Scope & Objectives
The CER Committee will focus on the potential and process of:
Determine the benefits to all industry segments
Provide industry definitions (including questions and answers) and process flows
Develop a standard format for data communications
Establishing relationships to existing data elements
Developing a business workflow and providing industry definitions for all entities involved in this process
Developing new message types, code lists and/or fields (as needed) to facilitate facilitate required reporting message formats
Invite non-CIECA organizations and companies to join us in this development, including:
Paint Mix Scale Systems
Paint Booth Systems
Body Shop Management Systems
Electric Utility Metering Systems
Gas Utility Metering Systems
Waste Hauler E-Manifesting Systems
The objective of the committee is to define standard implementations for data exchange of regulatory reporting, permitting, licensing, and verification acknowledgements between participants. The committee will focus on:
Defining codes and standards to be used in the implementation of regulatory compliance
Supporting data elements established under existing federal, state and local regulations
Determining the benefits to all industry segments
Establishing compliance implementation guides
Incorporate all potential business entities in the business processes
Work with the group to respond to group goals and timelines
Provide an open working relationship within the Committee while respecting the antitrust guidelines and other regulatory community standards
The purpose of this committee is to define business information passing between parties as it relates to the collision repair and related industries. We are asking for responses and feedback from the industry at-large relative to the work the committee has done to date, and to emphasize the importance of continued work in this area.
The first objective will be to develop a single focus of the committee’s scope, objectives and goals. It is evident that a framework has already begun that can drive future progress, and success will be dependent upon an expanded active participation.
The first objective will be to increase membership to accomplish this task. It will also be to develop a single focus of the committee’s scope, objectives and goals. It is evident that a framework has already begun that can drive future progress, and success will be dependent upon an expanded active participation.
Today there are approximately 22,000 environmental type agencies and jurisdictions in the nation. It would be a monumental task to attempt to standardize reporting for these 22,000 agencies. The effort to produce a “Global Harmonized System” has not been successful, but continues to be a regulatory format. The framework for which has already been established by federal, state, tribal and local government authorities.
The Committee recognizes the federal government has standardized reporting to it from multiple agencies in the CROMERR (Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation) standard. The Next-Generation-Compliance (Next Gen) initiative of the EPA is included in our scope of work.
The Compliance Committee is chartered with developing electronic business standards that can be adopted and implemented by collision repair facilities, insurance carriers, third party administrators, suppliers, consumers, and related collision industry members and their associations. The participants in this Committee may represent competing companies whose conduct is subject to the federal antitrust laws of the United States, the European Union and other nations. Keeping in mind the commitment of the respective companies to comply with those laws. The CIECA Committee will follow their antitrust statement that there will be no discussions relating to any agreements to set prices, to fix terms of sale, to divide or allocate markets in any manner or to refuse to deal with third parties.
The mission of the CIECA Compliance Committee is to develop standards to electronically exchange data between parties concerning the security, verification and validation of regulatory compliance documents, including the use of commercial emails, online advertising and consumer privacy.
CIECA’s CER (Combined Environmental Reporting) Committee’s goal is to develop the following approach:
Develop a standard “reporting interface” based on the federal standard (CROMERR) and the standard of California CERS (California Environmental Reporting System)
The Committee would NOT attempt to address the reporting formats of the individual agencies
Develop a standard centered around the EPA Policy Statement on E-Reporting issued September 30, 2013 www.epa.gov/compliance/policy-statement-e-reporting-epa-regulations and reflected in the Combined Air Emissions Reporting Project https://www.epa.gov/e-enterprise/e-enterprise-combined-air-emissions-reporting-caer
Government Agencies Affected
DOC - Department of Commerce
DOE - Department of Energy
DOT - Department of Transportation
DOL - Department of Labor
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FTC - Federal Trade Commission
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
NIC - National Insurance Commission
NRC - National Regulatory Commission
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
SLT - State, Local and Tribal Governments
For a complete list of CIECA’s identified Industry Segments and definitions; please visit Industry Segments
No Services: CER Report Communication: Initial, Interim, Final (Vehicle CERs shared between parties) - Not developed
Authorization Services: Approval requests and recipts for CERs - Not developed
No Services: CER Report Requests for Reports of a single or multiple CERs - Not developed
No Services: CERning Verification Reports verifying the CERs were completed and to share the CERs themselves - Not developed
Assignment Services: Vehicle Damage assignment with CER information sent
Estimate Services: Vehicle Damage Estimates with CER information sent in the vehicle damage estimate.
Attachment Services: Embedded Attachment (CERs sent in a message containing the CER only ) and Attachment Locations (CERs sent in a message containing CER only at a location (e.g web sites) and Integrity Validation (Verifies the CER information is the same as that was sent
Procurement Services: Repair Order Folders with CERs in the Repair Order
Meet the team
If you have questions on the committee’s activities, please contact a recent attendee. If there is no date in column 1, they have not participated.Chair(s): Steven Schillinger
Seidner’s Collision Centers
Automotive Recyclers Association 12/2020
MR Hude LLC
Pride Collision Centers, Inc.
Steve Schillinger - Last Chair