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Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) /
Hazardous Materials Management Program
If this is an emergency, or hazardous materials spill/release, CALL 911
The Oakland Fire Department is no longer the Certified Unified Program Agency for the City of Oakland. The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has designated the Alameda County Department of Environmental Health (ACDEH) as the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for the City of Oakland. All CUPA Programs within the City of Oakland that were previously under the jurisdiction of the City of Oakland have been transferred to ACDEH.
This change affects all businesses that are required to comply with the following requirements:
• Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)
• California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program
• Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program
• Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA)
• Hazardous Waste Generator and Onsite Hazardous Waste Treatment Programs
• Hazardous Material Management Plans and Hazardous Material Inventory Statements
The City of Oakland Fire Department will continue to implement all fire code requirements specific to your facility.
If you are not sure if your facility is subject to requirements of one or more of the above programs, please contact ACDEH at the telephone number or email address below. If you have not paid your annual fees for this year, please notify ACDEH directly.
ACDEH, City of Oakland and CalEPA are working together to provide a smooth transition for your facility.
If you have any questions please contact ACDEH at (510) 567-6702.
Helpful Links to answer any questions you may have concerning hazardous materials:
Industrial and Commercial Stormwater Protection
The Oakland Fire Department in conjunction with the Environmental Services Division is responsible for enforcing creek and stormwater protection regulations including OMC 13.16, Oakland's Municipal NPDES Permit, and the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program.
All facilities must incorporate best management practices to prevent pollution of stormwater or water resources in the Bay Area. Additionally, certain facilities must obtain an Individual or Notice of Intent to operate under a general industrial NPDES permit with the Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The discharge of pollutants to streets and stormdrains and/or creating a potential to pollute stormwater is a violation of local, State, and Federal clean water laws. Facilities are inspected regularly or upon response to a compliant to ensure compliance with all clean water regulations. Any and all discharges of non-stormwater to streets, stormdrains or waterbodies is an illicit discharge punishable with fines, fees, and/or court action.
- Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program
- Oakland Environmental Services Division - Watershed Program
- Regional Water Quality Control Board
Related Links and Resources
- California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)
- Office of Emergency Services (OES)
- Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
- State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
- State Fire Marshal's Office
- Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
- Oakland Environmental Services Division
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD)
- Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)
- Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)