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The Hazardous Materials Section (HMS) administers and implements a comprehensive hazardous materials management program within the City of Anaheim as a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) authorized by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) since July 1, 2001.  Program elements include Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks (AST), California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP), Hazardous Materials Inventories and Management/Release Response Plans (Hazardous Materials Business Plans), Hazardous Waste Generator and Onsite Treatment and Underground Storage Tanks (UST).  The HMS also administers the countywide hazardous materials response team joint powers agreement under the Orange County-City Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Authority (OCCHMERA) and implements the Small Hydrocarbon Acquisition and Recovery Program (SHARP).

The Anaheim CUPA offers those regulated several benefits, such as: a single point of contact for permitting, inspections, forms, information, assistance and consolidated fees billing.  A brochure was developed to inform businesses of the CUPA Program.  Assisting businesses to achieve and maintain compliance with program requirements is the Anaheim CUPA's primary mission.  The HMS is located in City Hall West at 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 300, Anaheim, CA 92805.  Our phone number is (714) 765-4040 and fax number is (714) 765-4608 .

All CUPA Consolidated Permits expire on July 31. Annual fees invoicing occurs on July 1. Permits for a fiscal year begin to be issued in the middle of July to facilities who have paid all assessed fees and are in full compliance with no outstanding violations on record. If you need to obtain another copy of an invoice that was sent to you, please contact the Anaheim Fire & Rescue's Hazardous Materials Section at 714-765-4040 . If payment of fees is not received, a late fee of $100 will be assessed after 30, 60 and 90 days in accordance with our fee resolution, with the first late fee assessed for each item on August 1.

The Anaheim CUPA Business Advisory Group provides for business participation in the administration and implementation of the CUPA program.  Meetings are open to the public and held quarterly at the Anaheim Fire Department's Administration offices located in the Anaheim West Tower located at 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 300, Anaheim, California.  Anyone interested in joining this committee should contact the Anaheim CUPA at (714) 765-4040 . Membership is limited to twelve individuals serving a minimum of a two-year term.

Authority: Anaheim Municipal Code, Title 6, Chapter 6.11                              Fee Schedule:  Resolution No. 2013-102 

File a Complaint to the HMS (through Anaheim Anytime)                   Submit Messages and Documentation to the HMS                  

Records Requests

Plan Check Permitting

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank (AST)

Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP)

Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)

Hazardous Waste Generator

Hazardous Waste Treatment

Underground Storage Tank (UST)




Due to our office remodel, the Business Assistance Workshops will be temporarily cancelled. Assistance can be obtained from one of our Hazardous Materials Specialists by emailing your request to hms@anaheim.net.


Regulatory Changes:

Lead Acid Batteries Reporting for the Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program

Higher Reporting Thresholds for Solids & Liquids (Irritants and Sensitizers)

Higher Reporting Thresholds for Gases (Simple Asphyxiants)


Effective January 1, 2013, the CUPA is no longer able to accept submission of hard copy forms. All electronic reporting of required information to this agency must be performed through the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).

The CUPA uploaded current information from its database into CERS in April 2013 as a starting point or draft for their Anaheim facilities. The first step in accessing this information is to request a User Name and access to CERS.

Use this link to be redirected to CERS Central to begin this process: CERS