CERS INFORMATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH UPDATE
As required by Assembly Bill 2286, all regulated businesses and local governments are required to submit their regulatory reports and information electronically starting January 1, 2013 with a due date of March 1, 2013.
Regulated businesses within the Los Angeles County Fire Departments jurisdiction are to report directly to Cal/EPA's California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) eliminating the need for paper forms starting October 2012.
Los Angeles County Fire Department is currently scheduling public outreach sessions starting in August 2012 through June 2013 at various locations throughout the County of Los Angeles. For a listing and to reserve a space at a CERS public outreach session near you please visit our CERS training web page.The Los Angeles County Fire Department will provide hands on training and answer any questions or concerns you may have. If possible, please bring your personal WiFi capable laptop to the outreach sessions as computer availability may be limited based on demand. CERS does have the capability for document upload. If you have previously prepared regulatory documents and these documents are still current, you will able to scan them for upload at all outreach sessions.
To access CERS, all users will need to create an account and will need the following:
See the Los Angeles County Fire Department CERS User's Guide for visual instructions.
*It is the responsibility of the facility owner and management to issue and actively maintain user hierarchy rights for CERS access at all times as the users who may have access to your CERS account could one day move on and no longer work for your company.
To facilitate the electronic submittal process, you will need to have an understanding of all regulated activities at your facility and the following information available:
All Facilities – business name, business physical address, business mailing address, business contact phone number, business owners driver's license number, emergency contact names, emergency contact phone number, federal tax ID number, number of employees at the facility, assessor parcel number, and your SIC code.
Hazardous Materials Handlers – hazardous material names, quantities, storage container information, storage temperature, storage pressure, average daily amount, maximum daily amount, physical state, units of measurement, hazardous material type, fire hazard information, chemical location at your facility, a hardcopy version of your contingency plan, and site map for uploading.
Underground Storage Tanks – facility type, Board of Equalization number, tank operator name, tank operator address, tank operator phone number, tank owner name, tank owner address, and tank owner phone number, knowledge of CUPA permit owner, knowledge of financial responsibility mechanism, tank(s) description, tank(s) use, tank(s) contents, tank(s) capacity, type of tank(s), tank(s) construction material, tank(s) overfill protection information, spill bucket information, striker plate information, containment sump information, product, vapor, and riser piping type and material information, under dispenser type, under dispenser construction, and corrosion protection system information. Hardcopies of the following documents for uploading:
Onsite Hazardous Waste Tiered Treatment – onsite hazardous waste treatment permit status category and the number of units and category for each tier.
Aboveground Storage Tanks – hardcopy of the AST Facility Statement for uploading.
Recyclable Materials – hardcopy of the Recyclable Materials Report for uploading.
Remote Waste Consolidation Site – consolidation site location, description of remote location, description of waste collected, onsite treatment activity and quantity, and the basis for needing a federal permit.