Regulatory Inspections


Administration & Finance


Environment, Health, and Safety

Contact Information: 

Marc Majewski / EHS Director / (415) 338-2596 /

Effective Date: 

Sunday, January 1, 2017


California Administrative Codes that require regulatory inspections


The objective of this Policy is to define procedures for responding to regulatory agency inspections.


Federal, State, and Local regulations require regulatory agencies to periodically inspect businesses.

The types of inspections SFSU typically encounters fall into the following categories:

  1. Permit compliance and/or renewal inspections (BAAQMD, CUPA, SFDPH)
  2. Hazardous materials / hazardous waste storage inspections (CUPA, SFDPH)
  3. Fire safety inspections (Cal-Fire, SFFD)
  4. Occupational health & safety inspections (Cal/OSHA)

Inspectors may call ahead to make an appointment, or may show up unannounced. 

Permit renewal inspections are often scheduled in advance, and are a mandatory part of the permit renewal process.

Safety (Cal/OSHA) inspections are generally unannounced, usually resulting from an employee complaint or following a workplace accident.  Their inspection format is very structured and formal.


Attachment 1:  General Guidelines to Assist You When a Regulatory Agency Inspector Arrives at SFSU

Attachment 2:  List of SFSU Contacts for Regulatory Agency Inspections

Attachment 3:  List of Documents Typically Requested During a Regulatory Inspection/ Document Location(s)

Searchable Words:

BAAQMD, CalFire, Cal/OSHA, CUPA, DOT, Elevator, Pressure Vessel, RHB, SFDPH, SFFD, SFPUC, Storage Tank, Stormwater, Wastewater, Well