Compliance, Monitoring, and Enforcement (CME) Data

Regulators must submit their Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) data into CERS no later than within 30 days after the end of the quarter containing a CME transaction’s action date (of each completed fiscal year quarter [CCR Title 27, Division 1, Subdivision 4, §15290(b)]). Regulators can meet this requirement by:

    • Manually entering CME data using the CERS Regulator Portal, or
    • Using CERS Electronic Data Transfer(EDT) Services, or
    • Using the CME Data Upload Template to upload CME data to CERS in bulk. In order to successfully be uploaded into CERS using the CME Data Upload Template, the data must conform exactly to the structure of the CME Data Upload Template (having identical columns, headings and order, as well as worksheet names), and
      CalEPA recommends uploading no more than 500 CME data entities per upload (which can take 60-100 seconds to upload/process). Larger batches of CME data should be split into multiple spreadsheets and uploaded individually.
      All CME data must include the complete detail record fields identified in the CERS Regulatory Portal and defined in the CERS Data Registry, and the applicable CERS2 Business Rules.
CME data must be submitted to CERS in accordance with the following fiscal year quarters:

Fiscal Year Quarterly CME Action Occurs (Including updates)
Submit Quarterly CME Data electronically to CERS by:
July 1 - September 30
October 30
October 1 - December 31
January 30
January 1 - March 31
April 30
April 1 - June 30
July 30

California CUPA Forum

The California CUPA Forum is a statewide alliance of Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) and Participating Agencies (collectively known as Unified Program Agencies, UPAs) that implement the Unified Program under California Health and Safety Code Division 20, Chapter 6.11. The organization works to update and continuously improve the Unified Program for the agencies, businesses and communities served. For more information, please visit:

CERS Regulator Users Group (CRUG)

The CRUG met from 2010 through 2013 to review CERS development efforts, provide feedback, and suggest prioritization. The group was hosted and managed by CalEPA. Upon sunset in 2013, many of the CRUG activities were resumed by the CUPA Forum Board Electronic Reporting Technical Advisory Group.

Violation Library

The Unified Program Violation Library is a repository of standard violation descriptions, including associated legal citations, that Unified Program Agencies (UPAs) may use in conducting field inspections, and must use when reporting violation detail data to CERS. For more information about the Violation Library, see the factsheet. To report an error regarding the Violation Library, contact CalEPA at:

CERS Chemical Library

The CERS Chemical Library includes chemical names and CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) numbers for 75,000 chemicals from the US EPA Federal Substance Registry, as well as hazard information for several thousand hazardous materials commonly reported by California businesses. Businesses can use data in the CERS Chemical Library to save time in research and data entry for reporting hazardous materials inventories. Businesses and regulators can benefit from the CERS Chemical Library through improved data quality and consistency.
Hazardous Materials information contained in this database is presumed accurate. However, user is responsible for verifying reported information and assumes all risks and liabilities associated with the storage, use and handling of hazardous materials.

Unified Program Agency Reporting Requirements for Regulated Businesses

The listing below shows Unified Program Agency (UPA) reporting requirements for all Unified Program regulated businesses. A UPA may require businesses to report additional required information in accordance with a local adopted ordinance. The link to the document for reporting additional information required by local ordinance is provided as part of the local reporting requirement information listed below. Business encountering local reporting requirements not listed below should contact the local UPA or CERS Technical Support at: