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Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit

CalARP Program Guidance Document

The purpose of this document is to provide specific guidance on how to determine if a facility is subject to the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program regulation, how to implement programs that comply with the CalARP Program regulations, and what to include in the written Risk Management Plan (RMP) to meet the expectations of Contra Costa Health Services. Program guidance is given in Chapters 1 through 8. Guidance for preparing an RMP document is given in Chapter 9, and examples of RMP documentation that would meet Contra Costa Health Services' expectations are included in Appendix A. Specific guidance is not given for preparing the Federal EPA RMP but the major differences between the Federal RMP and Contra Costa Health Services are cited below in California Vs Federal Regulations and Guidance. Specific guidance for preparing the Federal EPA RMP is contained in the EPA guidance document "General Guidance on Risk Management Programs."