Goal CR-7

Goal CR-7:

Strong coordination with regulatory agencies to ensure safe and effective remediation of hazardous and toxic materials.


To clean-up and remove hazardous and toxic materials, including above and below ground storage facilities, and buildings with asbestos and/or lead-based paint.

Policy CR-7.1: Minimize risk from hazardous materials.

Minimize the risk to the community associated with hazardous materials by continually integrating updated remediation strategies in coordination with regulating agencies. Continue annual emergency training and coordinated emergency response plans to hazardous materials.

Policy CR-7.2: Coordinate hazardous material regulation and management.

Continue to cooperate with federal, State, and County agencies to effectively regulate the management of hazardous materials and hazardous waste.

Policy CR-7.3: Assess hazardous materials management during development review.

Assess the use of hazardous materials as part of a development’s environmental review and/or include the development of a hazardous management and disposal plan, as a condition of project approval, subject to review by the San Mateo County Health Department.

Policy CR-7.4: Maintain awareness of hazardous waste handling and awareness.

Develop an awareness program to expand public engagement in the handling and disposal of hazardous waste in the community, especially at home.

  • Action CR-7.4.1: Offer educational programing on hazardous materials disposal and pesticides.

    Continue to offer educational programming on the harmful effects and proper disposal of hazardous materials and pesticides and recommend alternatives that can be used at home and in businesses.

For related policies and implementation actions related to environmental justice and hazardous materials, see Goal CHEJ-4.