e-Permitting General Information
The e-Permitting section contains the following information:
- About e-Permitting
- Potential Benefits
- EPA RCRA e-Permitting Project
- RCRA e-Permitting Requirements
- E-Permitting Meeting Summaries
E-permitting is electronic permitting. We plan to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the RCRA permitting program by assisting states that are investing in e-permitting systems, working with states to pilot RCRA e-permitting approaches, developing RCRA e-permitting tools, and facilitating the sharing of permit information with the public. This covers permitting activities from providing guidance and preparing applications to issuing permits and compliance reporting.
Potential BenefitsRecent advances in the electronic storage and transmission of information could benefit the RCRA permitting program. These benefits could come from: reduced paperwork, improved public participation, improved efficiency, better permit status tracking, improved compliance reporting, better data accuracy, improved technical assistance, and a more accessible permitting process.
EPA RCRA e-Permitting ProjectWe are examining the possibilities for e-permitting in the RCRA program. As a first step we evaluated existing state e-permitting systems to better understand system capabilities and implementation issues. We recently developed requirements for RCRA e-permitting software.
RCRA-regulated entities will be able to request a RCRA EPA ID number for new facilities, or supply revisions to their Notification of Regulated Waste Activity submissions - via the EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) web site - through an application known as the RCRA Site Identification Form. You may e-mail (email@example.com) with comments about the RCRA Site Identification Form.
We are also looking at using CDX to allow facilities to file their RCRA Part A permit forms. If you wish to apply for a RCRA hazardous waste permit you must submit a hard copy (PDF) (46 pp, 866K, About PDF) of the RCRA forms.
RCRA e-Permitting Requirements
e-Permitting Functional Requirements (PDF) (30 pp, 875K, About PDF)
The document describes the RCRA permitting business process, the functional e-permitting requirement, and the entity relationship diagram.
A (PDF) (2 pp, 86K, About PDF)
Flowchart of the business process for RCRA permitting.
B (PDF) (7 pp, 166K, About PDF)
Chart describing the e-permitting process - functions, subfunctions, and best practices.
Entity Relationship Diagram (PDF) (1 pg, 126K, About PDF)
This diagram is part of Appendix C, found in the main pdf. file. It describes the relationship between various data elements and the RCRA business processes involved in issuing a permit.
E-Permitting Meeting SummariesA Meeting to investigate state needs and the status of e-permitting related projects was held July 25, 2002. The meeting also helped identify near-term projects and priorities for the EPA RCRA e-permitting team. Meeting Summary (PDF) (9 pp, 21K, About PDF)
Send comments to Tab Tesnau (firstname.lastname@example.org)