Stormwater Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reports (eDMR)

How to Get Started

EPA’s NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule requires all NPDES-permitted facilities to submit reports such as discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) and annual reports electronically rather than in paper. The rule changes only the method by which information is provided, not the content of the information that must be provided. 

Before submitting the eDMR Registration Form, please make sure that the permit contacts are up to date (Step 1 of the Six Step Process). Important permit contacts such as Owner Affiliation (for eDMR Owner privileges) and Person(s) with Delegated Signatory Authority (for eDMR Submitter privileges) should be current. Review the list of all stormwater permits that are assigned to a given Owner. If your permit is not up to date, this can lead to a delay in your eDMR registration.

Permittees must:

  • Follow the SIX STEP PROCESS for registering in Stormwater eDMR.
  • When registering, be sure to complete and submit a Delegation of Signature Authority (DOSA) Form granting any non-owner individuals signature authority. Any individual other than the owner must have signature authority to be a submitter. Please submit the DOSA Form with your Stormwater eDMR Registration Form if you are adding non-owner individuals as submitters. 
  • Permittees should read through the Stormwater eDMR User Guide before contacting staff with questions. Section 7 (page 30) of that Guide on creating and submitting eDMR reports is especially helpful.

Permittees may find this Significant Figures and Their Use on Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) helpful. It covers the use of significant figures and how to report levels that are recorded as "non-detect" values (Section 3)

Please visit the Wastewater eDMR web site if you need information about electronic reporting for an NPDES wastewater permit.

Benefits of eDMR

  • Saves time and resources by eliminating paper reports.
  • Provides a complete and accurate set of monitoring data on industrial facilities. 
  • Brings DEQ and permittees into compliance with EPA’s NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule.


As of 2023, all permittees should have completed Steps 1 and 2 of the Six Step e-DMR Registration Process. If you have submitted registration paperwork but have not received eDMR account set-up information, please contact Joyce Sanford to inquire about the status. 

If your industrial facility is not required to report analytical samples and does not foresee a need to do so in the near future, then you do not have to register for e-DMR. 

How to Submit Paper DMRs Before eDMR Registration is Processed and Completed:

System Requirements for eDMR

To use eDMR, a user must have:

  • A basic computer with adequate memory and resources for internet functions,
  • An internet connection and browser (Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox),
  • A PDF reader (Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, or other available PDF reader), and
  • A valid email address.

Permittees who do not have the above items may submit an Application for Temporary Stormwater Electronic Reporting Waiver.

Six Step Process for Stormwater eDMR

The Six Step Process for Stormwater eDMR includes links to the required forms.