For Indiana Certified Wastewater Operators
Who Prepare and Submit DMRs
February 27, 2014
Beginning immediately, for any Indiana certified wastewater operator who prepares DMRs, MMRs or MROs:
If you complete the enrollment process for NetDMR and begin submitting DMRs and MMRs or MROs for the first time using Net DMR, between February 27, 2014 and December 31, 2014, IDEM will grant you four technical contact hours toward the renewal of your wastewater operator’s license.
This applies to Indiana certified wastewater operators who have not previously submitted their DMRs using the NetDMR application. This incentive is only available once per person and once per permit.
To begin the enrollment process for NetDMR, please contact your area inspector, or any of the people listed on the contact list below, or go to the IDEM website at www.in.gov/IDEM, then go to e-Services, then NetDMR, and begin the process yourself. Once you have completed the enrollment process and have successfully submitted a complete and accurate DMR using NetDMR, you may submit the Wastewater Operator/Apprentice Continuing Education Credit Report (State form 51139) to the Office of Water Quality, Compliance Branch to receive your four hours of credit.
EPA has proposed a new federal rule which will require all NPDES permit holders to submit their NPDES compliance information electronically. So here is an opportunity to beat the rush and earn some contact hours at the same time. For more information on this offer, please contact Mark Stanifer at 317-232-8431.
What is NetDMR:T t?
NetDMR is a free Web tool that enables National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment (IWP) permit holders to submit their discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) entirely electronically over a secure Internet connection. NetDMR is a federal system that is improving data quality, saving paper, and reducing costs for reporting facilities and government agencies.t?
Using NetDMR offers many benefits, including:
• Greater flexibility for reporting monitoring results on time.
• Improved data quality by automaticallvy error-checking and validating results prior to submission.
• Instant confirmation of your submission.
• Electronic submittal of revisions.
• Electronic submittal of attachments and supplemental documentation.
• Easy access to up-to-date reporting requirements.
• Secure, electronic filing cabinet.e it to submit reports electronically?
All NPDES and IWP permit holders who are required to submit DMRs may use NetDMR. Permit holders must receive the appropriate training before requesting and receiving permission to use NetDMR. Once approved, a facility may begin submitting DMRs electronically.
HOW do I get started?
1. Go to the IDEM NetDMR website at www.idem.IN.gov/6765.htm.
2. Check whether your system meets the requirements described there for Internet access, hardware, browser and screen resolution. Also follow the instructions to check your Permit ID and make sure it’s available for reporting.
3. Complete any of the NetDMR training options provided by IDEM or U.S. EPA.
4. Register a new account for your facility, and complete the necessary agreements and permissions.
a) Log onto the NetDMR Test Website, and follow the steps to practice electronic reporting.
b) Register for the NetDMR Live Website, submit the Indiana Subscriber Agreement to IDEM, and begin submitting your electronic reports. (The Indiana Subscriber Agreement can be printed from IDEM’s NetDMR Live Website. Users must submit a signed Indiana Subscriber Agreement to IDEM prior to beginning electronic reporting.)
Many different training options are available to meet your needs:
Attend a live training session. IDEM is scheduling free training sessions at various locations around the state. To be added to the scheduling notification list, or if you have any questions please send an e-mail to netDMR@idem.IN.gov and include your name, contact information and preferred location. duling free training sessions at
For updates, visit the IDEM NetDMR website at www.idem.IN.gov/6765.htm. Use IDEM online training materials to walk yourself through the process to create an account, register, and begin using the system. Visit IDEM’s NetDMR website at www.idem.IN.gov/6765.htm to find IDEM’s series of PowerPoint presentations:
NetDMR Registration Walk-Through, NetDMR Data Entry Walk-Through, and NetDMR Miscellaneous (Revise, Import, Print) Walk-Through.
Complete U.S. EPA’s NetDMR training. For information and materials, visit U.S. EPA’s NetDMR website at www.epa.gov/netdmr.
Upon successful completion of any of the training sessions offered by IDEM or U.S. EPA, you should be ready to register and begin using the NetDMR system.
For more information Visit IDEM’s NetDMR website at www.idem.IN.gov/6765.htm
Visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) NetDMR website at www.epa.gov/netdmr.
IDEM staff members are available to assist with questions about NetDMR. Contact us at netDMR@idem.IN.gov