Combined Environmental Regulatory Information System – North Dakota (CERIS-ND)

Combined Environmental Regulatory Information System – North Dakota (CERIS-ND) is an online portal for the regulated community to complete required regulatory actions including: electronic permitting, licensing, notifications, and reports. It is a tool for the centralized management of regulated entities including permit and license management, document management, compliance reporting, inspections and evaluations, electronic payment, and spatial data management. CERIS-ND makes environmental compliance permitting and reporting easier for the regulated community, makes environmental records open to the regulated community and the public, increasing our transparency, and meets the business needs of the Department, reducing repetitive data entry and paper handling.


The Combined Environmental Regulatory Information System – North Dakota (CERIS-ND) is an online portal for the regulated community to complete required regulatory actions including: electronic permitting, licensing, notifications, and reports.

It is a tool for the centralized management of regulated entities including permit and license management, document management, compliance reporting, inspections and evaluations, electronic payment, and spatial data management. CERIS-ND makes environmental compliance permitting and reporting easier for the regulated community. It makes environmental records open to the regulated community and the public; thus, increasing our transparency. And it meets the business needs of the Department by reducing repetitive data entry and paper handling.

  • E-Permitting & Licencing
  • Electronic reporting and notifications
  • Data hub for public transparency and for submitting to EPA

The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality is transitioning some programs to an online Combined Environmental Regulatory Information System – North Dakota (CERIS-ND)

To Access and Use CERIS-ND:

 Access CERIS-ND   (for regulated community)

 CERIS-ND Open Records (for general public access to view records)

Note that at this point only the Division of Air Quality is using CERIS-ND, other Department program may migrate to this system in the future. The Division of Air Quality is working to digitize our paper records for inclusion in CERIS-ND, so please be aware that the records in CERIS-ND may not be complete. If there are documents that are not in CERIS-ND, please submit an Open Records Request for those records.

CERIS-ND Programs & Reports, Permits, Etc.

Program

Submission Type

Form Name

Use

Certifier Approval Required (Y/N)?

Air Quality Permit Air Construction Permit (ACP) - New NSR/PSD Pre-Construction Permits No
Air Quality Permit Air Construction Permit (ACP) - Modification Modifying an issued, but not completed NSR/PSD Pre-Construction Permit No
Air Quality Permit Air Operating Permit (AOP) - New Minor Source and Synthetic Minor Source Operating Permits No
Air Quality Permit Air Operating Permit (AOP) - Renewal Renew an existing Minor Source or Synthetic Minor Source Operating Permit No
Air Quality Permit Air Operating Permit (AOP) - Modification Modify an existing Minor Source or Synthetic Minor Source Operating Permit No
Air Quality Permit Air Title V Operating Permit (AOP) - New Submit an initial Title V (Major Source) Operating Permit [for non oil & gas production sites] Yes
Air Quality Permit Air Title V Operating Permit (AOP) OG - New Submit an initial Title V (Major Source) Operating Permit [for oil & gas production sites] Yes
Air Quality Permit Air Title V Operating Permit (AOP) - Administrative Amendment Amend an existing Title V (Major Source) Operating Permit that qualifies for an Administrative Amendment Yes
Air Quality Permit Air Title V Operating Permit (AOP) - Modification Modify an existing Title V (Major Source) Operating Permit Yes
Air Quality Permit Air Title V Operating Permit (AOP) - Renewal Renew an existing Title V (Major Source) Operating Permit Yes
Air Quality Permit Oil and Gas Facility Registration - New Oil & Gas Production Facility Registration for new well pads No
Air Quality Permit Oil and Gas Facility Registration - Modification Oil & Gas Production Facility Registration for existing well pads (aka amend registration) No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air 40 CFR Part 60 NSPS Submittal Submit any NSPS Compliance Report or Notifications where there isn't a specific CERIS-ND form No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air 40 CFR Part 61 NESHAP Submittal Submit any NESHAP Compliance Report or Notifications where there isn't a specific CERIS-ND form No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air 40 CFR Part 63 MACT/GACT Submittal Submit any MACT/GACT Compliance Report or Notifications where there isn't a specific CERIS-ND form No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air General Compliance Submittal Submit any General Communication, Report or Notifications where there isn't an NSPS, NESAHP, MACT/GACT report or where there isn't a specific CERIS-ND form for sites that have an ACP, AOP, or OGR No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air General Notification (for Non-Permitted Sites) Submit any General Communication, Report or Notifications where the facility/site does not have an active ACP, AOP, or OGR. No
Air Quality Report Air Title V Annual Compliance Certification Report (Moved from ERIS) Submit an Air Title V Annual Compliance Certification Report Yes
Air Quality Report Air Title V Semi-Annual Report (Moved from ERIS) Submit an Air Title V Semi-Annual Report Yes
Air Quality Report Air Quarterly Excess Emission Report (QEER) Used to submit Air Quarterly Excess Emission Reports No
Air Quality Report Air Stack Test Report Submittal Submit the results of an Air Emissions Stack Test No
Air Quality Report Air RATA Test Report Submittal Submit the results of an Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) No
Air Quality Notification Air Stack/RATA Test Protocol Submission Submit the a test protocol and test notification for an Air Emissions Stack Test or Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) No
Air Quality Report Air 40 CFR 60, Subpart OOOOa Annual Report Submit an Air Subpart OOOOa Annual Report No
Air Quality Notification Air 40 CFR 60.5420a(a)(2)(i) - Notification of Well Completion Submit the required Air 40 CFR 60.5420a(a)(2)(i) - Notification of Well Completion No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air Annual Production Report - Asphalt Plants (SFN 11828) Submit an Air Annual Production Report - Asphalt Plants, electronic version of SFN 11828 No
Air Quality Report Air Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)Report Submit an Air Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Report if required under Parts 60, 61, or 63 No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air Annual Production Report - Rock, Sand & Gravel Plants (SFN 51113) Submit an Air Annual Production Report - Rock, Sand & Gravel Plants, electronic version of SFN 51113 No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air Annual Production Report - Synthetic Minor Sources (SFN 51444) Submit an Air Annual Production Report - Synthetic Minor Sources, electronic version of SFN 51444 No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air Asphalt Plant Change of Status Notice (SFN 8455) Submit an Air Asphalt Plant Change of Status Notice, electronic version of SFN 8455 No
Air Quality Notification/Report Air Fuel Supplier Certification for Distillate Oil (NSPS Dc) (SFN58172) Submit an Air Fuel Supplier Certification for Distillate Oil (NSPS Dc), electronic version of SFN 8172 No

CERIS-ND User Help Documents

Title

Date

Place Holder January 2021
Place Holder January 2021
CERIS-ND Tutorial Series January 2021

CERIS-ND FAQ

What are the benefits of CERIS-ND for the Regulated

  • Secure submittals and receipts of submittals
  • Faster and easier submittals with pre-filling some data on forms
  • Electronic payment
  • Access to view the Division of Air Quality’s records of all facilities (note that we are still working to digitize older paper records, but records from 2015 onward should currently be in CERIS-ND)
  • Facilities can manage their users, for example: gaining and revoking access to CERIS-ND for contractors or consultants

What can I submit in CERIS-ND?

For a list of reports and apps that can be submitted in CERIS-ND see CERIS-ND Programs & Reports, Permits, Etc. above. Currently only the Division of Air Quality is using CERIS-ND; however, other programs within the Department may migrate to this system in the future.

Note: CERIS-ND is set up to accept and handle ALL Air Quality regulatory communications and workflows, except for the Annual Emission Inventory Reports (AEIRs). AEIRs are being migrated into the electronic State and Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS).

For reporting 2020 emissions data, minor sources will continue using the paper forms for Annual Emission Inventory Reports (AEIRs). Minor sources will be migrated to SLEIS in 2022 to report 2021 emissions. More information on the migration to SLEIS will follow later in 2021.


Why do my permits have different numbers?

With the migration to CERIS-ND we had to update our Air Quality permit numbering system.

  • ACP = Air Construction Permit, formally PTCYY000
  • AOP = Air Operating Permit, formally PTO Nos. FYY000 or T5-FYY000
  • OGR = Oil and Gas Registration, new.

Your old permit numbers will be updated to the new numbering system upon the next renewal or revision of your facility’s permit(s).


Am I required to submit using CERIS-ND?

At this point, the use of CERIS-ND by the minor source community is optional, but highly encouraged for secure submittals, especially with changes due to COVID-19. The more data submitted using CERIS-ND the more data can be used to pre-populate forms and speed up recurring submittals.

CERIS-ND use is REQUIRED for sources subject to 40 CFR 60, Subpart OOOO and OOOOa and the upstream oil and gas production industry. The CERIS-ND system was specifically funded under HB1024 to enable the Division to properly handle the reporting and notification requirement of these two federal subparts.


Do I need Certifier Status to submit things in CERIS-ND

NO. At this time, only Title V Operating Permit applications, Title V Annual Compliance Certification and Title V Semi-Annual Reports require a Certifier Status to submit. If you are a minor source, synthetic minor source, or oil and gas production site you do not need Certifier approval and status to use CERIS-ND. See Table above for full listing of electronic submittals available in CERIS-ND and if the submittal requires Certifier Status to submit.

For questions related to CERIS-ND e-forms contact your permit/license/compliance manager or email (CERIS-ND@nd.gov)


Last Updated: 12/31/2020