Dear Business Owner/Operator:
The Orange City Fire Department is the administering agency for the Hazardous Materials Business Emergency Plan (HMBEP) requirement of the California Health and Safety Code (Chapter 6.95). All businesses operating within the City of Orange must disclose their hazardous materials, click here to disclose.
If your facility uses, handles, or stores materials at any one time, in quantities greater than or equal to:
- 55 gallons of a liquid
- 500 pounds of a solid
- 200 cubic feet of a gas
The threshold planning quantity for extremely hazardous substances, under both of the following conditions:
The hazardous material is an extremely hazardous substance, as defined in Section 355.61 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations
The threshold planning quantity for that extremely hazardous substance listed in Appendices A and B of Part 355 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is less than 500 pounds.
- Radioactive materials above the reportable threshold
5,000 pounds or less of a solid or liquid substance that is classified as a hazard for purposes of Section 5194 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations solely as an irritant or sensitizer.
1,000 cubic feet or less of a gas at standard temperature and pressure and is classified as a hazard for the purposes of Section 5194 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations solely as a compressed gas. This does not include gases in a cryogenic state.
Oxygen, nitrogen, and nitrous oxide, ordinarily maintained by a physician, dentist, podiatrist, veterinarian, or pharmacist, at his or her office or place of business, stored at each office or place of business in quantities of not more than 1,000 cubic feet of each material at any one time.
Lubricating oil for a single business facility, if the total volume of each type of lubricating oil handled at that facility does not exceed 55 gallons and the total volume of all types of lubricating oil handled at that facility does not exceed 275 gallons at any one time.
Oil-filled electrical equipment that is not contiguous to an electric facility is exempt from this section and Sections 25505 and 25509 if the aggregate capacity is less than 1,320 gallons.
Disclosure and UST Forms
The Orange City Fire Department has changed from a paper based (HMBEP) system to an internet based submittal program. The new electronic reporting system is called CERS. You are required to have an email address for this process. As an owner, you are required to visit CERS and create a username and password for your business in preparation for completing the annual HMBEP disclosure online.
Changes to any portion of the HMBEP requires businesses to report a significant change or 100% increase of materials within 30 days. If the facility no longer meets reporting requirements, notification shall be made within 30 days to avoid assessed penalties.
Should a release or potential release occur, the California Health and Safety Code requires handlers of hazardous materials to immediately notify the following:
- Call 911
- Cal OES at (800) 852-7550 or (916) 845-8911
- Orange City Fire Department Hazardous Materials Section at (714) 288-2573
Information contained in these disclosures (except for plot plans, trade secrets and sensitive information) is public record and may be reviewed during normal fire department business hours (Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM -5:30 PM) with prior appointment.