The dashboards below show state and permittee progress toward reporting wastewater discharge data to the national data system. These data are necessary to determine whether wastewater permit violations occurred.
To view a series of monthly snapshots of the data, which illustrate the progress of each state since July 2017, see View Trends. To view each EPA region side-by-side, see the Regional View. You can also view the list of permits used in this dashboard.
The 2015 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting Rule (“NPDES eRule”) requires the U.S. EPA to assess the progress each authorized state is making in implementing NPDES electronic reporting and to repeat these assessments annually [see 40 CFR 127.26(j)].
EPA is using this dashboard to conduct these assessments. EPA also plans to use this dashboard to measure each state’s progress in meeting the data sharing requirements in the NPDES eRule [see 40 CFR 127.23(b)].
Since November 2016, EPA has worked collaboratively with states to improve the functionality of the dashboard and the quality of the data supporting the dashboard. EPA plans to build additional charts and data visualizations over time to make it easier to evaluate implementation of the NPDES eRule. EPA will continue its collaboration with states prior to any new enhancements of this dashboard.
In accordance with the NPDES eRule implementation schedule, all permittees that are required to submit a Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) must start electronically submitting these reports no later than 21 December 2016. The NPDES eRule also requires states to share these data with EPA’s NPDES data system (ICIS-NPDES). This dashboard sorts NPDES permits into one of four categories based on the information in ICIS-NPDES:
- NPDES with facility and permit data in ICIS-NPDES/All DMR Values Recorded in ICIS-NPDES (“DMR Ready”)
- NPDES with facility and permit data in ICIS-NPDES/One or More DMR Values Recorded as Missing in ICIS-NPDES (“Unresolved DMRs”)
- NPDES with only facility data in ICIS-NPDES (“Permit Limits Not in ICIS”)
- State has turned off DMR compliance tracking in ICIS-NPDES (“DMR Tracking Off”)
The NPDES eRule Dashboard User Guide and Data Caveats page provides help on how to use this dashboard and data caveats.
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