CUPA

Raul M. Rojas, County Purchasing Agent, Director, Public Works
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In compliance with Senate Bill 1082, California's Secretary for Environmental Protection established the unified hazardous waste and hazardous materials management regulatory program (Unified Program).

We are the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) and it's our job to consolidate the administration, permits, inspections, and enforcement activities of the following environmental and emergency management programs.

The Marin County Certified Unified Programs Agency (CUPA) regulates and inspects over 750 Marin businesses.  If you operate a business in Marin County which requires compliance with this program, we are not just here to check for compliance, we're also here to help you meet compliance requirements.  Our staff is always available to answer questions and offer assistance as needed.  So please don't hesitate to contact us if you need some help.

 

CERS

ASSEMBLY BILL AB2286

In September 2008, California Assembly Bill AB2286 was signed into law by the Governor requiring that by January 1, 2014 all businesses and agencies report to their CUPA electronically. As a result, Marin County CUPA is requiring all regulated facilities report electronically by January 1, 2014, to CalEPA’s California Environmental Reporting System (“CERS”).

Instructions:
  1. Go to the CERS website and create an account.
  2. Once you have access to CERS, request access to an existing CERS business by clicking “Search Existing Business/Facilities.” Search for your facility (some data was uploaded for current regulated facilities). When you find your facility, request access to it. An e-mail will be sent to Marin CUPA staff to verify. Go to step 4.
  3. If your business is new within the year you’ll need to click “Add a New Facility.”
  4. Once you have access to your facility, update or create the Facility Information Section, Business Activities Page, Hazardous Materials Inventory, and upload a copy of the current Emergency Response/Contingency Plan and Facility Site Map. If you are in multiple programs in CUPA, you may have more information to submit.

Help, information, and training on CERS can be found on the CERS Central website. Marin County CUPA is working with a consultant, Pacific Management Services (PMS), to provide individual assistance to our regulated businesses on CERS data entry. For assistance from PMS, please call (888) 357-7088. Also, Marin County CUPA is providing computer training classes on Fridays. To register, please e-mail Marin County CUPA at cers@marincounty.org. Please take advantage of this FREE training and service now so you can be sure your data is submitted electronically by January 1, 2014.

CUPA Fee Schedule

ORDINANCE NO. 3490 (Summary Related to Fees)

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF MARIN DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

7.80.015 Fee Schedule

Pursuant to Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.11, Section 25404.5(a), each CUPA shall institute a single fee system for all CUPA programs. Any existing fees for programs now under CUPA are to be replaced by the single fee system. These fees are to be set to a level sufficient to pay necessary and reasonable cost incurred by the CUPA in administering the CUPA programs. The changes in the fee schedule shall become in effect upon the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section. Future amendments may be added to cover the costs of implementing the various CUPA programs. No refund or rebate of a permit application shall be allowed by reason of the fact that the permit is denied or the permittee discontinues the activity or use of a facility prior to the expiration of the term of that permit.

Schedule of Fees

Hazardous Materials Area Plan

For information regarding this document,  call  415-473-6647

Required CUPA Forms

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