Hazardous Materials Management and CERS Reporting

Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) 

The Alpine County Health Department has been certified by Cal / EPA to implement the Unified program. The Unified Program consolidates, coordinates, and makes consistent the following six existing programs:

  • Hazardous Materials Release Response Plans and Inventories (Business Plans)
  • California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program
  • Underground Storage Tank Program
  • Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Requirements for Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Hazardous Waste Generator and On-Site Hazardous Waste Treatment (tiered permitting) Programs
  • California Uniform Fire Code: Hazardous Material Management Plans and Hazardous Material Inventory Statements

CERS Information

CERS is now Available

Starting January 1, 2013 all CUPA regulated businesses are required by law (Assembly Bill 2286) to submit business information electronically through the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). Many of the Unified Program forms are no longer available on our website and instead must be completed online in CERS. This includes information related to your:

  • Unified Program Facility Permit
  • Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Onsite Treatment
  • Hazardous Waste Tank Closures
  • Remote Waste Consolidation
  • Recyclable Materials Reports
  • Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
  • Aboveground petroleum storage over 1,320 gallons (APSA)

Each business owner/operator for an existing business will need to visit the CERS Business Portal and do the following: 1. Create and activate a user account

2. Find and request lead user access to your facility