The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) monitors air emissions from permitted facilities using its Annual Emission Reporting (AER) program. Under this program, subject facilities are required to submit annual emission reports for calendar year 2013 by March 4, 2014. These reports are submitted using the district's AER web tool (reporting tool).

SCAQMD has recently developed a new reporting tool for the AER program, which allows reporters to report their emission at a device or equipment level. Reporters are required to use the new reporting tool for calendar year 2014 emission reporting. However, reporters do have the option to use the new reporting tool for calendar year 2013 reporting in lieu of the existing reporting tool. The new reporting tool can be found here.

In order to use the new reporting tool, the users and their agents must go through a one-time registration within the tool and configure their facilities and emission sources. SCAQMD is hosting a workshop for the new AER reporting tool at their main office on January 30. For more information on this event and for additional information about the new and existing reporting tools, click here.