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CROMERR 101: Fundamentals for States, Tribes, and Local Governments

Helpful Resources

Below is a list of the various tools and resources referenced in this training, which are also available through the CROMERR Web site.

Helpful Resources
Cover Sheet
Page 1 (DOC) (1 pg, 50 K) and
Page 2 (DOC) (1 pg, 39 K)
This two-page application cover sheet template provides a format for capturing specific and necessary information for the application.

CROMERR System Checklist Template (DOC) (13 pp, 117 K)

This 13-page template provides a format for capturing information regarding the system and how it meets specific CROMERR requirements.

Sample Successful Application Checklists

These are examples of EPA-approved application checklists that describe how the electronic document receiving system meets the applicable 3.2000 CROMERR requirements and the application documents that provide an overview of the systems and the electronic submissions received by the systems.

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 responding to notices from EPA of issues and deficiencies for submitted applications.

Challenge Question Second Factor Approach (PDF) (3 pp, 161 K)

This document describes the requirements and potential approaches to using a second factor. EPA has determined that to meet the CROMERR requirements for priority reports, a system using PIN or password must be accompanied by some other identifier that together with the PIN or password will be sufficient to prove that the e-signature has not been compromised. One approach is to use the PIN or password in conjunction with a challenge question to create an e-signature.

Fact Sheets

These files contain information about how CROMERR affects agencies, submission reports, and EPA offices in headquarters and regions.

CROMERR Definitions

This document contains a list of special terms used throughout the regulation.


Additional helpful resources for states, tribes, and local governments needing to meet CROMERR requirements are offered by the following organizations and programs:


Environmental Information Exchange Network & Grant Program

The Exchange Network is an Internet-based system used by state, tribal, and territorial partners to securely share environmental and health information with one another and EPA. The Exchange Network improves the timeliness and accuracy of environmental data, reduces the burden and costs associated with reporting data, enhances data access for environmental professionals, and supports better decisions on environmental and health issues.

Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) Exit EPA Disclaimer

ECOS is the national non-profit, non-partisan association of state and territorial environmental agency leaders. The purpose of ECOS is to improve the capability of state environmental agencies and their leaders to protect and improve human health and the environment of the United States of America.

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