Change to Registration Process for RMP*eSubmit Certifying Officials
Effective February 24, 2023, 6:00 p.m. EST, the registration process for RMP*eSubmit Certifying Officials is changing to use additional Central Data Exchange (CDX) registration features. Certifying Officials will now be required to identity proof and sign a standard CDX Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA) as part of CDX the registration process. The CDX ESA is different than the facility ESA generated within RMP*eSubmit, which will no longer be required. If you require assistance, please contact the RMP Reporting Center at 703-227-7650 or RMPRC@epacdx.net.
Facilities should use RMP*eSubmit for online Risk Management Plan (RMP) reporting. RMP*eSubmit improves data quality and enables you to access your RMP 24 hours day, 7 days a week.
On this page:
- Setting up an RMP*eSubmit account
- Note for New Jersey Facilities
- Submitting Confidential Business Information (CBI) or Trade Secrets
- Resubmitting, Correcting, De-registering, or Withdrawing an existing RMP
- Information Centers
Setting up an RMP*eSubmit account
- Important Definitions
- Before you Begin
- Step 1: Register the Certifying Official in CDX
- Step 2: Complete Identity Proofing and the Electronic Signature Agreement
- Step 3: Add Facilities
- Step 4: Register the "Preparer" and Activate RMP*eSubmit Access in CDX
Central Data Exchange (CDX) is a secure, on-line location on EPA's network. CDX provides standardized and secure information collection services and infrastructure for EPA program partners. For example, CDX manages several EPA regulatory and monitoring programs, receiving submissions from facilities. Once you set up your RMP*eSubmit account, you will immediately be able to access your RMP through CDX.
Certifiers/Certifying Officials are facility owners or operators who must certify the accuracy and completeness of the information reported in the RMP. They have signed and submitted a one-time Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA) to the EPA. The ESA legally binds the Certifier's electronic submission to their signature. Only Certifiers can submit the RMP.
Preparers have been granted permission by a facility to access the facility's existing RMP. They prepare data for a new or updated RMP. CDX notifies the Certifier when the new or corrected RMP is ready for the Certifier's review and submission. Preparers cannot submit the RMP. Currently a facility can have only one designated Preparer, however an individual Preparer can prepare RMPs for multiple facilities.
Before you begin you will need
Your facility name, location, mailing address, and basic contact information (including e-mail address).
Your facility identifier (facility ID#) which can be found in the letter that EPA sent to you acknowledging receipt of your most current RMP.
Note: If this is the first time an RMP is being submitted for your facility, you do not need a facility ID#.
Step 1: Register the Certifying Official in CDX
To use RMP*eSubmit, the Certifying Official must have a CDX account.
To register with CDX, please go to the EPA CDX web page, and complete the registration process for a Risk Management Plan "certifying official." (See User's Manual for RMP*eSubmit for detailed instructions).
In order to create a CDX account and/or access the CDX log-in page, please make sure that your Web browser is enabled for TLS 1.0. This can be done by checking the security settings for your Internet browser and making sure that the TLS 1.0 option is selected and enabled. If you need additional assistance, please contact the CDX Help Desk: 1-888-890-1995 or 970-494-5500 (8:00 AM to 6:00 p.m. ET). The CDX Help Desk can also be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Complete Identity Proofing and the Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA)
The electronic signature is used to verify that the Certifying Official reviewed and submitted the RMP in the RMP*eSubmit system.
Upon completion of CDX core registration, you must verify your identity, which can be done electronically using LexisNexis or a paper verification process. CDX will guide you through the process of completing identity verification and submitting your ESA.
LexisNexis is the fastest method – if you pass, you can immediately setup your signature questions and answers, and electronically sign your ESA. If you fail the limited attempts you will need to use the paper verification process.
If you choose to use the paper verification process, then you will need to print, sign and mail the ESA to the RMP Reporting Center. The Reporting Center will review and process the ESA, and send an email to the Certifying Official indicating that the ESA has been received and approved. After this, you can set up your signature questions and answers.
Step 3: Add Facilities
- Use the “Add Facilities” page in RMP*eSubmit to add new or existing facilities. You will need your facility ID#, unless this is the first time an RMP is being submitted for your facility. If this is a first-time submission, the application will prompt you to type in the name and address of the facility in place of the facility ID#. You will receive a facility ID# via email after approval.
- The RMP Reporting Center will review and process the facility request, and send an email to the Certifying Official indicating it was approved.
Note: The email will also include a unique authorization code. This authorization code will be used by an RMP "Preparer" that you assign to enter data in RMP*eSubmit for your facility.
Step 4: Register the "Preparer" and activate RMP*eSubmit access in CDX
If the Certifying Official is also the Preparer: log into CDX, add "Preparer" to your profile, and enter your unique authorization code.
If the Certifying Official designates someone else as the Preparer, please provide that designee with the authorization code for your facility. Preparers will be required to provide this information when registering and activating their RMP*eSubmit access in CDX.
Note for New Jersey Facilities
NJ*RMP is additional software you will need for submitting your NJ RMP to New Jersey. For details, please see the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection page.
Submitting Confidential Business Information (CBI) or Trade Secrets
Facilities submitting CBI and Trade Secrets cannot use RMP*eSubmit at this time. Please contact the RMP Reporting Center for submission options.
Resubmitting, Correcting, De-registering or Withdrawing an existing RMP
You may resubmit, correct, or withdraw an RMP using RMP*eSubmit.
Facilities submitting Confidential Business Information (CBI) and Trade Secrets cannot use RMP*eSubmit at this time. Please contact the RMP Reporting Center for submission options.
EPCRA, RMP & Oil Information Center - The Information Center can also answer questions related to Clean Air Act section 112(r) and RMP reporting requirements.
RMP Reporting Center - The Reporting Center can answer questions about software or installation problems.