Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take for me to register for CDX/CEDRI?
For users registering under the Preparer role, no identity proofing is required, and registration can take less than 3 minutes. For users who are registering as a Certifier, additional identity proofing is required. As a Certifier, you will be prompted to follow the registration steps that support the LexisNexis identity verification or Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA) signing process. The ESA process requires you to send a paper form to the EPA, and it can take up to 2 weeks to complete the registration process. If you are an existing CDX user, you can request to add the CEDRI program service to your existing CDX account from ‘Active Program Services List’. Please note that your ESA must be processed before your role as a CEDRI Certifier is activated within CDX.
When do I use the LexisNexis process versus the ESA signing process (paper signature process)?
CROMERR regulations require you to prove your identity while registering as a user in CDX. CDX uses a third-party provider, LexisNexis, to provide identity proofing by collecting PII information. ESA signing process is an extension of LexisNexis. The ESA document in itself is the legally binding agreement that allows you to declare your true identity.
If you pass the LexisNexis process while verifying your identity, then you can sign the ESA instantly and electronically online. If LexisNexis is unable to verify your information, you would have to print the ESA, sign it manually and send it to EPA. It can take up to 2 weeks for the paper processing to complete and to have the user role activated in CDX.
Please note that your ESA must be processed before your role as a CEDRI Certifier is activated within CDX.
What is the difference between a Certifier and a Delegated Certifier?
CDX allows CEDRI Certifiers, as a representative of a reporting organization, to authorize another user to modify, sign, and submit packages to CDX for the organization, known as a Delegated Certifier. The Delegated Certifier is authorized to perform the same tasks as the Certifier (i.e. create and submit reports). However, a Delegated Certifier may not delegate their role to another representative. Registration for this role cannot be requested by a user but rather initiated by a Certifier through the CDX role sponsorship function. Only CEDRI Certifiers can initiate the role sponsorship process.
Contractors are prohibited from being appointed as a Delegated Certifier.
How do I submit a Petition?
From the ODS Home Page choose the Import Petitons tab, then choose Create Import Petition button. After choosing which type of Petition needed (Import for Reuse or Import for Destruction), follow the ensuing wizard filling in all required fields.
How do I submit an application for technology verification?
The STARS Submission Users Guide provides step-by-step instructions for submitting applications for each of the SmartWay technologies support by STARS.
Who are the regulatory points of contact for the STARS program?
What do I do if I get stuck on the Product Information page of an Idle Reduction Technology application?
The Product information for each device brand and model being submitted are include as sub-sections of the Product Information page. By default these sections are collapsed when the device (technology type brand and model) are initially selected. Expand each Brand/Model information form and verify that all required information is provided and there are no validation errors.
See section 2.4.2 for the STARS Submission Users Guide for instructions to complete the IRT Product Information section of the application.