Hazardous Materials Division

Notice of Cost Recovery Proposal

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will be bringing forward proposed fee adjustments to the Board of Supervisors for consideration in March 2017 (anticipated).  San Diego County Board of Supervisors policy B-29 requires DEH to be full cost recovery.  DEH last adjusted fees in 2010, and since then the department has focused on how to offset rising costs by gaining operational efficiencies, leveraging technology to streamline work, and implementing business re-engineering projects.  The following is a list of current and proposed fees for DEH’s Hazardous Materials Division (HMD) program.  The HMD will be hosting a stakeholder meeting to review the cost recovery proposal and answer questions on January 25, 2017, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, at 5560 Overland Avenue, Room #171, San Diego, CA. 92123.  If you have any questions regarding DEH’s HMD cost recovery proposal, please contact Cher Vue at 619-726-9527 or Cher.Vue@sdcounty.ca.gov.


The goal of the Hazardous Materials Division (HMD) is to protect human health and the environment by ensuring that hazardous materials, hazardous waste, medical waste and underground storage tanks are properly managed. To accomplish this goal, the HMD regulates facilites that:

All businesses in the County of San Diego that conduct any of these activities are required by law to obtain and maintain a valid  Unified Program Facility Permit through the  California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). For additional information please visit our  CERS information page.   HMD Forms and HMD Guidance Documents are still available and are accessible from any HMD webpage from the Popular Services menu on the right side of the screen. 

IMPORTANT. Please Read: Changes in the law might affect your facility and hazardous materials reporting. See this link for more information.

Additional Services:

Emergency Response and Border Inspections are also important programs within HMD.  Both programs are collaborative efforts with local, state, federal and international agencies to protect the lives and health of all residents and visitors of San Diego County. 


To see what HMD provides the residents of San Diego County, please watch this video: