The Gilroy Chemical Control Agency is dedicated to implementing laws and codes in
field of hazardous materials and the environment. This program is supervised by
the Fire Marshal and is located in the Building, Life and Environmental
Safety (BLES) Division of Community Development.
The Laws and Regulations covered by the Gilroy Hazardous Materials - CUPA program
includes the 6 State Unified Program Laws, the City's Hazardous Materials Storage
Ordinance, 98-10, and the City's Fire Code (California Fire Code with City
In addition the Hazardous Materials - CUPA Program is integrated with the
activities of the Industrial Wastewater - Pretreatment Program and the Fire
Prevention Program. See the related web pages for details on these programs. Also
see the Link to What is a CUPA? for an explanation of the CUPA program.
The City of Gilroy Hazardous Materials Ordinance (HMSO), predates the CUPA and
Fire Code for hazardous materials regulations. The Ordinance provides the local
authority to regulate Hazardous Materials and to carry out the CUPA programs. The
HMSO contains some additional authorities, and establishes the Hazardous Materials
Storage Permit Program. The Codes/Regulations Page will provide access to the
various laws and regulations.
The Hazardous Materials Program: