Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention

Services provided by Fire Prevention Division/Hazardous Materials Unit

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  • Owners/operators of aboveground petroleum storage tanks must obtain permit approval prior to installation, may be required to file a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP), and may be required to implement a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan according to the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) of 1990.
  • Businesses that handle hazardous materials in California are required to file a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP). The HMBP consists of general business information; basic information on the location, type, quantity and health risks of hazardous materials; and emergency response and training plans
  • The Hazardous Materials Response Team, formed in 1994, is made up of members of the community and department staff. They meet for monthly drills and four Saturday drills a year. This team is trained to respond to any level of hazardous materials incident in the County, and uses specially equipped response vehicles and trailers.
  • Businesses that generate hazardous waste are required to submit a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) when they move into the county or begin generating hazardous waste.
  • An underground storage tank (UST) is defined by law as "any one or combination of tanks, including pipes connected thereto, that is used for the storage of hazardous substances and that is substantially or totally beneath the surface of the ground" (certain exceptions apply). UST Owners/Operators are required to understand and comply with all UST regulations.
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Steve Mosiurchak

Fire Warden / Fire Marshal

Permit and Resource Management Department

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Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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