Hazardous Materials Ordinance

City of Carson Official Notice to Businesses

On June 16th, 2022, the City of Carson City Council adopted Ordinance No. 21-2120, which regulates new and existing industrial land uses involving CalARP Regulated Substances and Hazardous Materials (as such terms are defined in the ordinance) in the City's Industrial Zones.

All existing businesses handling or storing CalARP Regulated Substances and/or Hazardous Materials (Materials) are required to complete the online Director Permit application to comply with the City requirements. Completing this application with all required information will result in the City's issuance of the permit for your business provided it was lawfully established as a permitted use. The application requests information on the type and quantity of Materials handled or stored on the property and provides the City inspection rights of these Materials.

Please Do Not Ignore This Request.
If your business does not use or generate any hazardous materials, due to the serious nature of hazardous materials, the City requests that you complete the application by filling out sections (1, 3 and 4), so that we can obtain emergency contact information for emergency services database and to remove your business as a hazardous materials user or generator. There is no fee for submittal of application to simply register as a non-hazardous materials user or generator.

The fee for application and / or permit issuance is $50.00 for all other businesses. Applications must be submitted within 60 days of Ordinance Adoption or penalties may begin to accrue. (Ordinance Adoption June 16, 2020, - 60 days ends August 15, 2022).

Pursuant to City of Carson Municipal Code Section 9141.1 as amended by Ordinance No. Existing Petroleum Refineries are Exempt from this Ordinance.

If you have any questions, please contact us via the following email HazardousMaterialsOrd@carsonca.gov.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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