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NPDES Electronic Reporting

MyTDEC Forms

The Division of Water Resources is in the process of launching the new MyTDEC Forms online customer portal for submission of permit applications and annual reports. The MyTDEC Forms portal was created to comply with EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting Rule (eRule), which requires electronic reporting and sharing of NPDES program data. This rule is modernizing Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities and will replace most paper based NPDES reporting requirements with electronic reporting.

The Federal rule requires the State to share data electronically with EPA, thereby expediting the collection and processing of the data, thus making it more accurate and timelier. Additionally, data reported electronically such as facility-specific information, inspection and enforcement history, pollutant monitoring results, and other data required by NPDES permits will be made available to the public through EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online website. It was designed to save program resources, make reporting easier, streamline permit renewals, ensure full exchange of basic NPDES permit data between states and EPA, improve environmental decision-making, and better protect human health and the environment.

The division will publish 17 forms in multiple stages throughout 2021 to allow permittees and staff time to learn the new system.
 

  • November 16, 2020
    • Notice of Intent (NOI) for General NPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities (TNR100000)
  • December 1, 2020
    • Sanitary Sewer Overflow/Release/ByPass/Upset Event Report: The roll out of this form will consist of 6 waves. Each wave will include 40-50 permittees and will launch over the course of two months. Month 1 will consist of a notification to permittees that outline the requirements.  
      • The first day of Month 2 will be the required start date when all events must be reported online. Simultaneously, the discharge monitoring report (DMR) will be revised to remove some of Overflow, Release or ByPass parameters. 
      • Beginning in September 2020, Division began collecting data to determine the permittee wave assignment. Factors used to determine wave assignment:
      1. Currently reporting on the eMOR form (Yes = Earlier Wave)
      2. Receives waste from a satellite collection system (Yes = Later Wave)
      3. Permit has overflow and release language (Yes = Earlier Wave)
      4. Permit overflow and release language has been appealed (Yes = Later Wave)
      5. Permittee communicates a preference to online reporting (Yes = Earlier Wave)

 

  • Modification of Subsequent Coverage under the NPDES Construction General Permit (CGP)
  • Notice of Intent for New Subsequent Coverage under the NPDES Construction General Permit (CGP)
  • NPDES Notice of Termination - Construction General Permit (CGP NOT)
  • NPDES TMSP No Exposure Certification
     
  • NPDES CAFO Annual Report
  • NPDES Cooling Water Intakes 316(b) - Annual Report
  • NPDES Notice of Intent - Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (TMSP)
  • NPDES Universal General Permit Notice of Termination (NOT)
  • NPDES Pretreatment Program Report
  • NPDES Notice of Intent - Underground Storage Tank Remediation (UST)
  • NPDES Notice of Intent - Ready Mixed Concrete Plant Permit (RMCP)
  • NPDES Notice of Intent - Hydrostatic Test
  • NPDES Notice of Intent - Water Treatment Plant (WTP)
  • NPDES MS4 Phase II NOI
  • NPDES MS4 Annual Report

Resources for how to use the system are available on the MyTDEC Forms User Guide Website. Applicants may contact Information Technology Account Support for assistance with the MyTDEC Forms system. Programmatic questions relative to the form content should be directed to the Division of Water Resources.

  • Information Technology Account Support - (615) 532-0287
  • Division of Water Resources - 888-891-TDEC

A special thanks goes to the many partners that contributed time, input, and testing to develop this new system including DWR and TDEC employees, Department of Finance and Administration Strategic Technology Solutions, Windsor Solutions, Inc., City of White House, TVA, TDOT, and Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.


Network Discharge Monitoring Report (NetDMR)

Phase I of the NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule became effective on December 21, 2016 and replaces paper-based Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) and Biosolids Annual Program Reports with electronic reporting.

Network Discharge Monitoring Report (NetDMR) is an electronic reporting tool that allows NPDES-regulated facilities to submit DMRs electronically to EPA through a secure Internet application. All NPDES permittees with DMR requirements are required to submit DMRs electronically, and as of November 2020, over 99% of all Tennessee NPDES permittees are reporting in NetDMR.

All NPDES permittees with DMR requirements are required to submit DMRs electronically, and as of May 2017, over 90% of all Tennessee NPDES permittees are reporting in NetDMR.

For NPDES permittees who are unable to meet the electronic reporting requirements, the rule provides flexibility for states to grant temporary or episodic waivers from electronic reporting. To obtain an electronic reporting waiver, permittees must first submit an electronic reporting waiver request by email to DWRwater.compliance@tn.gov or by mail to:
 

Division of Water Resources
NetDMR Waivers
Tennessee Tower, Eleventh Floor
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243
 

For assistance with NetDMR account registration, NetDMR account management, or reporting DMR data in NetDMR, contact:
Sarah Elias, Tennessee’s NetDMR Regulatory Administrator
(615) 532- 0683 / Sarah.Elias@tn.gov.

For additional NetDMR training materials, visit EPA’s Zendesk Support Portal.


Contact Us

Sarah Elias, Regulatory Administrator for NetDMR
P. (615) 532-0683
E. Sarah.Elias@tn.gov
  • Municipal Wastewater/Water Treatment Facilities - East TN
  • Knoxville EFO
  • Johnson City EFO
  • Cookeville EFO
  • Chattanooga EFO

 

Cassi Savage
P. (615) 532-0154
E. Cassi.Savage@tn.gov
  • Municipal Wastewater/Water Treatment Facilities - West/Central TN
    • Nashville EFO
    • Columbia EFO
    • Jackson EFO
    • Memphis EFO
 
 

Erica Fey
P. (615) 253-7325
E. Erica.Fey@tn.gov

  • UST
  • TMSP
  • Construction Sites
  • Ready Mix Concrete Plants

 

Dennis Conger
P. (865) 594-5555
E. Dennis.Conger@tn.gov

  • Mining Facilities

Angela J. Hall
P. (615) 532-9506
E. Angela.J.Hall@tn.gov

  • Industrial Facilities
  • Hydrostatic
  • CAFO Facilities