Inspection and Enforcement Resources

The following inspection and enforcement resource documents are available to assist the Unified Program Agencies.

Inspection and Enforcement Program Guidance

  • Guidance Document for inspection and enforcement (PDF | Word)
  • Sample Inspection and Enforcement Plan from Sacramento County (PDF)

Inspection Related


  • CalEPA Recommended Guidance on Search Warrants (PDF)
  • Sample Affidavit for Inspection Warrant (PDF | Word)
  • Inspection Warrants (PDF | Word)
  • Sample Inspection Warrant (PDF | Word)
  • Sample UST File Review Equip Checklist 12-06 (PDF | Word)


  • Annual Underground Storage Tank Compliance Inspections (LG 159 Draft) (PDF | Word)
  • LG 159 Appendix A draft UST Compliance Inspection Report (PDF | Word)
  • CalEPA Suggested Guidelines for Digital Photos (PDF | Word)
  • Sample Hazardous Waste Generator CUPA Inspection Report (PDF | Word)
  • Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Inspection Checklist (PDF | Word)
  • Temporary Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Inspection Checklist (PDF | Word)
  • Sample Hazardous Waste Large Quantity Generator Inspection Form - DTSC (PDF | Word)
  • Sample UST Annual Inspection Guide 7-05 (PDF | Word)
  • Sample UST Install-Modification Guide (PDF | Word)
  • Fact Sheet Evidence and Sample Collection (PDF | Word)
  • Sample Chain of Custody Record from County of San Joaquin (PDF | Word)
  • Sample Chain of Custody Record from County of San Diego (PDF | Word)
  • Sample Chain of Custody Record U.S. EPA (PDF)
  • Fact Sheet on Interviewing Techniques (PDF | Word)


  • Inspection Report Writing Guidance for Unified Program Agencies (PDF)
  • Violation Classification Guidance Document (PDF)
  • Sample Return to Compliance Form (PDF)
  • Sample Procedure for Tracking Return to Compliance (PDF)

Enforcement Related

Additional Information

  • Overview of Environmental Law (PDF | Word)
  • CalEPA Recommended Guidance on Incentives for Voluntary Disclosure (PDF)
  • USEPA quick reference for Pre-Inspection, Field Inspections, Report Writing (PDF)
  • Acronyms (PDF | Word)
  • Fact Sheet on Inspector Safety (PDF | Word)
  • Fact Sheet – New Laws for Certified Appliance Recyclers (PDF)
  • Fact Sheet on Proposition 65 (PDF | Word)
  • Sample Hazardous Materials Questionnaire for non-residential construction applicants – from County of San Diego (PDF)

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Last updated: May 20, 2015
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