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Requested Enhancements

The following are requested enhancements from Client Tool users that have recently been updated or are still under review. This list will be updated quarterly. Additional enhancement requests may be submitted to ecmps-support@camdsupport.com.

Area Request Status Information Last Updated
File Import Add the ability to automatically import & evaluate files in one step. Under review. 6/14/2017
Reports Add reminders to indicate when tests are due. Under review. 3/7/2013
Add a submission report to allow tracking of the PDF submissions. Under review. 6/17/2015
Add additional, customizable sorting methods for the QA Test History Report. Under review. 9/16/2015


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The following are requested enhancements from Client Tool users that have either been implemented or not implemented in ECMPS. This list will be updated quarterly. Additional enhancement requests may be submitted to ecmps-support@camdsupport.com.

Area Request Status Information Last Updated
Certification Application Add a module for initial certification and recertification events in ECMPS. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/11/2013
Emails Add error level to feedback email subject line. Made available in 2010 Q3 release. 12/16/2010
Do not send Feedback Report as an email attachment. EPA requires that the feedback report be sent as an attachment in order to insure that responsible parties are informed of data submissions related to regulatory requirements. Users should work with their IT departments to configure email settings properly. 12/16/2009
Emissions Data Change LME Group ID naming convention. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 8/10/2009
Prevent filter screens from opening automatically. Made available in the 2009 Q2 release. 6/17/2009
When importing LME .CSV files, if both the operating time and load are '0', the Client Tool should generate 'null' in the load field of the emissions file. Made available in the 2009 Q2 release. 6/17/2009
Provide more descriptive column names on the Heat Input tab. Made available in the 2009 Q2 release. 6/17/2009
Allow Emissions Comments for a quarter to remain permanently in the database, even if a new emissions file is imported into the Client Tool with different comments. The process for storing emissions comments will not be changed to avoid confusion. 9/16/2009
Only display the yearly cumulative total when multiple quarters are selected on the View Emissions screen. The emissions totals represent the data that you selected to view on the View Emissions screen. For example, if you selected to view emissions data from Quarters 2 and 3, then the emissions totals are calculated using data from two quarters only. In that case, the cumulative total is not the year-to-date total. To view year-to-date values, use the Emissions Summary Report. 3/9/2010
Provide export for all emissions data by hour. Implemented in the 2010 Q4 release. 12/16/2010
Add fuel type filter in LME emissions module. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. 3/9/2011
Add year/quarter/date filter on Emissions Evaluation screen. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Include Stack Flow on the Combined Parameters tab in View Emissions. Made available in the 2012 Q1 release. 12/12/2012
Add fuel usage to the monthly totals in View Detailed Emissions Data. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/21/2011
Add MODCs, PMAs, and fuel F-factors to the Combined Parameters tab in View Emissions. Made available in the 2012 Q2 release. An export of all parameters was added to the Emissions Module. 12/12/2012
Show Monthly Totals to 2 Decimal Places. Made available in the 2011 Q4 release. 12/21/2011
Add fuel flow and GCV to 'Export with Additional Parameters'. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/12/2012
Add a column for the SO2 rate MODC on the MATS SO2 Emissions tab. Made available in the 2017 Q3 release. 9/13/2017
Add a column that shows the MATSStartupShutdownFlag in the Emissions module. Made available in the 2017 Q3 release. 9/13/2017
EPA Host Login Require logging in less frequently. To require logging in less frequently, check the "Don't Show This Automatically" check box on the login screen. 9/16/2009
Evaluate Enhance daily calibration checks. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. 3/9/2011
If a critical error is received in an evaluation, do not continue to evaluate dependent files in the evaluation queue. Made available in the 2009 Q3 release. 9/16/2009
Do not default to the current quarter on the data selection screen. The Client Tool defaults to the latest quarter of data imported. 9/16/2009
Require monitoring plan data to be evaluated before QA and emissions data. Made available in the 2012 Q1 release. Users will now get notified if the monitoring plan has not yet been evaluated if they choose to evaluate emissions in the View Emissions module. 3/7/2012
Export evaluation results to Microsoft Excel. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
Add informational evaluation check to warn users about five year RATA deadline. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. Client Tool will warn users about approaching five year RATA, Appendix E, and LME Unit Default test deadlines. 3/9/2011
Create timer that will start evaluations during a planned time. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Allow the evaluation of partial quarters for QA/QC purposes without the generation of a critical error as a result of incomplete emissions data. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality 12/21/2011
Modify the evaluation check to allow for MPs with CCO dates more than 90 days in the future. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/21/2011
Update the checks related to CO2 MPC historical data. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. 12/21/2011
Add the ability to import and evaluate files via a command line utility. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 9/19/2012
Update Cert Event Code 107 to remove the restriction related to its use with "in-situ" systems. Alternatively, add a new event code for non "in-situ" occurences. Made available in the 2015 Q2 release. 6/17/2015
File Export Export facility/unit information. EPA does not consider this to be necessary functionality for the Client Tool to support. 3/9/2010
Include unit ID after ORIS code in CSV export of all tabs. Made available in the 2010 Q4 release. 12/16/2010
File Import Replace data instead of merging data during the import process. This change is technically unfeasible at this time. Click here to view the information in the Client Tool Help File related to merging data during import. 6/17/2009
Provide way to prevent data from being imported for a specified unit. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality 12/21/2011
Create a file import log. Available in Client Tool. Click here to view the information in the Client Tool Help File related to the File Import Validation Report. 9/16/2009
Create a file import queue. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. Users on a shared database can now import MP, QA, and EM at the same time (not at the same facility). 3/9/2011
During import, check QA Certification data to ensure that they reference an active monitoring plan component. Import checks will not be changed at this time. The import checks are designed to ensure that data imported into the Client Tool database do not cause referential integrity errors. The evaluation checks determine whether the data are appropriate based on the evaluation check specifications for data reporting. If the import checks were more restrictive, legitimate data might be prevented from being imported. 12/16/2009
Provide functionality on the import screen that allows users to specify that a file should be automatically evaluated immediately after being imported. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/21/2011
Add the ability to import and evaluate files via a command line utility. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 9/19/2012
Help Add acronyms used in evaluation reports to Help glossary. Made available in 2009 Q3 release. 9/16/2009
Interface Allow multiple Client Tool modules to be opened simultaneously in separate screens so that they could be viewed on two monitors. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Preserve user modifications to ECMPS screen until ECMPS is restarted. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/21/2011
Provide ability to view XML in more readable format. Made available in the 2011 Q4 release. Monitoring Plan and Emissions XML files can now be viewed in a readable format in Internet Explorer. 6/13/2012
Put newest quarter on top in the ordering of quarters in dropdown filter windows. Made available in the 2010 Q4 release. 12/16/2010
Create ability to to import/evaluate/submit at the same time as other users. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. Users on a shared database can now import MP, QA, and EM at the same time (not at the same facility). 3/9/2011
Allow more than one user at a facility to view (but not edit) data at the same time. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/21/2011
Monitoring Plan Data Remove calendars from date fields. The use of calendars for date fields is a standard Windows feature. To enter a date directly into a field, click the month, day, or year and begin typing. 9/16/2009
Allow monitoring plans to be entered for locations that are not going to be operational for more than a year into the future. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
Add the serial number as a column to the upper data grid on the Components tab. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
Add pop-ups or tooltips explaining the codes in the following columns: MODC, SODC, and Sampling Type. All codes are defined in the ECMPS Reporting Instructions. 3/9/2010
Add a data check result message that informs users not to add fuel systems for ignition fuels. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. 3/9/2011
Add Actual Feet of Stack Flow Per Second (AFSEC) code to monitoring plan span. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. 3/9/2011
For LME reporters, add a field to the MP module that shows which load level produced the emissions rate entered. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/11/2013
Add an Hg control code for Sorbent Polymer Catalyst. Made available in the 2016 Q1 release. Updated description of 'CAT' control code so that it could be used for this control type. 3/9/2016
QA and Certification Data Maintain sort order for rows after deletion or update of data. Made available in the 2009 Q3 release. 9/16/2009
Provide date range filter for QA tests. The Client Tool allows filtering of QA Tests by date range. This functionality may be modified in the future. Click here to view the information in the Client Tool Help File related to filtering QA tests. 9/16/2009
Refine certification events for probes and monitors. The Client Tool handles probe certification events properly. FAQ on probe events. 9/16/2009
Create Informational Message for All Failed Tests. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 9/14/2011
Display component type next to component ID in Add/Edit Cert Events screen. Made available in the 2009 Q2 release. 12/21/2011
Add functionality to inform users when QA tests are expected for a quarter. Informational messages were added to the Client Tool to notify sources of approaching deadlines for 5 year RATA and APPE tests. 12/21/2011
Automatically add Single Load Claim to RATAs when appropriate. This change is technically unfeasible at this time. However, the associated RATA error message was updated for the Q4 2012 release to be more clear about the possible need to add a SLC. 12/12/2012
Create copy/paste functionality for PGVP and AETB data in the QA/Cert Module. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/12/2012
Add a field in "LME Unit Default Tests" which shows the level of the operating load for single/multi load tests. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/11/2013
Create an Informational Message evaluation result for Linearity tests performed offline. This change is technically unfeasible at this time since Linearity tests are evaluated separately from emissions files and there is therefore no way to know if the unit was online or not. 12/16/2015
Reports Create "Select All" option for printing reports. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Create "Back" button on the Test History Report dialog box. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. 3/9/2011
Create a monthly emission/operating parameter report. Made available in the 2009 Q3 release. 9/16/2009
Add retired monitoring plans to Feedback Report. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
Create QA Test Extension and Exemption Summary Report (i.e., calculated QA non-operating hours). EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 6/8/2011
Create a multi-ORIS Evaluation Report. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Create a multi-ORIS Submission Summary Report. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. 3/9/2011
Add the option to view only the active data in the Monitoring Plan Printout Report. Available in the current Client Tool. Click here to view the information in the Client Tool Help File related to the View Active Data Only option. 6/17/2009
Retain selection on report selection criteria screens. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 6/9/2010
Create a report of data that are synchronized with the EPA Host System and if they resulted in changes to the monitoring plan. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Indicate all unsubmitted data for a facility on evaluation reports. This change is technically unfeasible at this time. 3/9/2010
Provide a spreadsheet of the emissions summary data in the Feedback Report. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality as it is already available via the Emissions Summary Report which can be exported to Excel. 12/21/2011
Make all report boxes re-sizeable so more facilities can be seen at once. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
Add User ID to File Import Validation Report. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
Add date filter to QA Reports. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
Add report to show which facilities are locked, and by which users. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
Add the ability to export the Emissions Summary Report as a .CSV or Excel file for one or multiple facilities. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality as it is already possible to export the Emissions Summary Report to Excel by monitoring location. 12/21/2011
When the Monitoring Plan Printout Report is exported to Excel, display more descriptive column headings. This change is technically unfeasible at this time. 6/8/2011
Add unit monitor down time hours to the Emissions Summary Report. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Create an Emissions Summary Report that displays monthly totals. Implemented in the 2010 Q4 release with the "DHV Parameters" tab. 12/16/2010
Add a column for load to the Emissions Summary Report. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Post SQL scripts used in reports publicly. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Create a year filter on the Emissions Summary Report. Made available in the 2010 Q4 release. 12/16/2010
Create an audit trail for monitoring plan data changes. Made available in the Q1 2012 release. A report detailing changes made by EPA that affect monitoring plan data is now available in the Monitoring Plan module. 3/7/2012
Include heat input by fuel type in the Emissions Summary and Feedback reports to be used for Greenhouse Gas reporting. Made available in the 2012 Q2 release via an export of extra emissions parameters. This new functionality should address this request. 9/19/2012
Add reminders to indicate when tests are due. Under review. 3/7/2012
Modify the Emissions Summary Report to be able to show info for multiple facilities and locations. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/11/2013
Add date range and file type selection criteria to the Submission Summary Report. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/11/2013
Software Updates Add option to view release notes when updating. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
Do not require users to log into Client Tool when updating to a new version of the software. Provide the update files on the website. When new versions of the Client Tool software are released, the update files are posted on the Update Shared Database page of the ECMPS Support Website. 12/16/2009
Release Client Tool updates more than a month before emissions are due. The current update schedule, which includes software updates approximately six weeks prior to quarterly reporting deadlines, will not be changed at this time. 12/16/2009
Submit Show submissions for all agents in Submission Log. Made available in the 2009 Q4 release. 12/16/2009
When two Submit Agents are responsible for the same facilities, and sharing a computer, "poll" the EPA Host System for updated submission statuses of all shared facilities for both users. Made available in the 2009 Q2 release. 6/17/2009
User Configuration Improve shared database environments. Specific requests to improve shared database environments are included in this table of Requested Enhancements. 12/16/2009
Provide general access to ECMPS data. For information about how to use AMPD for retrieving ECMPS data, click here. 6/15/2016
Create an inactivity logoff function to prevent inactive users from locking access to units. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 6/8/2011
Create data specific access controls to give some users read-only access. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Trigger an audible alarm following lengthy operations. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Add a logoff option to the EPA Host menu. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/16/2010
Allow the Administrator to clear the workspace tables through Configuration Utility. This is a DBA task. Users should contact technical support if they would like a script to use for performing this task. 12/16/2010
Add a data range filter to Purge Data utility. Made available in the 2011 Q1 release. Emissions data is purged using a date filter 3/9/2011
Create a DBA user through local users rights on the client tool who could update the shared DB through a client tool interface. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/21/2011
Create a way for the shared database update to be pushed to the client tool after the database is updated. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/21/2011
Give system manager ability to control access to modules for specific users. EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/21/2011
Allow more than one user to view the data but not allow the second or subsequent users to make changes until they have checked out the file(s). EPA has decided not to implement this functionality. 12/21/2011
Suppress the 'approaching the 4GB limit' message for people using a standalone database with a non-Express version of SQL server. Made available in the 2012 Q2 release. 9/19/2012
Add ability to disable the 30-day backup message. Made available in the 2013 Q3 release. This functionality has been disabled for shared database users. 9/18/2013
Website Add dates to FAQs on website. The last updated date is displayed at the bottom of each FAQ. 9/16/2009
Post a notice if database changes will be included in a Client Tool release to give users the opportunity to request IT support. Prior to a release that includes database changes, there will be an ECMPS News announcement to notify users. 6/17/2009
On the Reporting Documentation page, post PDFs of Parts 72 and 75 instead of the link to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. The unofficial PDF versions of Parts 72 and 75 are available on CAMD's website: http://www2.epa.gov/airmarkets/plain-english-guide-part-75-rule. 9/16/2009
Add a description of the various feedback report error levels to the FAQ page. Descriptions of the error levels can be found in the ECMPS Help file. 9/17/2014
Provide a web page that lists current bugs that have been determined to be valid. Include a column to show the fix date of the issue. This functionality is currently available via the Known Issues page. 3/11/2015