Hazardous Materials Compliance Within the City

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Process Specific Guidance Documents

 

Hazardous Materials Permit Process

California Fire Code (Sections 105.1.1 and 105.1.2) requires all buildings, devices, receptacles, and/or spaces utilized in the storage, transfer and application of hazardous materials receive prior authorization from the Fire Prevention Division.

HM-01  Fire Prevention Permit

HM-02  Hazardous Materials Fee Schedule

Permits, associated plans, and/or drawings can be submitted:

In person at:

Fire Prevention Division Counter
Fire Prevention Division
1425 Dowell Drive
Ventura, CA 93003

Or by mail to:

Ventura City Fire Department
Fire Prevention Division
1425 Dowell Drive
Ventura, CA 93003

 

Hours: M-Th: 7:30AM - 4:00PM
Fri (Alternating): 7:30AM - 4:00 PM 

 

 

 

Note: Permits and associated plans found to be incomplete or incorrect will be not be processed.   A City business license, contractor's state license, and permit application fee are required.  Contact the Fire Prevention Division directly  for detailed information on submittals.    
 

Operating Permit: Hazardous Materials

 

HM-14  Hazmat FAQs

 

Hazardous Materials (Non-Retail) – Regulated Quantities
Section 255503.5 of California Health and Safety Code (H&SC) requires any facility having hazardous materials/wastes onsite, in quantities at or in excess of 55 gals, 500 lbs and/or 200 ft³) for a period exceeding 30 days, to obtain an annual operating permit issued through the CUPA. The H&SC does provide program exemptions – specifically for retail operations, dispensing of medical gases (1000 ft³ limit), and unused lubricating oil (55 gal limit). Check with the Fire Prevention Division for details on how they may apply.
 
Within the City of Ventura, an operating permit is issued upon submittal and approval of a Hazardous Material Business Plan (HMBP) to the Fire Prevention Division. A completed plan must be submitted to this office  within 30 days of commencing operations, undertaking change in ownership/operator, or carrying out process modification.

Each of the HMBP elements needing to be completed by the facility can be accessed and downloaded directly through Unidocs “Quicklinks” (Item #: UN-020UPCF):
http://www.unidocs.org/hazmat/business-plan/index.html#un020

NOTE: Businesses mandated to complete a HMBP are also obliged to provide on site personnel with annual, process-specific safety training. This action is to address the proper handling and transfer of the regulated materials, as well as  response procedures in the event of a fire, spill or explosion.

Forms for documenting individual safety training can be accessed and downloaded directly through Unidocs “Miscellaneous” (Item #: UN-074) :
http://www.unidocs.org/hazmat/misc/index.html

 

Commercial Operations -- Cryogenic Carbon Dioxide, Cryogenic Oxogen, and Other Cryogenics
Section 105.6.10 of the California Fire Code requires commercial facilities having an storage capacity of cryogenic CO² exceeding 60 gallons (indoors) to maintain an annual operating permit issued through the Fire Prevention Services.
HM-21  Liquified Carbon Dioxide Storage Containers Form

Regulated facilities are not required to maintain concurrent permits -- both H&SC Section 25503.5 and CFC Section 105.6.  

Commercial Operations
California Fire Code (Section 105.6.10) requires commercial facilities having a storage capacity of cryogenic O² exceeding 10 gallons (indoors) and 50 gallons (outdoors) to maintain an annual operating permit issued through the Fire Prevention Division.

HM-03 Limited Quantity Storage Application Form

Regulated facilities are not required to maintain concurrent permits -- both H&SC Section 25503.5 and CFC Section 105.6.

Commercial Operations – Flammable and Combustible Liquids
California Fire Code (Section 105.6.16) requires commercial facilities having more than 5 gallons of flammable (Class I) liquids and/or 25 gallons combustible (Class II & III) liquids on-hand to maintain an annual operating permit issued through the Fire Prevention Division.

HM-03 Limited Quantity Storage Application Form

Regulated facilities are not required to maintain concurrent permits -- both H&SC Section 25503.5 and CFC Section 105.6.  
 

Commercial Operations – Refrigerant Systems
California Fire Code (Section 105.6.38) requires commercial facilities utilizing mechanical systems having in excess 220 pounds of Group A1 refrigerant per circuit to maintain an annual operating permit issued through the Fire Prevention Services.

HM-03  Limited Quantity Storage Application Form

Regulated facilities are not required to maintain concurrent permits -- both H&SC Section 25503.5 and CFC Section 105.6.  

Application of Flammable or Combustible Finishes – Spray Booths
California Fire Code (Section 105.6.41) requires commercial facilities undertaking the application of flammable an/or combustible finishes to maintain an annual operating permit issued through the Fire Prevention Services.

HM-18  Spray Booth Installation
 

Underground Storage Tank (UST) Compliance Documents

 

In addition to the HMBP, California law (CCR Title 23, Section 2711(a) mandates owner/operators of regulated USTs to provide particulars addressing  system mechanics, leak/spill monitoring, financial responsibility, and emergency response. Details are to be entered into the facility-specific forms  provided by the State Water Resources Control Board (Forms A, B, D, and E).

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/ust/forms/index.shtml

A completed set of these documents must be provided to the Fire Prevention Division within 30 days of commencing operation, undertaking a change in  ownership, and/or carrying out a modification in process.

 

Process Specific Guidance Documents

 

HM-04  Indoor Manufacturing Reinforced Plastics

HM-05 Laminating Operations

HM-06 Underground Storage Tank Install

HM-07 Underground Storage Tank Upgrade

HM-08 Underground Storage Tank Removal

HM-09 Aboveground Storage Tank Install

HM-10 Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act 10000 Gal (contact Fire Inspector for form)

HM-11 Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act 1320 Gal

HM-12 Standby Power System

HM-13 In-Situ Remediation Systems

HM-15 Fire Code Operational Permit FAQ

HM-16 General Hazmat FAQ

HM-17 Hazardous Materials Compliance Overview

HM-19 Biofuel Production and Storage

HM-20 Fixed Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tank

HM-22 Compress Medical Gases

HM-23 Temporary Fuel Tank