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Frequent Questions

NPDES e-Reporting Rule

  1. Proposed Rule Basic Information
  2. Who would be affected by the Proposed Rule?
  3. Why is this Proposed Rule beneficial?
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  1. Reporting Requirements
  2. Who will be granted a temporary waiver from the proposed rule?
  3. What is EPA's approach going to be regarding states that already provide e-reporting for their NPDES permit holders?
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  1. Data Systems and Electronic Rules
  2. CROMERR approval has been an issue for state electronic reporting, particularly the states with their own electronic reporting systems. How will EPA manage all the CROMERR approvals necessary to comply with the implementation schedule?
  3. Which states do not have proposed or existing eDMR/Net DMR systems?
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  1. Implementation Plan
  2. What does Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Proposed Rule implementation plan entail?
  3. Would a state that administers its own PDES (Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) program, such as Kentucky (KPDES), follow the same timeline of implementation or would they need to promulgate their own programs that follow the national program?
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  1. Economic Analysis
  2. How much will be saved under the Rule?
  3. Which 9 states were surveyed for the economic analysis?
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  1. Sector-Specific Issues
  2. Combined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) If an Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) is inspected and shown not to be in violation of the Clean Water Act and does not need a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, why would EPA publish information about this operation on EPA’s ECHO website?
  3. Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4s) Many annual program reports for municipal stormwater permits, is in narrative form, not very conducive to simple data entry. How might this change for e-reporting?
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