Hazardous Materials Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)

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Notice of Public Review and Comment Period for Risk Management Plan (RMP) Submittal

Free CUPA Workshops: November 28th, December 5th, & December 11th. Registration Open. 


IMPORTANT UPDATE: eHazMat Portal Closure Notice

For more information, please visit our Portal to CERS Help Page

Please file your electronic HMBP on ONE WEBSITE ONLY - use eHazMat portal (local) or CERS

 Hazardous Materials Business Plan Electronic Submittals - eHazMat portal (local)

Hazardous Materials Business Plan Electronic Submittals - California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)


Notification to all Hazardous Waste Generators:

If your facility generates hazardous waste, be advised DTSC will be sending out the annual EPA ID # Verification Questionnaire (EVQ) via email during the month of October.  DTSC will not send out paper notices.  If you fail to complete this questionnaire on line, DTSC will INACTIVATE your EPA ID #.  You will not be able to have your hazardous waste picked up for disposal until you have re-activated your EPA ID #. 

 To complete the questionnaire, visit DTSC’s website: https://evq.dtsc.ca.gov/Home.aspx


The Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) is responsible for implementing a unified hazardous materials and hazardous waste management regulatory program. The agency provides oversight of the six state-mandated programs:

  1. Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)
  2. California Accidental Release Program (CalARP)
  3. Underground Storage Tank Program (UST)
  4. Aboveground Storage Tank Program (APSA)
  5. Hazardous Waste Generator Program
  6. Tiered Permitting Program

Compliance is achieved through routine inspections of all regulated facilities, and investigation of citizen based complaints and inquiries regarding improper handling and/or disposal of hazardous materials and/or hazardous wastes. Hazardous waste source reduction is a primary goal of the CUPA. Additionally, the agency provides oversight for the remediation of contaminated sites.

To learn more about the six state-mandated programs and the applicability to businesses, please refer to the CUPA Compliance Reference Manual.

CUPA MANUAL

Phone: (559) 600-3271 Fax: (559) 600-7629 
Email: fresnocountycupa@fresnocountyca.gov

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