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TRI-MEweb Overview Tutorial

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Slide 1 - Title Screen
Welcome to the TRI-MEweb Overview tutorial. This tutorial provides a general overview of EPA's TRI reporting system and its key features. The total running time of this tutorial is approximately 7 minutes.

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Slide 2
TRI-MEweb is a Web-based application that leverages new technologies to support facilities in meeting TRI Reporting Requirements. It is housed within the EPA's Central Data Exchange (or CDX) and securely transmits and stores TRI forms to EPA. All that is required for access is a CDX Account and email address. TRI-MEweb offers two roles to users, Preparers may prepare TRI forms, while Certifying Officials have the authority to certify (or electronically sign) prepared forms. No download is required, in-progress data may be accessed from any location.

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Slide 3
TRI-MEweb is a user-friendly online reporting tool and EPA's preferred method of TRI reporting. TRI-MEweb enables users to manage data for multiple TRI facilities, allows experience TRI reporters to enter TRI data using data entry pages similar to paper forms, and allows less experienced users to follow as simple interview that collects the necessary form data. It also requires data validation prior to submission to ensure preparers address triggered errors, and supports the electronic data transmission with CDX email confirmation. It provides an automatic recordkeeping library for electronic submissions, and certifying officials may now certify and submit forms within TRI-MEweb, and once processed by EPA, users may review their electronic facility data profiles with in TRI-MEweb.

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In addition, TRI-MEweb has a variety of new features that make TRI reporting easier than ever. For example, TRI-MEweb supports reporting for multiple years of TRI data.

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Slide 5
Users may automatically import prior year data within the software to pre-populate their draft forms for the current reporting year, enabling users to hit the ground running. To learn more about the importing prior year data process, please click on the Import Data Tutorial button, or click continue.

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The pre-populated draft forms will display on the select a form page. Select a form, and click "Next."

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Slide 8
TRI-MEweb provides "quick lists" that enable users to identify form sections that are not applicable to a user's entire facility or specific chemical forms. TRI-MEweb will automatically complete these form sections.

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Slide 9
TRI-MEweb includes a "Section 8 calculator" that automatically completes Section 8 Column B based on the data entered in Sections 5, 6, and 7.

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TRI-MEweb includes enhanced validation features that identify critical errors, possible errors, and data quality alerts.

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Click Next to view the errors specific to a chemical form.

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TRI-MEweb allows users to access trend reports that compare prior year data to current year data before it's transmitted.

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Significant differences in year-to-year reporting are clearly identified with 'difference' and '% change' calculations. Trend reports can be printed or downloaded for further review in a spreadsheet. Trend reports will identify inconsistencies in your year-to-year reporting before you transmit them to EPA!

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TRI-MEweb allows users to prepare a Review Package prior to transmitting completed forms. Users can print, or save as PDF, the following reports: Draft Form A and/or Form R reports, Validation Summary Reports, Data Quality Trend Reports, and Dioxin TEQ Calculation Reports. In addition, users may download an electronic copy of their draft form data in XML format. If an individual reviewing your draft form data is unfamiliar with the reporting codes used on the TRI forms - such as the basis of estimate codes or range codes - a link is provided to the TRI Reporting Forms and Instructions' glossary of reporting codes.

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TRI-MEweb allows users to transmit data electronically to EPA's Central Data Exchange and, in some cases, allows users to prepare state or tribal disk or paper submissions. For more information about how to transmit your TRI data using TRI-MEweb, please review the Transmit, Certify, and Cancel Submissions Tutorial.

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Slide 20
Certifying Officials now have a "Certify" Tab in TRI-MEweb, where they may sign TRIFID signature agreements necessary for certification rights or associate their accounts with new facilities to certify forms for.

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Slide 22
Certifiers may also review completed TRIFID signature agreements. Click "Next" to review any pending submissions for certification.

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The pending submissions page allows certifiers to review validation reports and form submissions, certify and submit these to EPA, cancel the pending submissions, or take no action. Select the Certify radio button and click "Next".

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The "Confirm Selected Submissions" page will verify a certifier's submission intent and allow them to certify and submit TRI chemical forms to EPA for processing.

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Once EPA has processed these submitted forms, preparers and certifying officials will be able to review their electronic facility data profile under the eFDP Viewer tab. To learn more about TRI-MEweb's eFDP feature, please click the Review an electronic Facility Data Profile Tutorial button.

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Slide 26 - This concludes the TRI-MEweb Overview tutorial.
This concludes the TRI-MEweb Overview tutorial.

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