Welcome to the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)
CalEPA has started a project to create a digital map of jurisdictional boundaries for Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) and their associated Participating Agencies (PAs). The project will be completed in two phases. The first phase is focused on validating the boundaries for CUPAs whose jurisdiction matches county and/or city lines. The second phase will focus on CUPAs that require additional boundary edits. CalEPA will implement a CUPA GIS Portal to allow CUPA managers with no GIS expertise to review, validate, and modify their jurisdictional boundary. To keep stakeholders up to date please see the new project website here: CUPA GIS
New CERS Feature: EPA ID Validation Tool
Effective August 29th 2022, CalEPA will be implementing an EPA ID validation tool. Lack of validation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ID number is a documented pain point of the system. EPA ID number inaccuracy has limited the ability of CalEPA to pass compliance, monitoring, and enforcement data (CME data) to other systems, including but not limited to US EPA.
Historically, a facility has been required to manually enter their EPA ID number into CERS. This project will change that process and instead an EPA ID number will be provided to the user for selection and confirmation. A facility that reports activities pertaining to hazardous waste in CERS requiring an EPA ID will be triggered to validate their EPA ID number.
The validation tool will compare the CERS facility name and address against the official state record the Hazardous Waste Tracking System. Failure to successfully validate the EPA ID will result in a warning message but will not prevent submittal of any section of CERS.
Unified Program Violation Library Update – 2022
Effective July 1, 2022, the Unified Program Violation Library in CERS has been updated. Inspections that occur on or after July 1, 2022, will be associated with the revised version of the violation.
For questions concerning submittal information and reporting requirements, please contact your local regulating Certified Unified Program Agency: https://cersapps.calepa.ca.gov/Public/Directory
For questions concerning the deployment of CERS 3 or for assistance in accessing the CERS Testing, Training, or Staging environments, please contact: CERS@calepa.ca.gov