Transition of the City of Victorville
CUPA to the San Bernardino
Bernardino County Fire Department has now assumed the role for implementing the
Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) program, with responsibility for
enforcing state mandated hazardous materials laws and regulations, on behalf of
the City of Victorville.
Unified Program was created in the early 1990's, consolidating the management
of chemical storage, release response planning, hazardous waste generation, and
underground and aboveground storage tanks into one local agency certified by
the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). Each
county was required to apply for certification and cities with preexisting
programs were also allowed to apply for certification as the CUPA. San
Bernardino County applied for and was certified as the CUPA for most of the
county. The City of Victorville also applied for and was certified as a CUPA
for the City of Victorville.
April of 2015, the City of Victorville requested CalEPA transfer the
Victorville CUPA to San Bernardino County Fire Department CUPA. CalEPA approved
the request in October of 2015.
Bernardino County is in the process of reviewing and compiling information that
will be used to determine what hazardous materials permits may be required for
facilities that handle, store, treat, and/or manufacture hazardous materials.
Different tools will be used to make these determinations, including file
reviews, analyzing information contained in the California Environmental
Reporting System (CERS), and possible field verification.
We know you will have questions about this transition and
we welcome the chance to get to know you and your business. If you would like
to talk about your invoice, inspection policies, disclosure procedures, or
anything else pertaining to the CUPA, please call our office at (909) 386-8401.
Welcome to the San Bernardino County CUPA Program.
For full document please click link below:
Victorville CUPA Transition Notification
Deputy Fire Marshall