California Environmental Reporting System



 New Regulator Reports!
Three new reports have been released in the Regulator portal. The new reports are focused on Facility Compliance information and are intended to replace several legacy CUPA reports. The following are included in the new reports package:

Summary Enforcement Report: This report replaces the legacy "Report 4" CUPAs were required to submit as hard copy until 2013. This report will provide a summary of enforcement activities for regulated facilities for each program element.

Summary Regulated Facilities by Unified Program Element Report: This report replaces the facility count portions of the legacy "Report 2" and "Report 3" CUPAs were required to submit as hard copy until 2013. This report will summarize the count of regulated facilities for each program element managed by the selected CUPA.

Summary Regulated Facility Inspections Report: This report replaces the inspection related portion of the legacy "Report 3" CUPAs were required to submit as hard copy until 2013. This report will display the number of regulated facilities along with the number of routine and other inspections.


Title 27 Regulation Proposed Language Available for Informal Comments 
In July 2016, CalEPA hosted four informal regulatory workshops throughout the state to share and discuss the proposed amendments to the Unified Program regulations contained in subdivision 4 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations. The draft regulations can be accessed directly by clicking here, or from the Unified Program Laws and Regulations webpage (http://www.calepa.ca.gov/CUPA/LawsRegs).  Proposed changes to the regulations can be distinguished by text formatting; existing text in strikethrough format is proposed for deletion and new proposed text is underlined.

CalEPA will formally begin the regulatory rulemaking procedure with the Office of Administrative Law in November 2016, which will include a formal public comment period and a public hearing.

The proposed amendments include deletions of data dictionary elements for the Underground Storage Tank program that are no longer used; trade secrecy claims reported in the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS); Unified Program Agencies reporting the final disposition of complaints in CalEPA's Environmental Complaint Management System; and changes to CUPA-to-State reporting requirements and report formats. Other non-substantial changes include clean-up of regulatory language.


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.
 

 

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CERS Version 2.23.0013 Released (December 12, 2016)

by John Miller | Dec 13, 2016


Build #2.23.0013 Change Log Summary

Regulator Portal:

Evaluation Reports

  • Regulated Facility Inspections Report (Change Request 4560
  • Summary Regulated Facilities by Unified Program Element Report (Change Request   4556)
  • Summary Enforcement Report (Change Request 4562)

 CME Data and UST CME Data Download Reports

  • Modified Inspections tab (Change Requests 4554 and 4558)
  • Modified Overview tab (Change Requests 4554 and 4558)
  • Added “Outstanding Violations” tab (Change Requests 4554 and 4558)
  • Changed “Only Include Current Facility Reported as RCRA Large Quantity Generator” to default to false instead of true (CME Data Download Report only)
  • Corrected Violation counts for UST CME Data Download Report (Bug 10200)

UST Facility/Tank Download Report

  • Modified report to show all UST Tank records regardless of the applicability of the UST submittal element (Change Request 8711)

Help Bubbles

  • Modified help bubble for data element 421 BOE (Change Request 203)
  • Added help bubble for data element 490-62 UDC Monitoring Stops Flow of Product at Dispenser (Change Request 204)
  • Added help bubble for data element 433 UDC Tank Manufacturer (Change Request 335)
  • Added help bubble for data elements 208 EHS, 215 Largest Container, 217 Avg Daily Amount,  221 Units (Change Request 331)

Submittals

  • Delete/hide fields in User Interface: 424-427, 470-472, 490-76, 490-77, 490-78, 490-79 - Names and Title of Preparer and Signature Dates (Change Request 229)
  • Revise Tank Information screens so the Tank ID numbers are always visible (Change Request 310)
  • Rearrangement of Print Submittal results and Tank Information on the Monitoring Plan (Change Request 312)

Compliance Module

  • Corrected error in Compliance module that was preventing deletion of Violations that were created with an invalid Program Element Type (Bug 9252)
  • Corrected issue in CME Upload that was causing the error summary to not get displayed properly when there are errors in the user’s CME upload file; CERS was displaying a generic error page instead of the detailed summary of data errors (Bug 9228) 

Business Portal:

Chemical Library Export

  • Prop65 column from Chemical Library Export (Change Request 5536)

Submittals

  • Make Petroleum Financial Responsibility (data element 422x) a minimally required field (Change Request 230)
  • Rearrangement of Print Submittal results and Tank Information on the Monitoring Plan (Change Request 312)
  • Delete/hide fields in User Interface: 424-427, 470-472, 490-76, 490-77, 490-78, 490-79 - Names and Title of Preparer and Signature Dates (Change Request 229)
  • Corrected error that was preventing CalARP reporting requirement from getting set automatically per Business Activities submittal; CalARP reporting requirement will now get set to applicable when a Business Activities submittal has CalARP set to Yes (Bug 9237)

EDT Services:

  • Make Petroleum Financial Responsibility (data element 422x) a minimally required field (Change Request 230)
  • Corrected error in Compliance module that was preventing deletion of Violations that were created with an invalid Program Element Type (Bug 9252)
  • Updated look and feel of EDT web site pages

Other CERS Links

 

For additional assistance, please contact the CERS Help Center at cers@calepa.ca.gov.