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Water Quality Program

Discharge Monitoring Reports

  • Permittees are required to submit a Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) each reporting period (each quarter), even if there is no sampling or no discharge during the reporting period.

  • For Permittees that receive permit coverage after January 2, 2015, the first reporting period is the first full quarter following the effective date of permit coverage. For example, if a facility obtains permit coverage May 15, 2015, the first reporting period would be the 3rd Quarter 2015 (July 1 – Sept 30), with the DMR due no later than November 15, 2015.

  • DMRs and other written reports must be submitted electronically using Ecology’s Water Quality Permitting Portal – Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) application, unless a waiver from electronic reporting has been granted (e.g., if a Permittee does not have broadband internet access).

  • If a waiver has been granted, reports must be postmarked or delivered to the following address by the due date:

    Department of Ecology
    Water Quality Program - Industrial Stormwater
    PO Box 47696
    Olympia, WA  98504-7696

  • For facilities discharging to Puget Sound Sediment Cleanup Sites, Solids Monitoring Report (SMR)forms, identified as a single sample DMR type, are included with the quarterly DMR forms on the Portal.

  • For information on how to use the Water Quality Permitting Portal to submit electronic DMRs, please refer to the following website: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/permits/paris/webdmr.html. You may also contact Ecology IT support staff at WQWebPortal@ecy.wa.gov or call 800-633-6193/Option 3

Adding or Changing Sampling Locations

Use this form to add, change, or remove sampling or discharge points from your facility. The form should also be used to change the location where stormwater discharged from your facility enters a surface waterbody. Updating Discharge/Sample Point(s) Word docx version.

Contact us for more information.

New item Ecology to Hold a Series of WQWebDMR Training Workshops

The purpose of these two hour workshops is to provide hands-on training on how to enter Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) and other written reports using Ecology's WQWebPortal data entry software. The workshops are free and space is limited, so please sign up if you are interested.

If you have trouble accessing the email links below, please call Kim Adams at (360) 407-6401.

Ecology Northwest Regional Office: April 22, 2015

To register, please click on the session you would like to attend. This will open an email. Please do not change the subject line. In the body of the email, please include: first and last name, your phone number, and the company(ies) you are representing.

Morning Session
10 a.m. - noon

Afternoon Session
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

3190 160th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA  98008
(425) 649-7000

Ecology Headquarters - Lacey: April 30, 2015

To register, please click on the session you would like to attend. This will open an email. Please do not change the subject line. In the body of the email, please include: first and last name, your phone number, and the company(ies) you are representing.

Morning Session
10 a.m. - noon

Afternoon Session
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey, WA  98503
(360) 407-6000