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NetDMR Presentation

Exchange Network Conference



Brandon Harris

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality




April 30, 2008


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Agenda


Overview


Functionality


How you can use NetDMR?


Preview


Questions?



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Overview


What is NetDMR?


Web application that NPDES facilities may use to electronically enter, sign and
then submit their Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) to the NPDES permitting
authority


CROMERR APPROVED

(States will still need to get Attorney General
Certification, but OECA has already received approval


one of only three
systems)


NetDMR can also provide the data to ICIS
-
NPDES to meet certain NPDES
permit reporting requirements.


The Regulatory Authority (State, Region, Tribal Nation or EPA) that issued the
permit approves specific facilities to report using NetDMR.



Primary funding


TX and IL Exchange Network Grants


CT Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) that was established as part of a
negotiated settlement of a joint federal and state enforcement action


Many, many, many hours spent by EPA staff, participating state staff, and
contractors



Built via contract through ECOS and ERG


ERG Project Manager
-

Grace Kitzmiller

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Organization


Project Organization


Steering Committee


Brandon Harris, Texas CEQ


Mike Garretson, Illinois EPA


J.R. Hodel, West Virginia DEP


Oswald Inglese, Connecticut DEP


Andrew Battin, US EPA


OEI


David Hindin, US EPA


OECA


Elaine Brenner, US EPA


OW


At least 9 Other States, EPA HQ/Regional staff, and
permittees are involved in review of project materials
and testing.

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Schedule


Schedule


Project Planning and Organization


May 2006


Complete


Requirements Documentation


February 2007


Complete


Design (Including CROMERR)


December 2007


Complete


Testing


August 2008


Release 1: Create Account, Request Access


User acceptance testing: April 4
-

April 31, 2008


Release 2: Administration and Edit DMRs



User acceptance testing: May 28


June 20, 2008


Release 3: Sign and Submit DMRs



User acceptance testing: July 15


August 8, 2008



Production Activities TBD


EPA planning installation in CDX environment and will operate and
maintain it as component of ICIS
-
NPDES for any interested state using
ICIS
-
NPDES


TX CEQ planning installation in TX environment (tentatively set for April
2009)

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Architecture


NetDMR Architecture


Java
-
based web interface


JBoss server


Tested with both PostgreSQL (open source database) and
Oracle 10g databases


Four data flows: Basic Permit Data Flow, Empty Slot Data Flow,
DMR Data Flow, Error Message Data Flow



Code Availability


Open source code base!!!


Code will be distributed under an open source license


Available to download along with documentation when Version 1
Released (scheduled for August 2008)


ECOS or Exchange Network site

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Functionality


Two Major Components


JAVA application available to the regulated community and regulatory
authority


Manage Accounts


CROMERR compliance (approved checklist


www.epa.gov/cromerr)


NPDES Facilities Submit and electronically Sign DMRs


View DMR Copy of Records



Exchange Network Components (4 Data Flows)


Basic Permit Data pull from ICIS
-
NPDES (permit number, responsible party,
dates, etc


Empty Slot Data pull from ICIS
-
NPDES (data necessary to create blank
DMR specific to a permit)


DMR data “push” to ICIS
-
NPDES (after DMRs are completed, NetDMR will
“gather” them and submit to CDX for processing and ultimate storage in
ICIS
-
NPDES


Error Message Data flow from ICIS
-
NPDES and CDX to NetDMR (to
communicate any issues/errors)

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Functionality


Regulatory Authority


System Administrator Deploys NetDMR


NetDMR initiates basic permit data flow from ICIS
-
NPDES


Internal Administrator Customizes NetDMR and
communicates availability to permittees


Permittee requests an account, requests signatory and
permit administrator access to a permit, completes and
mails the Subscriber Agreement to the Regulatory
Authority


Internal Administrator reviews subscriber agreement and
approves Signatory request


NetDMR initiates empty slot data flow for that permit


Permittee signatory communicates to their staff that edit
and read only access requests can be made

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Other staff at permittee facility request edit and read only
access


Permit Administrator/Signatory approve edit and read
only requests


Permittee staff enter DMR data, sign, and submit a DMR


NetDMR creates and stores the Copy of Record (COR)
for the DMR


NetDMR forwards DMR data to ICIS
-
NPDES, EPA's
central repository for DMR data through EPA's Central
Data Exchange using data flow specifications currently
under review by the Exchange Network.


Permittees can retrieve and download CORs at any time
using NetDMR


Functionality


Permittee

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Functionality


CROMERR and Security


Communications with NetDMR are secured by a
password, responses to security questions, and use of
SSL communications. SSL is commonly used by on
-
line
banking sites.


NetDMR has received approval from EPA that it meets
the requirements of the Cross
-
Media Electronic
Reporting Rule (CROMERR).


For more information about CROMERR and the approved NetDMR
Checklist
for the EPA installation
, see http://epa.gov/cromerr/.


States or other entities wanting to install their own version of
NetDMR or use the EPA version will
STILL NEED TO SUBMIT A
CROMERR APPLICATION packet to EPA.


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Functionality Summary

System

Administrator

(Regulatory

Authority User)

Internal

Administrator

(Regulatory

Authority User
)

Signatory/

Permit

Administrator

(Permittee User)


Edit User

(Permittee User)

Read
-
Only User

(Permittee User)

Install and

Customize

NetDMR


Create

Instance


Create Initial

Internal

Administrator

Customize

Instance

Forward URL,

Other Information

to Permittees

Create

Account

Request

Signatory

Access

Sign and Mail

Subscriber

Agreement

Approve

Signatory

Using NetDMR

Interface

Review

Subscriber

Agreement

Inform Staff that

Edit and Read

Only Access

Requests can

be Made

Create

Account

Request

Edit

Access


Edit DMRs


Approve

Access

Requests

Review and

Edit

DMRs

Sign and

Submit

DMRs

Create

Account

Request

Rad
-
Only

Access


View DMRs


Monitor and Maintain Hosted Version of NetDMR

Monitor Instance

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Functionality


Network Data Flows

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How Can States Use NetDMR?


State may find the OECA NetDMR CROMERR checklist helpful as an example in
pursuing their own CROMERR approvals from EPA



Checklist available at www.epa.gov/cromerr



Three Ways for a State to Use NetDMR

1.
State Locally Hosts NetDMR Using the ICIS
-
NPDES Data Flows


State obtains code (Fall 2008, from the Exchange Network website)


State responsible for all installation costs, and all operation and maintenance costs.


State coordinates testing of NetDMR with EPA (CDX and ICIS
-
NPDES).


EPA will be ready to support this use of NetDMR in 2009.


2.
State Uses U.S. EPA Hosted and Maintained NetDMR (federal instance).


Any state using ICIS
-
NPDES, can decide to authorize its NPDES facilities to use NetDMR.


EPA operates and maintains NetDMR as part of ICIS.


State responsible to authorizing particular facilities to use NetDMR.


States participate in planning enhancements to NetDMR as part of ICIS
-
NPDES governance process.


U.S. EPA (federal instance) expected to be in production in 2009.


3.
State Adopts NetDMR to Connect Directly to State NPDES Information System


State modifies NetDMR to connect to the state’s NPDES information system.


This replaces the four NetDMR ICIS
-
NPDES flows with internal state data feeds.


Map data flows to the state system instead of ICIS
-
NPDES


State responsible for all operation and maintenance costs.


States provide EPA with DMR data thru their normal processes.


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Preview


Login Page


External User


Edit DMR


Sign and Submit


View Errors


Internal User


System Administrator


Permit Administrator

Links to prototypes

http://www2.ergweb.com/projects/netdmr/stakeholders/index.asp

http://www2.ergweb.com/projects/netdmr/stakeholders/docs/netdmr_prototypes/common/login.html

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NetDMR Login Page

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Permittee User Home Page

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Edit DMR


Top of Page

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Edit DMR


Bottom of page

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Sign and Submit Page

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Internal Administrator Home Page

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System Administrator Home Page

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Permit Administrator


Home

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Questions?

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CROMERR


GENERAL

NOTE
:



State

implementations

of

this

system

will

require

review

and

approval

by

EPA
.

To

the

extent

that

a

State

has

adopted

the

system

as

described

in

this

application,

EPA

review

of

that

system

will

be

largely

a

formality
.

Where

a

State

chooses

to

deviate

from

the

system

as

described

in

this

application,

those

deviations

will

be

the

subject

of

more

thoroughgoing

review

and

analysis

by

EPA
.



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