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Migrating from Texas NetDMR to EPA’s NetDMR Reporting Tool

Important information about the migration from Texas NetDMR to the Environmental Protection Agency's NetDMR reporting tool.

If you are required to submit discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) because of a wastewater or stormwater permit, your reporting method will be changing soon. The TCEQ is in the process of transitioning from the Texas NetDMR system to EPA’s NetDMR system.  All Texas NetDMR users will need to follow detailed instructions to migrate into the EPA’s NetDMR system starting on March 26, 2018.

 

Important Dates and Times

Beginning March 16, at 9:00 a.m.

  • You can enter and submit DMR data and access your DMR copies of record (CORs) in Texas NetDMR until March 23 at 5:00 p.m.
  • The User Profile information in your Texas NetDMR account will be locked and you will not be able to make changes to your account.
  • You will NOT be able to change your password. Make sure that you have (and know) your current password prior to March 15.
  • If you are unable to log into Texas NetDMR, you may need to create a new account after March 26.

After March 23, at 5:00 p.m.

  • You will no longer be able to submit DMRs through Texas NetDMR.
  • You will not be able to log into Texas NetDMR again until March 26 after 1:00 p.m.

After March 26, at 1:00 p.m.

  • You may log into Texas NetDMR to complete the migration process.
  • Once logged in, you will be prompted to click on a Customer Retrieval Key link that will connect you to the EPA’s Central Data Exchange system (CDX). 
  • After successfully completing the registration process in CDX, you will have full access to your permits in EPA NetDMR for submitting DMRs. 

Texas Migration Process Exit the TCEQ – This presentation explains the process and provides detailed instructions for migrating from Texas NetDMR to the EPA NetDMR system.

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Terms and Acronyms

The following terms and acronyms are referenced throughout this webpage.

  • CDX Exit the TCEQ The U.S. EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) serves as a hub for multiple EPA reporting systems – including the EPA’s NetDMR system.
  • COR Exit the TCEQ A copy of record (COR) is a legally enforceable copy of a DMR submission.
  • CRK Link Exit the TCEQ The Customer Retrieval Key (CRK) link is a unique link that you will see when you log into Texas NetDMR on March 26. Clicking the link is the first step to migrate your account from Texas NetDMR to the EPA NetDMR system.
  • ECHO Exit the TCEQ The U.S. EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website provides access to inspection, violation, and enforcement data for regulated facilities.
  • ESA Exit the TCEQ The CDX Electronic Subscriber Agreement (ESA) is an agreement between yourself and CDX that will authorize your electronic signature.
  • NetDMR SA Exit the TCEQ The NetDMR Subscriber Agreement (SA) establishes your signatory privilege for a specific permit in NetDMR.
  • Zendesk Exit the TCEQ The EPA’s NetDMR Zendesk is a support portal that provides news, announcements, training information, and support materials for using the EPA NetDMR system.

For a glossary of additional terms, visit the NetDMR Support Portal Exit the TCEQ.

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Electronic Reporting Waiver

The process to request a waiver from the electronic reporting requirement will remain the same after migration. If you are unable to report electronically, submit a Request for Electronic Reporting Waiver  form (TCEQ-20754) and we will mail paper forms to you.

Issues You May Encounter when Submitting DMRs During Migration  

If you are unable to submit your Feb. 2018 Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) data into the Texas NetDMR system during the migration, you will be able to enter the data into the EPA NetDMR system after migration is complete. Indicate in the Comments field that your data is late due to the migration.

If you need to submit older DMR data, you will need to contact the TCEQ’s NetDMR Helpline at NetDMR@tceq.texas.gov or 512-239-eDMR (3367) and request the forms. 

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Access Copies of Record (CORs) Before and After Migration

Access to Texas NetDMR CORs

Up until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, you will have access to CORs in Texas NetDMR. Texas NetDMR CORs will not be moved to the EPA NetDMR system. After migration, external users will not be able to access the CORs that were previously submitted in Texas NetDMR.

Instead, access the self-reported data through EPA’s ECHO database Exit the TCEQ. You can also contact the TCEQ’s NetDMR Helpline at NetDMR@tceq.texas.gov or 512-239-eDMR (3367) to access historical CORs.

Access to EPA NetDMR CORs

After 1:00 p.m. on March 26, you can enter discharge monitoring report (DMR) data into the EPA NetDMR system. CORs submitted using EPA NetDMR, will be available through that system.

If you need to make edits to older data that was previously submitted through Texas NetDMR, contact our helpline at NetDMR@tceq.texas.gov or 512-239-eDMR (3367).  For guidance on downloading COR data from the EPA NetDMR system, view page 58 of the EPA NetDMR User Guide Adobe Acrobat PDF Document.

Access to CORs During Investigations

You are not required to print out, save, or retain paper CORs onsite. TCEQ internal staff and investigators will have electronic access to CORs previously submitted through Texas NetDMR.

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Resources and Tools

  • TCEQ Migration Training Dates Exit the TCEQ To help you prepare for the migration, permittee training will be offered in March. This webpage provides training dates, times, and links to register.
  • Texas Migration Process Exit the TCEQ This presentation explains the process and provides detailed instructions for migrating from Texas NetDMR to the EPA NetDMR system.
  • Creating a New CDX Account Exit the TCEQ If you are unable to migrate from Texas NetDMR to the EPA NetDMR system, this webpage outlines the steps for creating a new CDX account for accessing EPA NetDMR.
  • EPA NetDMR User Guide Exit the TCEQ This publication provides guidance to help you use the EPA NetDMR system.

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Questions About the Migration

The EPA has compiled a list of questions users have asked on the NetDMR Support Portal Exit the TCEQ.

Contact Us

You can reach the TCEQ’s NetDMR Helpline at NetDMR@tceq.texas.gov or call us at 512-239-eDMR (3367).

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