HAZMAT Permitting Requirements - What chemicals must be reported?
- SFM hazardous materials reporting and permit – All chemicals in quantities as listed in the International Fire Code, 2006 Edition, Chapter 1 and Chapter 27.
- Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) – A list of over 360 substances has been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA List of Lists. EHS chemicals are subject to reporting requirements if they are on site in quantities at or above 500 pounds or the threshold planning quantity, whichever is less.
- Hazardous Chemicals – Any chemical considered a physical or health hazard under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard at or above 10,000 pounds. There are many chemicals of this type and therefore there is no complete list of these substances.
- Gasoline – For a retail gas station, when the gasoline is stored entirely underground in compliance with the Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations, the threshold level is 75,000 gallons (for all grades of gasoline combined). For the purposes of this part, retail gas station means a retail gasoline facility principally engaged in selling gasoline to the public and convenience stores engaged in selling gasoline to the public.
- Diesel fuel – For a retail gas station, when the diesel fuel is stored entirely underground in compliance with the UST regulations, the threshold level is 100,000 gallons.
*The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard places the burden of determining what chemicals are covered under Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know requirements on the manufacturers or importers.*