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Project Schedule

ECMPS Additional Information

Last Updated: February 2008

Date Activity

2005 through 2006

Technical development of the ECMPS Client Tool.

Early 2006 through mid-2006

Industry Alpha testing.

Mid-2006 through 2006

Implemented modifications/enhancements as required based on alpha testing.

2007

Industry Beta testing.

Implented modifications/enhancements as required.

December 2007 through January 2008

Industry LME Beta testing.

Implented modifications/enhancements as required.

2008

2008 production release/transition year.

EPA will continue to accept EDR flat file format to provide additional time for the conversion to the new XML format

Sources may elect to switch to ECMPS in any quarter in 2008, rather than continue to submit EDR flat file format. Registration to use ECMPS in 2008 required.

Sources must use ECMPS in 2008 to submit initial monitoring plan and certification application data for CAIR SO2. Registration is required. Sources may continue to use the EDR flat file format to submit all other data

CAMD to continue to develop functionality for 2009 production release.

Release of ECMPS Client Tool tutorials.

May 2008 through January 15, 2009

Industry can continue to test ECMPS while submitting data via EDR flat file format. Registration to test ECMPS is required.

CAMD to implement modifications/enhancements as required based on testing.

2009

2009 Production release.

All sources are required to use ECMPS beginning in the first quarter of 2009. No registration will be required.

Currently Scheduled Client Tool Updates (subject to change)

June 2008

September 2008

December 2008

March 2009

Sources using the Client Tool prior to an update would only have to upgrade to a new version of the Client Tool. A complete re-install, in this case, would not be necessary. EPA will provide a list of Client Tool updates with each new release.

 


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