California Accidental Release Prevention Program

CalEPA oversees the statewide implementation of the California Accidental Release
Prevention (CalARP) program, which aims to prevent accidental releases of extremely
hazardous substances that pose the greatest risk of immediate harm to the public and
the environment, minimize the damage if releases do occur, and to satisfy community
right-to-know laws.

Training Opportunities

Central Valley Chemical Safety Day

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023

Time: 8:00AM

Location: Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380

Overview: The Central Valley Chemical Safety Day has been developed to increase company and public awareness about the importance of preparing for chemical emergencies and to encourage companies and their employees to take action.

For registration and more information:


26th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference

Date: Monday, February 26 through Thursday, February 29, 2024

Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: Hyatt Regency, 1333 Burlingame, CA, 94010

Overview: 2024 will be the 26th year of the California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, presented by the California CUPA Forum. The Forum is a single statewide organization consolidating unified program implementation efforts and representing all Unified Program Agencies with a single voice. This is the premiere environmental conference in California, if not the world. We are expecting 2500-3000 attendees this year.

For registration and more information: Registration fees go up on January 27, 2024 and again on February 19, 2024 in an effort to get confirmations early for planning purposes. 

Legal Authority:

California State Law: California Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.95, Article 2, Sections 25531 to 25543.3

California State Regulations: California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 2, Chapter 4.5, Article 1 to 11, Sections 2735.1 to 2785.1

If you have any questions regarding the CalARP program, please contact the program at