Unified Program and COVID-19
Administration, Implementation and Regulatory Compliance
CalEPA issued a Statement on Compliance with Regulatory Requirements During the COVID-19 Emergency, which applies to all environmental regulations in California. Please read it carefully, as it also provides specific instructions to regulated facilities that may need additional compliance assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regulated facilities must contact the appropriate CalEPA board, department or office before falling out of compliance. Within the Unified Program, regulatory agencies also include the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Cal Fire.
Contacts and guidance webpages for each of the six Unified Program hazardous materials and waste programs are provided below. When submitting a request, CalEPA recommends cc’ing your local Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA). A link to the directory of local CUPAs is also provided below.
Requests will be expedited. CalEPA, Unified Program state agency partners and local CUPAs are maintaining close communication and collaboration.
Contacts for Compliance Assistance
See below for Unified Program state agency contacts, as well links to COVID-19 specific guidance for each of the six Unified Program hazardous materials and waste programs. When submitting your request for compliance assistance, cc your local CUPA using the Unified Program Regulator Directory.
Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Program
Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program
California Accidental Release Prevention Program
Fire Code – Hazardous Material Management Plan/Hazardous Material Inventory Statement
- Contact: Chief James Hosler
Hazardous Waste Generator/Tiered Permitting Program
- Contact: Maria Soria
Underground Storage Tank Program
- Contact: Laura Fisher
Unified Program Administration and Implementation
Unified Program Links
- Unified Program Home
- Unified Program and COVID-19
- CUPA Performance Evaluations
- Electronic Reporting
- Unified Program Publications and Forms
- Inspection & Enforcement Resources for Unified Program Agencies
- Unified Program Laws and Regulations
- Rural Reimbursements
- Unified Program Training
- Subscribe to the Unified Program Listserv
- Unified Program Contacts