Tools for States, Tribes, and Local Governments
Does CROMERR Apply to Your E-Reporting System? (PDF) (1 pp, 22 K)
Questions for States, Tribes, and Local Governments to Ask
CROMERR 101: Fundamentals for States, Tribes, and Local Governments
This self-directed, online course is designed for States, Tribes, and local governments that administer EPA-authorized programs under Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR) and accept or wish to accept electronic reports. It consists of nine lessons.
Getting EPA approval of program modifications or revisions to incorporate electronic reporting.
CROMERR Application Cover (page 1 of 2) (PDF) (1 pg, 20 K)
CROMERR Application Cover (page 1 of 2) (Word) (1 pg, 50 K)
CROMERR Application Cover (page 2 of 2) (PDF) (1 pg, 18 K)
CROMERR Application Cover (page 2 of 2) (Word) (1 pg, 39 K)
Templates for providing additional information required for CROMERR review and approval.
CROMERR System Checklist Template (PDF) (13 pp, 60 K)
CROMERR System Checklist Template (Word) (13 pp, 116 K)
Template for documenting system conformance with the CROMERR standards, following the "Checklist for CROMERR Requirements".
CROMERR System Checklist (XLS) (71 K)
The 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.
CROMERR Application Challenges and Solutions (PDF) (292 K)
This document presents common challenges identified in CROMERR applications received by EPA. For each challenge, it presents the CROMERR issue or deficiency, examples of effective approaches to resolving them, and the EPA-approved systems that use these effective approaches. This document should be used by state and local environmental agency officials and system managers to help them in planning systems that are CROMERR compliant, preparing CROMERR applications, and, for submitted applications, responding to notices from EPA of issues and deficiencies.
Challenge Question Second Factor Approach (PDF) (3 pp, 161 K)
EPA has determined that to meet the CROMERR requirement, a system using PIN/password must be accompanied by some other identifier that together with the PIN/password will be sufficient to prove that the e-signature has not been compromised. One approach is to use the PIN/password in conjunction with a ‘second factor’ to create an e-signature.
Notification and Approval of Changes to Approved CROMERR Applications: For States, Tribes, and Local Governments (PDF) (4 pp, 146 K)
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.
CROMERR Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) (8 pp, 187 K)
The special terms used in CROMERR.