Region 1: EPA New England
NetDMR in New England
What is NetDMR?
NetDMR is a freely available Web based tool that allows National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permittees to electronically sign and submit their discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) to EPA via a secure internet connection. NetDMR is designed to improve data quality, save paper, and provide cost savings for permittees and regulators. An essential component of NetDMR is the exchange of data that allows permittees to complete a DMR that is specific to their permit limits and outfalls which then gets directly transferred electronically to EPA’s data exchange network (ICIS-NPDES) upon submittal.
Who Can Report?
NPDES permittees that are required to submit DMRs as a result of a NPDES permit issued to a facility in New Hampshire and Massachusetts can use NetDMR to submit their DMRs electronically to EPA Region 1, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Permittees must receive the appropriate training before requesting and receiving permission from EPA Region 1 to use NetDMR. Once approved, a facility in New Hampshire and Massachusetts may begin submitting their DMRs electronically to EPA Region 1. EPA Region 1 has included language in all new NPDES permits issued in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts since early 2010 which requires the use of NetDMR.
Connecticut is also implementing its own electronic reporting program and facilities in CT should contact Suzette Flecha (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Rhode Island has recently been authorized to start implementing NetDMR and will begin a phased rollout of NetDMR in 2014. Rhode Island will contact each facility that’s required to submit DMRs directly as part of its phased rollout of NetDMR. Questions regarding NetDMR in RI should be directed to Aaron Mello (email@example.com).
Permittees in Maine and Vermont are not currently eligible to use NetDMR.
How Do I Get Started?
- Go to the NetDMR national website to learn more about NetDMR and to see whether your permit is available for reporting in NetDMR.
- Determine if you can meet NetDMR system requirements.
- Contact EPA Region 1 to sign up for NetDMR training.
- After completing the NetDMR training, set up and register for your NetDMR account.
- Begin submitting your DMRs electronically through NetDMR.