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The templates and tools below are designed to help in determining CROMERR applicability and assist in application preparation.

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For EPA Programs

Template for documenting system conformance of an EPA Central Data Exchange (CDX) implementation with the CROMERR standards, following the "Checklist for CROMERR Requirements". EPA has designated CDX) to provide the CROMERR-compliant services for electronic reporting for all Agency systems. All EPA data collections subject to CROMERR must use CDX's CROMERR services to ensure that their data collection or exchange has met Agency enforceability requirements.

Templates for providing general system information required for CROMERR review and approval.

Rule Language System Checklist Cross-walk (XLS) (16 pp, 74K)
This spreadsheet provides the CROMERR electronic document receiving system standards, including regulatory language, regulatory cite, and any applicable explanatory preamble language, in a systems checklist format. The checklist items are broken into five categories (or five 'phases' of the e-reporting process): Registration, Signature Process, Submission Process, Signature Validation, and Creation of the Copy of Record.

For States, Tribes, and Local Governments

Questions for States, Tribes, and Local Governments to Ask
Does CROMERR Apply to Your E-Reporting System? (PDF) (1 pg, 22K)

Getting EPA approval of program modifications or revisions to incorporate electronic reporting.
CROMERR Step-by-Step Guide to Apply for EPA Approval (PDF)) (6 pp, 638K)

CROMERR Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) (8 pp, 730K)

Templates for providing general system information required for CROMERR review and approval.

Guidance for preparing and example of attorney general/certifying official statement.
Legal Certification Guidance for Attorney General or Local Government or Tribe Certifying Official Statement (DOC) (4 pp, 36K)

Blank template for documenting custom-built system's conformance with the CROMERR standards, following the "Checklist for CROMERR Requirements".
Blank System Checklist Template (DOC) (13 pp, 117K)

Checklist and subscriber agreement templates for states for preparing a NetDMR system application.
EPA National NetDMR CROMERR Checklist Template (DOC)(21 pp, 209K, July 2013)
EPA National NetDMR CROMERR Subscriber Agreement Template (DOC)(6 pp, 80K, February 2009)*
*Updated template expected by December 2013. Please contact CROMERR program for updated draft template if preparing national NetDMR system for production in 2014.

Checklist template for states for preparing a SDWIS/Lab-to-State application.
EPA SDWIS / Lab To State CROMERR Checklist Template (DOC) (15 pp, 479K, August 2007)

Rule Language System Checklist Cross-walk (XLS) (16 pp, 74K)
This spreadsheet provides the CROMERR electronic document receiving system standards, including regulatory language, regulatory cite, and any applicable explanatory preamble language, in a systems checklist format. The checklist items are broken into five categories (or five 'phases' of the e-reporting process): Registration, Signature Process, Submission Process, Signature Validation, and Creation of the Copy of Record.

Notification and Approval of Changes to Approved CROMERR Applications: For States, Tribes, and Local Governments (PDF) (4 pp, 170K)
This document describes the notification, review approval process and steps that should be used by state, tribal, and local government agencies, where changes to their CROMERR approved electronic reporting programs and/or laws or policies may have the potential to affect the program's EPA-approved electronic reporting program's compliance with CROMERR.


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