Hazardous Material Busines Plans

A HMBP is a document containing detailed information on the storage of hazardous materials at a facility.  Chapter 6.95 of the California Health & Safety Code (H&SC) requires that facilities that use or store such materials at or above reporting thresholds (see below) submit this information.

The owner/operator of a facility must complete and submit a Hazardous Material Business Plan for each site where any individual hazardous material or mixture containing a hazardous material is present at or above its reporting threshold at any time during the reporting year. Reporting thresholds are:

  1. 500 pounds or more of any solid hazardous material. [HSC §25503.5(a)]
  2. For liquid hazardous materials:
    • More than 55 gallons of any type or 275 gallons aggregate quantity on site for lubricating oils as defined by HSC §25503.5(b)(2)(B). [HSC §25503.5(b)(2)(A)]
    • 55 gallons or more of any other liquid, including waste oil. [HSC §25503.5(a)]
  3. For hazardous material gases:
    • More than 1,000 cubic feet (at standard temperature and pressure) of Oxygen, Nitrogen, or Nitrous Oxide stored/handled at a physician, dentist, podiatrist, veterinarian, or pharmacist’s place of business. [HSC §25503.5(b)(1)]
    • More than 300 gallons of Propane used for the sole purpose of heating the employee working areas within the facility. [HSC §25503.5(d)]
    • 200 cubic feet or more of any other gas. [HSC §25503.5(a)]
  4. Amounts of radioactive materials requiring an emergency plan under Parts 30, 40, or 70 of Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations or applicable quantities specified in items 1, 2, or 3, above, whichever amount is smaller. [HSC §25503.5(a)]

CDMS has trained specialist that can assist companies with the preparation of these reports.  Contact our local office to get more details on how we can assist your company.

Find out when you HMBP is due.