California Environmental Protection Agency

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

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 Californias water resources, and ensure their allocation and efficient use for the benefit of present and future generations.

CalEPA Spotlight

2018 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards 
Submissions Due by July 31

Applications are now being accepted for California’s most prestigious environmental award. Individuals, organizations and businesses are encouraged to submit their leadership and achievements in conserving resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the state’s economy. See last year’s award recipients.

News & Updates

Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee Meets on June 20, 2018 (6/8/18)

2018 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards Now Accepting Applications (6/5/18)

Impacts of climate change in California significant and increasingly stark, new report says (5/9/18)

West Coast governments agree to co-operate on climate change, environment, trade and overdose crisis (3/16/18)

New Report Details How Cap-and-Trade Proceeds Benefit California (3/15/18)

California Officials Testify against U.S. EPA’s Proposed Repeal of National Climate Policy (2/28/18)

2017 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Winners Honored (1/17/18)

CARB Approves Plan to Meet California’s Bold Climate and Air Quality Goals (12/14/17)

CalEPA Accepting Applications for Environmental Justice Grants (11/30/17)

State Agencies Herald Approval of Landmark Agreement on Salton Sea Management, Public Health Protection (11/7/17)

Agreement Marks a Key Milestone for New River Improvement Project English | Español (10/30/17)

New Law Strengthens Water Quality Protections for Oil and Gas Production (10/13/17)

State Calls for Improved Air Quality Monitoring at California Refineries (9/28/17)

California Pursues New Health Protections on Chlorpyrifos  English | Español (8/18/17)

New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries (8/4/17)

Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards Now Open for 2017 Applications (6/22/17)

Secretary Rodriquez Issues Statement on U.S. Senate Vote on Federal Methane Rule (5/10/17)

Designation of Disadvantaged Communities for Cap-and-Trade Investments

2015 CalEPA Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report Now Available (PDF)

State Releases Plan to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life (PDF) (4/7/17)

New Report Details How Cap-and-Trade Proceeds Help Improve California (3/14/17)

New Reports to Examine Impact of Climate Change Programs on Disadvantaged Communities (2/2/17)

2016 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Winners Honored (1/19/17)

Past Years Achievements Under California Water Action Plan Highlighted (1/10/17)

CalEPA and OEHHA Finalize Major Update to Environmental Health Screening Tool  (1/9/17)

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