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Business Emergency Plans
The purpose of the Business Emergency Plan (BEP)
is to assist in reducing a release or threatened release of hazardous materials,
and to minimize any potential harm to public safety and the environment.
The four components of the BEP are:
|Inventory (disclosure) of hazardous materials|
|Emergency response plans and procedures|
Businesses that handle a hazardous material at any one time during the year
are required to establish and implement a BEP
if the hazardous material is equal to or greater than:
55 gallons of liquid
200 cubic feet of gas
500 pounds of a solid
A business’ BEP, including the chemical inventory,
must be submitted to the EPS (forms may be obtained by contacting the EPS).
This information assists the fire department and the business in planning
for and handling emergencies involving hazardous materials;
thereby safeguarding the lives of emergency responders, workers, and the public.
Chemical inventories are available for public review under "community-right-to-know" laws.
Laws and Regulations Pertaining to the Business Emergency Plan Program
Federal - Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act (SARA Title III) Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations State - California Health Code of Regulations (CCR)