Spills and Release Reporting
|DTSC Notification Regarding Potential Risks from Vapors from the Ketema Aerospace Groundwater Contamination Plume in El Cajon|
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a notification regarding the Ketema Aerospace & Eletcronics Facility: Ketema Facility Notification
Release reporting is required by several state and federal laws. The Hazardous Materials Division (HMD), as the local CUPA, is responsible for ensuring that persons, who are required by law or regulation to report a release, do make an accurate report in a timely manner.
|What is a reportable release of hazardous material?|
There are two types of hazardous materials releases that must be reported; a threatened release and a significant release.
A threatened release is not a release. It is a condition that creates a substantial probability of harm and makes it reasonably necessary to take immediate action to prevent, reduce, or mitigate damages to persons, property, or the environment. For example:
release is subjective. All significant releases must be