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Texas is Now Using EPA’s NetDMR Reporting Tool

Information about 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 has changed. The TCEQ transitioned from the Texas NetDMR system to EPA’s NetDMR system in March 2018. 

 

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.
  • 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.

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

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Electronic Reporting Waiver

You may request a waiver from the electronic reporting requirement 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 if your waiver is approved.

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How to Access and Edit DMR Data

DMR Data Submitted in the Texas NetDMR System

Texas NetDMR CORs could not be moved to the EPA NetDMR system, but the self-reported data can be accessed 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.

If you need to submit DMR data or make corrections to DMR data for monitoring periods prior to March 1, 2018, contact the TCEQ’s NetDMR Helpline at NetDMR@tceq.texas.gov or 512-239-eDMR (3367) and request the forms.

DMR Data Submitted in the EPA’s NetDMR System

CORs submitted using the EPA’s NetDMR system can be accessed and edited using that system.

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 submitted through both the Texas NetDMR system and EPA's NetDMR system.

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Resources and Tools

  • NetDMR Support Portal (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.
  • Creating a New CDX Account Exit the TCEQ If you were 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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Contact Us

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

You can reach the EPA helpdesk for CDX questions at NPDESeReporting@epa.gov or call at 877-227-8965.

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