As the capital of California, Sacramento is the seat of government in the most active state in the Union, with uniquely challenging regulatory programs and complex and, at times, perplexing approaches to scientific issues. Exponent’s office in downtown Sacramento is located across the street from California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA), the home of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA, the Proposition 65 authorities), and the Air Resources, Water Quality, and Integrated Waste Management boards, where Exponent consultants have many projects. Sacramento is also a major educational hub, home to the University of California, Davis, and Sacramento State University, and a major center for the California healthcare industry, including the headquarters of Sutter Health, the world-renowned UC Davis Medical Center, and the UC Davis School of Medicine.