Hazardous Materials Management
Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)
The County of Orange Health Care Agency Environmental Health Division was designated by the State Secretary for Environmental Protection on January 1, 1996, as the CUPA for the County of Orange. The CUPA is the local administrative agency that coordinates 6 programs regulating hazardous materials and hazardous wastes in Orange County.
- Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST)
- Business Plan
- California Accidental Release Program (CalARP)
- Hazardous Materials Disclosure (HMD)
- Hazardous Waste
- Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
- Administering Services
- UST Testing
- State Water Resources Control Board Docs
- UST Forms
- UST Modifications and Repairs
- Diclosure and UST Online Reporting
- Program Changes
- Public Records
- Reporting Requirements
- Spill Notifications
- Quick Links
Administering ServicesIn the city of Orange, the Hazardous Waste, Aboveground Storage Tank and CalARP programs are administered by the County of Orange Health Care Agency, while the City of Orange administers the other three elements in the bullet-point list above.
Contact the Orange City Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau, Hazardous Materials Section for specific information regarding the requirements for USTs, Business Plans and Hazardous Materials Disclosure, please call (714) 288-2551 .
The CUPA will offer businesses the benefit of a single-fee system incorporating all the fees from the 6 programs. For more information regarding billing, Hazardous Waste, Aboveground Storage Tanks or the CalARP program, please call (714) 433-6000.
To notify this Agency of an upcoming Monitoring System Certification, Spill Container Test, Secondary Containment (SB989) Test, or Overfill Prevention Equipment Inspection, please submit your request by email to HazardousMaterials@cityoforange.org at least 48 hours prior to the test.
For tests conducted on or after October 1, 2018, results must be submitted on the following state forms:
Test results are due within 30 days and may be submitted directly to your assigned UST inspector.
Paper copies may be sent to:
Hazardous Materials Program
176 S. Grand Street
Orange, CA 92866
Businesses are required to submit all required UST compliance documents to the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). To access the Business Portal, please visit https://cers.calepa.ca.gov/.
UST Modifications and Repairs
Please refer to our Standard Operating Procedure for UST Repair and Modification Permitting document to determine if the scope of work you intend to perform will require the submittal of a “plan check” and payment of fees to Orange City Fire Department.
Changes to any portion of the HMBEP requires businesses to report a significant change or 100% increase of materials within 30 days. If the facility no longer meets reporting requirements, notification shall be made within 30 days to avoid assessed penalties.
Information contained in these disclosures (except for plot plans, trade secrets and sensitive information) is public record and may be reviewed during normal fire department business hours (Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm) with prior appointment.
If your facility uses, handles, or stores materials at any one time, in quantities greater than or equal to: 55 gallons of a liquid 500 pounds of a solid 200 cubic feet of a gas The threshold planning quantity for extremely hazardous substances, under both of the following conditions: The hazardous material is an extremely hazardous substance, as defined in Section 355.61 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations The threshold planning quantity for that extremely hazardous substance listed in Appendices A and B of Part 355 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is less than 500 pounds. Radioactive materials above the reportable threshold Carcinogens
Should a release or potential release occur, the California Health and Safety Code requires handlers of hazardous materials to immediately notify the following: