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Electronic Reporting of DMRs(NetDMR) is Now Available to South Dakota Permittees

During the 2010 session, the South Dakota Legislature passed HB1013, which authorizes the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SDDENR) to accept environmental reports electronically.

April of 2011, SDDENR received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use their online system, NetDMR, to accept Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) electronically. Hundreds of cities and industries in South Dakota are required to submit these reports to SDDENR documenting the quality of water released from their wastewater treatment systems. This system will make it faster and easier for permittees to submit the reports and for SDDENR to process them.

Electronic reporting is currently voluntary and will eliminate the need to submit paper copies of the DMRs for the facilities that choose to participate. We have more information about electronic reporting and EPA's NetDMR system below.

*PLEASE NOTE* The final NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule was signed by EPA on September 24, 2015.  The rule became effective December 21, 2015.  The implementation plan is as follows:

December 21, 2016 (End of Phase 1) - All NPDES facilities that submit Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) to SDDENR must begin submitting their DMRs electronically via NetDMR by December 21, 2016.  This includes pretreatment DMRs that are not in a city with an approved Pretreatment Program.

Please note that if your facility is already signed up for NetDMR you must continue to submit your DMRs electronically.

December 21, 2020 (End of Phase 2) - All NPDES facilities have 5 years to begin electronically collecting, managing, and sharing the remaining set of NPDES program information.  SDDENR plans to implement the reports listed below as EPA roles out the online programs.  The Phase 2 list includes:

What is NetDMR?

  • NetDMR is a free web based program that allows SDDENR Surface Water Discharge (SWD) permittees to electronically sign and submit their (DMRs).
  • After approval is granted, NetDMR enables permittees to complete DMRs that are specific to their permit limits and outfalls via a secure internet connection.
  • NetDMR allows permittees to complete a DMR .

Who can use NetDMR?

  • NetDMR is now open to all permitted facilities that are required to submit a DMR to us and has access to a computer (see computer requirements below).

How do I get started?

 
  • EPA Webinar - This training for NetDMR is provided by EPA as a free internet based live seminar called Webinar.  Times, dates, and registration for these EPA Webinars are all handled by EPA. Each webinar training will take approximately 3 hours to complete. Please clink on the link provided for the date of training you wish to register for.
 

NetDMR training conducted by Headquarters for permittees on: 

November 15 - https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/netdmrnov2016/event/event_info.html
December 13 - https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/netdmrdec2016/event/event_info.html 

Test the computer that you will be using the day of the event and make sure you have the minimum technical requirements to attend this event. Allow sufficient time prior to the event for this test.

 

  • Localized South Dakota Training - This training for NetDMR is provided jointly by SDDENR and SDARWS and will be setup at various sites around the state, usually during late fall through spring seasons.
 

South Dakota training schedule

  • Online Training Module - Please complete the following steps..
  1. Go to https://netdmr.zendesk.com
  2. Under the Learn link (person icon with light bulb) click Training.
  3. Scroll down to For Permittees and click on the Online Module (videos) that you would like to watch.
    • Net DMR Application Overview
    • Net DMR Introduction, Create an Account, and Request Access
    • Managing Access
    • DMR Data Entry
    • Importing DMR Data (This is not currently being used in South Dakota)

 

  • NetDMR Website Link:
    • https://netdmr.epa.gov (Add this page to your favorites.)
    • Each time you login you must select South Dakota DENR.
   

Computer System Requirements

  • NetDMR is a web based system and requires Internet and a web browser for a facility to gain access. NetDMR requires the following:

      1. Internet Access Requirements

  • High-speed access to the Internet, such as DSL, cable-modem, T1, or partial T1.

      2. Hardware Requirements

  • Minimum Pentium III processor and 128 megabytes of RAM

      3. Browser Requirements

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6.X or Firefox 2.0 (or higher versions).

      4. Other Requirements

  • Cookies Enabled
  • Screen Resolution (recommended) 1024 x 768
  • JavaScript Enabled

For more information, please contact South Dakota's NetDMR Coordinator, Tim Flor at (605) 773-3351 or by email at Tim.Flor@state.sd.us.

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