Yolo County Environmental Health is the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for Yolo County. The Unified Program is a statewide program overseen by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) which delegates the responsibility of applying regulatory standards established by several state agencies to local agencies through inspections, permitting, and enforcement activities. The Unified Program encompasses regulatory standards from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), and CalEPA.
Yolo County Environmental Health may also manage other programs in the Hazardous Materials unit which are not part of the Unified Program. Click the link in the title of each box below to proceed to a more detailed description of each program managed by the Hazardous Materials unit of Yolo County Environmental Health.
The Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act program regulates facilities that handle aggregate liquid petroleum storage capacity of 1,320-gallons and greater in containers 55-gallons and larger. These facilities are required to write and implement a spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plan (SPCC). The primary purpose of this program is to prevent releases of liquid petroleum into surface waters of the State.
California Accidental Release Prevention provides environmental, safety and health protection by responding to hazardous material emergency incidents in support of the Yolo County Hazmat Response Team and oversight of environmental cleanup after the emergency phase.
CERS is a statewide web-based system to support California Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) and Participating Agencies (PAs) in electronically collecting and reporting various hazardous material-related data as mandated by Section 25404(e)(2-5) of the California Health and Safety Code and 2008 legislation (AB 2286).
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response is an environmental, safety and health protection by responding to hazardous material emergency incidents in support of the Yolo County Hazmat Response Team and oversight of environmental cleanup after the emergency phase.