California Environmental Protection Agency

To restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality.

California Air Resources Board

To promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the state.


To protect the environment and preserve resources by empowering Californians to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Department of Pesticide Regulation

To protect human health and the environment by regulating pesticide sales and use, and by fostering reduced-risk pest management.

Department of Toxic Substances Control

To protect Californias people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated resources, enforcing hazardous waste laws, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

To protect and enhance public health and the environment by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances.

State Water Resources Control Board

To preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

CalEPA Spotlight

Wind turbines in the Imperial Valley desert generate clean energy


New Report Highlights Achievements in
California-Mexico Cooperation

Earlier this year, CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld convened the California-Mexico Border Relations Council for its first meeting under the Newsom administration. As documented in a new report, member agencies have made significant progress on a number of joint California-Mexico initiatives in the border region, from efforts to address cross-border pollution to a new task force that is providing support services for migrant families. Read more in the 2018 California-Mexico Border Relations Council Annual Report.

News & Updates


Salmon_Slough_at_Grant_Line_CanalState Agencies Seek Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System

State agencies are asking Californians to help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century. Input from the public will help the Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Food and Agriculture craft recommendations to Governor Gavin Newsom to fulfill his April 29 executive order calling for a suite of actions to build a climate-resilient water system and ensure healthy waterways. Read the press release. (6/13/19)


Chona SarteGovernor Newsom Issues Statement on Passing of Chona Sarte

Chona Sarte, a beloved colleague who served CalEPA and the people of California with dedication and compassion for more than a decade, passed away on June 10. Most recently, she served as Governor Gavin Newsom’s deputy director of external affairs. Read the Governor’s Statement. (6/12/19)



California Acts to Prohibit Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

In a move to protect workers, public health and the environment, CalEPA announced that the Department of Pesticide Regulation is acting to ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by initiating cancellation of the pesticide. Read the press release. (en español) (5/8/19)


Salmon_Slough_at_Grant_Line_CanalGovernor Newsom Directs State Agencies to Prepare Water Resilience Portfolio for California

As climate change continues to threaten the state’s water infrastructure and reliability, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order directing his administration to think differently and act boldly by developing a comprehensive strategy to build a climate-resilient water system. Read the Governor’s press release. (4/29/19)


Photo of CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld

Jared Blumenfeld Confirmed as California Secretary of Environmental Protection

The California Senate has confirmed Jared Blumenfeld as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). Blumenfeld was confirmed with a bipartisan vote of 32-3. Read the press release. (3/26/19)



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