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EPA/OECA RIN: 2020-AA47 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule 

This rule is designed to save authorized state, tribe, or territorial NPDES programs considerable resources, make reporting easier for NPDES-regulated entities, streamline permit renewals, ensure full exchange of NPDES data between states and EPA to the public, improve better environmental decision-making, and to protect human health and the environment. This rule changes the mode by which NPDES information is transmitted, by requiring that NPDES-regulated entities electronically submit the following permit and compliance monitoring information instead of using paper reports: Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs); Notices of Intent (NOIs) and similar notices to discharge in compliance with a NPDES general permit; and a variety of currently-required NPDES program reports. Authorized NPDES programs will also electronically submit NPDES program data to EPA to ensure that there is consistent and complete reporting nationwide, and to expedite the collection and processing of the data, thereby making it more accurate and timely. Importantly, while the rule changes the method by which information is provided (i.e., electronic rather than paper-based), it does not change the amount of information required from NPDES regulated entities facilities under existing federal regulations. EPA anticipates that the rule will save significant resources for states, tribes, and territories as well as EPA and NPDES permittees, while resulting in a more complete, accurate, and nationally-consistent set of data about the NPDES program, and improving transparency of the NPDES program.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 123    40 CFR 403    40 CFR 501   
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314    33 USC 1361   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  07/01/2010  75 FR 38068   
Notice  06/23/2011  76 FR 36919   
NPRM  07/30/2013  78 FR 46005   
Supplemental NPRM  12/00/2014 
Final Rule  08/00/2015 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OECA-2009-0274
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OECA-2009-0274-0097  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andrew Hudock
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-6032

John Dombrowski
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0742

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