News Release 112

Missouri launches electronic discharge monitoring report system

Volume 39-112 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has released a new online tool to help Missouri wastewater permit holders submit required discharge monitoring reports electronically, department director Sara Parker Pauley announced today.

Speaking to a gathering of municipal leaders, Pauley explained how the department is taking another step in efficiency with the electronic discharge monitoring report, or eDMR, system.

“Almost a year ago, we rolled out ePermitting, which simplified the process for those seeking land disturbance permits,” Pauley said. “With eDMR, we’re simplifying the reporting process for Missouri’s estimated 4,500 wastewater permit holders.”

Some wastewater systems are required to submit discharge monitoring reports that summarize effluent monitoring results. The eDMR system allows wastewater treatment facilities to submit their reports via the internet. Historically, the reports were handled entirely through a paper recording and submission process.

The eDMR system will be faster and more efficient than the current system and will greatly reduce the amount of time and labor wastewater facilities spend preparing these reports. Additionally, eDMR will save the department time and improve accuracy by eliminating potential errors that might be introduced by manual data entry. The eDMR system is the Department of Natural Resources’ second major online initiative aimed at improving permitting time and efficiency. The ePermitting system, launched in June of last year, allows Missourians to apply for and receive land disturbance permits entirely online.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will offer several training events on using the new eDMR system for wastewater systems. Workshops are currently scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20, Sept. 3 and Sept. 17 at the MOTEC Training Center, 1738 E. Elm St., in Jefferson City.

For more information, visit dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/edmr.htm, or call the department’s Water Protection Program at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1300.

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