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Need help with your CERS Electronic HMBEP or UST submittal?
Orange County Environmental Health hosts California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) Workshops throughout the year. For more information please email ocelectronicreporting@ochca.com.

Upcoming Portal Lab
None scheduled during transition period.  Please check back.

ESubmit to CERS Transition
Beginning August 1, 2016, the Orange County CUPA will change the status of the ESubmit portal to READ-ONLY.  By January 1, 2017, or sooner we will have transitioned over all of the submittal packages from ESubmit to CERS. During our next annual reporting window (January 1st - March 1st) all businesses will be required to submit via CERS (cers.calepa.ca.gov). 
As of July 1st, 2016, the Orange County CUPA will be responsible for performing the hazardous material compliance inspections for Newport Beach facilities.

About Us

The Environmental Health Division was designated as the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for the County of Orange by the State Secretary for Environmental Protection on January 1, 1997. The CUPA is the local administrative agency that coordinates the regulation of hazardous materials and hazardous wastes in Orange County through the following six programs:

County and City Fire Agencies within Orange County have joined in partnership with the CUPA as Participating Agencies (PAs). In most Orange County cities, the Environmental Health Division administers all programs, with the exception of La Habra, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Orange and Fountain Valley in which case the local Fire Agencies are responsible for the Hazardous Materials and Business Emergency Plan Programs. The Fire Agencies in the cities of Orange and Fullerton also administer the Underground Storage Tank Program and LA County Fire administers the CalARP and HMD/BEP programs for the City of La Habra.

The CUPA provides its regulated businesses several convenient benefits such as a single point of contact for permitting, billing and inspections; uniformity and consistency in enforcement of regulations; and a single fee system incorporating all of the applicable fees from the six CUPA programs. For more information, please call 714-433-6010.


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Hazardous Materials—The Basics

A resource for small and medium-sized businesses in Orange County
The purpose of this manual is to provide the reader with a quick and simple reference regarding hazardous material. It covers basic concepts that businesses using, storing or reporting hazardous material need to know.

Hazardous Waste—The Basics Updated

A resource for small and medium-sized businesses in Orange County
The purpose of this manual is to provide the reader with a quick and simple reference regarding hazardous waste. It covers basic concepts that businesses generating, storing or disposing of hazardous waste need to know.

Underground Storage Tanks—The Basics

A resource for small and medium-sized businesses in Orange County
This manual is interded to provide businesses with the tools necessary to own and operate an underground storage tank system in compliance with the rules and regulations enforced by OCHCA.

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Business Assistance Workshop
California Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act & Spill Prevention, Control & Counter Measures Plan (Flash video).