Compliance and Enforcement Permit Compliance System
Permit Compliance System (PCS) is a national computerized management information system that
- automates entry, updating and retrieval of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) data
- tracks permit issuance, permit limits and monitoring data, and other data pertaining to facilities regulated under NPDES.
PCS was developed in 1974 and resides on a mainframe computer at EPA's National Computer Center (NCC) at Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina. PCS records water-discharge permit data on more than 150,000 facilities nationwide.
For the past several years PCS has been undergoing a modernization effort to address outdated technology and new program requirements. As of June 16, 2009, 31 states, territories and tribes are using ICIS-NPDES. The remaining 22 NPDES states will move from PCS to ICIS (Integrated Compliance Information System) over the next few years.
Permit Compliance System Data Access
Provides information on how to access PCS.