Governing Law and Regulations
Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) Hazardous Materials Unit
Certified unified program agencies (CUPA)
Administering agencies (AA)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California has adopted the federal Risk Management Program (RMP) (40 CFR 68) and added more-stringent state requirements, including a list of state-only regulated chemicals and additional requirements for accidental releases due to seismic activity. See the Table for a list of state-only listed chemicals. Facilities required to submit anRMP are required to follow the federal procedures, submit an RMP to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and submit a copy with any additional state-required material to the local administering agencies (AA).
• Administration and enforcement. OES is responsible for developing regulations and for seeking EPA delegation. The agency responsible for administering and enforcing the program is the named AA for the region, typically the local CUPA, fire, health, environmental health, or emergency service office. For a list ...