The “NPDES eRule Readiness and Data Completeness Dashboard” provides EPA and States with easy access to information on each State’s readiness to implement NPDES electronic reporting. The dashboard is updated weekly with the latest information in EPA’s NPDES data system (ICIS-NPDES). The dashboard uses four evaluation categories (defined in the help documentation) so that States can focus their attention on areas needed for implementing the NPDES Electronic Reporting rule (40 CFR 127). EPA plans to use this dashboard to assess the electronic reporting participation rates for DMR filers in June 2017 [see 40 CFR 127.26(j)]. Preliminary versions of the Dashboard were reviewed by EPA compliance staff and managers as well as State and Regional representatives. Comments from these reviewers were incorporated into the dashboard. EPA will host a webinar for EPA Regional and state staff on December 14th to provide an overview of the dashboard and answer questions.
Date/Time: December 14th 1:30 PM EST
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room
Conference Number: 866-299-3188
Participant Code: 2025645960#
The dashboard is currently restricted to ECHO Gov to allow EPA and states time to review their data in ICIS-NPDES to ensure that it is timely, accurate, complete, and consistent. EPA plans to make this dashboard available to the public in July 2017 after its assessment of the electronic reporting participation rates for DMR filers. This will help provide transparency on NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule implementation.
EPA and state staff will need to provide their username and password for access to the new dashboard (see the “ECHO Gov Login” link). The link to the new dashboard is in the “Oversight” section in ECHO Gov.
The dashboard provides a series of linked and interactive graphs and it allows users to easily sort through the data with drill downs and filters (e.g., Permit Issuing Agency, Major/Minor status). Dashboard users can also download the entire dataset as an Excel spreadsheet by selecting the “Download All Data” link which appears above the dashboard. EPA plans to allow personalized downloads based on selected filters in the near future. EPA or state staff should correct any data errors they identify in ICIS-NPDES. These data error corrections will be reflected in the next weekly refresh of the dashboard. If dashboard users see any errors with how the dashboard works, rather than the underlying data, they should contact Jesse Yourish at yourish.jesse [at] epa.gov.
To better understand the dashboard and how it can be used, please see the help documentation and attend the December 14th webinar for more information.
Carey A. Johnston, P.E.
U.S. EPA, Office of Compliance
johnston.carey [at] epa.gov