Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)
The Unified Program consolidates, coordinates, and makes consistent the administrative requirements, permits, inspections, and enforcement activities of six environmental and emergency response programs. The state agencies responsible for these program set the standards for their program while local governments implement the standards.
Cal/EPA oversees the implementation of the program as a whole. The Unified Program is implemented at the local level by 83 government agencies certified by the Secretary of Cal/EPA.