Employment

Immediate postions are available in both our Dublin and Signal Hill (Long Beach) offices.  Click on this link for more information.

New Storm Water Regulation 2015

Major changes to the Storm Water regulation must be implemented in 2015.

Use these resources to find out more details on the regulation:

Information Page

Information video

Internet training on how to comply available August 20, 2014

Modified Stormwater Permit Regulation News

March 2013 – Modified Stormwater Permit Regulation News

 

A modified draft permit has been proposed, but not yet adopted. The current draft does provide for some significant change to the regulation and requirements. The original draft was modified based on initial public comments and the second draft comment period has closed.  CDMS is monitoring the status of this regulation and will send out a newsletter Hazardous Material Alert should regulations be finalized.

EPA Form R – Toxic Release Inventory Report – 2013

Form R Reports are due July 1 for any chemicals used in 2012 that exceed reporting thresholds.  Because the complexity of the report, and the high demand for CDMS’s assistance in preparing the report, we do provide discounts for reports that are contracted early.   The largest discounts expire as early as March 1, so contact CDMS soon if you are interested in exploring us preparing this report for your facility.  For more information visit http://www.cdms.com/our-services/hazardous-material-regulatory-support/reporting-plans/tri-form-r-reports/

Global Harmonization System – Hazard Communication Changes

Don’t forget, Employees will be required to receive information and training on the new GHS System labeling and Safety Data Sheets by Dec 1, 2013.

CDMS can provide on site or online video options to meet this new training requirement.  Contact us to find out more about the most economical and effective way to address the requirements for your facility.

What is GHS

The GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The GHS is an international system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labelling of chemicals.

It is a logical and comprehensive approach to:

?       Defining health, physical and environmental hazards of chemicals;

?       Creating classification processes that use available data on chemicals for comparison with the defined hazard criteria; and

?       Communicating hazard information, as well as protective measures, on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Who does it Affected

?       Companies that use chemicals as part of the work activities

?       Companies that manufacture, import, and distribute chemicals

What are the Requirements

Who: Employers

Effective Completion Date: December 1, 2013

Requirement(s): Train employees on the new label elements and SDS format.

 

Who: Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers

Effective Completion Date: June 1, 2015 & December 1, 2015

Requirement(s):  Comply with all modified provisions of this final rule, except:

Distributors may ship products labeled by manufacturers under the old system until December 1, 2015.

 

Who: All chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers

Effective Completion Date: June 1, 2016

Requirement(s):  Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards.

 

Who: All chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers

Effective Completion Date: transition period

Requirement(s):  Comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 (this final standard), or the current standard, or both.

 

 

Select this link to find out more about the our training or to convert your MSDSs to the new format SDS.

CERS/Electronic HMMP Reporting (Calif. Only) –Starting January 1, 2013

Most companies now must do all HMMP reporting electronically as submittal due dates come due this year.  Facilities will no longer be able to submit paper submittals.

CDMS can assist in uploading and maintaining information on the CERS (California Electronic Reporting System), or other Electronic System dictated by local CUPA’s.

Respiratory Protection Requirements

If you are offering Respirators to your employee, you must comply with Respirator regulatory requirements, including:

A written Respirator Plan on site

Annual Training and fit testing for all employees who wear a respirator

Medical clearance of all employees before they use respirators (can be done through written questionnaires)

OSHA requires respirators whenever exposure to hazardous materials exceeds OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits.
If there is a potential that exposure may exceed PELs, OSHA does require facilities to conduct air monitoring to determine actual exposure levels.
CDMS can provide air monitoring, develop respirator programs, conduct training and fit testing, and provide medical questionnaire evaluations.  Contact your local office for more information.

OSHA Log 300

Don’t forget to post your completed OSHA log 300 during the months of Feb-April.  It must be posted in a place that employees can see and have access to.

Stormwater Program – New Fees

 

On September 19, 2011, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) adopted emergency regulations revising the core regulatory fee schedules contained in Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 9, Article 1, Sections 2200 and 2200.6, and adding Section 2200.7 of the California Code of Regulations.  In California all regulations must be approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) before becoming effective.The State Board approved the fee increases proposed by staff and, after approval by the Office of Administrative Law, fees will increase for all storm water Industrial, Construction & Municipal Permits, retroactive to July 1, 2011.To view the fee schedule proposed to the Board, go to http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/resources/fees/index.shtml under Annoucements & select Board Meeting Agenda Items for the adoption of regulatory fees for Water Quality and Water Rights Programs ( http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/board_info/agendas/2011/sep/agnd091911.pdf ), Item 9, Change Sheet #1.  Please note that some minor modifications were made to the resolution adopted by the State Board but the final language is not, yet available.  The resolution modifications had no impact on the adopted fee rates.

The Division of Administrative Services – Fee Branch, is responsible for setting and collecting fees for the Water Quality Program. If you have questions regarding Water Quality Fees, please email Fee_Branch@waterboards.ca.gov or phone (916) 341-5247.

 

 

Spill Prevention Control and Counter Measure Plan (SPCC)

An SPCC Plan is required for any facility that has:

  • A total aboveground oil or oil product storage capacity at the facility of more than 1,320 gallons, or
  • A total underground, buried storage capacity of more than 42,000 gallons.
  • Only containers with a capacity of 55 gallons or greater are counted in the calculation of aboveground storage capacity.

Commonly overlooked is the capacity of equipment that uses oil or oil products, which must be considered as well as general storage.

Plans need to be reviewed at least every 5 years, and effective November 1, 2011, must incorporate changes made to the regulation.

Contact CDMS to help evaluate if you need a plan, need assistance in developing a plan, or need your plan certified by a Professional Engineer.

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