, a total weight of 500 pounds, or 200 cubic feet of a compressed gas is a hazardous materials handler and must report Owner/Operator, Business Activities, Inventory, Site Map, and Emergency Response and Contingency Plan and Employee Training Plan information in the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
For reporting exemptions please see the linked document below:
For additional information see our guidance documents.
Los Angeles County Fire Department calculates fees for hazardous materials handlers based on the number and quantities of reportable chemicals onsite. Click here to view a list of current fees.
In addition, all hazardous materials handlers will be inspected every three years.
What happens if I make a change to my hazardous materials inventory or facility business operations?
1. Report any significant inventory and facility business operations changes in the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) within 30 days.
2. If a change to your hazardous materials inventory or facility business operations affects your fee group contact us at (323) 890 – 4000.