CUPA State Surcharges

State Surcharges

The State Surcharges, paid by all businesses regulated under applicable program elements of the Unified Program, are used to fund the reasonable costs for all State Agencies with Unified Program Responsibilities. CUPAs are responsible for billing and collecting the state surcharges from each regulated business or facility as part of the Single Fee System. State Surcharges for Unified Program elements are as follows:

  • Oversight: $94.00 per business/facility
  • Underground Storage Tank Program: $20.00 per tank
  • California Accidental Release Prevention Program: $370.00 per regulated business
  • Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Program: $26.00 per tank facility
  • Refinery Safety:  Assessed to Refinery Facilities according to the daily barrel capacity (DBC)
    • $45,000 – Tier 1 (equal to or greater than 200,000 DBC)
    • $27,500 – Tier 2 (100,000 to 199,999 DBC)
    • $13,750 – Tier 3 (50,000 to 99,999 DBC)
    • $3,500 – Tier 4 (Less than 50,000 DBC)

For additional information regarding the state surcharge, please send requests to