A Hazardous Material Business Plan (HMBP) is an electronic compilation of detailed information on the:
- Business activities
- Business owner/operator identification
- Hazardous materials inventory stored and/or generated
- Facility site map
- Emergency response/contingency plan for procedures in the event of a release or threatened release of a hazardous material/waste
- Employee training plan, which includes hazardous communications/SDS, annual training refresher courses, and safety procedures in the event of a release or threatened release of a hazardous material/waste, etc.
The intent of the HMBP is to provide basic information necessary for use by first responders in order to protect public health, safety, and the environment from a release or threatened release of a hazardous material/waste. The HMBP also satisfies the federal Tier II reporting requirements and the state Community Right-to-Know Act. The material threshold for this program is 55 gallons of a liquid, 500 pounds of a solid, 200 cubic feet of a compressed gas, and/or the applicable state/federal threshold quantity for an extremely hazardous material.