Question # 768

768. How does the new certification module work in TRI-MEweb?
EPA has developed a new certification component within the TRI-MEweb application that will allow a facility to prepare any reporting year TRI Form R or Form A Certification Statement and transition directly into the certification process without leaving the TRI-MEweb application. New RY 2012 TRI-ME-web users: There are two user roles involved in the reporting process to EPA of your TRI data; a preparer role and a certifying official role. Both of these TRI roles require creating/having a Central Data Exchange (CDX) user account and adding the TRI-MEweb application to their MyCDX profile. All new certifying officials will need to apply for an Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA) before they are allowed to certify any pending TRI forms. There are now two options to obtain an ESA. A single link will take both roles to open the TRI-MEweb application to a landing page to begin managing their facility accounts. All existing certifying officials: In prior reporting years, the certifying officials had to certify TRI forms in a separate module in their MyCDX account. The new certification module is now available within the TRI-MEweb application. This will require all our existing certifying officials to add their TRIFID(s) for their facilities into the application. All pre-approved certifying officials will be prompt upon logging into CDX and opening for the first time the TRI-MEweb application in the RY 2012 reporting season to proceed to the “Manage TRIFIDs” section under the “Certify” tab. All TRIFID(s) assigned in prior years should already be listed. The certifying official may add any missing TRIFIDs that will transmit TRI forms (without needing to process a new ESA for each) with only digitally signing a verification statement. If any TRI forms have been previously sent, they will appear under the “Pending Submission” subtab.

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