Frequent Questions

What are background processes?

There are multiple processes in ICIS-NPDES that occur either as data is entered for immediate or nightly processing.  Examples are:

Immediate:
Background processing will generate a violation when the DMR reported value exceeds the permit limit once the DMR has been submitted for processing.  This means that you will see the new violation status immediately after you enter the data. Background processing will generate or regenerate expected DMR schedules when limit sets and limits are saved or changed, respectively.

Nightly:
Background processing changes the Permit Status from Pending to Effective when the current date is equal to the Effective Date for new Permits with future Effective Dates. Background processing will resolve RNC violations when the violation is linked to an Enforcement Action with a Non-Penalty Final Order and Compliance Schedule.

Background processing will re-evaluate violation and detected RNC when data is changed. Background processing will generate permit/compliance schedule and DMR non-receipt violations for overdue schedule events and DMRs respectively. Background processing will preprocess the ICIS data for the QNCR to expedite QNCR report generation.

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