COVID-19 Surface Testing Services


CDMS, a leader in environmental and safety compliance, has teamed up with CEA to utilize proven scientific methods to assess facilities for COVID-19 and validate decontamination efforts.  Our team uses approved field and laboratory methods to confirm the elimination of COVID-19 from your facility.


  • Building owners and tenants
  • Financial institutions
  • Apartments and multifamily dwellings
  • Hotels
  • Convenience stores
  • Schools and colleges
  • Office buildings
  • Laboratories
  • Industrial facilities
  • Hospitals

We provide building re-occupation plans, risk management consulting, and assistance with ongoing maintenance to address continuing and future risk to employees and customers.  Click here for additional information.

Contact us:

Northern California – (925) 551-7300

Southern California – (562) 988-0800


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

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.

Waste Minimization (SB14) Programs

Every 4 years, qualifying facilities must prepare a new minimization plan and submit the Summary Progress Report (SPR).

Qualifying facilities include those that generated more than 13.2 tons of hazardous waste in 2010.  Wastes that are considered are both RCRA and non-RCRA waste, and are generated on site (even if the generated waste is then treated and/or not manifested).  A common mistake is to not include hazardous waste water that is treated on site and discharged to the sewer, as this waste water does qualify as hazardous waste generated.

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If you need assistance determining if you are required to address Waste Minimization requirements, or to learn how CDMS can address the requirements for you, please contact one of our offices.

Biennial Reporting

This year, as in past years, DTSC is only collecting Biennial Reports from Large Quantity Generators of RCRA (Federally-regulated) hazardous wastes.  Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities may use the Biennial Report to satisfy their annual facility reporting requirements for 2009.


A site is a RCRA Large Quantity Generator (LQG) for 2009 if the site met any of the following criteria:


  • The site generated, in any single calendar month, 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs.) or more of RCRA non-acute hazardous waste; or
  • The site generated, in any single calendar month, or accumulated at any time, more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of RCRA acute hazardous waste; or
  • The site generated, in any single calendar month, or accumulated at any time, more than 100 kg (220 lbs.) of spill cleanup material contaminated with RCRA acute hazardous waste.

Hazardous Material Reporting

Businesses that handle hazardous materials are required by State law to submit a hazardous material business plan and inventory annually.  Many Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) in California require business plans and inventories to be submitted in December or March.  State law (Health and Safety Code §25503.5) requires a business to establish and implement a business plan and annual inventory for emergency response to a release or threatened release of a hazardous material, if the business handles a hazardous material that has a quantity at any one time during the reporting year that is equal to, or greater than:

v    a total weight of 500 pounds or a

v    total volume of 55 gallons or

v    200 cubic feet of compressed gas.

Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations, § 2729 outlines the minimum standards for the business plans and inventories and specifies the state-mandated forms that must be used.  Each local CUPA has a complete set of forms that they require.