On October 22, 2015, EPA published the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting Rule. This regulation replaces most paper-based Clean Water Act (CWA) NPDES permitting and compliance monitoring reporting requirements with electronic reporting. Under the rule, all authorized NPDES programs are required to submit an Implementation Plan for achieving the “Phase 2” E-Reporting requirements to EPA.
The NPDES E-Reporting Rule Implementation Plan Integrated Project Team has developed and released a template for authorized NPDES programs to use in creating their individual Implementation Plans. The template, along with guidance on its use, is available at http://www.exchangenetwork.net/npdes-e-reporting-ipt/.
Carey Johnston, EPA IPT Co-Chair
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
E: johnston.carey [at] epa.gov
Elisa Willard, State IPT Co-Chair
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
E: elisa.willard [at] state.co.us