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Proof of Concept Demonstration for Electronic Reporting of Clean Water Act Compliance Monitoring Data

EPA conducted a proof of concept for 'open platform e-file' electronic reporting to demonstrate the technical feasibility of reporting National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance monitoring data from regulated facilities.

This proof of concept supports EPA’s proposed rule on electronic reporting for various aspects of the NPDES program.

E-filing for compliance monitoring data would likely be similar to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) model for electronic reporting. This model uses third-party software providers for tax data collection and transmission (e.g., TurboTax, TaxACT, or others [no endorsement intended or implied]).

EPA completed the Proof of Concept in October 2011 and has summarized the results in this final report (PDF) (15 pp, 177K). EPA is currently exploring options for developing this model of electronic reporting.

Documents provided for the Open Platform 'e-file' Proof of Concept can be requested: Request "Open Platform 'e-file' Proof of Concept Documents" (for topic, select "Data Systems")

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