California Environmental Reporting System

CERS 3.0 Development and Implementation 
In late 2014, a CERS 3.0 Work group was formed by the Unified Program Data Steering Committee (DSC) to identify and develop suggestions for enhancing the ‚Äčusability and electronic reporting capabilities of CERS. The CERS 3.0 Work group consisted of eight Subcommittees, comprised of over 75 representatives from state and local regulators, business users (including environmental and public interests), technical advisory groups, and data services vendors.  Thus, the proposed CERS 3.0 enhancements represent the diverse aspects of implementing the Unified Program and electronic reporting requirements. More Information.....

Businesses Must Report Electronically to CERS or a Local Reporting Portal All businesses must now submit Unified Program-related information to CERS instead of on paper forms. Alternatively, some CUPAs have developed local web portals that businesses may choose to use to meet this requirement. More information...

CERS Training Portals
Experiment and gain familiarity with using CERS by using the Business Training Portal and/or the Regulator Training Portal.  Learn more here...

Are you a Multi-Facility/Multi-Jurisdictional Business?
If your business/organization operates multiple CUPA-regulated facilities located in multiple CUPAs, CERS now supports creation of a single corporate identity that allows consolidated management of ALL of your facilities by one or more authorized users. To establish a multi-facility business and consolidate any existing CERS facilities under your business, you need to submit documentation to Cal/EPA.

What is CERS?
The California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) is a statewide web-based system to support California Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) and Participating Agencies (PAs) in electronically collecting and reporting various hazardous materials-related data as mandated by the California Health and Safety Code and new 2008 legislation (AB 2286). Under oversight by Cal/EPA, CUPAs implement Unified Program mandates that streamline and provide consistent regulatory activities.