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Clean Air Markets

Business Center

Getting Started

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This 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) Exit to comply with the Acid Rain ProgramCross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), CSAPR Update, 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

    The primary designated representative is a person chosen by the owners and operator of a plant to act on their behalf to provide required submissions to the EPA. Although the primary designated representative may assign an alternate designated representative to act on his or her behalf, the primary designated representative is ultimately responsible for ensuring that accurate, complete, and timely submissions are made.

    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. Exit

    To become recognized as a designated representative, you can use CBS, or you can submit the paper Certificate of Representation. If you use CBS, review the Certificate of Representation section of the help file. The help file can be accessed from any screen in CBS, including the login screen. 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 alternate). Designated representatives can assign agents using CBS, or you can submit the paper Agent Notice of Delegation. Representatives may remove agents using either of these methods as well. If you use CBS, review the Agent section of the help file. The help file can be accessed from any screen in CBS, including the login screen. Note that the primary representative is legally responsible for actions taken by his or her agents, as well as agents of the alternate representative.

    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. Exit Retrieve agents have access to all facilities and units for a representative but CANNOT submit to the EPA host system. ECMPS Retrieve only agents DO NOT receive ECMPS feedback.
    • Submit Monitoring Plan Data – This type of submit agent has the authority to submit monitoring plan data from the ECMPS Client Tool Exit 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, and will receive ECMPS feedback for the plants/units to which they are assigned.
    • 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 Exit 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, and will receive ECMPS feedback for the plants/units to which they are assigned.
    • 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 Exit 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, and will receive ECMPS feedback for the plants/units to which they are assigned.
  • 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.

    2. 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
      • Paula Branch: 202-343-9168

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

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Providing 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 of the data systems.

CAMD Business System

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Updated CAMD Business System (CBS)

On December 11, 2017, EPA launched an updated version of the CAMD Business System (CBS).  The updated application includes new functionality, incorporates enhancements to the user interface, and streamlines the submission process. 

For more information, see the CAMD Business System (CBS) help file.  The help file can be accessed from any screen in CBS, including the login screen.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laurel DeSantis at (202) 343-9191 or desantis.laurel@epa.gov.


The 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 plant and unit data
  • Add/edit information for general accounts
  • Identify representatives (legally responsible individuals) for a facility or an account
  • Open a general account to hold and/or 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
  • Manage feedback recipient relationships

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

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The 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 ProgramCross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), 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 ToolExit

Limited access to the ECMPS Client Tool is provided for test contractors and environmental consultants, as well as to EPA and state users

On April 6, 2016, the MATS Technical Corrections final rule was published in the Federal Register with an effective date of April 6, 2016. The final rule will require reprogramming of ECMPS to accommodate changes to certain quality assurance testing requirements for mercury (Hg) and, if necessary, other pollutants. EPA anticipates these changes to be incorporated into the 2016 Q3 or Q4 software release.  Emission reporters should not rely on the ECMPS software as the sole means for determining if their data are valid. EPA reminds emission reporters to refer to the rule and take steps, if necessary, to invalidate data per the rule requirements.

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 tutorialsExit

EPA and State Users (SMS)

Updated CAMD Business System (CBS)

On December 11, 2017, EPA launched an updated version of the CAMD Business System (CBS) which combines the current CBS and the Source Management System (SMS).  The updated application includes new functionality, incorporates enhancements to the user interface, and streamlines the submission process. 

For more information, see the CAMD Business System (CBS) help file.  The help file can be accessed from any screen in CBS, including the login screen.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laurel DeSantis at (202) 343-9191 or desantis.laurel@epa.gov.


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The CAMD Business System (CBS) is a Web-based application that EPA, state, and local partners can use to view and manage information, such as:

  • Plant and unit level data
  • Program data
  • Designated representatives
  • Agent information
  • Facility contact information
  • Unit owners and operators
  • Feedback recipient relationships

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. Exit

  • Registering for CBS

    To access CBS, 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
  • Obtaining a User Name and Password

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

  • Logging Into CBS

    Remember that your password is case sensitive.

    The first time you log into CBS you will need to immediately change the initial password you were provided. Please note that you must change your CBS 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 CBS home page.

  • Receiving Copies of Monitoring Plan/QA and/or Emissions Feedback

    To receive copies of monitoring plan/QA and/or emissions feedback, go to the Manage Feedback Recipients module under People on the Main Menu of CBS. Review the Feedback Recipients section of the help file. The help file can be accessed from any screen in CBS, including the login screen.

  • Viewing Data Through the ECMPS Client Tool

    To view data through the ECMPS Client Tool, you must be a feedback recipient for the plant(s). Review the Feedback Recipients section of the help file. The help file can be accessed from any screen in CBS, including the login screen. Please note that currently, if you select monitoring plan/QA and/or emissions because you wish to view the data through the ECMPS Client Tool, you will receive copies of quarterly feedback for those plant(s). 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. 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.

  • Download the ECMPS Client Tool
    • Go to http://ecmps.camdsupport.com. Exit
    • 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 CBS user name and password to log into the ECMPS Client Tool. Exit Remember that your password is case sensitive.

Forms

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:

  • Acid Rain Program Forms
  • Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and CSAPR Update Forms
  • Mercury and Air Toxics Rule (MATS) Forms
  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Forms

Information about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) CO2 Budget Trading ProgramsExit

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

Note: Electronic submissions must follow Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation and use the Electronic Signature Agreement Form.

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 7421B
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 343-9191

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

View and Download Forms

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 (DOC)(8 pp, 91 K) available here.

Business Contacts
Topic Name Phone Number E-Mail
Acid Rain Permitting Jason Kuhns 202-564-3236 kuhns.jason@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
Kenon Smith 202-343-9164 smith.kenon@epa.gov
Applicability Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@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
Certificates of Representation Laurel Desantis 202-343-9191 desantis.laurel@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
Data Requests ECMPS Help Desk ------ ecmps-support@camdsupport.com
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
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) Ronald Sobocinski 202-343-9222 sobocinski.ron@epa.gov
Monitoring/Emissions Reporting- Region 8 (MT, ND, SD, WY, UT, CO) Ronald Sobocinski 202-343-9222 sobocinski.ron@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 Kevin Tran 202-343-9074 tran.kevin@epa.gov
Retired Unit Exemption Laurel DeSantis 202-343-9191 desantis.laurel@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov

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