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EPA/OECA RIN: 2020-AA47 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule 

This rule converts NPDES required paper reports to electronic reports and will save authorized State, tribe and territorial NPDES programs considerable resources, make reporting easier for NPDES regulated entities, streamline permit renewals and NPDES data exchange between States and the  Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA), improve environmental decision-making, and more effectively protect human health and the environment. This rule changes the mode for transmitting NPDES information by requiring that NPDES regulated entities electronically submit the following permit and compliance monitoring information: Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs), Notices of Intent (NOIs) and similar notices to discharge in compliance with NPDES general permits, and a number of required NPDES program reports. This change will expedite the collection and processing of the data and make data more accurate and timely. Importantly, the rule does not require any new reporting by NPDES regulated entities under existing federal regulations. EPA anticipates that the rule will save significant resources for States, tribes, and territories, EPA and NPDES permit holders, increase accuracy, streamline the reporting process, and improve data quality.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 123    40 CFR 403    40 CFR 501   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1314    33 U.S.C. 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  12/01/2014  79 FR 70066   
Final Rule  10/00/2015 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OECA-2009-0274
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
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