2 NetDMR Project Overview Collaboration of 19 states using EPA grant moneyDesign began in September 2005LDEQ active in design processGoal to provide interface for electronic DMR reporting that could be used nationallyIntegrated with EPA’s national NPDES database
3 What does NetDMR do?Accepts DMR submissions and pushes data directly to EPA’s national databaseCreates signed XML document as versatile copy of recordImproves data flow from facilities to State/EPA
4 How it works… User registration Sign in Request/receive access to permitSearch/View DMR templateEnter data (using online forms or batch upload)Sign and Submit DMRsSimilar to most online systems, like online banking and bill pay services.
5 NetDMR User Types System Administrator Internal Users External Users EPA Headquarters/NetDMR HostInternal UsersState and Federal Agency UsersRead-only access to all signed and submitted reportsPartially completed DMRs only able to be viewed when specifically requested and authorized by facilityExternal UsersFacility UsersData providersSystem Administrator maintains multiple instances of applicationInternal Administrator manages internal users and customizes instanceInternal users manage signatory authority access for external users
6 Request/Receive Access (one time only) Identifies within NetDMR the permits you have permission to view/manage informationPermit Administrator at facility manages access to permitFirst person to request access must be a signatory and automatically becomes permit administratorAdditional permit administrators may be assignedFor anyone to vies/edit/submit DMRs they must receive permission to access the permit information (ONE TIME ONLY)Mostly managed by Permit Administrator who would be a facility representativeOnly users that need signatory authority priveledges will need to interact with DEQ.
7 External User Roles Permit Administrator(s) Must have signatory authority/completed subscriber agreementResponsible for facility/permit user managementCan add, edit, and submit reportsSignatory AuthorityMust have completed subscriber agreementCan add, edit and submit reportsData ProviderCan add/edit data, but not submit reportsRead-onlyExternal = Facility
8 Sample Log-in ScreenCurrently being used for test which explains information in News section.Note: Check permit availability
9 DMR Search ScreenNote:List of last 10 logins to quickly access DMRs submitted recentlyLarge # of search critera can be used to narrow results
10 Results ScreenNote:Drop down list for type of action to take for each DMRDownload/submit multiple DMRs from this screen
11 Helpful Features Data validity checks Hard errors – DMR will not be acceptede.g. alpha character in a numeric only fieldSoft errors – Informational alertse.g. values which are exceedances of the permitted limit
12 Helpful Features (cont.) Highlighted limit violationsAbility to note reasons for missing data at the parameter levelLarge comment area to include non-compliance report informationAbility to attach documents (does not become part of EPA national database)
13 Web Form Closely resembles current DMR form Only allows data input in required/optional fieldsProvides current limit information
14 DMR TemplateNote:Effluent Trading will not appear for any LDEQ DMRs because we do not have that programOnly fields which require data will appear as options for data entryDrow down lists of definitions available. Lists are limited to relevant options.
15 Bottom of DMR ScreenError CheckingHard/Soft errorsComment FieldAttachmentsReport last saved by information
16 Batch UploadImport the data for one or more DMRs by uploading an ‘import’ fileCreate new DMRs (fill "empty slots")Alter in-process DMRsCorrect previously submitted DMRsComma Separated Value (CSV) formatHeader rowSeparate line for each parameterText file (.txt or .zip)Must still use the NetDMR web form to:Acknowledge soft errorsadd DMR level information (comments/attachments)Sign a completed DMR
18 Sign and Submit ScreenShows summary information about DMR being submittedRequires identity verification – CROMERR Requirement
19 Benefits of NetDMR Application Eliminates paper DMR data entryImproves data qualityImproves data availabilityEncourages proper reportingProvides confirmation of DMR submissionCompatible with current state business practicesWe also hope this will help to eliminate reporting violationsTimelinessCompleteness
20 Major Milestones to NetDMR Release Application DevelopmentDelivered to EPA Sept. 2008CROMERR ApprovalNetDMR approved Nov. 2007LDEQ application submitted Nov. 2008Migration to ICIS-NPDESTentatively scheduled June 2009EPA InstallationBegin LDEQ ImplementationImmediately following EPA availabilityPhased ApproachStarting with major facilities