Certified Unified Program Agency Performance Evaluation Process Underground Storage Tank Program

Background

In accordance with Health and Safety Code, division 20, chapter 6.11 (HSC 6.11), Section 25404.4 and California Code of Regulations, title 27, division 1, subdivision 4, section 15330, the Secretary for the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) periodically reviews the ability of each Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) to continuously meet the intent of the law: coordination, consolidation, and consistency by implementation and enforcement of all Unified Program elements.

The CUPA Performance Evaluation is conducted by staff from each state agency with Unified Program responsibilities, including the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board).  State Water Board staff use a wide spectrum of performance measures, criteria, and data when assessing a CUPA’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program.  To improve consistency and efficiency of the evaluation process, the State Water Board is providing several guidance documents and references.  These documents may be used to prepare for a CUPA Performance Evaluation, a Self-Audit Report, or when a CUPA evaluates a Participating Agency.

The evaluation process and resource documents provided are considered living and will be amended occasionally.  Any updates will be announced through the State Water Board UST Program Monthly Updates page.

CUPA Evaluation Guidance Documents