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Who Regulates What in Santa Clara County Page Updated on 1/3/2013

Santa Clara County has four CUPAs (Certified Unified Program Agencies) and four Participating Agencies that administer the various hazardous materials, hazardous waste and underground storage tank programs within their respective jurisdictions. To see which agency administers which programs, refer to the table below. Clicking on the agency name will take you to a complete description of that agency's program and contact information.

CUPAs:

Participating Agencies operate under a Memorandum of Understanding with Santa Clara County DEH:

Note: Santa Clara County Office of the Fire Marshal (County FM) is responsible for plan check review for fire code compliance for new construction in San Martin, Stanford and the unincorporated areas. They are not a Unified Program Agency (see paragraph below). As of July 1, 2011, San Jose Fire Department (SJ FD) is no longer a UPA, but they are still responsible for plan check review for fire code compliance for new construction in the City of San Jose. *

There are six programs administered locally under the State's Unified Program:

  • Hazardous Materials Business Plans (California Health and Safety Code Chapter 6.95)
  • Hazardous Waste Generator Program (California Health and Safety Code Chapter 6.5)
  • Hazardous Waste Tiered Permitting (California Health and Safety Code Chapter 6.5)
  • Underground Storage Tanks (California Health and Safety Code Chapter 6.7)
  • Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) (California Health and Safety Code Chapter 6.67)
  • California Accidental Release Prevention Program - Cal ARP (California Health and Safety Code Chapter 6.95)

In addition, the Santa Clara County agencies administer the following programs under local authority:

  • California Fire Code
  • Hazardous Materials Storage Ordinance (Local Ordinance)
  • Toxic Gas Ordinance (Local Ordinance)

*Effective 7/1/2011, responsibility for the Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program and Underground Storage Tank Program transferred from San Jose Fire Department to Santa Clara County DEH.

 

City or
County
Area
Business Plans
Hazardous Waste
Tiered Permit

Under

Ground

Tanks

Above

Ground Tanks
(APSA)

CalARP

Calif

Fire Code

Hazmat

Storage

Toxic
Gases
Campbell
SCC FD
DEH
DEH
SCC FD
DEH
DEH
SCC FD
SCC FD
SCC FD
Cupertino
SCC FD
DEH
DEH
SCC FD
DEH
DEH
SCC FD
SCC FD
SCC FD
Gilroy
Gilroy BLES
Gilroy BLES
Gilroy BLES
Gilroy BLES
Gilroy BLES
Gilroy BLES
Gilroy BLES
Gilroy BLES
Gilroy BLES
Los Altos
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
SCC FD
DEH
DEH
Los Altos Hills
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
SCC FD
DEH
DEH
Los Gatos
SCC FD
DEH
DEH
SCC FD
DEH
DEH
SCC FD
SCC FD
SCC FD
Milpitas
Milpitas FD
DEH
DEH
Milpitas FD
Milpitas FD
DEH
Milpitas FD
Milpitas FD
Milpitas FD
Moffett Field
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
Moffett
DEH
DEH
Monte Sereno
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
SCC FD
DEH
DEH
Morgan Hill
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
Mountain View
MV FD
DEH
MV FD
MV FD
DEH
DEH
MV FD
MV FD
MV FD
Palo Alto
PA FD
DEH
DEH
DEH
PA FD
DEH
PA FD
PA FD
PA FD
San Jose
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
SJ FD
SJ FD
SJ FD
San Martin
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH

County FM

DEH
DEH
Santa Clara City
SC City FD
SC City FD
SC City FD
SC City FD
SC City FD
SC City FD
SC City FD
SC City FD
SC City FD
Saratoga
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
Saratoga FD & SCC FD
DEH
DEH
Stanford
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
County FM
DEH
DEH
Sunnyvale
SV DPS
SV DPS
SV DPS
SV DPS
SV DPS
SV DPS
SV DPS
SV DPS
SV DPS

Unincorporated

Areas

DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
DEH
County FM
DEH
DEH