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Goals & Objectives FY 2013/2014

  • Finalize contract language with computer software vendor to provide electronic data management system to collect and coordinate hazardous materials information received from El Segundo businesses.  Effective January 1, 2013, all California businesses must submit their chemical data electronically to their Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).
  • Revise Industrial Waste permit requirements to coordinate with Los Angeles City Bureau of Sanitation permit and prepare for 2014 industrial wastewater audit by both the Environmental Protection Agency and Regional Water Quality Control Board.  The last audit was conducted in 2011.
  • Revise Industrial Waste permit process and inspection criteria to address requirements identified during a recent audit of the City's industrial waste through the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations.  In addition, a new Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) element will be considered in conjunction with the Public Works Department.
  • Conduct 100 environmental safety inspections for hazardous materials and hazardous waste documentation to comply with California Environmental Protection Agency standards for frequency of inspections.
  • Revise all administrative policy and procedure documents to reflect changes in CUPA program, including electronic reporting, enforcement and computer reporting through the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
  • Provide one hazardous materials and hazardous wate training for local businesses to meet annual training requirements for safe use and management of hazardous materials.  In addition, the training will help educate local businesses on the City's environmental reporting requirements through new software and program elements.
  • Prepare for 3-year audit by California Protection Agency (Cal EPA) of all program elements to ensure applicable regulations and statutes are being addressed.  Requirements include revisions of policy and procedures, internal audits, maintaining annual/triennial inspeciton frequency, enforcement, and development of emergency plans.
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