Stormwater Electronic Data Monitoring Reports (eDMR)

EPA’s NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule requires all NPDES-permitted facilities to submit reports such as data monitoring reports and annual reports electronically rather than in paper. The rule changes only the method by which information is provided, not the content of the information that must be provided. 

Benefits of eDMR

  • Saves time and resources by eliminating paper reports.
  • Provides a complete and accurate set of monitoring data on industrial facilities. This data can be used to update industrial permits going forward.
  • Brings DEQ and permittees into compliance with EPA’s NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule.

Planned Schedule for eDMR

The Stormwater Program will be bringing NPDES Stormwater Industrial permittees into eDMR between now and January 1, 2022. NPDES Stormwater Industrial permittees will go live in the eDMR system in three separate groups:

Group Permits in the Group Goes Live in eDMR on
A NCS000000 Individual  January 1, 2021

NCG020000  Mining Activities
NCG030000 Metal Fabrication
NCG060000 Food and Kindred
NCG080000 Transit and Transportation
NCG090000 Paints and Varnishes
NCG100000 Used Motor Vehicles
NCG190000 Marinas
NCG240000 Compost Operations 

July 1, 2021

NCG050000 Apparel, Printing, Rubber, etc.
NCG070000 Stone, Clay, Glass
NCG110000 Treatment Works >1MGD
NCG130000 Non-metal Waste and Scrap
NCG140000 Ready-Mix Concrete
NCG160000 Asphalt Paving 
NCG170000 Textile Mills 
NCG180000 Furniture Manufacturing
NCG210000 Timber Products

January 1, 2022

How to Submit Paper DMRs Before eDMR is Implemented

System Requirements for eDMR

To use eDMR, a user must have:

  • A basic computer with adequate memory and resources for internet functions,
  • An internet connection and browser (Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox),
  • A PDF reader (Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, or other available PDF reader), and
  • A valid email address.

Permittees who do not have the above items may submit an Application for Temporary Stormwater Electronic Reporting Waiver.

The Six eDMR Steps for Permittees 

The six steps that are needed for Stormwater permittees to enter into eDMR are described here.  A letter will be sent when it is time to begin these steps.