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UST Program - Supplemental CUPA Evaluation Guidance Manual

UST Program - Supplemental CUPA Evaluation Guidance Manual

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CUPA Evaluation Webpage
Supplemental CUPA Evaluation Guidance Manual

Third Edition

The SWRCB Supplemental CUPA Evaluation Guidance Manual, Third Edition, August 2000 provides SWRCB-specific guidance to evaluate the underground and aboveground storage tank programs.  It builds on the general CUPA Evaluation Process Guidance Manual, September1999.

This manual will enhance evaluation consistency by SWRCB evaluators. It will also give agencies being evaluated an understanding of the SWRCB process. Finally, it can be used by other interested parties to gain understanding of UST requirements.

In summary, the manual:

  • Explains the evaluation process.
  • Suggests evaluation techniques.
  • Explains SWRCB evaluator responsibilities.
  • Includes completed SWRCB writeups of CUPA deficiencies and required actions for correction.
  • Provides in-house sign-off forms and checklists.
  • Uses computer-driven navigation aids.

Download The Supplemental Guidance Manual (pdf)

The manual includes four evaluation checklists. Used by SWRCB evaluators during an evaluation, these include:

  • Table 1, Evaluation of Underground Storage Tank Program Standards
  • Table 1A, Evaluation of CA-only, AST Program, and Related Title 27 Standards
  • Table 2, File Review To Assess Adequate Oversight of Upgrading or Repairing of Tanks
  • Table 3, File Review To Assess Document Maintenance and Organization

Download The Evaluation Checklists (Word 97 format)

The SWRCB provides this as a public document that may be used and freely distributed.  For questions or comments contact John Welch at welchj@swrcb.ca.gov or 916-341-5793.


Related Webpages

Cal/EPA Strategic Plan
Explains Cal/EPA's plan to achieving its goals and objectives.  This page includes a brief narrative on the Unified Program.

Title 27 Regulations
Unified Program Information Collection And Reporting Standards
Effective May 14, 1999.

Cal/EPA's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
DTSC's page regarding their lead role in coordinating state involvement with the Unified Program.