Under a newly proposed EPA rule, holders of NPDES wastewater discharge permits will be required to file permit information and reports electronically rather than the paper reports that are currently required. The rule will apply to all NPDES permit holders, including industrial facilities and municipally-owned wastewater treatment plants. A permit facility currently must file periodic discharge monitoring reports and other information with the permitting agency which is usually the state. Reported data includes specific locations where a discharge is authorized and how pollution in the discharge is controlled.
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