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Hazardous Materials Facility/Tank Construction

Last modified: 3/14/2013 5:33 PM

HMCD is the local agency that regulates the construction, repair or upgrading of all hazardous materials storage/handling facilities and aboveground/underground storage tank systems in the following geographic areas: within the Cities of Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga; and in all unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County including Moffett Field, San Martin and Stanford. In addition, HMCD handles County owned/operated facilities regardless of location. 

HMCD regulates the construction, repair or upgrading of underground storage tank systems only within the Cities of Los Altos, Palo Alto, and San Jose.

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  HMCD is a founding member and supporter of the Unidocs website and online hazardous materials inventory management project. Many of the forms and guidance documents available through our own EHinfo website are Unidocs documents, which are identified by the Unidocs logo.

DOCUMENTS (Alphabetical by Title)

Document Number

Title

Format 

Description

 HMCD-072

Aboveground Motor Vehicle Fuel Tank System Installation Guidelines  

Guidelines for Installation of aboveground fuel tank systems for motor vehicle fueling (i.e., gasoline, diesel, biodiesel).

 

HMCD-059

Communications Site Requirements

 

Guidance document for owners/operators of communications sites (e.g., cell sites)

 

UN-018

Guidelines for Installation of Temporary and Permanent Aboveground Diesel Fuel Tanks for Emergency and Standby Power Systems Located Outside of Buildings

 

Guidelines for Installation of aboveground fuel tank systems for emergency power systems (i.e., standby generators).

HMCD-028

Hazardous Materials Clearance Form

 

Form used to obtain Building Permit clearance from County PlanningOffice of Development Services or city Building Department for construction or upgrade of a site that handles hazardous materials.

HMCD-116

Hazardous Materials Construction Permit Application

This form must be completed and accompany plan submittals associated with the construction/upgrade of hazardous materials systems/areas (e.g., tanks, dry ceaning machines, laboratories, etc).

 

HMCD-024

Hazardous Materials Tank System Installation/Upgrade Equipment List

This form must be completed and accompany plan submittals associated with the construction/upgrade of aboveground or underground tank systems.

 

UN-016

Marking Requirements and Guidelines for Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Wastes

 

Marking and labeling requirements and guidelines for containers and tanks.

UN-036

Monitoring System Certification

This form must be used to document required post-installation and annual testing and certification of UST monitoring equipment.

HMCD-092 Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) System Installation Plan Check Requirements   Guidance document that describes HMCD's plan check requirements for Phase II EVR upgrades

HMCD-004

Plan Submittal Requirements for Hazardous Materials Systems

 

Guidance document that describes HMCD's plan check requirements.

UN-014

Silane Gas Installation Supplement

 

This form must accompany silane gas system installation/upgrade plan submittals.

HMCD-109

Temporary Hazardous Materials Storage Permit

 

Application form for the temporary (less than 90 days) hazardous materials storage (e.g. standby generators). 

HMCD-019

Toxic Gas Installation Application

 

This form must be completed and accompany plan submittals associated with the construction/upgrade of facilities/areas regulated by TGO.
 

HMCD-020

Toxic Gas Ordinance Field Guide/Checklist

 

This form should be completed by contractors or facility owners/operators prior to scheduling TGO inspections.
 

UN-011

Underground Storage Tank Lining Requirements

 

Requirements for lining existing underground storage tanks.

HMCD-101

 

Underground Storage Tank System Installation, Repair and Upgrade Permit Requirements

 

Guidance document to assist contractors in obtaining permits to install, repair, or upgrade underground tank system components.

UN-008

Underground Storage Tank System Installation Guidelines

 

Guidance document to assist contractors in obtaining permits to install underground tanks and piping systems.

HMCD-100

Underground Storage Tank Monitoring System Cold Starts

 

HMCD's policy regarding cold starts of UST monitoring systems.

UST-C

UPCF Underground Storage Tank - Certification of Installation / Modification

 

 

This form is obsolete. Effective 1/1/2013, State law requires electronic reporting of this information. See Electronic Reporting requirements.]