Business and Utility Operations Center (BUOC)

There is a critical need for the organized synchronous exchange of information and resources between public and private sector organizations in mitigating against, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disaster events.​ To meet that need, Cal OES has agreements with private sector and non-profit organizations which will provide support to the state during times of crisis.

Together, these organizations form the Business and Utility Operations Center (BUOC) - comprised of two components: the Business Operations Center (BOC) and Utility Operations Center (UOC) - and they serve as a critical component in emergency response and addressing the needs of impacted communities.

This page contains information about the BUOC, its history, and its function as a part of the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS).