CUPA Programs

The Alameda County Department of Environmental Health (ACDEH) is the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) that coordinates and enforces numerous local, state, and federal hazardous materials management and environmental protection programs in the county.

The ACDEH CUPA has jurisdiction in the cities of Alameda, Albany, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, San Lorenzo, Sunol; the unincorporated areas of Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Leandro; and parts of Byron, Mountain House and Tracy.

What's New

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) increased the State Surcharge for CUPA Oversight from the current $84 to $94 and the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) program from $270 to $370 per regulated business annually effective October 13, 2023.

CalEPA required ACDEH to collect the increased State Surcharge for two fiscal years starting July 1, 2023 in the next fiscal year (July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025). Beginning July 1, 2024, you will see the increased State Surcharges on your annual CUPA invoice.

Click here for more information.

CalEPA previously increased the State Surcharge for CUPA Oversight from $49 to $84 per regulated business annually effective July 1, 2021.  After four years, the State Surcharge will decrease by $27.

   Fiscal Year    State CUPA Oversight Administrative Fee (Surcharge)
   July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023    $168 ($84 x 2)
   July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024    $84
   July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025    $84
   July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026 and onwards    $57 ($84-$27)