If you are submitting a project involving storage or use of hazardous materials to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), it is crucial to include all the necessary information. The information provided in these submissions is often incomplete, making it difficult to assess compliance with the California Building Code (CBC) and the California Fire Code (CFC).
To address this issue, a guideline has been created to help both the industry and OSHPD staff in evaluating such projects. This guideline includes a Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS) table, which condenses essential information about hazardous materials into a single, easy-to-read format.
For each hazardous material, it needs to have the following info listed by room:
1. Common or trade name.
2. Chemical name, major constituents and concentrations if mixture.
3. Hazard Category/Class, pursuant to California Fire Code (CFC).
4. Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number found in Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
5. Indicate whether the material is pure or a mixture and whether the material is a solid, liquid, or gas.
6. Maximum aggregate quantity stored and used at any one time, in gallons and/or pounds.
7. When a material has multiple hazards, all hazards shall be addressed.