The purpose of the business plan program is to prevent damage to the health and safety of workers, the public, and the environment from the release or threatened release of hazardous materials. In addition, the business program is used to satisfy Community Right-To-Know laws by providing hazardous material information to emergency responders and the community.
Businesses located in cities and unincorporated areas of Siskiyou County are required to disclose all hazardous material and waste that are used, handled or stored at their facility above reporting thresholds. In general, the reporting thresholds are:
- 55 gallons for liquids
- 500 pounds for solids
- 200 cubic feet for compressed gases
Business plan information must be electronically submitted through the California Electronic Reporting System (CERS). Business plans must be annually certified or updated by March 1 of each year, or within 30 days of a substantial change. Routine facility inspections are conducted to verify the business plan information.