Chemical Inventory System

Update 2017 - UC Chemicals

Fresno State in conjunction with UC Davis is piloting testing an optional CSU wide chemical inventory system option that would provide chemical users a means to keep accurate inventories of their chemicals using smart devices or desktop computers and a QR code system of labeling.  Information about this system is being developed now, check back soon for more info!


***Update 5/12/2017***

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Chemical Inventories - Regulatory Requirements

According to California Health and Safety Code - Section 25503.5 and 25514:

A Business Plan must be submitted by businesses that handles a hazardous material, or a mixture containing a hazardous material, in quantities equal to or greater than:

  1. 500 pounds of a solid.
  2. 55 gallons of a liquid.
  3. 200 cubic feet of a compressed gas at standard temperature and pressure.
  4. The federal Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) for Extremely Hazardous Substances (See ATTACHMENT A).
  5. Radioactive materials in quantities for which an Emergency Plan is required as per Parts 30, 40, or 70, Chapter 1 of Title 10 of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

It is our understanding that these threshold quantities are cumulative for the entire campus. For this reason, and for other OSHA employer required training and employee protection programs, your campus EHS RMS staff asks that you submit a updated chemical inventory no less than once a year. For questions or assistance with completing your annual update please contact EHS RMS at (559) 278-7422.

For a complete copy of the county guidelines go to Fresno County's CUPA web site.