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Effective January 1, 2013 all CUPA regulated businesses are required by law (Assembly Bill 2286) to submit business information electronically through the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). Many of the Unified Program forms are no longer available on our website and instead must be completed online in CERS. This includes information related to your:

  • Unified Program Facility Permit
  • Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Onsite Treatment
  • Hazardous Waste Tank Closures
  • Remote Waste Consolidation
  • Recyclable Materials Reports
  • Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
  • Aboveground petroleum storage over 1,320 gallons (APSA)

Medical Waste Generators in San Diego County will also be required to submit facility-related information through CERS in order to obtain or maintain a valid Unified Program Facility Permit. For additional information, please visit our Medical Waste Program website


CERS Workshops     
The County of San Diego will be hosting two workshops to provide business owners and operators with CERS instructions and information.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to receive hands-on training. A limited number of computers will be available for participants without laptops.  If you are interested in attending one of the workshops listed below, please send an email to and indicate which session you would like to attend.  A maximum of 50 people will be allowed to registered per workshop, so sign-up quickly.  

County Operations Center: Department of Environmental Health, 5500 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

City of San Marcos: Dining Room, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


CERS Computer Kiosks
Two computer kiosks are available at the for permit holders requiring assistance or do not have access to a computer. They are located at the County Operations Center: Department of Environmental Health, 5500 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Appointments can also be made with the HM Duty Desk or your area specialist.


For a comprehensive guide to the CERS Business Portal, click here.

For a list of required forms and submission requirements, click here.

For a list of San Diego County CUPA local requirements (and their regulatory code sections) in CERS, click here.


ATTENTION: All new and existing business owners or operators requiring a Unified Program Facility Permit will need to request access to their CERS facility information. To gain access please complete, sign, and submit the CERS Access/I.D. Request Form to the Hazardous Materials Duty Desk by e-mail: or by fax: (858) 505-6700 or by mail to: County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division, P.O. Box 129261, San Diego, CA 92112-9261. 

Please note, the form may only be signed by the business owner or main operator.  We recommend at least two lead users in case one person leaves or loses their username/password. Lead users will receive a confirmation e-mail when this process is complete. Once lead users have been granted access, they will be responsible for adding additional users to the account. The County of San Diego will no longer be able to grant user access. Click here to learn how to add additional users and chose their permission level. 


♦ Watch this video to guide you through your first submittal  (play at highest resolution for better quality) ♦


 ♦ Click here to view the CERS introduction presentation from the workshop ♦

Notifications and updates will also be sent via e-mail, flyers, Facebook and through your inspector. To ensure we have your e-mail address, sign up for GovDelivery using the E-mail Updates link below. Also, click the Join us on facebook link and "like us" in order to get updates through facebook.

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New information will be posted to this website as they develop. Please check back frequently for updates. For further information or questions, please contact the Hazardous Materials Duty Desk at 858-505-6880 or e-mail


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