Overview and Updates


In compliance with state guidelines, each governmental agency designated by the State of California as a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) is authorized to apply statewide standards to each facility within its jurisdiction that treats on site or generates hazardous waste, operates underground storage tanks, or stores hazardous materials. CUPA's are mandated by the State to establish a single billing statement process for the collection of the fees and surcharges associated with the practices of each of the regulated businesses. Some agencies designated as CUPA's collect billing information directly from the facilities themselves. On the other hand, billing information can be supplied to the CUPA by each Participating Agency (PA) that falls within the jurisdiction of that CUPA and that regulates businesses under the Unified Program.


Hazardous Materials Business Plans are required to be Submitted Annually by March 1st. Please Utilize the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) to Submit Business Plans.



  -Obtain a Permit -Online Payment Portal -Instructional Videos
  -Hazardous Waste -Report a Release -Public Records
  -Underground Storage Tanks (UST) -Hazardous Materials -CALARP
  -Above Ground Storage Tank (APSA) -CUPA Main Page -FAQ'S



Email: lafdcupa@lacity.org

  200 N Main St,
  Los Angeles, CA 90012