California Environmental Reporting System
Since 2013, all businesses in the County of San Diego with a unified program facility permit (UPFP) are required by law to maintain their permit electronically by creating an account in the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) and submitting their business information electronically.
This includes businesses that:
- Handle or store Hazardous Materials
- Are part of the California Accidental Release Prevention Program
- Generate or treat Hazardous Wastes
- Generate or treat Medical Waste
- Store at least 1,320 gallons of Aboveground Petroleum
- Own or operate Underground Storage Tanks
IMPORTANT - Changes in the law might affect your facility and hazardous materials reporting. Click this link for more information.
Chemical Inventory Reporting of the Annual 2018 Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) Submittals Must Reference the 24 New Federal Hazard Categories
Effective December 28, 2017, CalEPA will be replacing the existing five (5) federal hazard categories available in CERS used for the completion of chemical inventories as part of the annual hazardous materials business plan submittal with twenty-four (24) new federal hazard categories adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) as a result of changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
|Getting Started: How to Create a CERS Account|
Please refer to our User Permissions Guidance Document to learn how to add users and choose permission levels.
|How to complete your CERS submittal|
Almost all permitted facilities need to update and submit at least annually in CERS. Watch this video to learn how in 18 minutes.
|What needs to be submitted in CERS|
Your CERS account will customize and present you with online forms to fill or tell you which documents to upload based on your business activities and permit requirements. Many of our forms are no longer accepted in paper format. Please view our HMD Forms page for a list of required forms, templates, and submission requirement information.