NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permits are issued under the authority of the Clean Water Act and regulate discharges to the waterways of the United States. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issues and/or manages NPDES permits. For more information about the NPDES program, see https://www.epa.gov/npdes.
Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) are used to submit data to meet NPDES permit reporting requirements. Beginning on December 21, 2016, all wastewater treatment plants will have to start submitting their DMRs online using EPA's NetDMR system.
In response to this requirement, Georgia EPD has been conducting trainings throughout the state since 2014 and also created this online technical assistance web site to assist wastewater professionals and others who are responsible for creating, signing, and submitting DMRs for their permitted facilities.