Certified Unified Program Agency/
Hazardous Materials Program

Food Protection Sections Hazardous Materials Business Plan Hazardous Waste Onsite Hazardous Waste Treatment and Tiered Permit Leaking Underground Fuel Storage Tanks -  LUFT California Accidental Release Prevention Plan - CALARP Guidance Documents and Publications Contact CUPA CUPA Forms Regulatory Links CERS Online Records Search

The Ventura County Certified Unified Program Agency - CUPA / Hazardous Materials Program provides regulatory oversight for the following six statewide environmental programs:

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Materials Business Plan
  • California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP)
  • Underground Hazardous Materials Storage Tanks
  • Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks /
    Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plans
  • Onsite Hazardous Waste Treatment / Tiered Permit

For the above programs, the CUPA implements State and Federal laws and regulations, county ordinance code, and local policies. Compliance is achieved through routine and follow-up inspections, educational guidance, and enforcement actions. The CUPA also is involved with hazardous materials emergency response, investigation of illegal disposal of hazardous waste and public complaints.

Hazardous Materials Emergency - Call 911

In Ventura

The City of Ventura Fire Department is a Participating Agency (PA) that implements the Hazardous Materials Business Plan, CalARP and Underground Tank programs within their City's jurisdication.

In Oxnard

The Oxnard City Fire Department (Oxnard CUPA) implements all six CUPA programs within their City's jurisdiction.

For specific questions about your permitted facility, please contact your Area Inspector.

Ventura County CUPA Contacts


Rick Bandelin

805 654-2815


Jim Wada

805 654-2435

Alicia Morales

805 654-2823

City Regulatory Contacts

Oxnard CUPA

Nathan West

805 385-8364

Ventura PA

Foster McLean

805 654-7795

Alex Coronado

805 677-3985

Joe Grant

805 654-7792

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