Facility Experiences with EPA’s Electronic Reporting Process
EPA expects that the use of TRI-MEweb to prepare and submit TRI data will ultimately reduce the burden associated with reporting TRI data. At the same time, EPA acknowledges that there are currently requirements regarding facility registration with EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX), the designation of a facility’s TRI form Preparer and Certifying Official in TRI-MEweb, and the submission of Electronic Signature Agreements (ESAs) that a facility must address before utilizing electronic reporting. To assist reporting facilities, particularly those that are less familiar with electronic reporting, EPA provides step-by-step guides and online tutorials regarding the TRI electronic reporting process on the TRI website.
EPA does not expect that the initial electronic reporting registration requirements and ESA process will pose a significant burden on TRI reporting facilities. The Agency would be interested in feedback on facilities’ experiences with the CDX registration process, the ESA process, or other aspects of the TRI-MEweb electronic reporting process.
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