Government / Regulatory Agencies (State)

Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) – The mission of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) is to improve environmental quality in order to protect public health, the welfare of our citizens, and California’s natural resources. Cal/EPA will achieve its mission in an equitable, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Air Resources Board (Cal/ARB) – The California Air Resources Board (ARB) mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the state.

Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) – The Department’s mission is to protect public health and the environment from harmful exposure to hazardous substances, without unnecessarily impacting sustainable growth and development.

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA & Prop. 65) – The mission of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is to protect and enhance public health and the environment by objective scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances.

Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) – The California Integrated Waste Management Board is responsible for managing California’s solid waste stream.

State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) – The mission of the State Board is to ensure the highest reasonable quality of waters of the state, while allocating those waters to achieve the optimum balance of beneficial uses. The joint authority of water allocation and water quality protection enables the State Board to provide comprehensive protection for California’s waters.

Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA) – The Division is charged with the jurisdiction and supervision over workplaces in California that are not under Federal jurisdiction. The Division enforces the laws and regulations governing the protection of the life, safety and health of every employee in California places of employment.

Office of Emergency Services (OES) – The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services coordinates overall state agency response to major disasters in support of local government. The office is responsible for assuring the state’s readiness to respond to and recover from natural, manmade, and war-caused emergencies, and for assisting local governments in their emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) – The California Specialized Training Institute is a valued component of OES and is responsible for coordinating all the department’s training activities.