Hazardous Materials

Chemical Inventory and Business Emergency Plan
- The Hazardous Materials Inventory and Business Emergency Response Plan Program regulates the use and storage of hazardous materials by business and industry
- Implemented by Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau
 
Regulations:
California Health & Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.95, Article 1
California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Sections 2620-2732
California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 9, Section 80.115
Los Angeles Municipal Code, Article 7 of Chapter V, Section 120, , and 120.1.4
 
Regulatory Background
Chemical Inventory: Title 42, Section 11022 of the United States Code and Chapter 6.95 of the California Health and Safety code require the reporting of hazardous materials when used or stored in certain quantities. These regulations require that businesses within LAFD's jurisdiction complete and file a chemical inventory to disclose hazardous materials stored, used or handled on site. This disclosure information assists emergency responders in planning for and handling emergencies which involve hazardous materials. The program objective is to safeguard lives and minimize property loss.
 
Business Emergency Plan (BEP): Chapter 6.95 of the California Health and Safety code also requires that businesses which use, store or handle hazardous materials file an emergency plan indicating their preparations for and actions in an emergency. The information is also shared with emergency response personnel to mitigate a release and to minimize harm or damage to human life, the environment, and property.

IMPORTANT: The reporting quantities for Los Angeles businesses are different from the State regulations and include lower thresholds for many chemicals. Refer to Hazardous Materials Categories and Permit Amounts.
 
Fee Schedule
 
 
 
Contact Information
LAFD Hazardous Materials Unit
LAFD Underground Storage Tank Enforcement Unit
200 N. Main Street Room 1780
Los Angeles, CA., 90012
Phone: (213) 978-3680
Fax: (213) 978-3615
 
For general program information:
LAFD Data Management Unit
200 N. Main Street Room 1780
Los Angeles, CA., 90012
Phone: (213) 978-3680
Fax: (213) 978-3615

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
What Do I Have to Disclose?
Use the Hazardous Material Categories and Disclosure Amount information sheet to determine what quantities of chemicals need to be disclosed.

What Forms Do I Need?
Please contact the LAFD Data Management Unit (contact info above) to receive a form pack by mail.

 

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