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Hazardous Materials

Aboveground Storage Tanks (AGT): The purpose of this program is to protect public health and the environment from a potential source of surface and groundwater contamination by regulating aboveground storage tanks containing hazardous materials.  Program objectives are accomplished through inspection, plan check, incident investigation, enforcement, public education, and assistance to industry.

Business Plans: The purpose of this program is to protect the public health and the environment from the release of hazardous materials by establishing minimum statewide standards on the location, type and quantity of hazardous materials handled and stored, and provide timely and adequate information to emergency response personnel and to the public.

California Accidental Release Prevention (Cal-ARP) Program: The purpose of this program is to protect the public health and the environment from the uncontrolled release of extremely hazardous substances (EHS) by requiring businesses to establish programs to reduce the risk of an accidental EHS release and manage emergency operations in the event of a release.

Emergency Response: The purpose of this program is to respond to toxic substance spills such as those indicated above, help properly identify the spilled material, oversee safety issues at the site, recommend clean-up procedures, and oversee clean-up operations.  In addition, this program responds to other emergency environmental health situations such as sewage spills and food facility fires

Hazardous Waste Generator: The purpose of this program is to protect the public health and the environment from the release of hazardous wastes by regulating industries that generate hazardous waste. Program objectives are accomplished through inspection, surveillance, incident investigation, assistance to industry, enforcement, and public education.

Household Hazardous Waste:This program is implemented by the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority.  Information about household hazardous waste drop off locations and times can be found at the following link. (http://www.iwma.com/tabfaq.html).

Tiered Permitting:The purpose of the tiered permitting program is to protect public health and the environment from improper treatment, disposal and potential releases of hazardous wastes.  This is accomplished through routine inspections, complaint investigation, and monitoring of generators that treat hazardous waste in the Conditional Exempt, Grant of Conditional Authority, and Permit-By-Rule (PBR) tiers tiered permit system.

Underground Storage Tanks (UST): The purpose of this program is to protect public health and the environment from a potential source of groundwater contamination by regulating underground storage tanks containing hazardous materials. Program objectives are accomplished through inspection, plan check, incident investigation, enforcement, public education, and assistance to industry.

 

 

 

CONTACT

Aaron LaBarre, Supervisor
(805)781-5595
alabarre@co.slo.ca.us

Staff Directory  

County of San Luis Obispo Environmental Health Services
2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805)781-5544
Fax: (805)781-4211 

Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us email  ehs@co.slo.ca.us