Public Notices

Archived important information and public notices regarding HMCD and regulatory programs 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: RELEASE REPORTING PROPOSED REGULATIONS

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced that the development of amendments to the Hazardous Material Release Reporting regulations (California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 2, Article 2, sections 2630-2632) is back in progress.  

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: CalEPA UNIFIED PROGRAM STATE SURCHARGE INCREASE FOR FY 2021/2022

CalEPA publicly noticed a proposal to increase the “Oversight” portion of the Unified Program State Surcharge in the California Regulatory Notice Register on May 14, 2021, initiating a 30-day comment period. Following the 30-day comment period, CalEPA will review and consider all comments received, making changes as deemed necessary. After the consideration of comments, CalEPA will publish a final notice in the California Regulatory Notice Register, upon which the proposed Unified Program surcharge amounts will become effective immediately.

CalEPA proposes to increase the “Oversight” portion of the annual State Surcharge from $49 to $84, with the increase allocated as follows:

  • $27 for the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) NextGen project; and
  • $8 to address the structural deficit related to the State Certified Unified Program Account

CalEPA will assess the proposed surcharge for the CERS NextGen project for four years, beginning Fiscal Year 2021/2022. In Fiscal Year 2024/2025, CalEPA will adjust the Oversight Surcharge to only cover costs for the ongoing maintenance and operations of CERS NextGen.

This year’s surcharge proposal includes two major elements:

  • CERS NextGen Project - CalEPA is responsible for the implementation and overall maintenance of the CERS and has determined that the current CERS must be updated in order to continue providing an effective and stable service to all stakeholders. Therefore, CalEPA has, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, initiated the CERS NextGen project to plan and implement this crucial system update. It is estimated that the project will cost approximately 14.1 million dollars and is expected to be completed in Fiscal Year 2024/2025.
  • Account Structural Deficit - Based on fiscal analysis performed by the CalEPA Deputy Secretary for Fiscal and Administrative Programs, Unified Program staff, and the California Air Resources Board accounting staff, it was determined that beginning in Fiscal Year 2021/2022, the budget appropriation for the State Certified Unified Program Account exceeds the projected revenues by over $1,000,000.

No later than sixty days after the effective date of the new surcharge, Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) are responsible for collecting the new surcharge amount as part of their single fee system. CalEPA will be requesting that all CUPAs begin assessing the new surcharge in fiscal year 2021/2022.

PUBLIC NOTICE: RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN NOTIFICATION

The County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health has received and reviewed the following 5 year revised and updated Risk Management Plan (RMP) under the California Accidental Release Prevention program (CalARP) for the following facility located in Santa Clara County for the chemical noted:

  • LUMILEDS LLC 370 West Trimble Road, Bldg. 90 San Jose California 95131
  • Anhydrous Ammonia

The 5 year updated RMP was found to be complete. In accordance with State law, the RMP will be available for public review and comment beginning September 3, 2020 and will continue for a period of at least 45 days. The RMP may be reviewed during normal business hours at the location indicated below. Please call in advance to arrange for a time to review the document.​

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: CALIFORNIA ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PLANS PUBLIC NOTICE

The County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health Hazardous Materials Compliance Division has received and reviewed the updated 5 Year Risk Management Plan under the California Accidental Release Prevention program for the following facility located in Santa Clara County.

  • O.L.S. Energy-Agnews, Inc. located at 3800 Cisco Way in San Jose California 95134 for the regulated chemical Aqueous Ammonia.​

​The Risk Management Plan was found to be complete. In accordance with State law, the Risk Management Plan will be available for public review and comment period beginning July 1, 2020 and will continue for a period of at least 45 days. The Risk Management Plans may be reviewed during normal business hours at the location indicated below. Please call in advance to arrange for a time to review the document.​

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: CALIFORNIA ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PLANS PUBLIC NOTICE

The County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health Hazardous Materials Compliance Division has received the Risk Management Plan under the California Accidental Release Prevention program for the following facility located in Santa Clara County:

  • Metcalf Energy Center located at 1 Blanchard Road in San Jose California 95037 for the regulated chemical Aqueous Ammonia.

In accordance with State law, once the Risk Management Plan is found to be complete, it will be available for public review and comment for a period of at least 45 days.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE:  NOTICE REGARDING REVISED ENVIORMENTAL SCREENING LEVELS

On January 24, 2019, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) released the latest update to their Environmental Screening Levels (ESLs). The DEH is providing notice regarding the use of revised ESLs for cases in the Site Cleanup Program. More...

​The Revised ESLs are available on the following RWQCB website: www.waterboards.ca.gov/rwqcb2/water_issues/programs/esl.html

 

PUBLIC NOTICE:  TRANSFER OF UNIFED PROGRAM RESPONSIBLITIES FOR THE CITY OF MILPITAS ​​​​

Effective July 1, 2018, the City of Milpitas Fire Department (City) will cease to be responsible for implementing the State’s Unified Program as a Participating Agency. The County Department of Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials Program (County) remains the Certified Unified Program Agency and will assume responsibility for implementing all elements of the Unified Program as of the effective date. More...

 

PUBLIC NOTICE:  PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF CALIFOARNIA UST REGULATIONS TO BE AT LEAST STRINGENT AS FEDERAL UST REGULATIONS

​The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) provided notice of proposed changes to the underground storage (UST) regulations. The changes will make California requirements at least as stringent with recently modified Federal regulations. The public comment period for the proposed regulatory closes on January 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM.

For more details, please see the links below:

Proposed Amendment to California Code of Regulations, title 23, division 3, chapter 16

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PUBLIC NOTICE:  UNIFIED PROGRAM SURCHARGE INCRESASES 

The Hazardous Materials Program will begin assessing the revised surcharges on July 15, 2017. For questions regarding the surcharge revisions, see CalEPA's letter dated April 5, 2017 in which they describe the changes.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE:  NOTICE REGARDING CALIFORNIA ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PLANS

The County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health Materials Compliance Division has received the Risk Management Plan under the California Accidental Release Prevention program for the following facility located in Santa Clara County:

  • O.L.S. Energy-Agnews, Inc. located at 3800 Cisco Way in San Jose California 95134 for the regulated chemical Anhydrous Ammonia.

In accordance with State Law, once the Risk Management Plan is found to be complete, it will be available for public review and comment for a period of at least 45 days.

 

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