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Review an electronic Facility Data Profile (eFDP) TRI-MEweb Tutorial Transcript

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Review an electronic Facility Data Profile (eFDP) Tutorial

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Welcome to the TRI-MEweb tutorial for reviewing an electronic Facility Data Profile (eFDP). This tutorial will illustrate how both paper and TRI-MEweb submitters can review an eFDP within the TRI-MEweb application. The total running time of this tutorial is approximately 12 minutes.

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Facilities that have prepared and transmitted a Form R and/or a Form A and have certified the submission in which the form was contained under EPCRA Section 313 may review an eFDP within TRI-MEweb. The eFDP serves as a receipt of your TRI submission's successful processing at the TRI Data Processing Center (DPC). Preparers of both TRI-MEweb and Paper TRI submissions may view an eFDP within TRI-MEweb. Please note that TRI-MEweb currently only supports accessing eFDPs for RY 2005 and later forms.

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The eFDP serves to assist both paper and TRI-MEweb reporters with their TRI submissions. For Paper reporters, the eFDP serves as a confirmation that the TRI submission has been successfully processed by TRI Data Processing Center (DPC). It can be utilized as a method to review and/or revise either facility or chemical-level information. Also, it allows users to review and/or address any Notices of Significant Error (NOSEs), Notices of Technical Error (NOTEs), Notices of Data Change (NDCs), or Data Quality Alerts (DQAs) associated with a TRI submission. For TRI-MEweb reporters, the eFDP again serves as a confirmation that the TRI submission has been successfully processed by TRI Data Processing Center (DPC). It can be utilized as a method to review either facility or chemical-level information; however, revisions should be created electronically by navigating to the "Select a Form" page. To continue with this tutorial, please indicate whether you are a TRI-MEweb or Paper reporter by clicking the corresponding button shown.

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Slide 4 - User Type: Paper Reporters
Let's review the steps for a paper reporter to access an eFDP within TRI-MEweb.

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Please note that in late April 2012, the existing eFDP system (http://www.triefdp.org/) will be retired and its functionality will be migrated into TRI-MEweb. As such, after April 2012, paper reporters who wish to review their TRI forms, address any NOSEs, NOTEs, NDCs, or DQAs, or revise their TRI forms via eFDP must do so by: 1) Registering for a CDX account 2) Logging into CDX (https://cdx.epa.gov/) 3) Gaining access to their facility in TRI-MEweb and 4) Navigating to the "eFDP" tab in TRI-MEweb.

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One item to consider before registering for a CDX account is whether you need to create an account. If you need to create a CDX account, you'll need to create a CDX username, password, and enter the requested information during registration. However, if you already have a CDX account, you simply need to add the TRI-MEweb data flow to your account.

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To register for a new CDX account or add the TRI-MEweb data flow to your account, navigate to http://cdx.epa.gov/ To proceed with this tutorial, please select whether you wish to view the "Register for a CDX Account" tutorial at this time or continue with this tutorial instead.

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After you've logged into CDX Web and clicked the "TRIMEweb: Prepare Submission" link from your MyCDX page, the "Welcome" page will be displayed. From the "Welcome" page, click the "eFDP" button.

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Next, obtain the access key for the TRI facility as provided in the email indicating that an eFDP is available for review. This email is sent to the technical contact listed for the certified TRI form. Users can also obtain the TRI facility's access key from another individual who has already gained access to this facility in TRI-MEweb.

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Enter this access key into the corresponding text field on the "Enter Facility's Access Information" page. Then, click Next.

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TRI-MEweb will then ask you to confirm the address information for the corresponding TRI facility. If the information is accurate, click "Next".

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TRI-MEweb has now granted you access to the TRI facility and you may review available eFDPs by clicking the "eFDP" tab.

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On the "eFDP Viewer" page, TRI-MEweb displays all TRIFIDs to which you've been granted access. Only reporting years for which eFDP information is available will be displayed on the page. Upon clicking a specific chemical name, the eFDP information associated with the latest version of the form that was processed by the TRI Data Processing Center (DPC) will be shown. Users can also expand or collapse the tree view by clicking "Expand All" or "Collapse All". In addition, any forms that contain NOSE errors will be shown by default when the page is loaded.

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Under each TRIFID, TRI-MEweb displays facility-level information, reporting years and chemicals for that reporting year.

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Click "Collapse All" to collapse the tree view.

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You may click the plus (+) or minus (-) signs adjacent to each level of the tree view to expand or collapse them.

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Please note that TRI forms for the current reporting year that were originally submitted via paper will not be immediately visible within TRI-MEweb. As such, the "Select a Form" page for the current reporting year and corresponding facility will appear empty for most paper reporters.

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Click on the "Facility Information" link to view a facility's current location and other identifying information, as reported on their most recent TRI form.

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Upon clicking the "Facility Information" link, a new window will open showing the facility's eFDP. Users can review the facility-level information...

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...and submit any corrections or revisions by printing the facility-level eFDP, marking it up, and mailing it into the TRI Data Processing Center (DPC) along with a signed and dated copy of the certification statement displayed here. You must read and understand the certification statement language, enter the name and title of the senior management official, and then sign and date the certification statement in order for the revisions to be processed successfully.

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The printed, marked up, and signed eFDP must be mailed to the appropriate TRI Data Processing Center (DPC) address provided on the "Certification Statement" page.

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You can print or save the eFDP as a PDF file by using the "Print" or "PDF" buttons provided.

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Clicking the "Show NOSEs" button expands the view to display only the reporting years with chemicals that have the NOSE errors.

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If you review an eFDP that shows one or more NOSEs or NOTEs, please proceed to respond using the following steps. First, review the information provided in the eFDP. Second, print out a copy of the eFDP. Third, strike through any incorrect or invalid values and write in the correct and valid values. Fourth, read the language on the "Certification Statement" page. Fifth, request that a senior management official for the facility enter their name and title along with their signature and date. And finally, mail the marked up eFDP, including the signed "Certification Statement" page, to the TRI Data Processing Center (DPC).

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Please note that a facility must respond to a NOSE error within 21 days of receipt. Failure to respond within the initial 21 days could result in the issuance of a Notice of Noncompliance by EPA. A Notice of Noncompliance is not included in the eFDP and is mailed seperately to the facility's mailing address. Click on a chemical name to view the chemical's eFDP.

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Upon clicking the chemical name, a new window will open showing the chemical's eFDP. On this page, users can review the "Chemical Report Summary" showing the reporting year, chemical/mixture name, dates related to the chemical eFDP and a count of each type of error listed in the eFDP. Also displayed is the "Release Comparison Report" with the quantities reported for prior and current years for on-site releases, off-site disposal and production-related waste management.

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Different types of errors can be identified on the eFDP. The first type of error is a Notice Of Significant Error (NOSE), which identifies the errors that prevent your submission from being entered into the TRI database or identify missing critical information. The second is a Notice Of Technical Error (NOTE), which identifies erroneous data or missing data that are required. The third is a Notice Of Data Change (NDC), which identifies changes that EPA has made to correct simple, clerical errors found in your data. The fourth is a Data Quality Alert (DQA), which identifies possible reporting issues. The DQA is offered to assist the facility in ensuring accurate reporting of releases and transfers.

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For forms that have been revised, the chemical-level eFDP will display a "Postmark Date" that differs from the "Original Postmark Date" in the Chemical Report Summary section. Otherwise, these dates should match. The "Original Postmark Date" is the date on which the facility receives credit for on-time reporting of their form. Note that the "Postmark Date" will be updated each time the TRI Data Processing Center (DPC) receives a revision of a chemical form.

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A "Certification Statement" is included at the bottom of each chemical eFDP. Users can submit any corrections or revisions by printing the chemical-level eFDP, marking it up, and mailing it into the TRI Data Processing Center (DPC) along with a signed and dated copy of the certification statement displayed here. You must read and understand the certification statement language, enter the name and title of the senior management official, and then sign and date the certification statement in order for the revisions to be processed successfully.

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The printed, marked up, and signed eFDP must be mailed to the appropriate TRI Data Processing Center (DPC) address provided on the "Certification Statement" page.

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You can print or save the eFDP as a PDF file by using the "Print" or "PDF" buttons provided.

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Additionally, on the "eFDP Viewer" page, you may utilize the two links provided in the "Additional eFDP Guidance" section to obtain assistance with reading and responding to your eFDP as well as descriptions of each type of eFDP error message.

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Slide 47 - User Type: TRI-MEweb Reporters
Let's review the steps for a TRI-MEweb reporter to access an eFDP within TRI-MEweb.

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On the "eFDP Viewer" page, TRI-MEweb displays all TRIFIDs to which you've been granted access. Only reporting years for which eFDP information is available will be displayed on the page. Upon clicking a specific chemical name, the eFDP information associated with the latest version of the form that was processed by the TRI Data Processing Center (DPC) will be shown. Users can also expand or collapse the tree view by clicking "Expand All" or "Collapse All".

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Click "Collapse All" to collapse the tree view.

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You may click the plus (+) or minus (-) signs adjacent to each level of the tree view to expand or collapse them.

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Click on the "Facility Information" link to view a facility's current location and other identifying information, as reported on their most recent TRI form.

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Upon clicking the "Facility Information" link, a new window will open showing the facility's eFDP. Users can review the facility-level information.

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Different types of errors can be identified on the eFDP. The first type of error is a Notice Of Significant Error (NOSE), which identifies the errors that prevent your submission from being entered into TRI database or identify missing critical information. The second is a Notice Of Technical Error (NOTE), which identifies erroneous data or missing data that are required. The third is a Notice Of Data Change (NDC), which identifies changes that EPA has made to correct simple, clerical errors found in your data. The fourth is a Data Quality Alert (DQA), which identifies possible reporting issues. The DQA is offered to assist the facility in ensuring accurate reporting of releases and transfers.

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To obtain instructions on revising your chemical's form using TRI-MEweb, please click the "View the "Revising a Form" Tutorial" button displayed.

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Slide 68 - This concludes the "Review an electronic Facility Data Profile (eFDP)" tutorial.
This concludes the "Review an electronic Facility Data Profile (eFDP)" tutorial.

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