Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

TRI-MEweb Tutorials

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The TRI-MEweb tutorials are Flash-based videos that demonstrate how different areas of the application work. Each tutorial focuses on a particular piece of functionality or reporting step. To begin a tutorial, click on the name of the tutorial and the video will begin playing. To return to this menu, simply click your browser's "Back" button. Note: These tutorials include audio and require the Adobe Flash player. Exit

Getting Started

  • Reporting Year 2012 Enhancements
    • Annually, EPA releases a new version of TRI-MEweb, this tutorial covers the newest enhancements (Duration 24 minutes). [transcript]
  • Overview of TRI-MEweb
    • This tutorial demonstrates the basic reporting features of this user-friendly, Web-based reporting tool (Duration 5 minutes). [transcript]
  • Register for a CDX Account as a Certifying Official New for Reporting Year 2012
    • The TRI-MEweb reporting application is housed within the Central Data Exchange; this tutorial demonstrates how to register for CDX and sign up for a preparer or certifying official role within TRI-MEweb (Duration 5 minutes). [transcript]
  • Register for a CDX Account as a TRI-MEweb Preparer New for Reporting Year 2012
    • The TRI-MEweb reporting application is housed within CDX; this tutorial demonstrates how to register for a new CDX User Account as a TRI-MEweb Preparer and associate your account with your facilities (Duration 7 minutes). [transcript]
  • Accessing Your Facility
    • Shows new and existing TRI-MEweb account holders how to gain access to their facility's TRI Facility ID and corresponding data or create a new facility for first-time filers (Duration 6 minutes). [transcript]
  • Getting Help
    • This tutorial shows how to access information resources available within the application to assist with both regulatory and technical questions (Duration 8 minutes). [transcript]

Preparing & Certifying Forms

  • Transmit, Certify, and Cancel TRI Submissions New for Reporting Year 2012
    • This tutorial shows TRI preparers and certifiers how to prepare, validate, transmit, certify, or cancel TRI submissions within TRI-MEweb. It also highlights the key features of the new Certification Module now housed within TRI-MEweb (Duration 6 minutes). [transcript]
  • Importing Prior Year Data
    • A new enhancement added for RY 2011 allows facilities to import prior year data to assist with form completion; this tutorial demonstrates how to do so. (Duration 6 minutes). [transcript]
    • NOTE: Data from previous forms submitted as mixtures cannot be imported.
  • Section 8 Calculator
    • TRI-MEweb automatically populates Form R Part II, Section 8 data by aggregating appropriate values in Part II, Sections 5-7. This tutorial demonstrates how to review and edit automatically populated values in Section 8 (Duration 9 minutes). [transcript]
  • Pollution Prevention New for Reporting Year 2013
    • EPA has increased the prominence and accessibility of pollution prevention (P2) information submitted to TRI. This tutorial demonstrates how to complete required P2 data elements, provide additional detail on P2 achievements, and use a new TRI-MEweb wizard to automatically calculate a production ratio (Duration 16 minutes). [transcript]
  • Use the Third-Party Load Tool
    • Users can choose to use their own software to generate an XML file(s) that can be uploaded directly into TRI-MEweb through the Third-Party Load Tool; this tutorial demonstrates how (Duration 10 minutes). [transcript]
    • NOTE: XML Schema changes required for RY 2011 uploads are located in the Data Exchange Description Exit.
  • Completing the Form R Schedule 1
    • Since RY 2008, EPA has required filers of Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds to use a special form and specify values of all 17 dioxin congeners. This tutorial demonstrates how to use this form (Duration 10 minutes). [transcript]
    • NOTE: This is the only chemical reported in grams.
  • Nominate a Certifying Official
    • A senior management official or certifying official is required to review all TRI forms and certify that the prepared information is accurate; this tutorial assists preparers in nominating their certifying official for submission of pending TRI forms and check the status of an Electronic Signature Agreement (Duration 8 minutes). [transcript]