Publications, including papers and reports, monthly newsletters, relevant to the Unified Program are listed below. Required reporting forms and instructions are also included for use by Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA), Designated Agencies (DA), Participating Agencies (PA) and the regulated community. Most of the forms below are in MS Word and/or Adobe Acrobat format.

Unified Program Administrative Advisory Group (UPAAG) Strategic Plan

Business-to-CUPA Reporting Forms

All businesses should now use the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) to fulfill business-to-CUPA reporting.

Electronic Reporting Templates

  • Formal Enforcement Summary (PDF)
  • Formal Enforcement Summary Instructions (PDF)
  • Consolidated Emergency Response/Contingency Plan  (PDF, MS Word)
  • Consolidated Emergency Response/Contingency Plan Instructions (PDF | MS Word)

CUPA Self Audititing and Reporting Guidance

Unified Program Guidance

Required Summary Reporting Forms and Instructions for “CUPA-to-State” Reporting

CUPA Formal Enforcement Reports

The CalEPA Enforcement Report is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Secretary, the Boards, Departments and Office within the agency and our allied enforcement partners.

Annual Summary Report Data

Inspection Activity (Report 3) Enforcement Activity (Report 4) Inspection Activity Summary Enforcement Activity Summary
FY 12-13 (Excel) FY 12-13 (Excel) FY 12-13 (Word) FY 12-13 (Word)
FY 11-12 (Excel) FY 11-12 (Excel)    
FY 10-11 (Excel) FY 10-11 (Excel)    
FY 09-10 (Excel) FY 09-10 (Excel)    
FY 08-09 (Excel) FY 08-09 (Excel)    
FY 07-08 (Excel) FY 07-08 (Excel)    
FY 06-07 (Excel) FY 06-07 (Excel)    
FY 05-06 (Excel) FY 05-06 (Excel)    
FY 04-05 (Excel) FY 04-05 (Excel)    
FY 03-04 (Excel) FY 03-04 (Excel)    
FY 02-03 (Excel) FY 02-03 (Excel)    

Fee Schedules for State Agency CUPA's

Universal Waste Information

Federal Facilities Excluded from California Business Plan Requirements

Reports to the State Legislature

Status of Unified Program Implementation and the Rural CUPA Reimbursement Account (PDF)
This report contains an update on the status of Unified Program Implementation statewide. It also contains information on the Rural CUPA Reimbursement Account status as of February 2002.

Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Program Statewide Standards (PDF)
This report contains the established statewide standards for implementation of the Unified Program by local Unified Program Agencies. The Appendix to this report is the Compendium of CUPA Performance Standards (PDF)

Recommendations to Improve Unified Program Enforcement Consistency (PDF)
This report evaluates existing enforcement authorities and processes available under the Unified Program and recommends consideration of statutory changes to make enforcement more consistent.


Rural Reimbursement Account Information

As of January 1, 2002, a county for which a Certified Unified Permit Agency (CUPA) has not been certified on or before January 1, 2000, and where the Unified Program is implemented after that time, is eligible for an allocation of up to $60,000, pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 25404.8 California Health and Safety Code (HSC). Any CUPA may apply for the Rural CUPA Reimbursement Account if it meets criteria contained in the Reimbursement Guidelines.

State Surcharge


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Last updated: February 19, 2015
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