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RMP - General Chemical West Corporation - Bay Point Works

Bay Point, CA


General Chemical West Corporation Bay Point Works handles listed chemicals that are known to have an acute health effect to people. The facility is required by regulation to have prevention programs and emergency response plans for Contra Costa County to review. The facility occupies 26 acres, and is located in Contra Costa County, at the north end of Nichols Road in Bay Point, CA. The property occupied by Bay Point Works is in industrial use.

The Bay Point facility first opened in 1909 as a sulfuric acid plant. This site was selected for its convenient water transportation access, and the two main railroads servicing the East Bay area. Today, Bay Point Works manufactures semiconductor grade chemicals with purities extending to the parts per trillion levels. These high quality acids, etchants, cleaning formulations, and other process chemicals are used by semiconductor and wafer fabrications all over the world. As of December 2003, there were almost 90 employees onsite with round the clock shift production.

For additional information regarding this facility's operations and regulated materials handled, please view the Fact Sheet - English | Spanish and Audit Summaries English | Spanish.

Regulated Substances Subject to CalARP/Federal RMP/ISO:

Regulated Substances Program Level CalARP Regulated Federal RMP Regulated ISO Regulated
Anhydrous Ammonia 3 yes yes yes
Hydrogen Fluoride 3 yes yes yes
Hydrochloric Acid (>37%) 3 yes yes yes
Aqueous Ammonia 3 yes yes yes