The ECHO Gov Log In Process Is Changing


If you are using to sign in to ECHO Gov, the page may not send you back to ECHO after successful log in.  Instead, may send you to a webpage noting a "Error 404—Not Found."  

If you experience this issue, the following work arounds will allow you to access ECHO Gov.

  1. Follow the instructions below entitled "To Access ECHO Gov Using Existing WAA EPA Community Access Legacy Credentials."
  2. After you sign into Login.Gov and reach the "Error 404—Not Found" page, do not close your browser. Go back to and click on "ECHO Gov Login" again. 

The ECHO Gov Log In Process Is Changing

Between November 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022, EPA will be moving its external user accounts to Exit, an account and login system for the US Federal government. is a government-wide shared solution that offers the public secure and private online access to participating government programs. Users can securely sign in to multiple government agencies with one ID and password.

Beginning January 1, 2022, you will need to log in with a account to continue using EPA applications, including ECHO Gov.  For existing ECHO Gov users, instructions detailing the steps required to migrate your ECHO Gov account will be in an email from with the subject line “ACTION REQUIRED: EPA Gateway Powered by”  Users can expect to receive this email in early November 2021.

To Access ECHO Gov Using Existing WAA EPA Community Access Legacy Credentials

  1. Click on the ECHO Gov Login link that you normally use to access ECHO Gov.
  2. Click on the “WAA Username & Password” tab.
  3. Click “Login” button.  This will bring you to the EPA Web Application Access Login page you are accustomed to using to login to ECHO Gov.  
  4. Sign in using your existing User ID and Password.  


For additional login guidance, please view this job aid on How to Log into EPA WAA Community Applications with WAA Username and Password (PDF).

For additional questions about EPA's migration to, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page or help page.

Please contact ECHO User Support if you have any additional questions.

Last Updated - November 1, 2021

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