Unified Program: Laws and Regulations

Various sections of California Code of Regulations, Title 27 have been revised and became effective July 1, 2018. Though the initial 45-day public comment period began November 3, 2017, outreach efforts to inform regulating and regulated partners began long before. Upon closure of the 45-day public comment period, an extended 15-day comment period was established, closing on March 28, 2018. Revisions to Title 27 were necessary in order to reorganize, update and incorporate new parameters for administering the Unified Program and accomplishing the objectives of coordination, consolidation and consistency in the protection of human health, safety and the environment.
The vast majority of the adopted revisions are non-substantial amendments to the existing Unified Program requirements, having no effect or impact on regulated businesses, Unified Program Agencies or state agencies having Unified Program responsibilities. Substantial amendments have been adopted for the purpose of establishing consistency with current requirements, practices and procedures. Non-substantial and substantial amendments, as well as the necessity and purpose for each, are detailed in the following rulemaking documents:
• Initial Statement of Reasons (https://calepa.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/62/2017/11/Unified-Program-Title-27-ISOR-Oct-2017.pdf)
• Initial Statement of Reasons- Supplement (https://calepa.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/62/2018/03/ISOR-Supplement.pdf), and
• Final Statement of Reasons (https://calepa.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/62/2018/07/FSOR.pdf ).

The newly adopted text for Title 27 and the Data Dictionary is available on the Office of Administrative Law website as follows: https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/index?__lrTS=20180705202345602&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)

For convenience, CalEPA has provided the amended regulatory text in PDF format available below.

This webpage does not serve as an approved law book or an official book of regulations.
When citing laws or regulations, an approved law book or an official book of regulations must be used.

CalEPA Unified Program

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Program (CAL FIRE- Office of the State Fire Marshal)

Area Plan Program/Business Plan Program (CalOES- Governor’s Office of Emergency Services)

California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalOES- Governor’s Office of Emergency Services)

Hazardous Material Management Plan/Hazardous Material Inventory Statement Program (CAL FIRE- Office of the State Fire Marshal)

Hazardous Waste Generator/Tiered Permitting Program (Department of Toxic Substances Control)

Underground Storage Tank Program (State Water Resources Control Board)