What's changed in CAMEOfm 3.4 and Tier2 Submit 2017?  A BIG change for those of you submitting RMP(s), Tier2 Submit is stopping support for the older MER file format.  See below for more, but the new file format will be in place in 2018!

hat's changed in CAMEOfm 3.4?

  1. Added new physical and health hazard categories (to match the revised safety data sheet options)
  2. Updated resource types with latest categories from FEMA
  3. Incorporated 2017 North American Industry Classification (NAICS) codes
  4. Added contact phones to the Special Locations report
  5. Added "Outside Storage Pile" to the list of storage types
  6. Updated to allow import of Tier2 Submit 2017 files
  7. Updated state-specific fields
  8. Revised helps
  9. Made additional minor changes and bugs fixes

What's changed in Tier2 Submit 2017?

  1. Added new physical and health hazard categories (to match the revised safety data sheet options)
  2. Adjusted validation requirement so that "county" is now required for all facilities
  3. Adjusted validation requirements so that "type", "pressure", and "temperature" are now required for all storage locations (even those marked confidential)
  4. Added import check for older MER files to warn users if there are record ID issues that must be resolved this year
  5. Added export check to warn uses if the file contains invalid characters that would prevent an XML export file from being generated
  6. Incorporated 2017 North American Industry Classification (NAICS) codes
  7. Added "Outside Storage Pile" to the list of storage types
  8. Updated state-specific fields
  9. Revised helps
  10. Made additional minor changes and bug fixes

Tier2 Submit is stopping support for the older MER file format

The older MER file format used historically by Tier2 Submit is in the process of being replaced by a new XML file format that meets the national Tier II data standard requirements released in October 2016. To give users additional time to transition to the new format, this year's Tier2 Submit 2017 version will continue to support import and export via both the new XML and the older MER file formats. (More information about the XML files and the data standard can be found at https://cameo.noaa.gov/epcra_tier2/data_standard/v1/index.html.)

However, next year, Tier2 Submit 2018 will only support XML files.

Several checks have been added to Tier2 Submit this year to alert you to potential issues (such as bad record IDs) that might be present in your Tier II data. These issues will prevent an XML file from being generated during export. Your export will still include files in the MER format. However, some states may already be requiring XML submissions only this year. Additionally, if you only have a MER-based export file, you will not be able to import that into Tier2 Submit 2018. Therefore, if Tier2 Submit alerts you to potential issues in your Tier II data, it is important for you to to resolve those issues this year and create a valid XML export file.


Want to know if your software is up to date?

The latest versions of the CAMEO software suite programs are ALOHA 5.4.7, CAMEO Chemicals 2.7, CAMEOfm 3.4, MARPLOT 5.1, and Tier2 Submit 2017.

 
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