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Need help with your E-Submit HMBEP or UST submittal?
Orange County Environmental Health hosts an E-Submit Portal workshop every month on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 1-4pm at 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite120, Santa Ana 92705. For more information or to RSVP please call (714) 834-2511.

Beginning July 1, 2013, the Orange County CUPA will be implementing the Hazardous Material Disclosure, Business Emergency Plan and California Accidental Release Prevention programs that were previously managed by the Orange County Fire Authority.

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 the Hazardous Waste, Underground Storage Tank, Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank, and CalARP programs while the Fire Agencies administer the other two elements listed above.

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 714-433-6240.


CUPA Connection
Stay Updated!
The CUPA Connection is a newsletter distributed to businesses periodically and in an expanded format. These changes reflect our commitment to keep businesses informed with the most current information available and in a timelier manner.


Hazardous Waste-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 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 intended 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)