The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Health Hazardous Materials Division (HHMD) Inspections Section implements the Hazardous Waste Generator element of the Unified Program (including onsite treatment under tiered permitting) for all businesses in the City of Los Angeles.
HHMD staff inspect hazardous waste-generating businesses to assure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Inspectors review hazardous materials inventories, contingency plans, tiered permitting notification forms, and recyclable materials reporting forms. HHMD staff use their education and expertise in industrial hygiene and chemistry to identify and assess the use of hazardous materials and environmental fate of hazardous wastes generated by industry. Inspections assure compliance and assist businesses in preventing pollution. HHMD also investigates complaints about hazardous material and hazardous waste mismanagement at businesses.
California Health & Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.5
California Code of Regulations, Division 4.5, Title 22
Unified Program Ordinance, LA County Code, Chapter 12.50
Los Angeles Municipal Code, Article 7 of Chapter V, Divisions 8 & 14