***Please see the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Compliance Statement from April 15, 2020, Regarding Compliance with Regulatory Requirements During the COVID-19 Emergency***
CalEPA Regulatory Compliance Statement (4/15/2020)
The El Segundo Fire Department Environmental Safety Division (Environmental Safety Division) works to continually meet or exceed the City's and public's expectations for environmental safety by promoting industry involvement, developing community awareness programs and overseeing the management of hazardous materials through education and enforcement of Federal and State requirements. The Environmental Safety Division is comprised of an Environmental Safety Manager, Principal Environmental Specialist, and Management Analyst.
The State of California designates local agencies as Unified Program Agency (UPA), authorized to apply statewide standards to each facility within its jurisdiction. The Environmental Safety Division has oversight of El Segundo UPA.
The UPA is the consolidation of the following six state-regulated environmental programs:
- Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) Program
- California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program
- Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) Program
- Hazardous Materials Management and Inventory Program
- Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Waste Treatment Program
- Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program
The El Segundo Environmental Safety Division also:
- Responds on hazardous materials incidents to assist fire suppression units.
- Manages annual billings and processes required permits for regulated activities.
- Provides environmental data for public inquiries and real-time facility chemical information for emergency responders.
El Segundo could be affected by a variety of natural and technological threats and hazards.
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- Hazardous materials incidents
- Pipeline emergencies and oil spills
- Fires and explosions
- Severe weather - heat, flooding and storms
- Transportation incidents with mass casualties
- Public health emergencies
- Civil unrest