Water Quality

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to enter Non-Detectable results, you can either use the manual method of changing the “NoDischType” in the “Value Record” or use the “Propagate” method. Please refer to the eDMR walkthrough for more information regarding these methods. The walkthrough can be found at http://deq.wyoming.gov/wqd/dmrs/resources/eDMR/.

You will notice any foreign characters will not be allowed to be entered in the Value column. Characters such as <>+- will be removed and the value will be changed to zero. If you have an effluent result of <X (less than some value), please record the value as “Below Detection”. If you have a sample that is + or – X (plus or minus some value), please record the value only and leave off the precision. Please DO NOT enter “Zero (0)” when reporting a Non-Detectable result. Instead, please use “Below Detection Limit/No Detection” from the “NoDischType” in the “Value Record” table.

If you ever miss a sample you should try to collect one as soon as possible. There is a “NoDischType” code for Missed Samples (“Analysis not Conducted – No Sample”). It is recommended that you use the “Analysis not Conducted – No Sample” code for a missed sample, and then use the “AddComment” function to explain why the sample was missed and the plan of action to make sure there are no future missed samples. For help entering “No Discharge” Codes, please refer to the eDMR walkthrough at the following link: http://deq.wyoming.gov/wqd/dmrs/resources/eDMR/

If you think you are missing reporting information after reading the latest copy of your permit, there are two things that may be wrong. The first thing that you should do is check and make sure you are looking in the correct time frame. You need to make sure you are in the correct Effective Expiration range, and also the correct Interim Range. If you have exhausted all potential outfall/date combinations, there is a chance the information was not setup correctly in the system by the DEQ. If this is the case, it is vital that you contact the DEQ and notify them of the specific problem so that the information can be updated correctly. The DEQ will input the correct information into the database and will notify you when it is corrected.

If the information is in the eDMR application, but you think there is a problem with it, the best plan of action is to contact the DEQ. This problem may have occurred because the data was entered or set up incorrectly or because the data was incorrectly migrated from the old system to the new one. If you feel that there are any errors, please contact the DEQ with the specifics.

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