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|Hazardous Material Reporting Program |
|In an effort to minimize potential firefighter exposures to hazardous materials, in 1987 the Legislature and the Governor enacted Chapter 6.95 of the California Health and Safety Code which requires businesses, including agricultural operations, to do the following: |
1. Annually submit a hazardous material inventory for materials stored at state thresholds of: 55 gallons of liquid; 500 pounds of solid; and 200 cubic feet of compressed gas, to the Agricultural Commissioner's Office;
2. Post all buildings with signs that denote the storage of pesticides, petroleum fuels and fertilizers;
3. Maintain a spill response training plan onsite and train employees on the procedures to be used during an emergency.
Agricultural operations will be inspected every 3 years by the Agricultural Commissioner's office, but must submit an inventory annually. Fees will be billed and collected annually.
The term "Hazardous Materials" includes the following: gasoline, diesel, lubricants, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, solid chemicals, and their waste products.
For more information click on Hazardous Materials Program in Solano County.