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Hazardous Materials Ordinance Changes
Environmental Health Services is proposing changes to County Ordinance 4.92 Storage of Hazardous Substances

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Ordinance 4.92 has not been significantly updated in almost 20 years.  The purpose of the changes is to remove outdated requirements, align with existing State regulations, and provide clarification where needed.  The proposed changes will affect all businesses currently regulated for hazardous materials/waste storage and generation, but is not expected to increase their regulatory burden.  On the contrary, by removing outdated requirements, it will allow Environmental Health Services more flexibility to revise permit conditions and policies based on current best practices and specific site conditions.

Questions or concerns about the proposed revisions can be submitted in writing to mterrell@smcgov.org

The current Ordinance can be found here:
Current Ordinance 4.92

A draft of the revised Ordinance can be found here:
Ordinance to Amend Ch 4.92 Storage of Hazardous Substances

Revision Highlights:

1.  Expands 4.92 to include all hazardous materials/waste programs overseen by Environmental Health Services to eliminate the need for separate ordinances.
2.  Formalizes the requirement to obtain and maintain a CUPA permit.
3.  Removes requirement that UST components always be disposed as hazardous waste upon removal.
4.  Formalizes CUPA authority to inspect unannounced during normal business hours and charge for afterhours inspections (after 6pm).
5.  Establishes civil and administrative enforcement structure for ordinance violations. 

The April 6, 2018 public meeting PowerPoint can be found here:
Proposed Ordinance PowerPoint

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