Community Right-to-Know of Hazardous Materials
Request to review Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) documents.
Under the Community Right-to-Know provisions of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, you may review files at the Toxics Management Division (TMD) office. Make your request via the NextRequest Public Records portal and select department Planning – Toxics, or fill out a File Review request form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The request form may also be either faxed to (510) 981-7470 or dropped off at our office. Please note: TMD will notify you the status of your file review request within ten (10) calendar days after the submission of the request form.
TMD administers environmental programs and maintains inspection documents
The Toxics Management Division (TMD) is the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for the City of Berkeley. TMD administers various CUPA and other environmental programs. TMD maintains documents related to the EPCRA.
California has more stringent requirements than EPCRA and these laws are known as Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) per California Health & Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.95. California Office of Emergency Services administers this program.
The TMD maintains HMBP files for Berkeley facilities. In addition, the TMD maintains inspection and enforcement history for this and other CUPA programs and industrial stormwater pollution prevention program. Note: State law prohibits the TMD from releasing some HMBP documentation, including personal information, maps showing exact locations of hazardous materials, and any trade secrets. Trade secrets may be released if no request for intervention is applied for by the facility.
TMD no longer maintains documents on current cleanup activities for contaminated sites. For current information you should review the S.F. Regional Water Quality Control Board program and the Department of Toxic Substances Control program.