NPDES Discharge Monitoring Reporting

eDMR

Overview

Facilities that discharge wastewater to receiving waters in West Virginia must apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for that discharge.

After a facility receives a permit, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) requires the permittee to submit Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) information. The required sample collection and analytical results must be reported to the WVDEP through the submission of an eDMR on the date specified in the permit. It is the permittee's responsibility for understanding and meeting all permit requirements and submitting complete, accurate self-monitoring data. The reported data will be compared with the current limits contained in the permit or any enforcement order to determine facility compliance.

eDMR is designed to simplify your reporting requirements by providing the flexibility to manually enter the data, or upload the data from your own data system. It allows multiple users to input and submit the DMR data, based on security rights that you set up. The system prompts you with your permit limits and reporting frequencies, ensuring you have all required information inputted. Finally, eDMR reduces the use of paper, promoting a healthy environment.

By using the eDMR system, the permittee is not required to submit hard copies of the DMR to the following people:

  1. U.S. EPA, Region III
  2. Director of the Division of Water and Waste Management
  3. Environmental Enforcement Inspector

Note: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection no longer accepts paper-based reporting.

eServices

  • Electronic Submission System (ESS)

    The Electronic Submission System (ESS) connects industry, regulators and the public with one common interface. The System supports the preparation, submission, review, approval and publication of environmental permits - automating workflows and paper forms.

eDMR Documentation

  • Sign-Up Instructions

    Instructions on how to sign up for an Electronic Submission System (ESS) login ID and password.

  • Guide

    Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting (eDMR) user's guide.

  • File Structure

    If you maintain your DMR data in a data system, and would like to export the data from the system to eDMR, it can be done using a comma-separated values (CSV) file. The eDMR Load File Worksheet function can only accept a CSV file. The specific requirements for the CSV file are contained in this document.

  • Security

    This document is for the assigned master security agent of the applicant and it describes how to manage Electronic Submission System security.

ESS Support

For general questions regarding DEP's Electronic Submission System (ESS), login processing, or security administration:

Pamela Houston
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43864
Email: Pamela.S.Houston@wv.gov


Contact Information and Support

NPDES Individual Permit eDMRs

Shaun Clark
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43756
Email: Shaun.P.Clark@wv.gov

Jacob Mathis
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43755
Email: Jacob.S.Mathis@wv.gov

Tricia Sizemore
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43757
Email: Tricia.T.Sizemore@wv.gov


NPDES General Permit eDMRs

Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity (WVG07, WVR10)

Larry Board
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43883
Email: Larry.D.Board@wv.gov

David "Andy" Parsons
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43812
Email: David.A.Parsons@wv.gov

Robert Dale Biller
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43766
Email: Robert.D.Biller@wv.gov

Justin Painter
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43852
Email: Justin.M.Painter@wv.gov

Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity (WVG61)

Patrick Burch
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43813
Email: Patrick.D.Burch@wv.gov

Stormwater from MS4s (WVR30-MS4)

Connie Anderson
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43878
Email: Connie.J.Anderson@wv.gov

All Other General Permit Types

Savannah Arnold
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43842
Email: Savannah.L.Arnold@wv.gov

This includes WVG87, WVG98, WVG99, WVG64, WVG67, WVG91, WVG41, and WVG55


Underground Injection Control Permit eDMRs

Connie Anderson
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43878
Email: Connie.J.Anderson@wv.gov


Division of Mining and Reclamation (DMR)

Mary McDonald
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43735
Email: Mary.A.McDonald@wv.gov

Kristin Arthur
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43732
Email: Kristin.N.Arthur@wv.gov