If you store hazardous materials and/or hazardous waste on your site and/or operate underground storage tanks, you can plan on receiving an annual visit by CUPA inspectors. A “CUPA” is a Certified Unified Program Agency, which is authorized to carry out several of the various hazardous materials regulatory programs administered by the State and City or County. The California State laws and regulations covered by the CUPA include:
We help our clients resolve notices of violation. We see a common pattern of easy to spot and readily avoidable violations cited by the CUPA inspectors with nearly all of our clients. These are the top 10 things to do routinely at your facility to ensure you avoid simple CUPA violations.
These 10 are the most readily visible for a CUPA inspector. They are a starting point for good housekeeping and a smooth CUPA visit. We understand how many competing priorities the EHS Professional has at a facility and we can provide you support to ensure your team is prepared. We offer random site audits to ensure you are ready for inspection and help you correct problems so you don’t receive a notice of violation. We are always available to work with you to resolve your NOVs, but prevention can be less costly over the long run. For more information contact us at (562) 495-5777.