NJPDES Monitoring Report Forms (MRFs)
Monitoring Report Forms (MRFs) consist of three form types: Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) forms, Residual Transfer Report (RTR) forms, and Waste Characterization Report (WCR) forms.
MRFs are used for the routine reporting of influent and effluent monitoring data for NJPDES Discharge to Surface Water (DSW), Discharge of Storm Water (DST), Significant Indirect User (SIU), and Discharge to Ground Water (DGW) permits. MRFs are also used for the routine reporting of residuals quality and quantity data as required by the Sludge Quality Assurance Regulations (N.J.A.C. 7:14C) as well as for submitting compliance monitoring data for NJPDES/Residuals permits.
Submission of MRFs
The Department has adopted policies to conduct business electronically without the need for paper, including submission of MRFs. The regulations at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-6.8(d) authorize the electronic submission of monitoring results. Consistent with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:14C-1.7(b) and NJPDES permits, monitoring results to meet Sludge Quality Assurance Regulations (SQAR) are required to be submitted electronically. Lastly, consistent with the provisions of 40 CFR 127 (also known as the NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule), all NJPDES discharge to surface water (DSW) and discharge of stormwater (DST) permittees are required to submit MRFs electronically.
Electronic submission of MRFs has been offered by the Department since April 2003. This service is available through the Department’s Online Portal - NJDEP Online. There are many benefits to the electronic submission of MRFs including, but not limited to, the following:
- Cost Savings on the envelopes, postage, and handling associated with mailing paper MRFs, as well as the physical storage needed for the MRFs.
- Convenience of having...
- timely access to the most up-to-date versions of MRFs,
- 24/7 access to submit the MRFs,
- flexibility of managing user access rights to MRFs,
- immediate electronic acknolwedment on user actions regarding the MRFs (e.g. form submissions), and
- the ability to access and correct previously submitted MRFs.
- Maximized Data Quality due to built-in validations during MRF data entry
- Environmentally Friendly...NO PAPER TO FILE.
If you have any questions regarding electronic submission of MRFs, please contact the appropriate permitting bureau below:
Informational/Training Materials for Electronic MRF Submissions
Provided below are various informational documents and videos regarding the registration for, and use of, the MRF submission service. Permittees are encouraged to review this material prior to beginning the electronic submission service registration process. Please click here for a quick summary on the steps involved with registration for the MRF electronic submission service.
NJPDES MRF Submission Service Video Training Series