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File #: 14-1115    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/6/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/7/2014 Final action: 10/7/2014
Title: Community Development Agency, Environmental Management Division, recommending the Board adopt Resolution 164-2014 to collect the Certified Unified Program Agency annual surcharge on behalf of the State of California, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Office of the State Fire Marshal for their administration at the State level of the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Program.
Attachments: 1. A - App CRS 10-07-14, 2. B - Resolution 10-07-14, 3. C - Notice to Facilities 10-07-14, 4. Executed Resolution 164-2014 item 6.pdf
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Community Development Agency, Environmental Management Division, recommending the Board adopt Resolution 164-2014 to collect the Certified Unified Program Agency annual surcharge on behalf of the State of California, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Office of the State Fire Marshal for their administration at the State level of the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Program.

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Background
Community Development Agency, Environmental Management Division (CDA/EMD), is authorized by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) to act as the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA). Since the mid-1990's, the Environmental Management Division has been the CUPA for the County consolidating services for hazardous materials under one local agency. The duties of the CUPA include: (1) facilities plan review, and inspection of facilities that store hazardous materials and hazardous waste; (2) review of construction and repairs to, and inspection of, facilities that have underground storage tanks, and that store hazardous materials or hazardous waste; and (3) inspections of facilities that have aboveground storage tanks that store petroleum product. CDA/EMD maintains records of these facilities and hazardous materials stored to fulfill Proposition 65 notification requirements, and to provide information to first responders.

The State of California (State) requires the local CUPA to collect annual surcharges which are used to fund the State agencies which administer, at the State level, the various programs that are regulated by the local CUPA. Effective June 2014, the CalEPA adjusted the Unified Program annual State surcharges, according to the California Health and Safety Code Division 20, Chapter 6.11, Section 25404.5(b) and the California Code of Regulations, Title 27, Division 1, Subdivision 4, Chapter 1, Section 15240, to add a new annual surcharge of twenty-six dollars ($26.00) for each facility that has an aboveground storage ...

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