Compliance Audits

Most hazardous material violations can be easily avoided by identifying minor activities that are not following regulatory requirements. A second pair of skilled eyes can help eliminate fines.

CDMS can conduct a Compliance Audit of busnesses’s Hazardous Material programs to determine the level of compliance with the Hazardous Material Business Plan of Chapter 6.95 (Section 25500 et seq.) of the Health and Safety Code and other related Hazardous Material and Safety regulations.

A CDMS Compliance Audit allows a facility to identify non compliance issues, while allowing the facility to correct deficiencies as is convenient for them, when it is least disruptive to operations and most economical.

CDMS provides a detailed report identifying the items reviewed, whether that regulation applied to the facility, and if so, if the facility is meeting requirements.

An audit will consist of the following activities:

  • Evaluate the filing status of the state and local reports and plans.
  • Evaluation of all programs and methods as required by the Hazardous Material regulations and other related regulations.
  • Training Programs
  • Monitoring and Inspection Program
  • Safety and Spill Equipment Methods and Schedules
  • Waste Management and Storage Methods
  • Post Emergency Recovery Plan
  • Closure Plan
  • Security Methods
  • Waste Shipping and Manifest Program
  • Hazard Communication Plan
  • Waste Minimization Program
  • Evaluation of Emergency and Working Procedures with emphasis in the area of:
  • Hazardous Materials Handling Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Material Separation Procedures
  • Labeling Procedures
  • Evaluation of the status of existing and required Permits
  • Air Permits
  • County Hazardous Waste Generator Permit
  • Waste Water Discharge Permit
  • Hazardous Material Storage Permit
  • Tiered Permitting (On Site Hazardous Waste Treatment)
  • Storm Water Discharge permit
  • Determination of any Reporting requirements and the current status.
  • Section 312 Tier I & II (EPA) Inventories
  • Section 313 (EPA) Form R
  • AB2588 Air Toxics reports
  • Waste Water Self-Monitoring Reports
  • Hazardous Waste Taxes
  • Hazardous Material Fees (Taxes)
  • State Biennial Report
  • Annual Emission Reports
  • Industrial Hygiene Air Monitoring Reports
  • Hazardous Waste Minimization Reports
  • Review of Maps, Drawings, and Signs to determine the level of compliance:
  • Evaluation of compliance with Uniform Fire Code based on the common violations that are issued by the Hazardous Material Sections in the local Fire Departments.
  • Evaluation of compliance with OSHA Health and Safety regulations based on the common violations that are issued by OSHA, including Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.

The audit will consist of a physical audit of the building, a review of the documentation, and interviews with personnel when appropriate. The audit will evaluate the status of the facility’s compliance with major hazardous material and safety regulations.