How to complete a hazardous materials questionnaire
Fill in the top of the form with the typical project information. If there are hazardous materials on site, please fill in the Business contact box with the name of someone who has knowledge of the hazardous materials. Often the City or County will call this person with questions that come up during their review process. The project contact box can be filled in with the contractor, project manger, or pretty much anyone involved.
Part one lists the different categories or types of hazardous materials. For each type of hazardous material present on site, the appropriate numbered category needs to be circled. For instance, if you have a compressed bottle of oxygen in a doctor’s office you would circle #2 Compressed Gasses. If any of the categories in part 1 are circled besides “None of These”, you must complete the hazardous materials inventory form and obtain approval from the Fire Department prior to permit issuance.
City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
Complete this section by checking yes or no next to the appropriate boxes. If any boxes are checked we will be required to obtain a stamp on the bottom of the form from the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health – Hazardous Materials Division. If box #1 is checked and it is the only box in this section marked yes, than most likely your permit will be exempt from any further requirements. If box #2 is checked yes your business must obtain a medical waste permit.
If box #3 is checked yes your business must complete a hazardous materials business plan or certify that the current business plan on file has not changed.
If box #4 is checked yes your business must submit a risk management plan to the EPA.
If box #5 is checked yes your business must obtain a CUPA permit through the County.
If box #6 is checked yes your business must obtain a CUPA permit through the County. This is a State of California program that is handled by County of San Diego – Department of Environmental Health.
If box #7 is checked yes your business must obtain a CUPA permit through the County.
County of San Diego – Department of Environment Health Hazardous Materials Division
Complete this section by checking yes or no next to the appropriate boxes.
Box #1 Is a self explanatory box regarding the amount of disturbance of existing walls.
Boxes 2, 3, & 4 and all pertain to asbestos abatement which also requires a permit through APCD. A permit for asbestos removal must be obtained at least 10 working days before the scheduled demolition/renovation.
Boxes 5 & 6 are questions regarding specific equipment that omits air contaminates. An example of this type of equipment would be an emergency generator. The types of equipment is listed on APCD’s website – see link below.
County of San Diego – Air Pollution Control District