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 2.23.0013 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”)

    CERS Version 2.22.0187 Released (January 9, 2015)


     
    Build #187 Change Log Summary

     Regulator Portal:

    - UST Report 6 Breakdown (Enhancement #83)

    - Enhancement #157

    • UST Annual Inspection Breakdown Detail
    • Enforcement Summary & Breakdown Detail Report
    • UST Program Report: Semi-Annual Breakdown Detail Report

    - Improved performance of Regulator CME search (Enhancement #162)

    - Populate Standardized Address fields in Facility table when Facility Address is edited (Enhancement #152)

    - Corrected CME Inspection Search

    - Corrected CME Inspection Export

    - Corrected Regulating UPA Display

    - Added features for Emergency Responder Module (Enhancement #12)

    General:

    - Reverted Internet Explorer 7 block

    CERS Version 2.22.0186 Released (December 12, 2014)

    Build #186 Change Log Summary

     Regulator Portal:

    - Modified UST Facility/Tank download report and Business email tools (Enhancement #151)
    - Alpha release of Emergency Responder module

    • This release includes basic search functionality, facility locations rendered on map, and basic Facility summary information
    • Future release(s) to include facility infoboxes for points rendered on map, improved Facility summary and Facility details, and security configuration

    - CME Upload: Fixed date/time comparison function per CERS XML standard

     General:

    - Added browser validation to block Internet Explorer 7 per CERS User Agreement/Conditions of Use