There will be intermittent outages to the City's Website on Sunday, September 19th between 5:00 am and 4:00 pm for a planned system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Toxics Management Division
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 Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks

As of January 1, 2008, the Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) have the responsibility and authority to implement and enforce the requirements of Chapter 6.67 of the California Health and Safety Code (the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA)).

APSA was enacted to protect the state's people and natural resources from aboveground petroleum storage tank spills. Facilities storing petroleum in aboveground tanks or containers with a shell capacity of 55 gallons or greater and a total storage capacity of 1,320 gallons or more are subject to APSA.  Facilities with one or more tanks in underground areas are also subject to APSA, regardless of the 1,320-gallon total petroleum storage capacity threshold.  Petroleum means any crude oil, or fraction thereof, which is liquid at 60 degrees Fahrenheit temperature and 14.7 pounds per square inch absolute pressure. Examples of petroleum includes crude oil, sludge, mineral oil, petroleum solvents, gasoline, diesel, jet fuels, residual fuel oils, lubricants, kerosene, soluble cutting and metalworking fluid containing petroleum, inks and coatings containing petroleum, biodiesel (if it's not 100% biodiesel), and used oils. LPG is not included. For more information on the APSA program, please see the Office of the State Fire Marshal's APSA webpage.

In addition, facilities with certain quantities of oil storage are required to prepare and implement a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan in accordance with U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 112 and conduct periodic inspections to assure compliance with 40CFR112. More information on the SPCC program can be found on the EPA's Oil Spills Prevention and Preparedness webpage:

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