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Toxics Management Division
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 What is a CUPA?

Senate Bill 1082, passed in 1993, created the Unified Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials Management Regulatory Program (Unified Program), which requires the administrative consolidation of six hazardous materials and waste programs under one agency, a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA). The intent has been to simplify the hazardous materials regulatory environment and provide a single point of contact for businesses to address inspection, permitting, billing, and enforcement issues.

As the CUPA, the City of Berkeley Toxics Management Division administers the following six hazardous materials program areas:

  1. Hazardous Materials Release Response Plans and Inventories (HMRRP) Program (also known as the Hazardous Materials Business Plan), Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.95, Article 1, with supplemental regulations in California Code of Regulations Title 19, Sections 2620-2732.
  2. California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program, Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.95, Article 2, with supplemental regulations in California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Sections 2735-2785.
  3. Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program, Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.7, with accompanying regulations in the California Code of Regulations, Title 23.
  4. Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act,  Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.67, Section 25270-25270.13.
  5. Hazardous Waste Generator and Onsite Hazardous Waste Treatment (tiered permitting) Programs, Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.5, with accompanying regulations in the California Code of Regulations, Title 22.
  6. Hazardous Materials Management Plans (HMMP) and Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements per California Fire Code, California Code of Regulations, Title 27, Division 2, Chapter 4.5.

For more detailed information regarding these programs in the City of Berkeley, please click here.

All of these laws and regulations can be accessed from the following web site: http://calepa.ca.gov/CUPA/LawsRegs/


 
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