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The 2018 Q3 Version of the Client Tool is now Available


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The 2018 Quarter 3 Release of the Client Tool is now available.  The Client Tool must be upgraded to the 2018 Q3 version in order to report data in the next reporting period which begins on October 1, 2018.

More information about what is included in the release is shown in the Release Notes.

In order to use the Client Tool, you must be a Designated Representative (DR), Alternate Designated Representative (ADR), or an ECMPS agent for a representative. In addition, you must have a CAMD Business System (CBS) user name, current CBS password, and have completed a CROMERR Subscriber Agreement Form.

All current users of the Client Tool will be prompted to upgrade to this latest version the next time each user logs in to the EPA Host System. For more information about the Update Service which updates the Client Tool, watch the Update Service tutorial.

All new users of the Client Tool should download and install the 2018 Q1 version of the Client Tool, and then update to the 2018 Q3 version. Users are urged to follow all instructions on the ECMPS Support website and to consult the Installation Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to install the Client Tool.

In order to insure that all technical support questions are tracked and answered, EPA has requested that all technical support questions, including installation questions, be submitted to ECMPS Technical Support.

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The EPA Host System will be Unavailable September 7-8 and September 13, 2018


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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As was noted previously, the EPA Host System will be unavailable in order to prepare for the release of the next version of the ECMPS Client Tool.

Prior to the release, the EPA Host System will be unavailable starting around 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, September 7th until mid-afternoon on Saturday September 8th, and again the morning of September 13th until the release is completed later that day. At that time, users will be able to connect to the EPA Host System.

While the EPA Host System is unavailable, the following functionality is not available in the Client Tool: synchronize, retrieve, and submit. During that time, users can only work with the Client Tool "offline".

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"Ask CAMD" ECMPS webinar scheduled for September 18, 2018


Thursday, August 30, 2018

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Dear ECMPS System User,

You are invited to join us for the second "Ask CAMD" webinar. The purpose of these webinars is to inform you of any updates related to our programs and systems and give you the opportunity to ask questions. On September 18, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Eastern Time), staff from the Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD), Emissions Monitoring Branch (EMB) will be available to answer questions about the part 75 emission monitoring and reporting program, including the Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) software. This session will cover Part 75-related topics, but will not cover material related to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

If you'd like to join us, please RSVP by clicking this link, or by contacting Andrew Reighart at reighart.andrew@epa.gov by September 11, 2018. Although not required, it would be helpful to also include any topics, demonstrations, or questions you would like covered in the webinar. You can submit these questions via the RSVP form or by e-mail. This will enable us to better serve you by ensuring that we have the appropriate staff for the webinar, and the appropriate content prepared. Only those who RSVP will receive the webinar link and teleconference information, so please let us know no later than September 11, 2018 if you will be attending.

Please contact Andrew Reighart at reighart.andrew@epa.gov or 202-564-0418 if you have any questions.

We hope you can join us on September 18th! 

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EPA Host System Unavailable August 24-27, 2018 for Scheduled Maintenance


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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The EPA Host will be unavailable starting around 8pm ET on Friday, August 24th until 6am ET Monday, August 27th for scheduled maintenance.

While the EPA Host System is unavailable, the following functionality is not available in the Client Tool: synchronize, retrieve, and submit. During that time, users can only work with the Client Tool "offline."

Please contact ECMPS Technical Support if you have any questions about this planned downtime.

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on September 12, 2018


Thursday, August 16, 2018

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. The currently planned changes are shown in the list below.

Prior to the release, the EPA Host System will be unavailable starting around 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, September 7th until mid-afternoon on Saturday, September 8th, and again the morning of September 12th until the release is completed later that day.

  • DAYCAL-28-G, PGVP-3-F: Added checks to ensure the activation date for a PGVP vendor is prior to the test date. 
  • HOURAPP-10, 11, 12, 13: Added checking to verify reported rate values for MATS parameters when a multi-stack configuration is using the MS-1 formula to calculate the rate for a unit. 
  • HOURGEN-17-A: Adjusted check results to specify the type of qualification record that is missing. 
  • HOURMHV-16-G: Added check to ensure SO2 concentration is replaced with 2.0 only when the MODC is 16 and the unadjusted hourly value is less than 2.0ppm. 
  • MATSCHV-20-A: Updated check to not fire for SO2RH or SO2RE on hours where the MODC of 16 is used for SO2C
  • MATSMHV-19, 20: Updated check to ensure QA Cert Event Codes 100 and 101 get the appropriate amount of conditional data hours. 
  • Updated the MATS SO2 Emissions screen to display the MODC from the SO2 MHV record.
  • Updated the display of QA certification event descriptions.
  • Added the ability to report for the TXSO2 program. 

If you have any questions about the June 2018 release, please contact ECMPS Support.

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The 2018 Q2 Reporting Period will end on July 30, 2018


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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The last day of the 2018 Q2 reporting period is Monday, July 30, 2018. Although a majority of the 2018 Q2 emission submissions have already been received, there are a number that are yet to be received by the EPA. In order to submit emissions files by the reporting deadline, some people will be hustling to make those final submissions.

If you find yourself nearing the submission deadline with submissions still to be made, you should consult the information in the FAQ on what to do if you are running out of time to submit.

If you have any questions about the information in that FAQ, contact technical support for assistance.

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ECMPS Support Phone Line Experiencing Technical Difficulties


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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The ECMPS Support phone line (866-470-0636) is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Until this issue is resolved, we recommend users submit an email with their questions to ecmps-support@camdsupport.com.

Some calls are getting through, so if you prefer to make a call but do not get an answer, please try placing your call again.

ECMPS Support Staff are working with the phone company to have this matter resolved as quickly as possible.

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New Password Reset Function


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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On June 13, 2018, a new password reset function was implemented that will now enable Clean Air Markets Division Business System (CBS) and Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) users to update their password with CBS when expired (over 90 days old). Previously, if a password had expired, users were required to call the Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) to obtain a new temporary password. Now users who log in to CBS with an expired password, will be prompted to change their password before being allowed access to the CBS system. Please note, ECMPS users must change their password using CBS.

If your account is locked due to three successive failed login attempts (failed attempts include any combination of incorrect password and/or challenge question answers) you still must call CAMD to obtain a new temporary password. To obtain a new temporary password for a locked account, please call Karen VanSickle at (202) 343-9220 or Paula Branch at (202) 343-9168. Passwords for locked accounts cannot be requested via email.

Beginning in September of 2018, a new account lock reset function will be implemented. Users with a locked account will then be able to reset their own password using a newly implemented "Forgot Password/Reset Password" link which will be located on the CBS log in screen.

If you have any questions, please contact Laurel DeSantis at (202) 343-9191 or desantis.laurel@epa.gov.

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The 2018 Q2 Reporting Period begins on July 1, 2018


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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The first day of the 2018 Q2 reporting period is Sunday, July 1, 2018. Sources required to report 2018 Q2 emissions data under the Acid Rain Program (ARP), the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), the NOx SIP Call (SIPNOX), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule have until the end of the day on Monday, July 30, 2018 to submit their emissions data to the EPA using the ECMPS Client Tool.

During this reporting period, the EPA expects to receive approximately 4,000 emissions data submissions. Sources are encouraged to begin working on their submissions as early as possible in order to give them sufficient time to complete all submissions by the deadline.

Start Early

With the large volume of submissions expected, we encourage sources to start working with their data as soon as possible because, if you have questions you will get a faster response to your technical support request the earlier in the month you submit your request. If you wait until later in the month to begin working with your data and you run into problems that require technical support, your request will be added to a much longer queue of technical support requests.

Technical Support Information

Information on getting technical support through the resources on the Web site or by submitting a technical support request has all been consolidated in the Web site's Help section. Technical support would like to highlight that, as necessary, FAQs and Known Issues will continue to be updated throughout the submission period. Hours for technical support are listed on the Contact Us page.

Resubmission Requests

Requests to resubmit QA or emissions data should be made using the Resubmission Request Form.

Keep Up-To-Date

To keep up-to-date with ECMPS News items, we would suggest subscribing to the ECMPS News.

You can receive the ECMPS News posts via email by subscribing to ECMPS News or adding the ECMPS News feed to your RSS Reader. To subscribe via email, simply enter your email address in the box provided on the upper right part of the ECMPS News page and click the Subscribe button. To receive the RSS feed, click on the RSS feed, which also located at the bottom of every page on the Web site.

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The 2018 Q2 Version of the Client Tool is now Available


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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The 2018 Quarter 2 Release of the Client Tool is now available.  The Client Tool must be upgraded to the 2018 Q2 version in order to report data in the next reporting period which begins on July 1, 2018.

More information about what is included in the release is shown in the Release Notes.

In order to use the Client Tool, you must be a Designated Representative (DR), Alternate Designated Representative (ADR), or an ECMPS agent for a representative. In addition, you must have a CAMD Business System (CBS) user name, current CBS password, and have completed a CROMERR Subscriber Agreement Form.

All current users of the Client Tool will be prompted to upgrade to this latest version the next time each user logs in to the EPA Host System. For more information about the Update Service which updates the Client Tool, watch the Update Service tutorial.

All new users of the Client Tool should download and install the 2018 Q1 version of the Client Tool, and then update to the 2018 Q2 version. Users are urged to follow all instructions on the ECMPS Support website and to consult the Installation Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to install the Client Tool.

In order to insure that all technical support questions are tracked and answered, EPA has requested that all technical support questions, including installation questions, be submitted to ECMPS Technical Support.

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The EPA Host System will be Unavailable June 8-9 and June 13, 2018


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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As was noted previously, the EPA Host System will be unavailable in order to prepare for the release of the next version of the ECMPS Client Tool.

Prior to the release, the EPA Host System will be unavailable starting around 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 8th until mid-afternoon on Saturday June 9th, and again the morning of June 13th until the release is completed later that day. At that time, users will be able to connect to the EPA Host System.

While the EPA Host System is unavailable, the following functionality is not available in the Client Tool: synchronize, retrieve, and submit. During that time, users can only work with the Client Tool "offline".

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EPA Host System Unavailable June 1-3, 2018 for Scheduled Maintenance


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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The EPA Host will be unavailable starting around 9pm EDT on Friday, June 1st until 6am EDT Monday, June 4th for scheduled maintenance.

While the EPA Host System is unavailable, the following functionality is not available in the Client Tool: synchronize, retrieve, and submit. During that time, users can only work with the Client Tool "offline."

Please contact ECMPS Technical Support if you have any questions about this planned downtime.

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Planned Changes for Emissions Check MATSCHV-20-A


Monday, May 21, 2018

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The 2017 Q3 release of ECMPS added check MATSCHV-20, which verifies reported MATS values against values calculated by ECMPS. The check currently returns an Informational Message when the percent difference between the reported and calculated values is greater than 5%. The 2018 Q1 release of ECMPS included the display of the calculated values used in the MATSCHV-20 comparison. As part of the 2018 Q2 release planned for June, MATSCHV-20-A will change from an Informational Message to a Critical 1 Error.

CAMD would like to remind sources of the suggested best practices for reporting values that are rounded, as noted in Section 1.0 of the ECMPS Emissions Reporting Instructions:

"When performing calculations using any value that is reported in the XML, use the value as it is reported. In other words, use the rounded value in the calculation. However, any value that is calculated in an intermediate equation but is not reported should not be rounded before using it in a subsequent equation."

If you have any questions about this change, please contact ECMPS Support.

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on June 13, 2018


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The currently planned changes are shown in the list below.

Prior to the release, the EPA Host System will be unavailable starting around 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 8th until mid-afternoon on Saturday June 9th, and again the morning of June 13th until the release is completed later that day.
  • LINEAR-27C: Corrected the checking of reported vs calculated Percent Error or Mean Difference for Linearity Summary data.
  • MATSCHV-20A: Updated the check result severity from Informational to Critical 1.
  • SEVNDAY-15, SEVNDAY-16: Updated the code to match the specifications related to setting the CalibrationTestCalcResult to FAILED if the calculated calibration error is > 0.5.
  • Corrected the display of Sampling Train Component IDs in the MATS Hg tab.
  • Added the ability to report data for Part 60 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources Subpart TTTT (NSPS4T).
If you have any questions about the June 2018 release, please contact ECMPS Support.

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The 2018 Q1 Reporting Period will end on April 30, 2018


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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The last day of the 2018 Q1 reporting period is Monday, April 30, 2018. Although a majority of the 2018 Q1 emission submissions have already been received, there are a number that are yet to be received by the EPA. In order to submit emissions files by the reporting deadline, some people will be hustling to make those final submissions.

If you find yourself nearing the submission deadline with submissions still to be made, you should consult the information in the FAQ on what to do if you are running out of time to submit.

If you have any questions about the information in that FAQ, contact technical support for assistance.

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The 2018 Q1 Reporting Period begins on April 1, 2018


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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The first day of the 2018 Q1 reporting period is Sunday, April 1, 2018. Sources required to report 2018 Q1 emissions data under the Acid Rain Program (ARP), the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), the NOx SIP Call (SIPNOX), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule have until the end of the day on Monday, April 30, 2018 to submit their emissions data to the EPA using the ECMPS Client Tool.

During this reporting period, the EPA expects to receive approximately 4,000 emissions data submissions. Sources are encouraged to begin working on their submissions as early as possible in order to give them sufficient time to complete all submissions by the deadline.

Start Early

With the large volume of submissions expected, we encourage sources to start working with their data as soon as possible because, if you have questions you will get a faster response to your technical support request the earlier in the month you submit your request. If you wait until later in the month to begin working with your data and you run into problems that require technical support, your request will be added to a much longer queue of technical support requests.

Technical Support Information

Information on getting technical support through the resources on the Web site or by submitting a technical support request has all been consolidated in the Web site's Help section. Technical support would like to highlight that, as necessary, FAQs and Known Issues will continue to be updated throughout the submission period. Hours for technical support are listed on the Contact Us page.

Resubmission Requests

Requests to resubmit QA or emissions data should be made using the Resubmission Request Form.

Keep Up-To-Date

To keep up-to-date with ECMPS News items, we would suggest subscribing to the ECMPS News.

You can receive the ECMPS News posts via email by subscribing to ECMPS News or adding the ECMPS News feed to your RSS Reader. To subscribe via email, simply enter your email address in the box provided on the upper right part of the ECMPS News page and click the Subscribe button. To receive the RSS feed, click on the RSS feed, which also located at the bottom of every page on the Web site.

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The 2018 Q1 Version of the Client Tool is now Available


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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The 2018 Quarter 1 Release of the Client Tool is now available.  The Client Tool must be upgraded to the 2018 Q1 version in order to report data in the next reporting period which begins on April 1, 2018.

More information about what is included in the release is shown in the Release Notes.

In order to use the Client Tool, you must be a Designated Representative (DR), Alternate Designated Representative (ADR), or an ECMPS agent for a representative. In addition, you must have a CAMD Business System (CBS) user name, current CBS password, and have completed a CROMERR Subscriber Agreement Form.

All current users of the Client Tool will be prompted to upgrade to this latest version the next time each user logs in to the EPA Host System. For more information about the Update Service which updates the Client Tool, watch the Update Service tutorial.

All new users of the Client Tool should download and install the 2018 Q1 version of the Client Tool. Users are urged to follow all instructions on the ECMPS Support website and to consult the Installation Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to install the Client Tool.

In order to insure that all technical support questions are tracked and answered, EPA has requested that all technical support questions, including installation questions, be submitted to ECMPS Technical Support.

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The EPA Host System will be Unavailable March 2-7, 2018


Monday, February 26, 2018

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As was noted previously, the EPA Host System will be unavailable in order to prepare for the release of the next version of the ECMPS Client Tool.

Beginning around 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 2, 2018, the EPA Host System will become unavailable. The EPA Host System will again be available on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, after the new version of the Client Tool has been released. At that time, users will be able to connect to the EPA Host System.

While the EPA Host System is unavailable, the following functionality is not available in the Client Tool: synchronize, retrieve, and submit. During that time, users can only work with the Client Tool "offline".

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on March 7, 2018


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The release will include a few updates related to the MATS program. The currently planned changes are shown in the list below.

Prior to the release, the EPA Host System will be unavailable starting around 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 2nd until the release is completed on March 7th.
  • RATA-37: Correct the check for Hg based on the final MATS Technical Corrections package.
  • RATA-47E: Update the check result to not be returned for MATS RATAs.
  • Update the MATS Hg, SO2, HCl, and HF screens to show MATS calculated values.
If you have any questions about the March 2018 release, please contact ECMPS Support.

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The 2017 Q4 Reporting Period will end on January 30, 2018


Thursday, January 25, 2018

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The last day of the 2017 Q4 reporting period is Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Although a majority of the 2017 Q4 emission submissions have already been received, there are a number that are yet to be received by the EPA. In order to submit emissions files by the reporting deadline, some people will be hustling to make those final submissions.

If you find yourself nearing the submission deadline with submissions still to be made, you should consult the information in the FAQ on what to do if you are running out of time to submit.

If you have any questions about the information in that FAQ, contact technical support for assistance.

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EPA Host System Unavailable January 6 & January 26-27 for Scheduled Maintenance


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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The EPA Host will be unavailable for a period of time between 6am and 12pm EST on Saturday, January 6th for scheduled maintenance.

The EPA Host will also be unavailable starting around 9pm EST on Friday, January 26 until 12am EST Sunday, January 28th for scheduled maintenance.

While the EPA Host System is unavailable, the following functionality is not available in the Client Tool: synchronize, retrieve, and submit. During that time, users can only work with the Client Tool "offline."

Users are encouraged to begin preparations of submissions early to avoid any potential issues with these outages. Users are also reminded that the Monitoring Plan, QA, and Emissions files may be prepared, evaluated, and submitted as one submission package to avoid processing delays associated with submitting the three submission types separately.

Please contact ECMPS Technical Support if you have any questions about this planned downtime.

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ECMPS Technical Support will be closed on January 1, 2018


Thursday, December 28, 2017

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The ECMPS Technical Support Help Desk will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018. 





The ECMPS Technical Support Help Desk will also be closed on the following upcoming holidays:
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day - Wednesday, July 4, 2018
You can view the full technical support holiday schedule here.

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The 2017 Q4 Reporting Period begins on January 1, 2018


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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The first day of the 2017 Q4 reporting period is Monday, January 1, 2018. Sources required to report 2017 fourth quarter emissions data under the Acid Rain Program (ARP), the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), the NOx SIP Call (SIPNOX), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule have until the end of the day on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 to submit their emissions data to the EPA using the ECMPS Client Tool.

During this reporting period, the EPA expects to receive approximately 4,000 emissions data submissions. Sources are encouraged to begin working on their submissions as early as possible in order to give them sufficient time to complete all submissions by the deadline.

Start Early

With the large volume of submissions expected, we encourage sources to start working with their data as soon as possible because, if you have questions you will get a faster response to your technical support request the earlier in the month you submit your request. If you wait until later in the month to begin working with your data and you run into problems that require technical support, your request will be added to a much longer queue of technical support requests.

Technical Support Information

Information on getting technical support through the resources on the Web site or by submitting a technical support request has all been consolidated in the Web site's Help section. Technical support would like to highlight that, as necessary, FAQs and Known Issues will continue to be updated throughout the submission period. Hours for technical support are listed on the Contact Us page.

Resubmission Requests

Requests to resubmit QA or emissions data should be made using the Resubmission Request Form.

Keep Up-To-Date

To keep up-to-date with ECMPS News items, we would suggest subscribing to the ECMPS News.

You can receive the ECMPS News posts via email by subscribing to ECMPS News or adding the ECMPS News feed to your RSS Reader. To subscribe via email, simply enter your email address in the box provided on the upper right part of the ECMPS News page and click the Subscribe button. To receive the RSS feed, click on the RSS feed, which also located at the bottom of every page on the Web site.

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Recent Changes to Feedback Emails


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Users who have made submissions using ECMPS since the release of the 2017 Q4 update may have received Feedback Report emails from either cbs-support@camdsupport.com or from IRMC@epa.gov, instead of from ecmps@epa.gov. These submissions have been received and processed as usual.

Additionally, users who have made PDFs submissions for the MATS program may have received feedback emails showing a subject line of “GD Feedback for ORIS Code…” instead of “PDF Feedback for ORIS Code….” These submissions have also been received and processed as usual.

EPA is aware of these unexpected changes and is working to correct them. If you have any questions about these emails or your submissions, please contact ECMPS Support.

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The 2017 Q4 Version of the Client Tool is now Available


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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The 2017 Quarter 4 Release of the Client Tool is now available.  The Client Tool must be upgraded to the 2017 Q4 version in order to report data in the next reporting period which begins on January 1, 2018.

More information about what is included in the release is shown in the Release Notes.

In order to use the Client Tool, you must be a Designated Representative (DR), Alternate Designated Representative (ADR), or an ECMPS agent for a representative. In addition, you must have a CAMD Business System (CBS) user name, current CBS password, and have completed a CROMERR Subscriber Agreement Form.

All current users of the Client Tool will be prompted to upgrade to this latest version the next time each user logs in to the EPA Host System. For more information about the Update Service which updates the Client Tool, watch the Update Service tutorial.

All new users of the Client Tool should download and install the 2017 Q1 version of the Client Tool and then upgrade to the 2017 Q4 version. Users are urged to follow all instructions on the ECMPS Support website and to consult the Installation Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to install the Client Tool.

In order to insure that all technical support questions are tracked and answered, EPA has requested that all technical support questions, including installation questions, be submitted to ECMPS Technical Support.

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The EPA Host System will be Unavailable December 7-10, 2017


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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As was noted previously, the EPA Host System will be unavailable in order to prepare for the release of the next version of the ECMPS Client Tool.

Beginning around 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 7, 2017, the EPA Host System will become unavailable. The EPA Host System will again be available on Sunday, December 10, 2017, after the new version of the Client Tool has been released. At that time, users will be able to connect to the EPA Host System.

While the EPA Host System is unavailable, the following functionality is not available in the Client Tool: synchronize, retrieve, and submit. During that time, users can only work with the Client Tool "offline".

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ECMPS Technical Support will be closed on November 23-24, 2017


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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In observance of Thanksgiving, the ECMPS Technical Support Help Desk will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, 2017. 




The ECMPS Technical Support Help Desk will also be closed on the following upcoming holidays:
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2017
  • New Year's Day - Monday, January 1, 2017
You can view the full technical support holiday schedule here.

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on December 10, 2017


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The release will include a few bug fixes.

The currently planned changes to data checks used by the ECMPS Client Tool are shown in the list below.

Prior to the release, the EPA Host System will be unavailable starting around 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 7th until the release is completed on December 10th.
  • HOURAGG-1: Updated to correct a crash encountered by some LME sources.
  • MATSTRN-16: Updated to not check failed SFSR Ratio Checks (results B & D removed).
  • PGVP-2, HOURGEN-25: Updated to allow a hyphen and a period in the CylinderID field.

If you have any questions about the December 2017 release, please contact ECMPS support.

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The 2017 Q3 Reporting Period will end on October 30, 2017


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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The last day of the 2017 Q3 reporting period is Monday, October 30, 2017. Although a majority of the 2017 Q3 emission submissions have already been received, there are a number that are yet to be received by the EPA. In order to submit emissions files by the reporting deadline, some people will be hustling to make those final submissions.

If you find yourself nearing the submission deadline with submissions still to be made, you should consult the information in the FAQ on what to do if you are running out of time to submit.

If you have any questions about the information in that FAQ, contact technical support for assistance.

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The 2017 Q3 Reporting Period begins on October 1, 2017


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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The first day of the 2017 Q3 reporting period is Sunday, October 1, 2017. Sources required to report 2017 third quarter emissions data under the Acid Rain Program (ARP), the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), the NOx SIP Call (SIPNOX), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule have until the end of the day on Monday, October 30, 2017 to submit their emissions data to the EPA using the ECMPS Client Tool.

During this reporting period, the EPA expects to receive approximately 4,000 emissions data submissions. Sources are encouraged to begin working on their submissions as early as possible in order to give them sufficient time to complete all submissions by the deadline.

Start Early

With the large volume of submissions expected, we encourage sources to start working with their data as soon as possible because, if you have questions you will get a faster response to your technical support request the earlier in the month you submit your request. If you wait until later in the month to begin working with your data and you run into problems that require technical support, your request will be added to a much longer queue of technical support requests.

Technical Support Information

Information on getting technical support through the resources on the Web site or by submitting a technical support request has all been consolidated in the Web site's Help section. Technical support would like to highlight that, as necessary, FAQs and Known Issues will continue to be updated throughout the submission period. Hours for technical support are listed on the Contact Us page.

Resubmission Requests

Requests to resubmit QA or emissions data should be made using the Resubmission Request Form.

Keep Up-To-Date

To keep up-to-date with ECMPS News items, we would suggest subscribing to the ECMPS News.



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