eDMR and Envite Training
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently promulgated a final rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities by converting to an electronic data reporting system. This final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to electronically report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program instead of filing written paper reports.
In order to address the requirements of the e-reporting role, the WDEQ will be working to alert, spread awareness, and educate the WYPDES permittees about the eDMR application. eDMR 3.0 is the latest version of the eDMR application and released in the fall of 2015. It was developed to make the online application more user friendly by expanding the range of internet browsers in which the system is compatible with, along with adding a few other features to make data input more convenient for users.
The WYPDES compliance team will be providing free training throughout the state in the late summer and fall of 2016. The training sessions will teach attendees on how to correctly sign up, access, and enter data using the new eDMR 3.0 application. The training will consist of two parts: a section that will provide step by step instructions on how to sign up and access the eDMR application and how to correctly use the eDMR application, and a section that will provide hands on assistance for any attendees who wish to start the sign up process that day.
The following is the list of dates and locations of the upcoming training sessions:
Location: WYDOT Building, 301 Airport Road, Rawlins, WY Room: Conference Room Time/Date: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, August 31, 2016
Location: Rock Springs Library, 400 C Street, Rock Springs, WY Room: Johnson Room Time/Date: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, September 1, 2016
Location: Park County Public Library, 1500 Heart Mountain Street, Cody, WY Room: Grizzly Hall Time/Date: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, September 7, 2016
Location: Campbell County Public Library, 2101 S 4-J Road, Gillette, WY Room: Pioneer Room I Time/Date: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, September 8, 2016
Location: Radisson Hotel, 204 W Fox Farm Road, Cheyenne, WY (at the Wyoming
Association of Rural Water Systems (WARWS) Fall Training Expo) Room: TBD Time/Date: Time 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, September 21, 2016 (We will also have a booth providing information and assistance during the conference and will provide 2nd section, i.e. the hands on assistance with signing up, at the booth.)
Location: WDEQ Casper Field Office, 152 N. Durbin Street, Suite 100, Casper, WY
Room: Conference Room Time/Date: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, September 27, 2016
If you wish to attend one of these trainings, please contact Katherine McCrea or Kevin Campbell in the WYPDES compliance program to sign up. Contact information is provided below.
In addition to the various trainings and outreach, the WYPDES compliance team, as always, is and will be available to answer any questions and provide permittees assistance over the phone or by email. Their contact information is provided below. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions or concerns about the new rule or any of the information discussed above.
Kevin Campbell: 307-777-2431 firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine McCrea: 307-777-5990 email@example.com
ENVITE Help site: http://deq.wyoming.gov/admin/e-portal/
eDMR Help site: http://deq.wyoming.gov/wqd/edmr/
eDMR 3.0: https://edmr.wqd.apps.deq.wyoming.gov
Read more about the new electronic reporting rule here: https://www.epa.gov/compliance/final-national-pollutant-discharge-elimination-system-npdes-electronic-reporting-rule.