Hazardous Materials Advisory Commission
The Commission is empowered to advise the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on the initial and continuous implementation of the County's Hazardous Materials Ordinance (Chapter 7.100). This includes effective methods of providing the public with information on all other matters pertaining to the use, transportation, handling and storage of hazardous materials affecting the County.
The Commission consists of eleven members, all residents of Santa Cruz County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The implementing ordinance (Chapter 2.92) details the specific membership criteria and appointment procedures.
Tricia Atkins, the Hazardous Materials Program Manager for the Health Services Agency's Environmental Health Services division, serves as administrative secretary to the Commission. Tricia may be reached at (831) 454-2022 or by e-mail at Patricia.Atkins@santacruzcounty.us
At the end January following every odd numbered year, the Commission submits a biennial report to the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer. The report highlights the recent activities, accomplishments and future goals of the Commission.