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On May 2, 2019 E-Enterprise for the Environment hosted a webinar to spotlight work by states and U.S. EPA related to the development and deployment of various National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting applications and workflows.

The workshop featured:

Nevada: An overview of Nevada’s Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) state developed E-Permitting system and NetDMR system. The NetDMR system builds on initial work from Texas using Exchange Network funding. Nevada has built and deployed their own E-Permitting system that gathers state and federal NPDES permit information and can flow federal NPDES permit information to EPA. Regulated entities may then use NetDMR to report DMRs. The system went live 6-7 years ago, includes validations for data fields, allows for simultaneous peer review, and can compare permit limits to reported limits. The code is available to other states. Speakers: Andrew Dixon, Stormwater Supervisor, Stormwater Branch, Bureau of Water Pollution Control, and Gursharan Gill, Lead Systems Developer NV DEP.

U.S. EPA Office of Water: An overview of the revised EPA OW NPDES Individual Permit Application forms stemming from the Feb. 2019 NPDES Updates Rule. OW will also provide an overview of its current work to enable users to fill, sign, and submit these revised forms electronically (i.e., via a web-based interfaces). Speakers: Kevin Weiss, Chief of the National Program Branch, Water Permits Division and Pravin Rana, Project Manager, Office of Water Project Management Office, EPA Office of Water.

U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and Rhode Island: A review of EPA OECA’s NeT reporting tool for NPDES general permits and program reports such as the Construction General Permit (CGP) and Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). Speakers will include staff from Rhode Island who will discuss their efforts working with EPA to develop the first state-specific general permit application in NeT. OECA will discuss additional plans to build other IT applications in NeT and plans to expose tools through the E-Enterprise portal. Speakers: Randy Hill, Director, Enforcement Targeting and Data Division, OECA and Joe Haberek, PE Supervising Sanitary Engineer, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Office of Water Resources

For more information, please contact Beth Graves of ECOS and Sarah Abramowitz of Ross Strategic.

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