Mission Statement

The CERS Business User Group (CBUG) was established to evaluate and provide feedback to Cal/EPA on the CERS Business Portal used by business to electronically perform their facility reporting of various hazardous materials-related data as mandated by the California Health and Safety Code, and AB 2286, primarily focusing on the Hazardous Materials Business Plan. The CERS Business User Group is comprised of any interested user of the CERS Business Portal, such as businesses, universities, cities, etc. The meeting frequency will be adjusted to meet the group’s needs. Cal/EPA, the CUPAs/PAs, and others will participate as deemed appropriate by the group.

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Join the CERS Business User Group (CBUG) to be included in online meetings and receive emails with CBUG meeting notes and important CERS updates. A great way to stay informed on the latest CERS news.

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Essential Links

Flowchart Guide

This flowchart was created as a companion to the Business User Guide. It provides a general overview of the CERS reporting process along with brief descriptions of each submittal element. For more detailed instructions, refers to the Business User Guide below.

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Business Guide

The CERS Business User Guide provides step-by-step instructions for each stage of the reporting process. It goes over everything from creating and managing user accounts to uploading data and running reports. This is the best resource for new CERS users as it includes basic troubleshooting and tips.

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If you have any CERS-related questions or comments, submit them here and it will get forwarded to the appropriate contact. Common issues among CERS users may be addressed as a key discussion points in subsequent CBUG meetings.

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