| Community Right-to-Know and File Reviews
The Toxics Management Division (TMD) is the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for the City of Berkeley. TMD administers various CUPA and other environmental programs. TMD maintains documents related to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). http://www2.epa.gov/epcra. California has more stringent requirements than EPCRA and these laws are known as Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) per California Health & Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.95. California Office of Emergency Services administers this program http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Pages/HazMat-Business-Plan.aspx
The TMD maintains HMBP files for Berkeley facilities. In addition, the TMD maintains inspection and enforcement history for this and other CUPA programs and industrial stormwater pollution prevention program. Note: State law prohibits the TMD from releasing all HMBP documentation, including personal information, maps showing exact locations of hazardous materials and any trade secrets. Trade secrets may be released if no request for intervention is applied for by the facility.
Clean up program. TMD no longer maintains documents on current cleanup activities for contaminated sites. For current information you should review the S.F. Regional Water Quality Control Board program at https://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov/ and the Department of Toxic Substances Control program at: http://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/
A File Review request form is available at: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedFiles/Planning_and_Development/Level_3_-_Toxics/FileReviewRequestForm_rev041415.pdf
A File Review request form is required to view files at the TMD office. To receive access to these files, please either fax the request form to (510) 981-7470, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The request form may also be dropped off at our office, located at 2120 Milvia Street, 3rd Floor, Berkeley. Please note: TMD will notify you the status of your file review request within ten (10) calendar days after the submission of the request form.