California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)

CERS: Why am I required to report electronically? Assembly Bill (AB) 2286 (Feuer) was signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, chaptered on September 29, 2008 and went into effect January 1, 2009.  As of January 1, 2013, the law requires regulated businesses to use the Internet to file required Unified Program information previously filed by paper forms. This includes data associated with:

  • Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMBP)
  • Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

For businesses that have completed a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) in the past, you will notice the majority of the information requested is the same, but many of the forms have been turned into fill-in-the-blank pages on the internet. Once an initial plan has been completed, any changes can be made to the appropriate field (e.g. – phone number change, environmental contact change) and the plan can be submitted again without having to fill out fields that remain the same.


The goal of this website is to improve the effectiveness of local hazardous materials/hazardous waste and fire prevention programs. We also strive to reduce the regulatory burden on local businesses and to maintain high standards of protection to the environment by providing standardized information, forms, guidelines and other documents related to the management of hazardous materials, hazardous wastes and fire prevention within Santa Clara County fire and environmental health agencies’ jurisdictions.

Unidocs was designed by the Santa Clara County Fire Chiefs Hazardous Materials Subcommittee to improve the consistency between local agencies’ implementation of hazardous materials, hazardous waste and fire prevention programs.

Household Hazardous Waste

Learn more about the proper disposal of household hazardous waste, including household sharps and prescription medication, by calling: (408) 299-7300.

Urban Runoff Program

The Santa Clara County Fire Department conducts Urban Run Off Inspections for the Cities of Campell and Saratoga and the Town of Los Gatos under an agreement with the West Valley Clean Water Program. For more information on the services provided by the West Valley Clean Water Program, please follow the link.

Regulators in the Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County has four CUPAs (Certified Unified Program Agencies) and four Participating Agencies that administer the various hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and underground storage tank programs within their respective jurisdictions.

Public Records Request

To review records for facilities that store hazardous materials please complete the application. The Fire Department will then contact you when the records are ready for you to come to our office to review. The files will be made available within ten days.