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 Information for Businesses - As a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA), the Toxics Management Division (TMD) regulates businesses that handle hazardous materials and generate hazardous wastes in Berkeley. The UPA administers five state programs, including the issuance of permits and enforcement activities and bills for services. To see if your business falls under the scope of the CUPA regulation, please read the following. If there are any questions, please feel free to call (510) 981-7460 or email [more...]

 Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks - As of January 1, 2008, the Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA) have the responsibility and authority to implement and enforce the requirements of Chapter 6.67 of the California Health and Safety Code (the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA)).    [more...]

 California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program - The goal of the CalARP program is to reduce the likelihood and severity of consequences of extremely hazardous materials releases.  Any business which handles Regulated Substances (including Federally listed Extremely Hazardous Substances and State listed Acutely Hazardous Materials above reportable thresholds) is required to prepare a Risk Management Plan.  The Risk Management Plan describes current and past practices and releases, what the impact of releases may be, and what they do or plan to do to prevent releases and minimize their impact if one occurs. [more...]

 Hazardous Materials Reporting (Hazardous Materials Business Plan) -

Important Announcement: All regulated businesses are required submit information electronically beginning January 1, 2013. 


 Hazardous Waste Generator - The Toxics Management Division (TMD) ensures the safe and legal handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. [more...]

 Industrial and Commercial Stormwater Inspection Program - In 1987, Congress began to address urban run-off pollution by requiring municipal agencies to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits to manage stormwater runoff.  In Alameda County, a single NPDES permit is issued to the public agencies within Alameda County, which collaborate together with the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program (ACCWP), a consortium of 17 member agencies, including the City of Berkeley.  Each agency within the ACCWP is responsible for enforcing the NPDES permit requirements within its respective jurisdiction.  The current NPDES permit can be found on the State Water Resources Control Board's website.  [more...]

 Underground Storage Tank Program -
The Toxics Management Division (TMD) regulates underground storage tanks (USTs), that contain hazardous substances, in Berkeley. USTs are used to store large quantities of hazardous materials such as gasoline, diesel, and bio-diesel.  TMD oversees regulatory compliance and construction permits for USTs. [more...]

Toxics Management Division - The Toxics Management Division (TMD) is the state certified agency to implement Chapter 6.11 of Division 20 of California Health & State code. The six state codes TMD implements are: Hazardous Materials Release Response Plan including the chemical inventory and accidental hazmat preplanning, Underground Storage Tanks, Above Ground Petroleum Storage Tanks, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Waste Treatment, California Accidental Release program, and the Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement per CA Fire Code.TMD also implements the City’s industrial storm water pollution prevention codes and responds to industrial chemical releases and community complaints.TMD staff’s the City’s Community Environmental Advisory Commission which advises Council on environmental concerns. [more...]

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Toxics Management Division, 2120 Milvia Street 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
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