Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)


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Senate Bill 1082, passed in 1993, creating the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).  The Unified Program consolidates six state environmental programs under one program, under the authority of a Certified Unified Program Agency. Designed to protect the public, worker safety, first responders and the environment, the Santa Monica Fire Prevention Division has oversight responsible for hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, above ground tanks, hazardous materials, community right-to-know, and accidental release prevention programs. For detailed program descriptions follow the Program Element Summaries link below.The Santa Monica Fire Department was certified by the California Environmental Protection Agency as the Certified Unified Program Agency for the City of Santa Monica in 1997. The Division conducts both CUPA regulatory inspections and Fire Code inspections for all program elements, with the exception of the hazardous waste program. The Division contracts with the Los Angeles County Fire Department Health Hazardous Materials for hazardous waste inspection and enforcement of the hazardous waste program. If you are subject to the reporting requirements under the CUPA program you must now report electronically, please follow the link below to access the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) and CERS user guide.




Contact Information

Fire Prevention Division -CUPA
333 Olympic Drive, 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-4971

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