CUPA Program Fees (Annual Single System)

CERTIFIED UNIFIED PROGRAM AGENCY (CUPA) HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROGRAM ANNUAL FEES*

Service Service Charge & Fee
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL BUSINESS PLAN
County Fee per facility
State Surcharge Fee

$ 178.00
Determined by the State
VERY SMALL Quantity Generator (may be an add-on fee or a one-time fee for facilities exempt from business plan & inventory reporting requirements)
SMALL Quantity GENERATOR (Add-on County Fee)
LARGE Quantity GENERATOR (Add-on County Fee)
$45.50

+$115.00
+$147.00
ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK (AST)
County Fee per facility (Add-on)
APSA State Surcharge Fee

+$99.00
Determined by the State
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (UST)
County Fee per facility (Add-on)
UST State surcharge (per tank)

UST Closure/Removal Permit - hourly fee
UST Installation Permit - hourly fee

+$21400
Determined by the State

$ 91.00/hr
$ 91.00/hr
CALIFORNIA ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION (CalARP)
County Fee per facility (Add-on)
CalARP State Surcharge Fee

+$397.00
Determined by the State
*Permittees who fail to renew their permits on or before August 31st or other established renewal date shall pay an amount equal to 10 percent of the regular fee as a penalty, in addition to the specified permit fees. Penalty fees shall be accrued monthly.  
CUPA Projects Plan Review - hourly fee $ 91.00/hr
FEE for NON-COMPLIANCE Activities (such as red-tag, follow-up inspections, or administrative activities) - hourly fee $ 91.00/hr

State Surcharges

The State Surcharges, paid by all businesses regulated under applicable program elements of the Unified Program, are used to fund the reasonable costs for all State Agencies with Unified Program Responsibilities. CUPAs are responsible for billing and collecting the state surcharges from each regulated business or facility as part of the Single Fee System. State Surcharges for Unified Program elements are as follows:

  • Oversight: $84.00 per business/facility (includes $27 for the CERS NextGen project assessed per business/facility for four years beginning June 25, 2021)
  • Underground Storage Tank Program: $20.00 per tank
  • California Accidental Release Prevention Program: $270.00 per regulated business
  • Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Program: $26.00 per tank facility

 Source: Unified Program | CalEPA