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Mar 05, 2014

 

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Lisa Peterson
Permitting and Compliance
406-444-2929

 

DEQ Announces New Compliance Tool for Water Discharge Permits

 

Helena - Montana DEQ is pleased to announce the launch of NetDMR, a free, web-based tool to make compliance easier for facilities with water quality permits. NetDMR can be used for submitting water quality monitoring information known as ‘Discharge Monitoring Reports’ (DMRs).

Any facility that has to submit DMRs to DEQ can now file them electronically through the Environmental Information Exchange Network, a secure internet application.

“This online tool is a win-win for DEQ and the folks we work with across the state,” said DEQ Director Tracy Stone-Manning. “It will help us deliver our services more efficiently, and it will help our partners stay in compliance with Montana’s standards for water quality.”

The NetDMR tool provides a number of benefits to facilities such as businesses, wastewater treatment plants and utilities. Paperwork and mailing costs are reduced and data quality is automatically checked before submission. DMRs can be submitted without last minute mailing worries, and users get instant confirmation that the submission is complete.

NetDMR can also be used to revise reports if an error is discovered. Supporting documents, such as laboratory reports, can be submitted electronically as well.

Assistance is available from DEQ staff at any step, from creating a new account, to training and use.
DEQ is encouraging facilities to sign up for NetDMR.

Electronic submission is optional at this time, but because of the advantages it provides, it is expected that NetDMR will be required in the near future.

A more complete explanation can be found here: http://deq.mt.gov/wqinfo/ctss/netdmr.mcpx
For assistance call 406-444-3080 and request to a NetDMR representative.

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