The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Water Quality Division has now transitioned to NetDMR for electronic submission of WYPDES discharge monitoring reports (DMRs). NetDMR is a web-based tool provided by EPA that allows permittees to electronically sign and submit DMRs to meet permit requirements.
Previously, the Water Quality Division has facilitated electronic DMR submission through its eDMR system. As a newer system, NetDMR will offer streamlined sign-up and reporting processes to simplify DMR submittals for permittees and enhance benefits that include, but are not limited to, improved data availability, improved communication through email notifications, and improved data quality assurance/quality control. This transition is part of the Water Quality Division’s ongoing efforts improve efficiency and public transparency through the use of digital processes. In addition, the transition is an important component of ensuring compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Electronic Reporting Rule.
On December 21, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first enacted the NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule (E-Rule) to modernize Clean Water Act reporting. The rule pushed for municipalities, industries, and other facilities covered by the NPDES permitting program to switch over to electronic data reporting instead of submitting paper Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR). The rule required that all NPDES permittees submit their DMRs through some electronic reporting system.
NetDMR is a web-based reporting system developed by the EPA and channeled through the Central Data Exchange (CDX) system. Reporting on NetDMR requires only a computer, an
Internet browser, and high-speed access to the Internet.
Electronic reporting through NetDMR has several benefits including but not limited to: saving time and resources for permittees while increasing data accuracy, reducing submission errors, and improving compliance. Electronic reporting in general can help facilities and the state
streamline data and provide better clarity and compliance transparency by providing a faster, more complete, more accurate, and nationally-consistent set of data.
EPA also provides direct assistance and several training materials and sessions on how to sign up and use NetDMR, which is discussed below.
As previously mentioned, NetDMR is facilitated through EPA’s CDX system, so in order to get started, a person must first create a CDX account. (Note: If you already have an existing CDX account, you may be able to skip this process). Once that has been approved, a person can register for a signatory or other reporting role for their permit through the NetDMR system.
You can begin your streamlined CDX/NetDMR registration process here: https://npdes-ereporting.epa.gov/net-netdmr
The link to be taken directly to CDX is: https://cdx.epa.gov/.
*Instructions for the sign up process for just CDX can be found at the following link: EPA CDX Online Registration User Guide. In addition, a Power Point presentation on how to go through the streamlined CDX/NetDMR account process can also be downloaded below. Along with an EPA user guide on how to request access to your permit on NetDMR and how to use NetDMR.
EPA has provided a NetDMR service now support page, which provides user guides, fact sheets, videos, and other training materials on how to sign up and use NetDMR. In addition, they provide quarterly webinar trainings to provide NetDMR users with basic understandings on how to access, navigate, and use the NetDMR tool for the purpose of electronically reporting DMR data. The service now page also provides direct support through the submission of a support request ticket or by calling the NetDMR help desk line directly (877-227-8965).
The NetDMR Service Now Support page can be found below:
EPA NetDMR Training Schedule and Registration can be found here: https://usepa.servicenowservices.com/oeca_icis?id=kb_article_view&sys_kb_id=4c608f981ba981942486eb9ce54bcbe0&spa=1
If you have any questions about the NetDMR system or the transition over to NetDMR please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
Katherine McCrea 307-777-5990
Kevin Campbell 307-777-2431