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Date: October 2, 2008

Subject: Mandatory Electronic Reporting is Coming Soon

Assembly Bill 2286 was signed by the Governor. By January 1, 2013, all Data Elements in the Title 27 California Code of Regulations Unified Program Data Dictionary must be reported electronically.

This means that all facilities required to submit information currently reported on the hard copy Unified Program Consilidated Form (UPCF) pages (i.e., Hazardous Materials Business Plan forms, underground storage tank permit application forms, onsite hazardous waste treatment activity forms, etc.) will be required to submit that information using a state-wide Internet-based database. All Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) and Unified Program Participating Agencies (PAs) will be required to accept and manage the data electronically.

If you are currently using the Unidocs Hazardous Materials Online Inventory Project (HMOIP) online hazardous materials inventory reporting tool, this is good news because operation of the HMOIP will be transferred to the state next year. The HMOIP will serve as a framework to which additional data elements and report functions will be added. You are encouraged to continue to use the HMOIP since all of the data you have already entered - and any new data you add - will be included into the new state-operated system.

If you are not currently a HMOIP user, you can be proactive by signing up for a free account and entering or uploading your data now.

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