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Hazardous Materials Programs - Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)

In 1996 the California Environmental Protection Agency designated Santa Cruz County Environmental Health Services (EHS) as the "Certified Unified Program Agency" (CUPA) within the geographic boundaries of the County (including all four Cities).  As the CUPA, EHS is responsible for enforcing State statutes and regulations as well as the local ordinance (Chapter 7.100) pertaining to the storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.  The following links are provided for your reference:

California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) 
Important information about how to meet the California electronic reporting requirements!

 The CUPA is responsible for implementing a unified hazardous materials regulatory program throughout the County. Compliance is verified through annual routine inspections of all regulated facilities and investigation of citizen based complaints or inquiries regarding improper handling and/or disposal of hazardous materials or hazardous wastes.  The following programs are administered under the CUPA authority:

CUPA Programs

Title 27 Regulations and Unified Program Consolidated Forms


Area Plan for Hazardous Materials Emergency Response


Hazardous Materials Advisory Commission


Site Mitigation


General Forms



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