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Certified Unified Program Agency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Certified Unified Program Agencies, or CUPAs, are local agencies that are certified by the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal. EPA) to implement the Cal.
Beginning July 1, 2013, the Orange County CUPA will be implementing the Hazardous Material Disclosure. The Environmental Health Division was designated as the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).
EPA Unified Program elements in the CUPA's jurisdiction. The Cal. EPA Unified Program consolidates, coordinates, and makes consistent the administrative requirements, permits, inspections, and enforcement activities of six environmental and emergency response programs in California. These six programs (and their corresponding state oversight agencies) are: The mission of the Unified Program is to protect public health and safety, to restore and enhance environmental quality, and to sustain economic vitality through effective and efficient implementation of the Unified Program. The Unified Program was established by California Senate Bill 1. Calderon) in 1. 99. Regulations were written to implement and enforce this law and the first CUPAs were certified in 1. There are now 8. 3 CUPAs in California and Cal. EPA regularly evaluates them for compliance with established statutory and regulatory standards.DTSC was also certified, effective January 1, 2.
CUPA for Imperial and Trinity Counties.Under Secretary of Cal. EPA Matthew Rodriquez, Assistant Secretary for Local Program Coordination and Emergency Response Jim Bohon is head of the Unified Program (since 2.
Previous to Assistant Secretary Bohon, Assistant Secretary Don Johnson was the head of the Unified Program since its inception in 1. CUPAs have statutory authority to require permits, inspect facilities, issue violations, and perform enforcement actions - including the authority to photograph any hazardous material or hazardous waste, container, container label, vehicle, waste treatment process, waste disposal site, or condition constituting a violation of law found during an inspection (California Health and Safety Code, Chapter 6. Section 2. 55. 11(a) and Chapter 6. Section 2. 51. 85(a)(5)). External linksReferences.
San Bernardino County Fire Department. Victorville CUPA Transitions to the San Bernardino County CUPA. The Hazardous Materials Division of the San Bernardino County Fire Department is. State Secretary for Environmental Protection as the Certified. Unified Program Agency or "CUPA" for the County of San Bernardino in order. The CUPA is charged with the responsibility of conducting compliance inspections. San Bernardino County.
These facilities handle. The CUPA provides a comprehensive environmental management approach. This balanced approach utilizes education and effective.
As a CUPA, San Bernardino County Fire Department manages six hazardous material. The CUPA program is designed to consolidate. San Bernardino County (with the exception. Victorville). This approach strives to reduce overlapping and.
The six programs are: Permit Requirements and Fees. Facilities that handle hazardous materials or generate hazardous wastes will require. CUPA permit that includes each applicable CUPA program element. The. The minimum information for the application.
Business Emergency/Contingency. Plan. The Activities Declaration in that package and the following. To discuss. your specific permit requirements contact a Specialist at (9. When proposing a new or modified. CUPA, the fire department having. Each of these organizations.
View the Permit Fees. Compliance. The CUPAs policy is to educate facility operators regarding requirements for handling.
The inspection program. To protect human health, safety and the environment. CUPA also has a comprehensive Investigations and Enforcement. Hazardous Materials Release Response Plans And Inventory (Business Plan). The purpose of this CUPA program is to provide information regarding hazardous materials.
Facilities are required to disclose all hazardous. The plans must be updated by March 1st of each year.
Facilities are also required to. Inspections are conducted periodically to verify the inventory. In San Bernardino County, the Business Emergency/Contingency Plan ("Business. Plan") is also used to satisfy the contingency plan requirement for hazardous. Any business subject to any of the CUPA permits is required in. San Bernardino County to file a Business Emergency/Contingency Plan. These. A new business going.
County or City planning or building approval is. Business Emergency/Contingency Plan requirement prior. The quantities that trigger disclosure are based on the maximum quantity on site. The basic quantities are: hazardous materials at or exceeding. I or II pesticides, or explosives; specified. Submission of the Business Emergency/ Contingency Plan. EPCRA 3. 11- 3. 12 Tier II Reporting requirement of the USEPA if done in.
EPCRA instructions. For more information, see the. Business Emergency/Contingency Plan Guidelines and Forms. With the exception of confidential contact and location information and substantiated. Requests. to review business plans or any other Hazardous Materials Division records are handled. Hazardous Materials Records Research and Review Service.
Release Reporting. Businesses that handle hazardous materials are required by law to provide an immediate. Agency reporting numbers are located on Page 4 of your Business Emergency/Contingency. Plan. Fines of up to $2. Any releases or threatened releases. Hazardous Materials Division at 1.
TOXIC. or 9. 09. 3. State Office of Emergency Services (OES) Warning Center. Reports to OES can be made by calling 8. If a release. involves a hazardous substance listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title. National Response Center and a follow- up notice. Reporting forms may be obtained from. Department or from the California Code of Regulations Title 1.
What is a Hazardous Material? The California Health and Safety Code defines a Hazardous Material as "any. Thus, hazardous. material is a broad term for all substances that may be hazardous, specifically. Substances that are flammable. Because of the broad definition of this law, if a substance is. These include substances that require a Material Safety Data Sheet. Some common hazardous materials include: oil, fuels, paints, thinners.
Penalties for Non- Compliance. Any business that violates any provision of the Business Emergency Plan shall be. Any business that knowingly and willfully violates any provision. Business Emergency Plan shall be civilly liable in an amount not to exceed. CA Health and Safety.
Code, Section 2. 55. Any person who willfully prevents, interferes with, or attempts to impede the enforcement.
Administering Agency is. Health and Safety Code, Section 2. If the violation results in, or significantly contributes to an emergency, including. Where can I get forms or help? If you have any question or concerns, please contact. Division. The Business. Emergency/Contingency Plan forms are available from this site or they.
California. Accidental Release Prevention Program (Cal. ARP). The goal of the San Bernardino County California Accidental Release Prevention (Cal. ARP). program is to reduce risks of regulated substances involving regulated substances. Risk Management. Plans (RMPs) and Prevention Programs. Authority: The Cal. ARP program is codified in Chapter 6. Article 2 of the California Health and Safety Code and the regulations for.
California Code of Regulations. CCR) Title 1. 9, Section 2.
The San Bernardino County. Fire Department has the authority for this program throughout the 2. County with the exception of the incorporated City of Victorville which operates. CUPA programs through the Victorville City Fire Department. Cal. ARP requires certain facilities (referred to as "stationary sources"). The Cal. ARP program replaced the previous existing California Risk Management and. Prevention Program after federal EPA instituted the Accidental Release Prevention.
Program within the Clean Air Act 1. All facilities handling regulated. Cal. ARP registration form. Risk Management Plans(RMP): A Risk Management Plan requires. Stationary sources are required. CUPA. The most common regulated substances found in San Bernardino County.
RMP are chlorine, nitric acid, ammonium hydroxide, and anhydrous. There are hundreds of other chemicals that may require the RMP at specified. These specific chemicals and their threshold quantities are. Appendix C of the Business Emergency/Contingency Plan Guidelines and. Forms or in the Cal. ARP regulations found in CCR. Title 1. 9. Where can I find information on the RMP?
The California Accidental Release Prevention. Program regulations and other Statewide information regarding Cal. ARP are. located at the web site of the California. Office of Emergency Services.
Extensive guidance is available from US EPA's web site and these tools are useful for stationary. RMPs whether they are subject to the federal rule or not. When is my RMP due? Facilities with new or modified covered processes are required to prepare Risk Management. Plans and implement accident prevention programs before operations commence. The. risks related to regulated substances may also trigger additional studies or mitigations. Existing facilities handling quantities.
Clean Air Act 1. 12 (r) were required. RMP with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and the CUPA and. June 2. 1, 1. 99. Those. facilities that have submitted a RMP previously are required to submit a revised. RMP no later than 5 years after the initial RMP submission. Facilities working.
Risk Management Plan (RMP) update should be aware that. EPA has proposed regulatory and technical changes to RMP submissions to be effective. At the time the new requirements become effective, the new RMP*Submit. For all other existing handlers of regulated substances, the San Bernardino County. CUPA originally established a deadline of March 1, 2. RMPs. In November of 2.
September 1. 2. 00. The regulations require that the methodologies for the technical studies and.
In addition to the Business Emergency. Contingency Plan and the Regulated substance. Basic RMP Workplan.
Risk Management Plan. The. San Bernardino County CUPA Cal. ARP Submission Process describes specific. CUPA. Underground Storage Tank Program. The Hazardous Materials Division oversees the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program throughout San. Bernardino County, with the exception of the City of Victorville. The purpose of this program is to ensure that hazardous substances are not released into the groundwater.
UST systems. Specialists annually inspect tank system components and the. UST systems comply. UST Owner/Operator Responsibilities. Maintain appropriate permits and pay annual fees.
Comply with applicable laws and regulations set forth. Chapter 6. 7 of the California Health & Safety Code and the associated regulations. Title 2. 3 of the California Code of Regulations. Submit required UST- related information and forms via the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
Maintain and monitor the UST system. Report and remediate all unauthorized releases. Construction and Removal of UST Systems.
The Hazardous Materials Division oversees the construction (installation, modification. UST systems. Prior to commencing site work, project activities. More specifically, plan submittal. New installations Piping and/or UST upgrade Any project that requires breaking or removing concrete/asphalt/soil. Fuel Dispenser replacements. Fuel Conversions.
Cold Start of the Monitoring System. Repairs/modifications. Replacement or installation of leak detection monitoring panels and/or probes.
See the UST Construction Guidelines or UST Removal Guidelines for more details. Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA)/Spill Prevention.
Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC Plan) Facilities that have cumulative aboveground storage. Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA). Facilities that are subject. APSA must prepare a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC. Plan) in accordance with the oil pollution prevention guidelines in the Federal. Code of Regulations (4.
CFR 1. 12). Facilities handling petroleum or any other hazardous material require a. Both petroleum and non- petroleum aboveground.