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Hazardous Materials Management Services

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Welcome to Hazardous Materials Management Services

The Hazardous Materials Management Services (HMMS) is designated as the local Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) in Monterey County and is responsible for inspecting facilities in the County to verify proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.

 
CUPA Programs

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As the local Certified Unified Program Agency, the HMMS is the local agency responsible for administering the following six CUPA Programs:

  1. Hazardous Materials Business Plan Requirements

  2. Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements

  3. Underground Storage of Hazardous Substances

  4. Above-ground Petroleum Storage

  5. California Accidental Release Prevention Program

  6. Uniform Fire Code Hazardous Materials Management Plan

Emergency Response

Additionally, HMMS provides emergency response 24 hours each day, seven days per week, to any emergency situation requiring Health Department Oversight, including hazardous materials releases from vehicle accidents or industrial upsets, sewer spills, restaurant fires or closures, or abandoned or dumped chemicals. The HMMS also oversees the cleanup of contaminated sites and operates the pesticide incident reporting program.

During business hours, call (831) 755-4508 or (831) 755-4511. For emergencies after-hours, call 911.

Education and enforcement

The HMMS conducts education and outreach activities, to educate members of the regulated community and the general public, about how to protect workers, the public and the environment, and about environmental laws and regulations. The HMMS also conducts enforcement activities, including issuing notices of violation and referring cases to the Office of the District Attorney, for violations of environmental laws and regulations.

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CERS
California Electronics Reporting System


Site Mitigation
Guidelines, Regulation, Resources


Underground Storage Tanks
Codes, Applications, Safety

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