EPA plans model system for electronic reporting, record keeping

EPA is planning to establish a model system for electronic reporting and record keeping that will result in a more efficient process and reduced paperwork in the implementation of regulations across all Agency programs.

Jan. 19, 2001—EPA is planning to establish a model system for electronic reporting and record keeping that will result in a more efficient process and reduced paperwork in the implementation of regulations across all Agency programs.

The system will be an optional means of fulfilling any reporting or record-keeping requirement with EPA. The proposed rule governing this system, known as the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting and Record-keeping Rule, potentially could affect all Agency environmental compliance reporting, including delegated states programs.

In cases where the implementation of Federal laws has been delegated to states, the responsible agencies will be required to adhere to technical criteria proposed in the rule for electronic submissions.

Eventually, state and Tribal National agencies are expected to copy the system for reporting and record keeping requirements under their laws. The proposed rule will be published soon in the Federal Register.

The public comment period will extend to 90 days after publication. Further information is available at: http://www.epa.gov/cdx.

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