Electronic Reporting of DMRs (NetDMR)
is Now Available to South Dakota Permittees

During the 2010 session, the South Dakota Legislature passed HB1013, which authorizes the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) to accept environmental reports electronically.

April of 2011, DANR received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use their online system, NetDMR, to accept Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) electronically. Hundreds of cities and industries in South Dakota are required to submit these reports to DANR documenting the quality of water released from their wastewater treatment systems. This system will make it faster and easier for permittees to submit the reports and for DANR to process them.

Electronic reporting is currently voluntary and will eliminate the need to submit paper copies of the DMRs for the facilities that choose to participate. We have more information about electronic reporting and EPA's NetDMR system below.

*PLEASE NOTE* The final NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule was signed by EPA on September 24, 2015. The rule became effective December 21, 2015. The implementation plan is as follows:

December 21, 2016 (End of Phase 1) - All NPDES facilities that submit DMRs to DANR must begin submitting their DMRs electronically via NetDMR by December 21, 2016. This includes pretreatment DMRs that are not in a city with an approved Pretreatment Program.

Please note that if your facility is already signed up for NetDMR you must continue to submit your DMRs electronically.

December 21, 2020 (End of Phase 2) - All NPDES facilities have 5 years to begin electronically collecting, managing, and sharing the remaining set of NPDES program information. DANR plans to implement the reports listed below as EPA roles out the online programs. The Phase 2 list includes:

  • General permit reports
    • Notice of Intents (NOIs)
    • Notice of Terminations (NOTs)
    • No Exposure Certification (NOEXs)
    • Low Erosivity Waivers (LEWs) and other waivers from Stormwater controls
  • Sewage Sludge/Biosolids Annual Program Reports
  • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Annual Program Reports
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program Reports
  • Pretreatment Program Reports
  • Sewer Overflow/Bypass Event Reports
  • CWA Section 316(b) Annual Reports

What is NetDMR?

  • NetDMR is a free web based program that allows DANR Surface Water Discharge permittees to electronically sign and submit their DMRs).
  • After approval is granted, NetDMR enables permittees to complete DMRs that are specific to their permit limits and outfalls via a secure internet connection.
  • NetDMR allows permittees to complete a DMR .

Who can use NetDMR?

  • NetDMR is now open to all permitted facilities that are required to submit a DMR to us and has access to a computer (see computer requirements below).

How do I get started?

  • Permittees are required to do the NetDMR training listed below, prior to using the system. The training provides an overview of the NetDMR account creation, managing access, and data entry processes.

    Online Training Module -

    Please complete the following steps..
  1. Go to https://netdmr.zendesk.com
  2. Under the Learn link (person icon with light bulb) click Training.
  3. Scroll down to For Permittees and click on the Online Module (videos) that you would like to watch.
    • Net DMR Application Overview
    • Net DMR Introduction, Create an Account, and Request Access
    • Managing Access
    • DMR Data Entry
    • Importing DMR Data (This is not currently being used in South Dakota)
  • NetDMR Website Link

    • https://netdmr.epa.gov (Add this page to your favorites.)
    • Each time you login you must select South Dakota DANR.
  • Following the completion of the selected NetDMR training sessions, your permit signatory (mayor or principal executive officer) or an authorized signatory (Wastewater Operator, Finance Officer, etc.) will need to create the account.
  • Prior to creating your account, please contact us at the contact information listed at the bottom of the page and we will email you a NetDMR Account Creation manual. This manual is user friendly and will walk you through the account creation process.

Computer System Requirements

  • NetDMR is a web based system and requires Internet and a web browser for a facility to gain access. NetDMR requires the following:

      1. Internet Access Requirements: High-speed access to the Internet, such as DSL, cable-modem, T1, or partial T1.

      2. Hardware Requirements: Minimum Pentium III processor and 128 megabytes of RAM

      3. Browser Requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6.X or Firefox 2.0 (or higher versions).

      4. Other Requirements:

  • Cookies Enabled
  • Screen Resolution (recommended) 1024 x 768
  • JavaScript Enabled

For more information, please contact South Dakota's NetDMR Coordinator, Tim Flor at (605) 773-3351 or by email at Tim.Flor@state.sd.us.