E-Reporting Rule Implementation Plan Template Released
On October 22, 2015, EPA published the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting Rule. This regulation replaces most paper-based Clean Water Act (CWA) NPDES permitting and compliance monitoring reporting requirements with electronic reporting. Under the rule, all authorized NPDES programs are required to submit an Implementation Plan for achieving the "Phase 2" E-Reporting requirements to EPA. Through joint governance and multi-agency representation, the NPDES E-Reporting Rule Implementation Plan Integrated Project Team (IPT) developed and distributed a template for creating the required implementation plans.