Environmental Protection Division

Designed to protect the public and worker safety as well as the environment, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD
) is a State designated Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) responsible for hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, aboveground storage tanks, industrial wastewater, hazardous materials, community right-to-know, and accidental release prevention programs. The Division also oversees the cleanup of contaminated properties, California Fire Code, and Storm Water for Commercial and Industrial facilities. EPD personnel respond to hazardous material releases, and investigate improper waste disposal practices and nuisance odors. The purpose of the EPD
is to prevent harmful exposures to the public and the environment from hazardous substances through education and enforcement, and maintain the economic viability of the regulated community. 

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What is an air quality complaint?  An air quality complaint is any injury, detriment, nuisance, or annoyance occurring as a result of air contaminants or other materials, including (but not limited to) smoke, dust, or odors. 
Link to AQMD

AQMD (Air Quality Management District) is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the smoggiest region of the U.S. They are committed to protecting the health of residents, while remaining sensitive to businesses.
How to report an air quality complaint?  Call 1-800-CUT SMOG® (1-800-288-7664).

Click here for "Request for Site Information" form.  Complete this form if you need address specific site information in Santa Fe Springs.

Click here for CUPA Forum
- The CUPA Forum is a statewide association of CUPAs and Participating Agenicies that implement the Unified Program.

Click here for more information on CUPAs (CalEPA)

Click here to go to the Unified Program Consolidated Forms

Click here to go to the EPD Fact Sheets

Click here for Chapter 97, Environmental Protection, Santa Fe Springs Municipal Code

Environmental Programs

Senate Bill 1082 of 1993 (Health and Safety Code Chapter 6.11) required the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) to establish a "unified hazardous waste and hazardous materials management" regulatory program (Unified Program) by January 1, 1996.  The Santa Fe Springs Department of Fire-Rescue is one of 83 Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA) in California.  The program consolidates, coordinates, and makes consistent the following existing programs:

Environmental Programs 2016-17 Fee Schedule

Electronic Reporting

As required by Assembly Bill 2286, CUPA Electronic Reporting will be required effective January 1, 2013.  As a result, Santa Fe Springs Department of Fire-Rescue CUPA will be requesting that all new businesses subject to CUPA reporting requirements and those providing annual updates to submit facility information such as hazardous materials business plans, facility information, underground storage tank, and hazardous waste generator and related information to do so via the electronic information management system known as the California Electronic Reporting System (CERS).  Once implemented, CERS will benefit the regulated community by simplifying the document submittal process, including new information submittals and updating of existing information.  CERS will also quicker access to current data during emergency response incidents. 

To get started using CERS, go to the CERS website (http://cers.calepa.ca.gov/) and  click on the "Business Portal Sign-In"

Please refer to the following CERS user guide for assistance.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Environmental Protection Division at (562) 944-9713.