RIPDES Electronic Reporting

Rev. 1/6/23

Overview

EPA signed the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting Rule  on September 24, 2015 and it was published in the Federal Register on October 22, 2015. The rule replaces most paper-based NPDES reporting requirements with electronic reporting and will modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting for municipalities, industries and other facilities.

Specifically, the rule requires regulated entities to report information electronically, instead of filing written paper reports. These reports include:

  • Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs)
  • Notices of Intent to discharge in compliance with a general permit
  • Other specified program reports

Data reported electronically will be made available to the public via the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) system. ECHO enables public searches for facilities in local communities to assess their compliance with environmental regulations. It can also help investigate pollution sources, examine and create enforcement-related maps, or explore states' performance.

All electronic submissions require a Central Data Exchange (CDX) account. DMRs are submitted through the NetDMR-RI program service, which is hosted on the CDX Website.

View the NetDMR Permittee and Data Provider Training or follow the steps below. 

 

View FAQs: Troubleshooting Tips for NetDMR
  • Log in or create an account

    Create a CDX Account, add the NetDMR-RI program service in the CDX portal, and complete identity proofing

    Create a new CDX Account for NETDMR Access OR

    Add NetDMR to an existing CDX Account

  • Request Access

    Request Access to your permit in the NetDMR-RI program service and send in your completed Subscriber Agreement (SA) to the DEM for approval. Individuals are approved in accordance with 250 RICR 150-10-1.12 and 40 CFR 122.22.

    Request access to permit in NetDMR

    Mail your completed Subscriber Agreement (SA) to:
    Attn: Crystal Charbonneau
    RIDEM - RIPDES Permitting Program
    235 Promenade Street
    Providence, RI 02908

  • Submit your DMRs electronically

    Once your Subscriber Agreement is approved by RIDEM, you can search and enter data for DMRs for the permit.

    Net DMR User guide section 4.2

    Net DMR Video Tutorial: How to Enter DMR Data

    RIPDES DMR Instructions

    FAQ Sheet: Ways to Sign and Submit DMRs that are NetDMR Validated

  • Do you need a permit? Review our RIPDES page or contact us at 401-222-4700 for more information.

    All electronic submissions require a CDX account. NOIs, NECs, NDCs and NOTs are or will be submitted through a NeT program service which is hosted on the CDX website.

    Troubleshooting Tips for NETMSGP

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    All electronic submissions require a CDX account. Currently, the Annual Report required under Part VII.D. of the 2019 MSGP must be submitted through the NETMSGP program service.

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    Additional Resources