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Concord: Ash/Debris Cleanup Advisory


Last updated: April 24, 2018, 9:41 am

The large structure fire in Concord consisted primarily of construction materials (predominately wood). Residents should avoid direct contact and inhalation of ash/debris that was produced by the fire. Residents may use a mild soap and water to clean up ash/debris. To minimize dust generation, residents should consider lightly dampening ash/debris prior to commencing sweeping activities. Swept up ash/debris may be placed in a standard household trash receptacle. Any towels or cleaning materials should be rinsed in a sink that drains to a sanitation sewer. Residents should avoid washing or sweeping ash/debris into storm drains, as this will result in pollution accumulating in nearby creeks and rivers.

Underground Storage Tanks Program


Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) in Contra Costa County are used for the storage of many substances that may be considered as hazardous. The majority of these USTs contain petroleum products. The Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Programs (CCHSHM) is the designated local agency assigned to implement the program to protect the public health from exposure to hazardous materials stored in the USTs, including the protection of groundwater from contamination. Activities to obtain these objectives include annual inspections and the issuance of operating permits, which are also issued for UST system installation, removals, upgrades, and repairs. CCHSHM personnel witness specified phases of the work being conducted on the UST system to ensure that the work is conforming to plans approved by the CCHSHM.

Authority:


Funding:

  • Annual Operating Permit Fees
  • Construction, Removal, Upgrade/Repair Permit Fees
  • Fines and Penalties
  • Hourly Rate and Service Fees
  • Contra Costa County Fee Ordinance #2012/184

Workload:

  • 383 Active UST Facilities
  • 1006 underground storage tanks

NOTICE:
All facilities must submit 2018 CUPA packet through CERS.
Enter here for CERS instructions


Fee Permits


Contact Us

undergroundtanks@hsd.cccounty.us
or call 925-335-3200