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California Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials business plans (HMBP): CH & SC 25506; 19 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 2729 to 2732

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Applicability: CH & SC 25503.5

Exemptions: CH & SC 25503.5

Leased property: CH & SC 25503.6

General requirements: CH & SC 25506 and CH & SC 25511

Inventory reporting: 19 CCR 2729.2

Emergency response procedures: 19 CCR 2731

Training requirements: 19 CCR 2732

Area plans: CH & SC 25503; 19 CCR 2720 to 2728

Contingency plan rules: 22 CCR 66264.50 to 66264.56 and 22 CCR 66265.50 to 66265.56 (interim status)

Notification: 22 CCR 66264.56

1990 Clean Air Act (CAA):

Risk Prevention Program 19 CCR 2735.1 to 2785.1

California accidental release prevention program (CalARP): California Health and Safety Code (CH & SC) 25500 to 25543.3, and regulations at 19 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 2735.1 to 2785.1

Clean Water Act (CWA):

Oil spill prevention plans: CH & SC 25270.1 to 25270.13

Workplace Safety:

Hazardous Substances Information and Training Act, California Labor Code (CLC) 6360 to 6999.7

Regulatory Agencies

Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) Hazardous Materials Division

California Chemical Emergency Response and Planning Commission (CERPC)

Local administering agencies (AA)

Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and response activities, but has some additional requirements for business and area plans, training, notification, risk management, and oil spill prevention plans.

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