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Water Quality - eDMR

Water Quality

What is eDMR?

The North Carolina Division of Water Resources (NC DWR) Electronic Discharge Monitoring Report (eDMR) is a web enabled application developed to capture discharge monitoring information. It allows wastewater treatment facilities to send Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) to NC DWR electronically via the internet.

The eDMR application provides users with an alternative to submitting hand-written or paper-based DMRs that is faster, more efficient, and less burdensome for both the regulated users and the NC DWR.

The eDMR application will give the wastewater facility greater control over its data quality.  It will provide on-line availability of DMR requirements and process status.

The eDMR application will provide permitted facilities with the ability to enter or import required DMR data and the ability to view, print, and revise DMRs stored within the database.

Benefits of eDMR Reporting

  • Improvements in data quality and data availability
  • Online access to permit limits and monitoring requirements
  • Online access to submitted monitoring reports
  • Built in validation rules reduce reporting errors
  • Ability to import data from existing facility system

At this time, NC DWR is not compliant with the electronic signature component of US EPA’s electronic reporting requirements.  As a result, eDMR users will be required to complete their eDMR submission by printing, signing, and submitting one signed original and a copy of the eDMR to NC DWR as specified in Part II, Condition D(2) of the NPDES permit.  The North Carolina Division of Water Resources will update eDMR participants when full compliance with US EPA’s electronic reporting requirements is achieved.

Please note that until we are compliant with EPA's requirements, the printed and signed copies of the eDMR reports will need to be sent to:

NCDENR / DWR / Information Processing Unit

Attention: Central Files / eDMR

1617 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC, 27699-1617

The North Carolina Division of Water Resources will update eDMR participants when full compliance with US EPA’s electronic reporting requirements is achieved.

Important Considerations for Registration

Currently the eDMR application is only able to accept one set of upstream/downstream data. Those facilities with required multiple stream sampling locations will only be able to submit data for one of these required locations. Data in excess of this will have to be submitted manually.

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