The state Division of Water and Waste Management will begin offering free training this month for the regulated community and consultants who, beginning July 1, will be required to submit certain water resources permit applications and discharge monitoring reporting (DMR) electronically to the DWWM.
With the exception of one, all training sessions will take place at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Charleston headquarters at 601 57th St., S.E., where seating is limited to 50. One training session is scheduled for the Berkeley County PSSD in Martinsburg on March 15 (ePermitting at 9 a.m., and eDMR at noon), with an inclement weather date on March 16. Seating at the Berkeley County PSSD is limited to 34.
Another training session for ePermitting only is scheduled for 10 a.m. on March 24 at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters. Beginning March 30, all training dates at Charleston headquarters will consist of two sessions -- ePermitting at 10 a.m., and eDMR at 1 p.m. Trainings dates are as follows: March 30; April 7, 20, 21; May 3, 4, 18, 19, 25, 26; and June 1, 2, 15, 16.
To reserve a spot for training, contact either Mavis Layton at Mavis.L.Layton@wv.gov, (304) 926-0499, ext. 1025; or Tonya Phillips at Tonya.R.Phillips@wv.gov, (304) 926-0499, ext. 1010. E-mail is preferable.
The DWWM is mandating ePermitting and eDMR for a quicker and more efficient flow of information between the regulated community and the DWWM. 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. Those who are unable to participate in the mandatory ePermitting/eDMR process are required to submit a letter to the DWWM explaining why.
Beginning July 1, all discharge monitoring reporting and the following water resources permits will require electronic submission: NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Industrial Individual; NPDES Municipal Individual (sewage collection and treatment systems); Vehicle Washing Establishments (car washes); Hydrostatic Testing Water; Sewage-General less than 50,000 gallons per day (GPD); Multi-Sector Industrial Storm Water; Wastewater Discharges from Highway or Municipal Maintenance Facilities; Groundwater Remediation; Water Treatment Plants; Underground Injection Control (sewage, industrial and storm water); Disposal of Sewage Sludge to POTW (publicly owned treatment works); Land Application of Sewage Sludge; Sewage-General 600 GPD or less Individual Residence or Small Business; and Storm Water Associated with Construction Activity.
For more information, contact Mavis Layton, of the DWWM’s permitting branch, using the contact information above.