California Environmental Reporting System
California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)
In 2008, the State of California enacted Assembly Bill (AB) 2286. This legislation requires all regulated businesses to file required unified program information (currently submitted on paper forms) via the internet through an electronic reporting system known as the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). All businesses must use this system to file their information no later than January 1, 2013. CERS became available to authorized users on January 1, 2010 through the State’s website.
Facility data including hazardous materials inventories, site maps, underground and aboveground storage tanks, and waste generator information will all be submitted electronically.
AB 2286 also includes requirements for a new statewide Unified Program e-reporting surcharge. Placer County will begin assessing this surcharge on our 2010/2011 fiscal year billing. This surcharge will continue for three years.
For additional information on CERS and to obtain the Placer County CUPA Electronic Reporting User Authorization form, follow the links below:
Guidance Document for Business
Guidance Document for Fire Agencies
Placer County encourages all businesses to begin using the CERS system as soon as possible in order to be prepared by the January 1, 2013 deadline.
Please be advised that although the Placer County CUPA will begin reviewing and approving CERS documents on line, we still require a paper submittal of all required documents (2 copies) until further notice.
Please check back to this website for updates on the progress of the CERS program within Placer County. As we work through its development, training opportunities either on line or in the form of workshops will become available. Assistance will be available for those facilities that do not have computer access, or prefer to have someone else input their data.