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Monitoring and Reporting

Wastewater facilities play an important role in their own overall compliance status by providing proper operation and maintenance, conducting routine self-audits, and by implementing adequate process controls. In doing so, a facility can help prevent many potential problems.

To ensure that surface water and ground water are adequately protected, it is necessary to verify that discharges to these waters meet permit limitations on the quality of the discharge. This is done largely through self-monitoring activities performed by the wastewater facilities as described above. The results of which are submitted to the Department through monthly or quarterly Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) as required in their permits. This DMR data is used to supplement the Departmentís compliance inspection activities. Compliance inspection activities are performed by staff in the Department's six district offices and delegated local programs.

edmr logo "eDMR" text on top of florida outlineNewest Enhanced Version Ė Ez Discharge Monitoring Report (EzDMR)

As part of the Departmentís ongoing efforts to improve business processes, we have developed paper-less alternative for environmental reporting using e-Commerce and Internet technologies. Currently, the Department is working with Industrial and Domestic wastewater facilities that are signing up to use the Electronic Discharge Monitoring Report (EzDMR) System. The Departmentís web-enabled EzDMR System offers the advantage of less process for the regulated community. By offering this streamlined reporting option, the system offers significant labor savings for both the Department and the public. Most importantly, while saving these costs, the system also increases timeliness. 

This enhanced electronic reporting system is accessed through the DEP Business Portal.

Establish an Account Now

Account Steps:

  1. Click http://www.fldepportal.com/go/ or copy and paste the URL into your web browser.
  2. Already have an account? If no, then skip to Step 4.  If yes, then click on Sign In.
  3.  Enter your id/password and click the "Sign In" button.  (Now skip to Step 8)
  4. If you are a new user to the DEP Business Portal, you will need to register first.  Please click on Register.
  5. Follow the instructions and complete the required information.
  6. Click the "Register" button.  You will be sent an email in order to verify your email address.
  7. Complete the verification process by following the instructions in the email.

As in the current eDMR system, Certifiers will need to electronically sign documents submitted to DEP using their PIN.  To obtain a new PIN, please follow the instructions below.

Certifier Steps:

  1. Starting from the DEP Business Portal Homepage, Click the "Submit" button.
  2. Click the "PIN Application" button.
  3. Click the "Apply for a Pin" button.
  4. Complete the required information and click the "Generate a PIN Application" button.
  5. Complete the Electronic Subscriber Agreement form, which will be sent to you in an email as an attachment.  The email will be from no-reply@dep.state.fl.us.
  6. Have the form notarized and then mail the original form to:

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Attn:  ESA Processing
2600 Blair Stone Road MS 6520
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400

Your PIN will be emailed to you as soon as your request has been processed.

Userís Guide and Help

Why Register

  •  It will be easy to complete your online reports for many reasons:
    • Data entry screens will look very similar to your current permit DMR,
    • Data entry helpers will be available such as mass-populating NODI codes and excursions to help populate data,
    • DMRs that require resubmission will auto-populate values,
    • Groundwater (Part D) reports will remember previously entered data elements such as Detection Limits, Analysis Method, Sampling Equipment Use, and Samples Filtered, and
    • Search filters can be used to easily locate specific DMRs.
  • Users will be able to quickly upload (CSV, XML) and download (PDF, CSV, XML) throughout the DMR data entry lifecycle.
  • The account access process has been streamlined by empowering the legally authorized facility representatives to grant permissions to their employees through the DEP Business Portal.
  • Registered users will receive automated email reminders when their various DMRs are due.
  • Users will automatically receive a PDF copy of their DMRs after submission.
  • Daily (Part B) DMRs will now be uploaded as an attachment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at mailto:EzDMRAdmin@dep.state.fl.us.

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Last updated: June 30, 2015

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