Given the large scope of the proposal, EPA has committed to publishing a supplemental notice should the agency receive comments on the proposed rule that require significant changes. EPA plans to publish the supplemental notice within 180 days after the public comment period for this proposed rule has closed. Comments on this proposed action must be received on or before October 28, 2013.
This proposed rule would require that reports submitted in writing now be submitted electronically by NPDES-permitted facilities to EPA through the National Environmental Information Exchange Network or to the authorized state, tribe, or territory NPDES program. This can include:
- Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs),
- Notices of Intent (NOI) to discharge in compliance with a general permit,
- other general permit waivers,
- notices of termination (NOT) of coverage,
- program reports