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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 2.23.0016 Released (August 4, 2017)

by John Miller | Aug 04, 2017

CERS Release 2.23.0016 was deployed on Friday August 4, 2017 at 1PM. See details below for some of the changes implemented in this release.

Build #2.23.0016 Change Log Summary

Regulator Portal:

- Updated layout to compensate for Chrome update that altered the page display

- Corrected Facility Search to properly filter by Reporting Requirements (Change Request 12320)

- Corrected Summary Enforcement Report counts

All portals:

- Upgraded Bing Maps API to version 8 (Change Request 12328)

All portals/EDT:

- Updated Melissa Data API (3rd party address standardization tool) to comply with USPS mandate deadline (Change Request 12305)