Los Angeles County Fire Selects Accela to Modernize Critical Systems

Accela, a trusted provider of cloud solutions for government, announced that the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Health Hazardous Materials Division has selected its cloud-based solution for permitting, compliance monitoring, enforcement and reporting activities. This marquee project upgrade, with implementation services provided by Accela Professional Services, will meet the county’s obligations as a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) under California law.

Within the certification, the county regulates and inspects businesses and other operations that maintain hazardous materials, generate hazardous waste and use underground and aboveground petroleum storage tanks. The software solution fulfills the county’s responsibility to report its activities to California EPA (CalEPA) through the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).

“These are complex and highly specialized regulatory programs,” said Accela General Manager for Environmental Health Darryl Booth. “The communities within L.A. County trust the CUPA to ensure that all businesses work within established legal practices designed to protect us all. In addition, first responders rely on this data when dispatching personnel. As such, these vital services require a solid and reliable platform.”

Accela provides data management systems for more than half of California CUPAs as part of its software as a service (SaaS) solutions. This entails tracking every facility, generating permits, scheduling inspections, processing complaints, and responding to emergencies. The entirety of the program must be flexible to regulatory changes and is subject to evaluation by CalEPA.

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