What do I need to submit to the U.S. EPA?
A certification of your risk and resilience assessment and emergency response plan. Each submission must contain: Utility name, date, and state that the utility has completed, reviewed, or revised the assessment. If desired, this can be done using the U.S. EPA’s optional certification template for email or mail certification.
Who can certify my risk and resilience assessment and emergency response plan?
Assessments and plans can be self-certified by the utility.
How do I submit my certification?
The U.S. EPA recommends using their online submission portal. This user-friendly system makes submittals easy and provides a receipt of submittal upon completion. Utilities may also submit via mail, or email if preferred.
Do I need to submit my certification to my state or local government?
No. Section 2013 of AWIA does not require utilities to submit the certification to state or local governments.
How long do I need to keep a copy of my risk and resilience assessment and emergency response plan?
Utilities must keep a copy of both documents for five years after certification.