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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

- CERS 3.0 Enhancements Supported by the Data Steering Committee

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.


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 2.23.0014 Released (May 5, 2017)

by John Miller | May 05, 2017

Build #2.23.0014 Change Log Summary

Regulator Portal:

  • Corrected Facility Search Export error
  • Updated dead links for Emergency Response Contingency Plan docs
  • Corrected unhandled null facility CME upload error
  • UST Facility/Tank Download Report: Corrected logic to ensure most recently accepted submittal is displayed
  • UST Facility/Tank Download Report: Corrected method for calculating value for field 404
  • Suppress Violations/Enforcements from queries and reports when related Inspections/Violations are deleted

Business Portal:

  • Corrected comments to Regulator truncation due to special characters
  • Updated dead links for Emergency Response Contingency Plan docs
  • Corrected issue of reporting requirements not getting set automatically from a Business Activities submittal when creating a new submittal from a previous Business Activities submittal

Public Portal:

  • Updated dead links for Emergency Response Contingency Plan docs

EDT Services:

  • Corrected issue of voided/deleted resources being returned in XML for Tiered Permitting EDT query transactions; voided/deleted resources are now being omitted