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.


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.

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CUPA Programs

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