Supplemental Notice to the Proposed NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule Fact Sheet
On December 1, 2014 EPA published a Supplemental Notice to the 2013 proposed NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule. The proposed NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule requires electronic reporting instead of current paper-based NPDES reports. This notice is an opportunity for EPA to identify many of the issues raised by commenters during the public comment period for the proposed rule, clarify any misunderstandings about the proposal, and discuss possibilities for how EPA might modify the rule to address issues raised by stakeholders. This notice opens a new public comment period. This notice is not, however, intended to respond to all comments submitted. EPA will respond to all substantive comments when it takes final action on the proposed rule. There is no need to re-submit comments already submitted to EPA’s docket for this rulemaking. The comment period for the supplemental notice will be 60 days.