Hotels and motels may be subject to a variety of hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and other environmental regulations depending on the services they provide. These may include the Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP), Underground Storage Tank (UST), Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA), Hazardous Waste, and Medical Waste programs which are all administered by the County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials Division (HMD).
In addition, hotels and motels with restaurants and pools may be subject to a Food Establishment or Pool Program permit with the Department of Environmental Health, Food and Housing Division (FHD), those with emergency generators may be subject to a permit with the County of San Diego Air Pollution Control District (APCD), and most are subject to Fire Code requirements which vary depending on the local fire jurisdiction.
The Hazardous Materials Division has developed a guidance document to assist hotels and motels in understanding which regulations they may be subject to. This document also provides basic guidance on HMD programs and permit compliance requirements.