Beginning July 1, 2011, West Virginia’s Division of Mining and Reclamation will require coal companies to electronically submit water discharge monitoring reports (DMR) to the state’s Hydrological Protection Unit.
The state is mandating eDMR to facilitate a quicker and more efficient flow of information between industry and state regulators. The only technical requirements are an Internet connection, an email account, and Internet browser software such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, version 7.0 or higher. Companies unable to participate in the mandatory eDMR process are required to submit a letter to the Division of Mining and Reclamation explaining why. Those who hold a valid login for ePermitting will not need an additional login to submit eDMRs.
Free e-DMR training sessions have been scheduled for May 6, 13, 27 and June 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the state Department of Environmental Protection headquarters, located at 601 57th St., S.E., in Charleston. Seating is limited to 24. All training sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To reserve a spot for training, please contact Angela Dorsey at (304) 926-0499, ext. 1513 or preferably by email: Angela.H.Dorsey@wv.gov.