"How Do I Get Started Floridas groundbreaking electronic system "
How Do I Get Started? For More Information . . . ¨ Log on to the EDMR website at Interested? Log on to the EDMR website at: http s://edmr.dep.state.fl.us/wwf to download a Florida EDMR Facility https://edmr.dep.state.fl.us/wwf Participation Package (22 pages), In addition to the Florida EDMR Facility Par- which describes the program and ticipation Package described above, the web- provides application forms. site also provides samples of the transfer pro- ¨ Complete and submit the Permittee tocol, addresses Frequently-Asked Questions Registration Form (FEDMR-1) to the (FAQs), and tells you how to get Technical Department at the following ad- Support. dress: You may also want to check out the website for the e2 Reports software at: EDMR Coordinator, MS 3550 http://www.xedmr.com/e2reports Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection 2600 Blair Stone Road to learn more and register for your free trial ¨ Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2600 of the X.12 conversion utility. The FDEP will notify you via email Register for EDMR now and simplify your once your initial EDMR user account wastewater reporting forever! has been established, and provide an Electronic Signature Application Agreement (FEDMR-2) for persons who will be authorized to certify an We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the Electronic Data Submission working group, which electronic submittal. When your ac- developed and prototyped the EDMR system: count is set up, you’ll be able to ac- NASA cess the electronic reporting re- U.S. Air Force Cape Canaveral Air Station Florida’s quirements for your wastewater fa- City of Orlando cilities and prepare submittals as a Florida Power & Light Company groundbreaking trial EDMR facility. Florida Power Corporation electronic system FDEP Central District office During the trial period, your facility ¨ for reporting your must successfully submit three sets of both paper and electronic copies Florida Department of Environmental Protection wastewater facility data 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3550 to verify that the electronic and pa- Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2600 per reports are consistent. What is EDMR? Why Should I System Requirements Use EDMR? To access EDMR, you will need a personal The Electronic Discharge Monitoring What’s in It for Me? computer, and one of the common Internet Report (EDMR) is an innovative report- browsers, such as Internet Explorer (version ing system that allows wastewater fa- 5.0 or greater) or Netscape Communicator cilities to submit discharge monitoring ¨ Saves compliance costs because of its (version 4.2 or greater). You’ll also need an reports (DMRs) to the Florida Depart- streamlined reporting method and existing Internet connection or Internet readily available computer tools; ment of Environmental Protection over Service Provider (ISP). the Internet. EDMR provides an alter- ¨ Improves the accuracy of compliance Additionally, you’ll need the ability to native to submitting paper DMRs, and is data by eliminating errors introduced generate electronic DMR files following the among the first online electronic envi- through manual data entry; Department’s standard X.12 file transfer ronmental reporting systems in the na- ¨ Incorporates legal and security en- protocol. Guidelines for formatting an X.12 tion. While use of this system is com- cryption measures to ensure the iden- file are available on the FDEP EDMR website: pletely voluntary, we believe you’ll find it tity of the sender and the integrity of the information; https://edmr.dep.state.fl.us/wwf to be a valuable tool in generating more accurate, complete, and timely compli- ¨ Allows facility personnel to easily ob- To make your transition to EDMR simple and ance monitoring reports. tain up-to-date reporting requirements smooth, we’ ve made arrangements for the and keep track of the processing free trial use of a separate web-enabled Since EDMR incorporates electronic sig- status on their DMRs; conversion utility, e2 Reports, that allows you nature and certification processes, it is to easily generate X.12 data files. The trial a completely paperless reporting system. ¨ Serves as a secure electronic file cabi- period allows you immediate use of EDMR net where facility personnel can view The system gives wastewater facilities without having to create your own system to or print previously submitted elec- the ability to retrieve up-to-date re- generate electronic reporting files. During tronic discharge monitoring reports; porting requirements from the Depart- this period, you may wish to evaluate other ment, submit original or revised DMRs, ¨ Improves the overall effectiveness of options for directly converting your data to Florida’s wastewater discharge pro- and print or review previously submitted the X.12 file format. These include adding gram while minimizing bureaucracy for reports. Even if you’re not ready to join the conversion ability to an existing system, the regulated community. the electronic reporting world, EDMR using your own data conversion templates, can be used to print a blank DMR form, purchasing other vendor-provided software any time day or night, for mailing to the products, or making arrangements to continue Department. using the e2 Reports conversion utility beyond the free trial period.