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CERS 3.0 Development and Implementation

In June, 2015, the DSC held a 3-day workshop in Sacramento to review approximately 150 CERS 3.0 enhancements suggestions proposed by the CERS 3.0 Workgroup. Enhancement suggestions were either supported (110), not supported (35), deferred for follow up action (9), or deferred for action other than implementation in CERS 3.0 (18). A summary of the DSC review of each enhancement and details of each supported enhancement are available by using the links below:

- Summary of CERS 3.0 Enhancements Reviewed by the Data Steering Committee
  
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/CUPA/EReporting/2015Workshop/Summary.pdf

- CERS 3.0 Enhancements Supported by the Data Steering Committee
  
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/CUPA/EReporting/2015Workshop/SupportInfo.pdf

Supported enhancements will be presented to the Unified Program Administrative and Advisory Group (UPAAG) in August, 2015. Enhancements that are further supported by UPAAG will be presented to Matthew Rodriquez, the Secretary for Environmental Protection, for final determination as to which enhancements will be approved for development and implementation in CERS 3.0. Additionally, the CUPA Forum Board will also present the CERS 3.0 enhancements supported by the DSC at the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) in September, 2015.

Upon completion of a cost benefit analysis by the end of 2015, CERS 3.0 development is expected to begin at the start of 2016, with implementation and testing parameters scheduled for 2017. It is anticipated that CERS 3.0 will be available for use by all businesses and regulators in 2018.

CERS Regulator User Blog

This blog covers items of interest to regulator users of CERS. It also includes posting sent via the CERS Regulator User Group listserv.

Unified Program General Blog/Listserv

This blog/listserv is used to distribute Unified Program bulletins, news items, and a monthly newsletter that includes information submitted by state agencies with Unified Program responsibilities and is forwarded to Unified Program Agencies, State Agency representatives, and other interested parties.


CERS EDT Blog

This blog is for technical professionals and other regulator staff, contractors, and vendors with direct responsibility for implementing CERS Electronic Data Transfer (EDT).

This blog includes posts for major version releases of CERS and briefly summarizes important new features, enhancements, and fixes in each build.


Recent Announcements

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