Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)
The City of Victorville serves as a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA). Effective August 1, 2009, the contract with San Bernardino County Fire Department was expanded to include operation of the CUPA program. In this capacity, the City provides a number of services to the citizens and businesses of Victorville, including:
Consulting on how to safely store and use hazardous materials
Responding to hazardous materials complaints or emergencies
Conducting inspections of facilities which store chemicals, or generate hazardous waste
Reviewing construction/remediation plans involving hazardous materials or wastes
As the CUPA, the City of Victorville is responsible for implementing the following programs:
Hazardous Materials Management Plans/Business Plans
Hazardous materials management and business plans are an important part of the CUPA Program. These plans provide critical information about chemicals for emergency responders, as well as the community. Listed below are forms or guidance literature to help businesses comply with hazardous materials regulations. The Victorville CUPA also accepts the California State Unified Program Consolidated Form for business plans. The Unified Program Consolidated Form may be downloaded from the California Environmental Protection Agency website
. The quantity threshold which requires a business plan is 55 gallons, 500 pounds or 200 cubic feet of gas. A limited quantity permit is required for lesser quantities. Please inquire about applicable state and local fees, and note the requirement for signature and date on the owner / operator identification page by the responsible reporting person.
Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
The Victorville CUPA maintains records of and inspects underground storage tanks (UST's). All UST's are required to meet current state regulations. Permits are required for the installation, removal or modification of such systems. Listed below are forms to assist businesses in complying with underground tank regulations.
Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST)
The Victorville CUPA is authorized to ensure that businesses, which are impacted by the State Above Ground Storage Tank regulations, have a Spill Prevention and Countermeasure Plan in place. More information concerning this requirement may be obtained through the California Environmental Protection Agency website
. Businesses intending to install aboveground fuel storage tanks in Victorville are also subject to pertinent requirements in the California Fire Code. Listed below are forms to assist businesses in complying with aboveground tank regulations.
Hazardous Waste Generators / Tiered Permitting
The Victorville CUPA maintains records and conducts inspections of businesses that generate hazardous waste or that treat hazardous waste on-site within the City of Victorville. All generators must submit a business plan. Businesses that treat hazardous waste under Permit by Rule, Conditional Authorization, or Conditional Exemption, must complete a notification form and submit it to the Victorville CUPA. The notification form is referenced below, but may also be downloaded from the California Environmental Protection Agency website
. Listed below are forms to assist businesses in complying with the Hazardous Waste Control Law.
California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP)
The Victorville CUPA implements the California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP) within Victorville city limits. This program affects businesses that store or use certain hazardous materials in excess of threshold quantities that may have off-site consequences if released. The program requires an assessment of the off-site hazard potential, and the implementation of a program to minimize the risk of release. Businesses that are required to prepare a Risk Management Plan for the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 68, are also required to submit a copy of their Risk Management Plan to the Victorville Fire Department.
The regulations for this program, the list of hazardous materials and their threshold quantities, may be found on the California Office of Emergency Services website. CalARP is California's version of the federal Risk Management Plan Program authorized under the Clean Air Act and found in 40 CFR Part 68.
Local Guidelines. The guidelines are also applicable to businesses in the City of Victorville.
Also of Interest...
More regulatory information is available on the following web pages: