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California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)
CERS Workshop Powerpoint
Once the account has been activated, a user can add a new facility by selecting “Add New Facility/Business”
If the facility already has a CERS ID number, select “Search Existing Business/Facility”.
Once access has been granted, an automated email will be sent to you and you will be able to sign in
A suggested Best Practice is to assign at least two Lead Users. Why? If you limit to one and that person becomes unavailable for any reason, the business will need to contact the local CUPA or CalEPA for access permission.
All programs that apply the facility, must be selected “YES”
Note: If “Hazardous Materials” is selected as “NO”, you will not have all of the proper elements to complete your business plan. Any item selected “YES” must have all components of that element complete before submitting. Items required for activities are as followed:
*Please note that in some instances Lassen County CUPA was not able to select “NO” prior to data seeding to CERS system. Several activities may be unchecked or incorrect for your facility. Under such instances, please edit and review all activities to ensure all correct elements are available.*
All elements must be filled in with up-to-date and correct information. If the certification regarding Name/Title of Document Preparer/Signer is not completed, the submittal element may be “Not Accepted” by the Regulator.
Reporting thresholds: 55 gallons of a liquid, 500 pounds of a solid, 200 cubic feet of compressed gas, any amount of hazardous waste, and extremely hazardous materials based on the federal thresholds)
You may complete your Hazardous Materials Inventory by using the CERS chemical dictionary database, manually inputting the material, or uploading an Excel file. Facilities with small inventories are encouraged to manually enter chemical inventory through the use of the chemical library database. In most cases, facilities’ inventory was completely seeded by LCEHD from previous submittals in Lassen County Portal. Please review and edit prior submissions, as there maybe a few minor errors.
*Reliable entries for waste items are not in the chemical library. A new material page will need to be created individually for each waste stream. All components must be completed.
The facility site map must be a document created by the user and uploaded into the respective section. Google maps are acceptable as long as they meet all requirements below:
You may use an existing Emergency Response Plan if all the corresponding information is current and complete. A template is also available in the section below.
Uploading a Copy of Emergency Response/Contingency Plan
*Document must be uploaded. Submittals that select “Stored on Site”, “Provided to Regulator”, or “Exempt” will be rejected.*
Uploading a Copy of Employee Training Plan
*Document must be uploaded. Submittals that select “Stored on Site” or “Provided to Regulator” will be rejected. Facility must confirm with KCEHD that there are no employees before “Exempt” is selected.*
The procedure for uploading documents for other elements requiring document to be uploaded, is the same as above. All required sections in each element must be completed prior to submitting. The element will be “Not Accepted” if documents are missing.
Once your facility’s information has been submitted to LCEHD, it will be placed in our queue for review to be “Accepted” or “Not Accepted.” Data will be “Accepted” by office staff, however “approval” will be granted at the time of inspection.
Responsibility for correct/incorrect data in CERS is given to each facility. LCEHD will not change any information aside from minor non-substantial changes, such as misspellings, missing chemical storage conditions, etc. If incorrect data is submitted and “Not Accepted”, an automated email will be sent to the Lead Users for that Business/Facility and will be pending resubmittal with corrections.
If you do not want any minor, non-substantial changes made by LCEHD, please complete the following form and send back to our office.