What is eDMR?
The North Carolina Division of Water Quality (NC DWQ) 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 DWQ 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 DWQ.
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
At this time, NC DWQ 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 DWQ as specified in Part II, Condition D(2) of the NPDES permit. The North Carolina Division of Water Quality 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 Quality 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.