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The 2022 Q2 Reporting Period will end on August 1, 2022


Monday, July 25, 2022

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The last day of the 2022 Q2 reporting period is Monday, August 1, 2022. Although a majority of the 2022 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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The 2022 Q2 Reporting Period begins on July 1, 2022


Sunday, June 26, 2022

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The first day of the 2022 Q2 reporting period is Friday, July 1, 2022. Sources required to report 2022 Q2 emissions data under the Acid Rain Program (ARP), the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), the NOx SIP Call (SIPNOX), the Texas SO2 Trading Program (TXSO2), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule have until the end of the day on Monday, August 1, 2022 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 Website or by submitting a technical support request has all been consolidated in the Website'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 button, which is located at the bottom of every page on the Website.


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The 2022 Q2 Version of the Client Tool is now Available


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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The 2022 Quarter 2 Release of the Client Tool is now available.  The Client Tool must be upgraded to the 2022 Q2 version in order to report data in the next reporting period which begins on July 1, 2022.

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 using 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 2022 Q1 version of the Client Tool and then upgrade to the 2022 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 ensure 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 10-11 and June 15, 2022


Monday, June 6, 2022

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 10th until the afternoon of Saturday June 11th, and again the morning of June 15th 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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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on June 15, 2022


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on June 15, 2022. 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 10th until mid-afternoon on Saturday, June 11th, and again the morning of June 15th until the release is completed later that day. At that time, users will be able to connect to the EPA Host System.

Check Changes

  • ADESTAT-5, 11; FF2LTST-4: Updated checks to require an ‘INPROG’ fuel flow-to-load test result in the quarter that baseline data collection was completed. This applies when the baseline data collection occurred in a quarter after the quarter in which all the required fuel flowmeter accuracy tests, transmitter/transducer accuracy tests, and primary element inspections are completed. Also updated logic to begin comparing reporting operating hours to reported fuel flow-to-load test result codes in the quarter following the completion of baseline data collection. 
  • DCSTAT-4: Updated check for dual range analyzers to mark data as out of control after the failure of one range until a passing test occurs at both ranges. Also changed the search for failed tests to include test in the current hour.


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Important ECMPS 2.0 Schedule Update


Friday, May 6, 2022

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The ECMPS 2.0 Beta development and testing period has been extended through 2023. The reporting platform switch from the current desktop ECMPS to the new web-based ECMPS 2.0 reporting platform will become effective January 1, 2024, with the first reported emissions to be submitted during the Q1 2024 emissions submission period. 

ECMPS 2.0 is scheduled for mandatory use for reporting year 2024. This timeline will provide a reasonable amount of time for emission reporters, software vendors, and consultants to test ECMPS 2.0. EPA will continue to develop and release beta functionality (including quality assurance and emissions data) throughout 2022 and 2023; providing a year or more for testing, feedback, and deployment. The 2024 release will include additional data elements specified in the July 17, 2020 Mercury and Air Toxics Standard for Power Plants Final Electronic Reporting Revisions and other applicable regulatory reporting requirements. 

The current ECMPS reporting platform and XML format will remain in effect through 2023. 

Additional Information: EPA will be giving a presentation at the upcoming EPRI Continuous Emissions Monitoring User Group Meeting (CEMUG) to discuss this timeline. For those not attending, EPA will host an upcoming webinar (to be announced shortly) later in the month of June. 

If you have any questions on this announcement or its immediate impacts, please contact Chris Worley at worley.christopher@epa.gov or 202-816-2670. 


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The 2022 Q1 Reporting Period will end on May 2, 2022


Sunday, April 24, 2022

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The last day of the 2022 Q1 reporting period is Monday, May 2, 2022. Although a majority of the 2022 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 2022 Q1 Reporting Period begins on April 1, 2022


Monday, March 28, 2022

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The first day of the 2022 Q1 reporting period is Friday, April 1, 2022. Sources required to report 2022 Q1 emissions data under the Acid Rain Program (ARP), the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), the NOx SIP Call (SIPNOX), the Texas SO2 Trading Program (TXSO2), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule have until the end of the day on Monday, May 2, 2022 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 Website or by submitting a technical support request has all been consolidated in the Website'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 button, which is located at the bottom of every page on the Website.


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The 2022 Q1 Version of the Client Tool is now Available


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

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The 2022 Quarter 1 Release of the Client Tool is now available.  The Client Tool must be upgraded to the 2022 Q1 version in order to report data in the next reporting period which begins on April 1, 2022.

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 using 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 2022 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 ensure 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 4-5 and March 9, 2022


Sunday, February 27, 2022

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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, March 4th until the afternoon of Saturday March 5th, and again the morning of March 9th 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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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on March 9, 2022


Tuesday, February 15, 2022


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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on March 9, 2022. 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 4th until mid-afternoon on Saturday, March 5th, and again the morning of March 9th until the release is completed later that day. At that time, users will be able to connect to the EPA Host System.

Check Changes

  • ADESTAT-5,11: Updated checks to ensure Appendix D systems using fuel flow-to-load extensions have baseline data to support the extensions. 
  • DEFAULT-53: Updated check to disallow use of the fuel code C when the parameter code for the monitor default record is H2O. 
  • DEFAULT-54: Updated check to ensure results A and B are returned appropriately per the relevant cross check table. 
  • TEST-16: Added check to ensure components were active when a linearity check was performed.  

Other Changes

  • Added test type PM CEMS PS-11 Correlation Test to the MATS PDF module.
  • Added Reference Methods 3, 5I , and 17 to the MATS PDF module. 


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The 2021 Q4 Reporting Period will end on January 31, 2022


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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The last day of the 2021 Q4 reporting period is Monday, January 31, 2022. Although a majority of the 2021 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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Upcoming AMPD Changes


Thursday, January 6, 2022

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During the first half of 2022, the Clean Air Markets Division will release the Clean Air Markets Program Data (CAMPD) application, replacing AMPD as the primary tool for accessing CAMD emissions, allowance, compliance, and facility data. 

To stay up to date on the CAMPD release and any new functionality planned for future releases, visit “Frequent Questions about the Re-engineering Effort” and/or sign up for the CAMPD email list. If you have any questions, please reach out to CAMPD support.


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The 2021 Q4 Reporting Period begins on January 1, 2022


Monday, December 27, 2021

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The first day of the 2021 Q4 reporting period is Saturday, January 1, 2022. Sources required to report 2021 Q4 emissions data under the Acid Rain Program (ARP), the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), the NOx SIP Call (SIPNOX), the Texas SO2 Trading Program (TXSO2), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule have until the end of the day on Monday, January 31, 2022 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 Website or by submitting a technical support request has all been consolidated in the Website'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 button, which is located at the bottom of every page on the Website.


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ECMPS Monitoring Plan Beta Release Webinar


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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On Monday, December 20, 2021 at 10 AM EST, EPA will host a webinar to announce the ECMPS Monitoring Plan Beta release. EPA is redeveloping ECMPS to eliminate software installations, reduce reporting burden, improve efficiency, and provide new features and functionality. The purpose of the meeting is to inform DAHS vendors and users about the beta testing process and timeline, to provide an overview of the new tool, and to describe how users can engage in the testing process. A recording of the webinar and materials will be posted here for those unable to attend. 

ECMPS 2.0 will utilize the Central Data Exchange (CDX) test environment in order to begin testing the future CDX login integration. To participate in the ECMPS Beta testing process, users will need a CDX test account, for which they can register at any time. The CDX Test Start guide can be found here

Join on your computer or mobile app 

Join with a video conferencing device 
sip:teams@video.epa.gov

Video Conference ID: 117 070 626 0 

Or Call In (audio only)
+1 202-991-0477,,789906048#  United States, Washington DC 
Phone Conference ID: 789 906 048#

For all EPA meetings, there is no expectation of privacy regarding any communications. Participation in a recorded meeting will be deemed as consent to be recorded. Information on EPA systems is the property of the Agency and may become official records.

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The 2021 Q4 Version of the Client Tool is now Available


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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The 2021 Quarter 4 Release of the Client Tool is now available.  The Client Tool must be upgraded to the 2021 Q4 version in order to report data in the next reporting period which begins on January 1, 2022.

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 using 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 2021 Q1 version of the Client Tool and then upgrade to the 2021 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 ensure 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 3-4 and December 8, 2021


Thursday, December 2, 2021

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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, December 3rd until the afternoon of Saturday, December 4th, and again the morning of December 8th 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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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on December 8, 2021


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on December 8, 2021. 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, December 3rd until mid-afternoon on Saturday, December 4th, and again the morning of December 8th until the release is completed later that day. At that time, users will be able to connect to the EPA Host System.

Check Changes

  • FFACC-14; FFACCTT-14: Added checks to ensure Accuracy Tests and Transmitter/Transducer Tests have unique test numbers. 
  • LINEAR-26: Updated check to ensure agreement between reported and calculated linearity test result and APS codes. 
  • RATA-52: Updated check to allow a frequency code of 8QTRS for RATA tests performed on non-redundant backup Hg systems. 
  • RATA-33, 40, 125, 132: Updated checks to only allow the reporting of 2-5 decimal places in data elements for RATA tests performed on Hg, HCl, and HF CEMS and ST systems. 
  • RATA-37, 125: Updated checks to ensure the rounding of RATA Summary Mean Difference values for NOx diluent systems matches the rule text. 


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Should you be reporting Pipeline Natural Gas or Natural Gas as your unit fuel type?


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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A recent review of unit fuel type data has led us to believe there may be some confusion around the difference between Pipeline Natural Gas (PNG) and Natural Gas (NNG) unit fuel data reported in ECMPS. Confused? Read on for more information on determining fuel designations for periodic gas samples with sulfur-content in excess of the Pipeline Natural Gas definition.

Part 75 provides a definition of PNG (found in 40 CFR §72.2) that limits PNG to gas containing 0.5 grains or less of total sulfur per 100 standard cubic feet. To determine the sulfur content, Appendix D to Part 75 requires PNG to be sampled for sulfur content a minimum of once each calendar year or whenever a fuel supply changes. If a reporter determines that one or more fuel samples in a given calendar year exceeds the sulfur content allowed for PNG, EPA recommends updating the unit fuel type and other associated fuel codes from PNG to NNG (provided the fuel meets the definition for Natural Gas in §72.2). 

NNG allows for gaseous fuel containing 20 grains or less of total sulfur per 100 standard cubic feet. The change to the fuel code should start at the date and hour when the last fuel sample was taken for sulfur content determination(s) in a given calendar year. Apply the arithmetic average sulfur content of all the samples for a given calendar year prospectively until the last sample is taken in the subsequent calendar year. Refer to 40 CFR Part 75 Appendix D, Section 2.3.7(b) for details. Continue to identify the fuel as NNG and use the arithmetic average sulfur content in equation D-1h, found in Appendix D, to determine the default SO2 emission rate for Natural Gas, expressed in lb/mmBtu. This value will be applied prospectively to all the hourly Appendix D data (as applicable) until the last fuel sulfur sample is taken in the subsequent calendar year. Regardless of future sulfur content determination results, continue to identify the fuel as NNG rather than PNG to avoid the possibility of ongoing fuel type changes.

References: 

40 CFR §72.2 “Definitions” 

40 CFR Part 75 Appendix D, Sections: 2.3, 2.3.7

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The 2021 Q3 Reporting Period will end on November 1, 2021


Monday, October 25, 2021

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The last day of the 2021 Q3 reporting period is Monday, November 1, 2021. Although a majority of the 2021 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 2021 Q3 Reporting Period begins on October 1, 2021


Sunday, September 26, 2021

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The first day of the 2021 Q3 reporting period is Friday, October 1, 2021. Sources required to report 2021 Q3 emissions data under the Acid Rain Program (ARP), the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), the NOx SIP Call (SIPNOX), the Texas SO2 Trading Program (TXSO2), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule have until the end of the day on Monday, November 1, 2021 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 Website or by submitting a technical support request has all been consolidated in the Website'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 button, which is located at the bottom of every page on the Website.


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The 2021 Q3 Version of the Client Tool is now Available


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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The 2021 Quarter 3 Release of the Client Tool is now available.  The Client Tool must be upgraded to the 2021 Q3 version in order to report data in the next reporting period which begins on October 1, 2021.

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 using 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 2021 Q1 version of the Client Tool and then upgrade to the 2021 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 ensure 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 10-11 and September 15, 2021


Monday, September 6, 2021

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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 10th until the afternoon of Saturday, September 11th, and again the morning of September 15th 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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Upcoming September Webinar


Monday, August 23, 2021

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On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 1:00PM ET, EPA will host a joint DAHS Vendor and ECMPS software development webinar. The purpose of this meeting will be to inform DAHS vendors and ECMPS users about 2021 Q3 ECMPS software changes and provide an update on the reengineering timeline. 




Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)
+1 202-991-0477,,171057902#   United States, Washington DC
Phone Conference ID: 171 057 902#

By participating in EPA hosted virtual meetings and events, you are consenting to abide by the agency's terms of use. In addition, you acknowledge that content you post may be collected and used in support of FOIA and eDiscovery activities. 


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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on September 15, 2021


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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The next version of the ECMPS Client Tool is scheduled to be released on September 15, 2021. 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 10th until mid-afternoon on Saturday, September 11th, and again the morning of September 15th until the release is completed later that day. At that time, users will be able to connect to the EPA Host System.

Check Changes
  • DCSTAT-6: Updated checking to look back further than only the prior quarter when locating for daily calibration supplemental data information.
  • HOUROP-34, 35, 36; HOURGEN-33: Updated checks to check F-Factor values whenever they are reported. 
  • LKSTAT-2: Updated check to ensure leak checks are required on the appropriate schedule when QA Certification Events are reported for annual and ozone season-only reporters. 
  • METHOD-14: Removed result F for sources that choose to report CO2 but are not required to do so. 
Other Changes
  • Updated the feedback report to accurately display units of measure for NSPS4T average CO2 emissions rate.  
  • Updated the MATS PDF Submission Log to display the correct test date whenever this field is null. 
  • Updated the synchronization logic for component and system supplemental data tables to eliminate sync errors under certain circumstances.

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EPA Host System Unavailable August 20-23, 2021 for Scheduled Maintenance




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The EPA Host will be unavailable starting around 5pm ET on Friday, August 20th until the morning of Monday, August 23rd 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 2021 Q2 Reporting Period will end on July 30, 2021


Monday, July 26, 2021

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The last day of the 2021 Q2 reporting period is Friday, July 30, 2021. Although a majority of the 2021 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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The 2021 Q2 Reporting Period begins on July 1, 2021


Sunday, June 27, 2021

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The first day of the 2021 Q2 reporting period is Thursday, July 1, 2021. Sources required to report 2021 Q2 emissions data under the Acid Rain Program (ARP), the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), the NOx SIP Call (SIPNOX), the Texas SO2 Trading Program (TXSO2), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule have until the end of the day on Friday, July 30, 2021 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 Website or by submitting a technical support request has all been consolidated in the Website'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 button, which is located at the bottom of every page on the Website.


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The 2021 Q2 Version of the Client Tool is now Available


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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The 2021 Quarter 2 Release of the Client Tool is now available.  The Client Tool must be upgraded to the 2021 Q2 version in order to report data in the next reporting period which begins on July 1, 2021.

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 using 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 2021 Q1 version of the Client Tool and then upgrade to the 2021 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 ensure 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 11-12 and June 16, 2021


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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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 11th until the afternoon of Saturday, June 12th, and again the morning of June 16th 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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