CUPA Regulatory Requirements   Hazardous Materials: Regulatory Requirements  

Businesses that use hazardous materials or generate hazardous waste are subject to regulatory oversight.  If your business uses hazardous products and meets one or more of the following, your business is subject to regulatory oversight.

  • The business handles, stores or uses a hazardous material in aggregate quantities at or above 55 gallons for liquids, 500 pounds for solids, or 200 cubic feet of gas;
  • The business has chemicals in amounts equal to or greater than 10,000 pounds (liquid, solid, or gas);
  • The business has threshold planning quantities (TPG) of an extremely hazardous substance listed on

  • The business handles, stores or uses a hazardous material at or above the Uniform Fire Code Permit amounts listed on Table 3;
  • The business generates hazardous waste.
  • The business stores petroleum based products in a single above ground storage tank (AST) or multiple AST's exceeding 1,320 gallons in capacity.

To learn more about these regulatory programs please contact the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) at (310) 458-4971 or email or call the Fire Department  at (310) 434-2666.

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