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Small automotive businesses (vehicle service and repair and automotive body shops) make up about one third of businesses requiring Unified Program Facility Permits in San Diego County. These documents and presentations are provided to assist the small automotive-related business.

ATTENTION - CERS is now Available:  Starting January 1, 2013 all CUPA regulated businesses are required by law (Assembly Bill 2286) to submit business information electronically through the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). This includes information related to your:

  • Unified Program Facility Permit
  • Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Onsite Treatment
  • Hazardous Waste Tank Closures
  • Remote Waste Consolidation
  • Recyclable Materials Reports
  • Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
  • Aboveground petroleum storage over 1,320 gallons (APSA/SPCC)

CERS has already been pre-populated with your existing facility information and is available to you through the CERS Business Portal.  For directions on how to access your facility information, please refer to our CERS Information website

Many of the Unified Program forms are no longer available on our website and instead must be completed online in CERS. However you may use the templates provided below for your convenience.  Thank you in advance for your compliance with this new legislation.

Useful Forms & Templates
Corrective Action Form to Document Return to Compliance HM-926  PDF | WORD
Daily Hazardous Waste Tank Inspection Log HM-9321  PDF
Weekly Hazardous Waste Container Inspection Log (English & Spanish) HM-9322 PDF
Sitemap Template  PDF | WORD 
Emergency Response Plan (Small Quantity Generators) HM-9099a  PDF | WORD 
Employee Training Documentation HM-954  PDF

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Guidance on Hazardous Waste Determination & Management
Waste Determination for Generators HM-984  PDF
Local Certified Hazardous Waste Testing Labs HM-9268  PDF
California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
List of Certified Labs Field of Testing for California Certified Labs
Aerosol Can Management  PDF
Accumulation Time Limits for Generators  PDF
Auto Dismantling English|Spanish
Chlorinated automotive product use banned HM-9095  PDF
Empty Container Management  PDF
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Filters (Waste) Management  PDF
Generator Requirements (Hazardous Waste Generators)  PDF
Small Quantity Generators: Hazardous Waste Management  HM-9099  PDF
Universal Waste Management  PDF
Used Oil and Oil Filter Management  PDF
More information about HMD's Hazardous Waste Program

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Self Audit Checklists
Automotive Repair Self Audit Checklist HM-9631  PDF
Automotive Repair Self Audit Checklist - Spanish HM-9631s  PDF

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Presentations (some are 14MB)

Overview of Compliance Requirements for the Vehicle Service & Repair Industry English| Español
Margarita Mogollon, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Permits, Transportation & Record Keeping English| Español
Gary Griffith, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Common Violations & Hazardous Waste Management English| Español
Kelly Robertson, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Common Hazardous Waste Violations, Solutions & Energy Tips  English | Español
Susan Hahn, Pollution Prevention Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Pollution Prevention English| Español
Margarita Mogollon, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Air Pollution Compliance English
Eric Luther, Small Business Assistant, County of San Diego, Air Pollution Control District

Air Pollution: Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Refinishing Operations  English | Español
Kevin Heiss, Small Business Assistance Specialist, County of San Diego, Air Pollution Control District

Watershed Protection and Automotive Repair Facilities  English
Marsha Cook, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Watershed Protection Program

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