CUPA Program

​CUPA stands for: Certified Unified Program Agency

Sacramento County's Environmental Management Department has been designated as the Sacramento region's CUPA by CalEPA.  The Program is housed within EMD's Environmental Compliance Division. CUPA Programs are administered throughout the County of Sacramento and its incorporated cities.

CUPA Permit-Business Survey Questionnaire

All businesses regulated by CUPA programs require a permit.  In order to determine the type of CUPA permit your business may require, all Sacramento County businesses without a CUPA permit must complete a “Business Survey Questionnaire”. Please click on link below to complete the questionnaire.

Business Survey Questionnaire

If you have questions, please contact the “Business Survey” staff at or call 916-875-8550.

How to Obtain a Permit

Permits for all CUPA regulatory programs are obtained by registering with EMD and paying an annual permit fee. EMD has staff available to conduct facility walkthroughs to determine a facility's need for permits to ensure proper program categorization. For more information or to schedule a facility walkthrough, please contact EMD at (916) 875-8550.

Electronic Reporting for Hazardous Materials Business Plans is here! Paper business plans are no longer being accepted.

Visit the Electronic Reporting information page for the latest information!

CUPA Programs

The CUPA Program streamlines and provides consistent regulatory activities, including inspections, permitting, and enforcement, for these specific environmental and emergency response areas: