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EPA/OECA RIN: 2020-AA47 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule 
Abstract: The EPA has responsibility to ensure that the Clean Water Act's (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program is effectively and consistently implemented across the country. This regulation would identify the essential information that EPA needs to receive electronically, primarily from NPDES permittees with some data required from NPDES agencies (NPDES-authorized States, territories and tribes) to manage the national NPDES permitting and enforcement program. Through this regulation, EPA seeks to ensure that such facility-specific information would be readily available, accurate, timely, and nationally consistent on the facilities that are regulated by the NPDES program. In the past, EPA primarily obtained this information from the Permit Compliance System (PCS). However, the evolution of the NPDES program since the inception of PCS has created an increasing need to better reflect a more complete picture of the NPDES program and the diverse universe of regulated sources. In addition, information technology has advanced significantly so that PCS no longer meets EPA's national needs to manage the full scope of the NPDES program or the needs of individual states that use PCS to implement and enforce 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(i) and 1361(a) CWA secs 304(i) and 501(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  07/01/2010  75 FR 38068   
Notice  06/23/2011  76 FR 36919   
NPRM  07/00/2013 
Final Rule  06/00/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:  
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