California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)

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Assembly Bill (AB) 2286 went into effect January 1, 2009. The law requires all regulated businesses and all regulated local government agencies, called Unified Program Agencies (UPA), to use the Internet to file required Unified Program information. This includes facility data regarding hazardous material regulatory activities, chemical inventories, underground and aboveground storage tanks, and hazardous waste generation. It also includes UPA data such as inspections and enforcement actions. 

Information entered into CERS by businesses and regulators is now available at siteportal.calepa.ca.gov.

Unified Program information submittals to the Burbank Fire Department for Fiscal Year 2017-18 must be made through CERS (http://cers.calepa.ca.gov/) by March 1, 2017. 

 

Hazardous Materials Forms 
For new submittals or changes to existing submittals, complete the following forms and upload to CERS.

Site Map (Instructions) (Form) 
Emergency Response/Contingency Plan (Includes instructions for Training Plan)
Employee Training Plan
Underground storage TANK (UST) forms
For new submittals or changes to existing submittals, complete the following forms and upload to CERS.

Monitoring Plan (Instructions) (Form)
Monitoring Site Map
Certificate of Financial Responsibility (Instructions) (Form)
UST Response Plan
Owner Statement of Designated UST Operator
Letter from Chief Financial Officer (Instructions) (Form)
UST Owner Operator Agreement (Instructions) (Form)

For online reporting, a regulated business must have the following mandatory items:

  • An e-mail address: Websites such as www.google.com, www.yahoo.com, and www.hotmail.com provide free e-mail addresses.
  • Access to a computer: If a personal computer is not available, computers at all Burbank libraries are free to use with a Burbank Library card or a valid photo identification card. A public computer will also be provided at the Burbank Fire Department during designated hours for a fee.
  • Web browser: CERS supports many common current browsers - Internet Explorer 8+, FireFox 3.6+, current versions of Google Chrome and Safari.
  • Current and accurate inventory of chemicals that meet California Code of Regulations - Title 27 threshold quantities: weight of 500 pounds, volume of 55 gallons, or a volume of 200 cubic feet or 1,000 cubic feet depending on the gas.

Burbank businesses may email questions and comments to BurbankCERS@burbankca.gov. The Burbank Fire Department provides a CERS Guidance Document.

If you would like assistance creating an account, uploading and/or submitting, the Burbank Fire Department offers one-on-one trainings. There is a fee of $97 per hour (minimum 1 hour). Please contact us to schedule a training, which is available: Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  

The California Environmental Protection Agency provides CERS Training Materials.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department provides CERS User Guides.

In the City of Burbank, Hazardous Waste Management is regulated by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.