Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Safe Handling and Storage
As a customer of Spray Chem, you can be assured that you are working with a leader in safety and regulatory compliance. If your business resides in California we can work with you to ensure compliance with the Waters Bill (AB 2185). Spray Chem can provide help in creating your Business Plans and Hazardous Communication Programs.
Each company's "Business Plan," which is at the heart of the Waters Bill, is used by emergency response and planning officials to prevent or mitigate damage from hazardous material releases. The Oklahoma City bombing and the events of 9/11 have put the spotlight on the safe handling and storage of hazardous materials.
Approved Programs for Regulatory Compliance
Spray Chem has created over 200 Business Plans for some of it's California customers. Over the past 20 years. We have developed a format that has been reviewed and approved by CUPAs (Certified Unified Program Agencies) in over seven counties in California. We can help you create a plan for the safe storage and use of your hazardous materials.
The"Business Plan" requires:
- Facility Information
- Owner /Operator Information
- Emergency Contacts
- Inventory Information
- Site Maps
- Evacuation Procedures
- Emergency Notification
- Emergency Procedures Certification
- Hazardous Communication Program
More Info on the Waters Bill
Originally adopted in 1985, the California “Waters Bill" requires local governments to regulate local businesses' storage of hazardous materials, and to be prepared to respond to the possible release of such materials. Handlers of hazardous materials are required to develop and submit a hazardous materials "Business Plan" to local administering agencies, and to report actual and threatened releases of hazardous materials to their local agency and to the state-level Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES). When it comes to the safe handling and storage of hazardous materials, we want all of our customers to become responsible partners. Chemical safety is everyone's concern. Contact us to get started on your Business Plan.
Fines for Regulatory Non-Compliance
You could be liable for a civil penalty of up to $2,000 per day if you violate a provision regarding preparation of an inventory or Business Plan.
If the violation is committed knowingly, you are subject to a fine of up to $25,000 per day and imprisonment for up to one year for a first offense. Certified Unified Public Agencies (CUPAs) cooperate with city attorneys and district attorneys to pursue these penalties through local courts.