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HMBP Exemptions and Special Threshold Conditions

HMBP Exemptions and Special Threshold Conditions

HMBP Exemptions and Special Threshold Conditions:

Some hazardous materials have different reporting thresholds than the standard 55 gallons, 200 cubic feet, and 500 pounds. The thresholds at which these materials become reportable, and thus must be included on an HMBP, are listed below:

Mixtures consisting of less than 1% of a hazardous material​ All amounts exempt
Compressed air used for emergency response and safety​ ​All amounts exempt
Consumer products in a retail establishment (not counting those stored at a distribution center, physically separate warehouse, manufacturing facility, or where a product is dispensed)​ ​All amounts exempt
​Extremely hazardous substances, as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, §355.61 Threshold planning quantity (Appendix AAppendix B of Part 355) or 500 pounds, whichever is less
Simple asphyxiants (nitrogen, helium, argon, neon, krypton, xenon) ​1,000 cubic feet
​Carbon dioxide ​1,000 cubic feet
​Oxygen, nitrogen, and nitrous oxide used at a health service facility (medical, veterinary, etc.) ​1,000 cubic feet
​Nonflammable refrigerant gases used in a refrigeration system ​1,000 cubic feet
​Gases in closed fire suppression systems ​1,000 cubic feet
​Refrigerants in a closed cooling system (not including ammonia or flammable gases) ​All amounts exempt
Fluid in a hydraulic system All amounts exempt, if aggregate storage of oil at the facility is less than 1,320 gal
​Irritants and sensitizers ​550 gal if liquid, or 5,000 lbs if solid
Lubricating oil ​>55 gal of each type or >275 gal aggregate
​Oil-filled electrical equipment not contiguous to an electric facility ​All amounts exempt, if aggregate storage of oil at the facility is less than 1,320 gal
​Recyclable paint ​10,000 lbs solid or 1,000 gal liquid
​Propane used for cooking, heating employee work areas, or heating water at a business ​>500 gal
Radioactive materials ​Reportable if handled in quantities requiring an Emergency Plan per Schedule C of Part 30Part 40, or Part 70 of 10 CFR Chapter 1

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