IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING INVENTORY REPORTING IN CERS: 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).
San Bernardino County Fire CERS Help Line Number Now Available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday Phone 909.386.8432
All facilities must submit all three business plan submittal elements by March 1 of every year. Please click here for more information.
The California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) website is available for use and must now be used to electronically submit all Unified Program-related data, including updates to the Business Emergency / Contingency Plan. Submitting electronically through CERS consists of reporting the same information that has been reported on paper forms. The difference is that most information will be entered into fields on a computer screen rather than written or typed on a paper form. Documents such as the facility maps will be scanned and uploaded as pdf documents. Refer to the CUPA Forms section of our Policies and Procedures page for more information about what information is entered directly into CERS and what is uploaded as a pdf form.
What is CERS?
The California Environmental Reporting System, or CERS, is a statewide, web-based system designed to support businesses and Unified Program Agencies (UPAs) with electronically reporting, collecting, and managing hazardous materials-related data as mandated by the California Health and Safety Code.
The State will manage the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS), and the responsibility for the implementation currently falls with Cal/EPA. For more information you may want to review the fact sheets at CalEPA.
Follow these steps to begin submitting your CUPA information electronically through CERS.