HWTR Signing Portal

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) requires a secure method for submitting electronic documents. This rule applies to large quantity generators (LQG) that submit their Dangerous Waste Annual Report electronically. To ensure the new data security requirements are met, LQG sites must submit their electronic reports using the CROMERR application, HWTR Signing Portal.

Note: SecureAccess Washington (SAW) will have a new look as of Aug. 3, 2018. Your data, login information, and services will remain the same.

What do I need prior to submitting my report?

You must:

  1. Be an authorized representative for the site (EPA 40 CFR 270.11 and 260.10).
  2. Be an Administrator in TurboWaste.
  3. Have a Secure Access Washington (SAW) account.
  4. Apply for the HWTR Signing Portal in SAW (existing SAW users must add this service).
  5. Complete your electronic signature account setup for the HWTR Signing Portal.
  6. Mail the Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA) form.
Sign up for a SAW account

  1. Go to SecureAccess Washington.
  2. Below the orange "login" button click the orange "create one" link.
  3. Click the "start" button
  4. Enter your personal information. Please use your own contact information.
Once complete, you will receive an email confirmation.

Now that you have a SAW account, the instructions for adding the HWTR Signing Portal service to submit your report in SAW are available under the section called "I have a SAW account" on this page.

I have a SAW account

Recommendations when creating your accounts

  • Make your user name and password for your SAW and HWTR Signing Portal accounts the same.
  • Update your TurboWaste password to match the one used for your SAW and HWTR Signing Portal accounts.
  • Write down or use easy to remember security questions. You must answer a security question each time you log in.
Note: After two failed password and security question attempts, the account will lock. If this happens, contact us.

Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA) Form

This ESA is specific to the HWTR Signing Portal and must be on file with Ecology in order to sign and submit your reports. You will receive a confirmation email with the ESA attached.  

If you already have a Electronic Signature Account, login to download the ESA form for the HWTR Signing Portal.

You, the authorized representative, must:

  • Print the ESA form.
  • Complete the entire form.
  • Sign and initial. We only accept wet ink signatures.
  • Have a witness or official sign. We only accept wet ink signatures.
  • Mail to the address at the top of the form. Please allow 10 days for mail and processing.

You will receive an activation email once your ESA form has been processed and approved.

Note: We cannot accept photocopies, emailed, or faxed copies.