The Proposed Rule does not prescribe a specific format for a permit application. The Proposal does specify specific data elements. It is the responsibility of state or tribal regulatory authorities with established reporting formats to map their data systems to the federal system for an electronic transfer of information.
What accommodations will have to be made to deal with NPDES data that is being submitted against an old format permit? Some permittees do not have the new format permit and that is a prerequisite to entering data electronically in the system.
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