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NEW ELECTRONIC REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR
BUSINESSES WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND/OR HAZARDOUS WASTE

In 2008 a new California law took effect that requires all regulated facilities and all Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) to enter Unified Program data electronically into a statewide information system by January 1, 2013. The California Electronic Reporting System (CERS) mandates businesses report hazardous materials usage and update hazardous materials information over the Internet. All regulated businesses in the State of California with reportable quantities of hazardous materials or hazardous waste (55 gallons, 500 lbs., or 200 ft³) must submit their hazardous materials business plan, underground storage tank, and aboveground petroleum storage tank data electronically over the Internet beginning January 1, 2013.

Amador County can assist you with your electronic submissions.
If the Internet is not available at your business or home, computers with free Internet access are available at Amador County public libraries. A computer workstation with Internet access is also available at the Environmental Health Department office, 810 Court Street, Jackson, and assistance is provided by appointment by Environmental Health Department staff. Information and training videos and Power Point presentations are also available through CERS Central at http://cers.calepa.ca.gov/.

You, as a business owner or facility operator, can gain access to enter or update your business information by logging onto CERS Central at http://cers.calepa.ca.gov/. If updating existing information, once you are logged on, you will need to search for your facility, review your data to confirm it is accurate or update and make any changes necessary.  All submittals should include a current e-mail address, as electronic emails will become an increasingly important means of communication.

Prior to going into CERS and entering business plan information, each business must designate the persons (preferably at least 2) that will be authorized to access and make changes to the business’s information. When viewing and accepting the information entered into the CERS database, the Amador County Environmental Health Department must verify that the person entering the data or making the changes submitted has been designated on this form as having the authority to do so. Please complete and sign the Electronic Reporting Initial Lead Business User Authorization Form and provide a copy with a wet signature to the Amador County Environmental Health Department at 810 Court Street, Jackson, CA 95642 as soon as possible.


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