California Environmental Reporting System

CERS Version History

The Cal/EPA Unified Program manages the CERS web application. The information provided for each build is a general summary of the most important and/or impactful features and fixes added to CERS. These summaries are not necessarily comprehensive. Some version numbers are not included because they represent minor clean-up builds with no significant impact on users. A list of proposed and schedule CERS Enhancements is available at https://cersapps.calepa.ca.gov/Enhancements/.  

    CERS Version 2.23.0015 Released (May 10, 2017)



    CERS Release 2.23.0015 was deployed on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 1PM. See details below for some of the changes implemented in this release.


    Build #2.23.0015 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:
    - Corrected error of incorrect value for data element 490-38 MLLD Model

    Business Portal:
    - Corrected error of incorrect value for data element 490-38 MLLD Model

    EDT Services:
    - Corrected error of incorrect value for data element 490-38 MLLD Model



    CERS Version 2.23.0014 Released (May 5, 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

    CERS Version 2.23.0013 Released (December 12, 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

    CERS Version 2.23.0012 Released (May 30, 2016)


    Build #2.23.0012 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:

    - Implement business rule to restrict Violation selections to only allow Violations for which the Violation Program Element is valid for the parent Inspection Program Element

    - Addition of Information to the UST Facility/Tank Data Download Report

    - Added new Violation Program Element type Household Hazardous Waste

    - CME Upload: Corrected unhandled error when user uploads a Violation with an Invalid Start/End date

    EDT Services:

    - Regulator Facility Create Endpoint: Corrected IgnoreExactDuplicateAddressWarning element processing

    - Implement business rule to restrict Violation selections to only allow Violations for which the Violation Program Element is valid for the parent Inspection Program Element; a required level guidance message will be returned if the EDT submission is not in compliance with this business rule

    CERS Version 2.23.0011 Released (February 12, 2016)

    Build #2.23.0011 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:
    • Corrected Submittal Search Export to remove unprintable characters so Excel export does not malfunction
    • Corrected Violation Type selector to only allow selection of Violations Types that have an effective date range that is consistent with the Inspection Occurred On date
    • UST Tank Data Download: UI & Report Improvements
    • Improve Submittal Processing page performance
    • Improve CUPA Electronic Reporting Status page

    CERS Version 2.23.0010 Released (January 22, 2016)


    Build #2.23.0010 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:

    - Corrected quick edit icon permission issue

    - Corrected misspelling on UST Certification of Financial Responsibility

    - Updated UST Tank Download

    - Add Run Date and Date Parameters to Facility Information Download Report

    - Corrected "Add Public Contact" function

    - Updated UST Data Download Excel template

    Business Portal:

    - Added additional validation to Chemical Inventory upload to remove all leading/trailing white space from DOT Hazard Class ID codes

    EDT Web Services:

    - Update EDT web services site to support multiple schema version links

    - Corrected issue of Facility not getting updated properly when a Facility Information submittal is submitted via EDT

    CERS Version 2.23.0009 Released (November 20, 2015)

    Build 2.23.0009 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:

    - Update name of RCRA LQG CME Data Download Report

    Business Portal:

    - Correct Facility Submittals page error “sequence contains no elements”

    - Update APSA Doc Submittal Instructions 

    - Corrected UI display issue on UST Installation/Modification Certification fields 

    - Allow zeroes on Number of Tanks (data element 608) & Number of Containers (data element 609) for Tiered Permitting


    EDT:

    - Updated Regulator Facility Submittal (tier 6) and Regulator Facility Submittal Query (tier 2) XSDs for following changes:

    • Allow zeroes on Number of Tanks (data element 608) & Number of Containers (data element 609) for Tiered Permitting
    • Remove date range constraint for UST Install Date (data element 435)
      • Note: Also affects all other elements that use data types Date and DateTime

    - Corrected duplicate RCRA sequence number for CME submissions via EDT and/or CME upload 

    General:

    - Corrected Submittal Delta processing job

    CERS Version 2.23.0008 Released (October 23, 2015)

    Build 2.23.0008 Change Log Summary

     Regulator Portal:

    - UST Report 6
      * Correct active tank count when user back dates the reporting period
      * Add Submitted vs. Accepted option

    - Revise CDR for UST Monitoring & Training Documents


    CERS Version 2.23.0007 Released (October 9, 2015)

    Build 2.23.0007 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:

    - Updated RCRA Sequence calculation

    General:

    - Corrected minor spelling error on Reset Password page


    CERS Version 2.23.0006 Released (August 7, 2015)


    Build #2.23.0006 Change Log Summary


    Regulator Portal:

    - Corrected Excel Export bug when exporting from Facility Search

    Business Portal:

    - Corrected UST Monitoring Plan PDF Report Output – “Yes” option was not being displayed properly for Data Registry field 490-52 “Other Pipeline Monitoring”

    - Corrected Draft Submittal Element “Add Comment To Regulator” function – Comments were not being saved

    - Added validation for several UST Data Registry fields to require a value greater than zero where appropriate (Enhancement ID 225)

    - Changed “Specify Other Monitoring” (Data Registry field 490-27) from 25 characters to 100 characters in the UI to match Data Registry and EDT schema requirements

     

    CERS Version 2.23.0005 Released (July 10, 2015)


    Build #2.23.0005 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:
    -
    Corrected UST Facility/Tank Data Download  report bug. Search was not returning accurate results

    CERS Version 2.23.0004 Released (June 26, 2015)


    Build #2.23.0004 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:

    - Corrected Help/FAQ dead links in Regulator portal
    - Improved UI dialogue for HMI download  

     Business Portal:

    - Corrected Violation Library Export Excel template editing issue
    - Corrected EPA ID update issue; EPA IDs were not getting updated properly when updated via UI
    - Date Certified fields
      * Removed Date Certified fields from UST submittal display pages
      * Corrected issue of old Date Certified value getting carried over to new submittal when creating from a previous submittal

     

    CERS Version 2.23.0003 Released (June 12, 2015)


    Build #2.23.0.0003 Change Log Summary 

    Regulator Portal:

    - Corrected EDT Facility Submittal Issue; county was not being updated properly
    - Corrected inactive Regulator link; inactive link on Facility Submittal page in Regulator portal
    - Corrected Security Issue on Submittal processing page in Regulator portal; unauthorized user able to execute one click submittal accept
    - Corrected issue of rejected/voided submittals being visible on several submittal-related pages
    - Report 6 Updates
    - Cleaned up Facility Owner/Operator filtering for Facility Reporting Status reporting

    Business Portal:

    - Corrected Organization Code search filter issue on Business/Organization Listing search page
    - Corrected deferred job document retrieval issue; authorized user could not retrieve deferred job document
    - Corrected issue of rejected/voided submittals being visible in submittal history, and available to be used to create new submittals
    - Cleaned up Facility Owner/Operator filtering for Facility Reporting Status reporting

    CERS Version 2.23.0002 Released (May 8, 2015)


    Build #2.23.0.0002 Change Log Summary
     

    Regulator Portal:

    - Corrected Facility Search Export to Excel (Details) filter by “Always + Applicable” Reporting Requirement

    - Corrected Statewide Restricted/Unrestricted Permission Group access to view Person Details

    - Corrected issue with merging Facility with CME Data

    CERS Version 2.23.0001 Released (May 1, 2015)


    Build #2.23.0.0001 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:

    - Transfer CME data when merging a facility

    - Corrected permissions for Hazardous Materials Inventory download

    - Corrected minor security hole that allowed unauthorized viewing of Notifications   

    - Updated instructions on EDT Dashboard (Enhancement #214) 

     Business Portal:

    - Corrected Facility address update issue when updating seeded information from new Facility Information submittal

     Electronic Data Transfer (EDT):

    - Corrected EDT issue that caused submittals submitted via EDT to not be available in Business portal when a previous submittal did not already exist  

    CERS Version 2.23.0000 Released (March 27, 2015)


    Build #2.23.0000 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:

    - Added several enhancements to the Enhancements list UI (Enhancement #202)

    - Add e-mail address to Environmental Contact in Facility Reporting Status report (Enhancement #163)

    - Implemented security configuration for Emergency Responder module (enhancement #60)

    - Improved search functionality for Emergency Responder module

    - Corrected CME data upload date problem

    - Proactively corrected potential EDT issue related to EDT Client Key  

    Business Portal:

    - Added several enhancements to the Enhancements list UI (Enhancement #202)

    - Removed unnecessary fields from UI (Enhancement #117)

    - Clarify instructions in Business Portal for site maps (Enhancement #196)

    - Add new “CME Program Element” column to Violation export to Excel function (Enhancement #207)

    - Corrected issue when creating Tiered Permitting draft from previous submittal

    CERS Central:

    - Updated text for Data Dictionary links on CERS Central (Enhancement #201)

    CERS Version 2.22.0191 Released (March 6, 2015)


    Build #191 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:

    - Corrected Inventory Summary for Emergency Responder module

    - Updated Code Citation in unstaffed remote facility pop up (Enhancement #171)

    - Corrected Report 6 (Enhancement #188)

    CERS Version 2.22.0190 Released (February 20, 2015)


    Build #190 Change Log Summary

    Regulator Portal:

    - Fixed EDT Transactions Export

    General:

    Implemented several maintenance and performance enhancing changes  

    CERS Version 2.22.0189 Released (January 30, 2015)


    Build #189 Change Log Summary

     Regulator Portal:

    - Emergency Responder Module (Enhancement #12)

    • Improved map functionality on search page
    • Improved Inventory Detail and Inventory Summary

    - Corrected Data Registry Search Link error

    - Corrected UST Reports Date/Time conversion

    - Added input validation to add/edit FAQs pages to prevent unhandled errors on submit (bug ID #14)

    - Corrected error when there was an action request pending for facility that no longer exists   

    Business Portal:

    - Added progress indicator when user selects facility to be non-regulated

    - Fixed HMI matrix report when location has illegal characters

    General:

    - Improved Excel services by stripping known bad characters from data to prevent validation errors

    CERS Version 2.22.0188 Released (January 16, 2015)


    Build #188 Change Log Summary


    Regulator Portal:
    - Released Emergency Responder Module beta version (Enhancement #12)
      * Optimized search page functionality
      * Added Inventory Summary
      * Added Inventory Details
      * Added downloadable Site Map

    Business + Regulator Portals:
    - Cleared empty directories as part of document purge scheduler (Enhancement #172)

    General:
    - Updated error e-mail notification
    - Corrected Facility Transfer error (“String or binary data would be truncated”)