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Getting Started

image of sky and landscapeThis area provides tools and resources that enable the regulated community, as well as states and regions, to participate in Clean Air Markets regulatory programs designed to improve air quality. Sources must use EPA's Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) to comply with the Acid Rain Program, the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), and the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Industry sources are encouraged to use the CAMD Business System (CBS) to manage accounts and perform various tasks online, including designating representatives, trading allowances, performing annual compliance, and assigning agents.

Getting Started Using CBS and ECMPS:

Becoming a Designated Representative

You must be recognized as a designated representative (primary or alternate) or an agent of a designated representative in the CAMD database in order to submit data to EPA using CBS or ECMPS.

To become recognized as a designated representative, you can use CBS, or you can can submit the paper Certificate of Representation. If you use CBS, review the CBS Certificate of Representation tutorial (39pp, 2.6M) first, as there are rules as to who can assign representation online. If you use the paper form, it must be completed in its entirety, as it supersedes any previous submissions. Please read all form instructions carefully.

Assigning Agents

An agent is someone authorized to act on behalf of a representative (primary or alternative). Designated representatives can assign agents using CBS, or by submitting the paper Agent Notice of Delegation. If you use CBS, review the Agent Tutorial found on the CBS home page first. Note that the primary representative is legally responsible for actions taken by his or her agents, as well as agents of the alternate representative. Representatives may remove agents using either of these methods as well.

Please note that agents for a previous plant/account representative will not be automatically assigned to a newly appointed plant/account representative. Each representative must assign his own agents, authorizing them to perform work on his behalf.

Types of Agents

Note that a person may be designated as more than one type of agent, and a representative may assign more than one person as the same agent type.

  • Source Management A source management agent has the authority to add or edit facility, unit, owner, operator, or representative information (Certificates of Representation); and provide facility contact information. Source management agents have access to all facilities and units of a representative.
  • Compliance A compliance agent has the authority to submit optional allowance deduction information and to run compliance (includes both draft “what if” and official compliance deduction options). Compliance agents have access to all facilities for a representative.
  • Allowance Trading An allowance trading agent has the authority to perform allowance transfers using CBS. Allowance trading agents have access to all accounts for a representative.
  • General Account Management A general account management agent has the authority to add or edit account information for existing general accounts (e.g., adding or editing designated representatives and binding party information), or they can add a new general account. General account management agents have access to all accounts of a representative. Note that general accounts are NOT associated with specific facilities or units.
  • Retrieve Monitoring Plan, QA, and Emissions Data A retrieve agent has the authority to retrieve monitoring plan, QA, and emissions data from the EPA host system and load it into the ECMPS Client Tool. Retrieve agents have access to all facilities and units for a representative but CANNOT submit to the EPA host system.
  • Submit Monitoring Plan Data This type of submit agent has the authority to submit monitoring plan data from the ECMPS Client Tool to the EPA host system for units for which that responsibility has been assigned. All submit agents may also retrieve data from the EPA host system.
  • Submit Monitoring Plan and QA Data This type of submit agent has the authority to submit monitoring plan and QA data from the ECMPS Client Tool to the EPA host system for units for which that responsibility has been assigned. If you assign a person as a submit monitoring plan and QA data agent, you do not need to also assign the person as a submit monitoring plan data agent. All submit agents may also retrieve data from the EPA host system.
  • Submit Monitoring Plan, QA and Emissions Data - This type of submit agent has the authority to submit monitoring plan, QA and emissions data from the ECMPS Client Tool to the EPA host system, for units for which that responsibility has been assigned. If you assign a person as a submit monitoring plan, QA, and emissions data agent, you do not need to also assign the person as a submit monitoring plan data or submit monitoring plan and QA data agent. All submit agents may also retrieve data from the EPA host system.

Registering to Use CBS and ECMPS

Note: As of March 17, 2009, EPA requires more stringent security practices for all EPA data systems that are used to report data electronically. See information regarding the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation (CROMERR). Questions about CROMERR should be directed to Karen VanSickle.

Once you are recognized as either a designated representative or an agent in the CAMD database, you may register to use CBS and ECMPS. Steps should be taken in the following order:

  1. Submit a hard copy Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA).

    The ESA provides a wet-ink signature that identifies each CBS/ECMPS user and provides rules with which each user needs to comply to maintain his or her user name and password. You only need to submit the ESA once. EPA must receive the ESA in hard copy.

    Visit the section of the site containing forms to download the ESA form and see the mailing address. You are strongly encouraged to use overnight mail.
  1. Obtain a user name and temporary password for CBS/ECMPS.

    After CAMD receives and processes your hard copy ESA form, you may obtain a user name and temporary password by CALLING one of the following:
    • Karen Vansickle: 202-343-9220
    • Kirk Nabors: 202-343-9171
    • Paula Branch: 202-343-9168

    User names and passwords cannot be sent via email and must be given directly to the recipient.

  1. Log into CBS and change your temporary password.

    After receiving a user name and temporary password, you must log into CBS and change your temporary password. You must NOT share your user name and password with others. Please note that you must change your CBS password every 90 days. You will receive a reminder email 30 days before your password expires. Your user name and password are the same for CBS and ECMPS.

  2. Answer and maintain five challenge questions.

    There is a list of 20 questions from which to select. These questions are similar to those you might see at a banking website and ask you for information only you should know. You may change your challenge questions and answers at any time, but you must always maintain at least five questions. If you do not select your challenge questions, you will not be able to submit data using CBS or ECMPS. CAMD cannot retrieve your challenge question answers for you.

  3. Provide security information upon the submission of data.

    Upon submission of data through CBS or ECMPS, you will have to enter your user name, password, and the answer to one randomly chosen challenge question. You will have three chances to enter this information correctly, or you will be locked out the data systems.

CAMD Business System

image of sky and flockThe CAMD Business System (CBS) is a Web-based application that allows sources affected by Clean Air Markets Programs to perform tasks online instead of submitting paper forms. Only a designated representative or an agent of an affected source may use CBS.

Tasks that can be performed in CBS:

  • Add/edit facility unit data
  • Add/edit information for general accounts
  • Identify representatives (legally responsible individuals) for a facility or an account
  • Open a general account to transfer allowances
  • Add/edit owner or operator information
  • Transfer allowances for any program
  • Perform annual compliance-related tasks
  • Edit the personal contact information for industry personnel
  • Designate agents to perform functions on behalf of representatives

Access the CAMD Business System (CBS)

Phishing Notice and Security Enhancements

Are you a new user to CBS?

New CBS users can learn how to register for CBS in Getting Started. Once you have registered and are logged in, tutorials on how to use CBS are available within the application.

Reporting Emissions Data Using ECMPS

landscape imageThe Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) is a desktop tool that sources must use to submit monitoring plans, QA data, and emission data to EPA to comply with the Acid Rain Program, the Clean Air Interstate Rule, Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, and the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

Learn more about monitoring emissions data. For general ECMPS questions, contact Louis Nichols or Craig Hillock.

You must be recognized as either a designated representative or an ECMPS agent in the CAMD database in order to use the ECMPS Client Tool. Exit EPA Disclaimer

Limited access to the ECMPS Client Tool is provided for test contractors and environmental consultants, (PDF 2 pp. 38K) as well as to EPA and state users.

Contact an EPA ECMPS analyst for your region.

Are You a New User to ECMPS?

New ECMPS users can learn how to register for ECMPS in Getting Started. See ECMPS tutorials.Exit EPA Disclaimer

EPA and State Users (SMS)

image of a field of flowersThe Source Management System (SMS) is a Web-based application that EPA, state, and local partners can use to view important information, such as:

  • Facility and unit level data
  • Program data
  • Designated representatives
  • Agent information
  • Facility contact information
  • Unit owners and operators

EPA, state, and local partners can view monitoring plan, QA, and emissions data and can register to receive copies of data submission feedback submitted through the Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) Client Tool.

1 – Registering for SMS

To access SMS, an EPA/state/local partner must be registered in the CAMD database. To be added to the CAMD database, send the following information via email to Laurel DeSantis at (desantis.laurel@epa.gov):

  • First Name, Last Name
  • Agency
  • Title
  • Address (street, city, state, zip)
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

2 – Obtaining a User Name and Password

Once added to the CAMD database, obtain an SMS user name and password by contacting Karen VanSickle at 202-343-9220, Kirk Nabors at 202-343-9171, or Paula Branch at 202-343-9168. When you call, indicate that you are an EPA/state/local partner.

3 – Logging Into SMS

Remember that your password is case sensitive.

  • The first time you log into SMS you will need to immediately change the initial user name and password you were provided. Please note that you must change your SMS password every 90 days. You will receive a reminder email 30 days before your password expires.
  • After you change your initial password, you will be on the SMS home page. Click on the EPA/state/local staff link.
  • Enter your last name in the Last Name field and click the Find button.
  • When your name appears in the grid, highlight it and click the Select button.
  • Review your contact information, make any changes as necessary, and click the Save button.

4 – Receiving Copies of Monitoring and QA/Certification Feedback

  • Log into SMS. Remember that your password is case sensitive.
  • Click the EPA/state/local staff link.
  • Enter your last name in the Last Name field and click the Find button.
  • When your name appears in the grid, highlight it and click the Select button.
  • Review your contact information, make any necessary changes, and click the Save button.
  • Click the Edit Responsibilities button.
  • If there are any responsibilities currently assigned to you, they will appear in a grid. To remove responsibilities, click the box in the Remove column on the far left side of the grid for the row you wish to remove, and click the Remove button at the top or bottom of the grid.
  • To add new facilities/areas of responsibility, click the Add button at the top or bottom of the grid.
  • You can select facilities by typing in the Facility Name or Facility ID (ORISPL) and clicking the Find button, or by using the dropdown arrows for EPA region or state and clicking the Find button.
  • When the appropriate facility (facilities) appears on the left side of the screen, you can highlight it and click the Add button to move it to the right side of the screen (use the control or shift keys to move more than one over at a time). When all the desired facilities are added to the right side of the screen, click the dropdown arrow under Areas of Responsibility.
  • Select the CEMs Monitoring area of responsibility, and click the Select button. You can only choose one area of responsibility at a time.

Please note that if you select an area of responsibility but you do not select specific facilities, you will NOT receive copies of any feedback.

5 – Receiving Copies of Emissions Feedback

  • Log into SMS. Remember that your password is case sensitive.
  • Click the EPA/state/local staff link.
  • Enter your last name in the Last Name field and click the Find button.
  • When your name appears in the grid, highlight it and click the Select button.
  • Review your contact information, make any necessary changes, and click the Save button.
  • Click the Edit Responsibilities button.
  • If there are any responsibilities currently assigned to you, they will appear in a grid. To remove responsibilities, click the box in the Remove column on the far left side of the grid for the row you wish to remove, and click the Remove button at the top or bottom of the grid.
  • To add new facilities/areas of responsibility, click the Add button at the top or bottom of the grid.
  • You can select facilities by typing in the Facility Name or Facility ID (ORISPL) and clicking the Find button, or by using the dropdown arrows for EPA region or state and clicking the Find button.
  • When the appropriate facility (facilities) appears on the left side of the screen, you can highlight it and click the Add button to move it to the right side of the screen (use the control or shift keys to move more than one over at a time). When all the desired facilities are added to the right side of the screen, click the dropdown arrow under Areas of Responsibility.
  • Select the Emissions Reporting area of responsibility and click the Select button. You can only choose one area of responsibility at a time.

Please note that if you select an area of responsibility but you do not select specific facilities, you will NOT receive copies of any feedback.

6 – Viewing Data Through the ECMPS Client Tool

  • Log in to SMS. Remember that your password is case sensitive.
  • Click the EPA/state/local staff link.
  • Enter your last name in the Last Name field and click the Find button.
  • When your name appears in the grid, highlight it and click the Select button.
  • Review your contact information, make any necessary changes, and click the Save button.
  • Click the Edit Responsibilities button.
  • If there are any responsibilities currently assigned to you, they will appear in a grid. To remove responsibilities, click the box in the Remove column on the far left side of the grid for the row you wish to remove, and click the Remove button at the top or bottom of the grid.
  • To add new facilities/areas of responsibility, click the Add button at the top or bottom of the grid.
  • You can select facilities by typing in the Facility Name or Facility ID (ORISPL) and clicking the Find button, or by using the dropdown arrows for EPA region or state and clicking the Find button.
  • When the appropriate facility (facilities) appears on the left side of the screen, you can highlight it and click the Add button to move it to the right side of the screen (use the control or shift keys to move more than one over at a time). When all the desired facilities are added to the right side of the screen, click the dropdown arrow under Areas of Responsibility.
  • Select the CEMs Monitoring or Emissions Reporting area of responsibility and click the Select button. You can only choose one area of responsibility at a time. Selecting either area of responsibility will give you access to all the data in the ECMPS Client Tool for the facility (facilities) you have selected.

Please note that currently, if you select CEMs Monitoring, Emissions Reporting, or both of the areas of responsibility because you wish to view the data through the ECMPS Client Tool, you will receive copies of quarterly feedback for the facility (facilities) and area(s) of responsibility you have selected. CAMD realizes that in many cases, EPA/state/local partners only want to view the data through the ECMPS Client Tool, and they do not want to receive copies of the feedback. CAMD is working to add functionality that will enable EPA/state/local partners to opt out of receiving copies of the quarterly feedback. This is an extensive change to our current application and will take some time to put in place. Once the functionality is in place, EPA/state/local partners will be informed, and this guidance will be modified to include instructions for opting out of receiving copies of quarterly feedback.

7 – Download the ECMPS Client Tool

  • Go to http://ecmps.camdsupport.com.
  • Click the Downloads link to install the ECMPS Client Tool.
  • Questions about installing the ECMPS Client Tool should be directed to the technical support staff (ecmps-support@camdsupport.com).
  • Questions about viewing monitoring plan, QA/Certification, or Emissions data should also be directed to the technical support staff.
  • Please be very specific and detailed when sending questions to tech support so they can assist you in a timely manner.
  • Use your SMS user name and password to log into the ECMPS Client Tool. Remember that your password is case sensitive.

Forms

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's About PDF page to learn more about PDF, and a link to the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Please check with your permitting authority before submitting some of the forms below. It is possible that a state or local permitting authority has modified these forms and that only the state-modified versions are required. This section contains information on the following:

Information about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) CO2 Budget Trading Programs Exit EPA Disclaimer

You can enter most of the form data using the CAMD Business System (CBS).

Note: Electronic submitions must follow Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation and use the Electronic Signature Agreement Form. (PDF 1 pp., 32 K)

If you are mailing one of the forms listed in this section, we recommend using overnight delivery services to ensure timely receipt of documents. Please mark all overnight deliveries with the name and phone number of the person to whom the package should be delivered.

Street Address (overnight mail and package delivery)
U.S. EPA
Clean Air Markets Division
1201 Constitution Avenue, NW
7th Floor, Room 7421M
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 343-9118

Regular or certified mail
U.S. EPA
Clean Air Markets Division
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Mail Code 6204J
Washington, DC 20460

Acid Rain Program, CAIR, MATS and Transport Rule Forms

Acid Rain Program

EPA SO2 Allowance Auction

For more information, see the Acid Rain Program Allowance Auction Fact Sheet.

Acid Rain Permitting

  • Acid Rain Permit Application
    PDF (6 pp., 54 K) | Word (6 pp., 78 K)
  • Acid Rain NOx Compliance Plan
    PDF (5 pp., 76 K) | Word (5 pp., 314 K)
  • Acid Rain NOx Averaging Plan
    PDF (7 pp., 103 K) | Word (7 pp., 238 K)
  • Acid Rain New Unit Exemption
    PDF (4 pp., 45 K) | Word (4 pp., 98 K)

Monitoring

EPA form 7610-14, Certification Application, is no longer required.

For information on monitoring, see Emissions Monitoring.
For instructions on how to report emissions, see Reporting Emissions.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

Sources can use CBS to submit RGGI Certificate of Representation data, such as, add/edit facility or unit data; add/edit Designated Representatives, or owners/operators. Alternatively, you may complete the RGGI Certificate of Representation form.

Business Contacts

Topic Name Phone Number E-Mail
Acid Rain Permitting Robert Miller 202-343-9077 miller.robertl@epa.gov
Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) Karen VanSickle 202-343-9220 vansickle.karen@epa.gov
Allowance Auction Kenon Smith 202-343-9164 smith.kenon@epa.gov
Allowance Queries Kenon Smith 202-343-9164 smith.kenon@epa.gov
Allowance Transfers Paula Branch 202-343-9168 branch.paula@epa.gov
Kenon Smith 202-343-9164 smith.kenon@epa.gov
Annual Compliance Paula Branch 202-343-9168 branch.paula@epa.gov
Robert Miller 202-343-9077 miller.robertl@epa.gov
Kenon Smith 202-343-9164 smith.kenon@epa.gov
Applicability Robert Miller 202-343-9077 miller.robertl@epa.gov
Assigning Agents for the CAMD Business System (CBS) Laurel Desantis 202-343-9191 desantis.laurel@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
CAMD Business System (CBS) Laurel Desantis 202-343-9191 desantis.laurel@epa.gov
Paula Branch 202-343-9168 branch.paula@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
Kenon Smith 202-343-9164 smith.kenon@epa.gov
CBS/ECMPS User IDs and Passwords Karen VanSickle 202-343-9220 vansickle.karen@epa.gov
Paula Branch 202-343-9168 branch.paula@epa.gov
Kirk Nabors 202-343-9171 nabors.kirk@epa.gov
Certificates of Representation Laurel Desantis 202-343-9191 desantis.laurel@epa.gov
Robert Miller 202-343-9077 miller.robertl@epa.gov
Data Requests Kirk Nabors 202-343-9171 nabors.kirk@epa.gov
Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) Louis Nichols 202-343-9008 nichols.louis@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting - Region 1 (NH, VT, ME, MA, RI, CT) Jenny Jachim 202-343-9590 jachim.jenny@epa.gov
Louis Nichols 202-343-9008 nichols.louis@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting - Region 2 (NY, NJ, PR, VI) Carlos Martinez 202-343-9747 martinez.carlos@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting - Region 3 (PA, MD, DE, DC, VA, WV) Charles Frushour 202-343-9847 frushour.charles@epa.gov
Ujjval Shukla 202-343-9196 shukla.ujjval@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting - Region 4 (KY, TN, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA, FL) Carlos Martinez 202-343-9747 martinez.carlos@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting - Region 5 (MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH) Louis Nichols 202-343-9008 nichols.louis@epa.gov
Jenny Jachim 202-343-9590 jachim.jenny@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting - Region 6 (NM, TX, OK, AR, LA) Travis Johnson 202-343-9018 johnson.travis@epa.gov
Kevin Tran 202-343-9074 tran.kevin@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting - Region 7 (NE, KS, IA, MO) Robert Vollaro 202-343-9116 vollaro.robert@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting- Region 8 (MT, ND, SD, WY, UT, CO) Jenny Jachim 202-343-9590 jachim.jenny@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting - Region 9 (CA, NV, AZ, HI) Carlos Martinez 202-343-9747 martinez.carlos@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting - Region 10 (WA, OR, ID, AK) Jenny Jachim 202-343-9590 jachim.jenny@epa.gov
General Accounts Paula Branch 202-343-9168 branch.paula@epa.gov
Kenon Smith 202-343-9164 smith.kenon@epa.gov
Long Term Cold Storage Laurel DeSantis 202-343-9191 desantis.laurel@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
New Unit Exemption Laurel DeSantis 202-343-9191 desantis.laurel@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
NOx Budget Trading Program Kenon Smith 202-343-9164 smith.kenon@epa.gov
NOx Compliance Plans Robert Miller 202-343-9077 miller.robertl@epa.gov
Retired Unit Exemption Laurel DeSantis 202-343-9191 desantis.laurel@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
Source Management System Laurel Desantis 202-343-9191 desantis.laurel@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov

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