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Programs

The CUPA administers the following programs: Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program
Chapter 6.95 of the Health and Safety Code establishes minimum statewide standards for Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMBP's). HMBP's contain basic information on the location, type, quantity, and health risks of hazardous materials and/or waste. Each business shall prepare a HMBP if that business uses, handles, or stores a hazardous material and/or waste or an extremely hazardous material in quantities greater than or equal to the following:
  • 55 gallons for a liquid
  • 500 pounds of a solid
  • 200 cubic feet for any compressed gas
  • Threshold planning quantities of an extremely hazardous substance
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Hazardous Waste Generator Program
The Hazardous Waste Generator Program regulates businesses that generate any amount of a hazardous waste. Proper handling, recycling, treating, storing and disposing of hazardous waste are key elements to this program.

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Underground Storage Tank Program
The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program regulates the construction, operation, repair and removals of UST systems used to store hazardous materials and/or waste.

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California Accidental Release Program
The California Accidental Release Program (Cal ARP) requires any business that handles more than threshold quantities of an extremely hazardous substance to develop a Risk Management Plan (RMP). The RMP is implemented by the business to prevent or mitigate releases of regulated substances that could have off-site consequences through hazard identification, planning, source reduction, maintenance, training, and engineering controls.

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Tiered Permitting
The Tiered Permitting Program regulates the onsite treatment of hazardous waste.

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Aboveground Storage Tanks
Facilities with a single tank or cumulative aboveground storage capacities of 1,320 gallons or greater of petroleum-based liquid product (gasoline, diesel, lubricants, etc.) must develop a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plan (SPCC).
An SPCC plan must be prepared in accordance with the oil pollution prevention guidelines in the Federal Code of Regulations (40 CFR, 112). This plan must include procedures, methods, and equipment at the facility to prevent discharges of petroleum from reaching navigable waters. A Registered Professional Engineer must certify an SPCC plan and a complete copy of the plan must be maintained on site.

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The county is the Unified Program Agency for the area that includes the cities of Albany, Alameda, Piedmont, Emeryville, Dublin, Newark and unincorporated county. The cities of Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, Fremont, Pleasanton/Livermore, and Union City were certified by state DTSC to self-implement the Unified Program Agency programs.

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Online Services
CUPA File Review Request
Tank Removal Request Form
Forms
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CERS E Reporting Authorization Form
General Instructions
Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Facility Statement*
Generator Survey Form*
Change of Ownership / Operator UST*
Designated UST Operator Form*
UST Modification Plan*
UST Monitoring Plan Form*
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