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. Additionally, new and existing State regulations now require electronic submission of MRFs and other reporting information.
Starting December 21, 2016 (i.e. reporting periods beginning January 1, 2017), DSW/DST permittees were required to submit DMRs electronically consistent with the provisions of 40 CFR 127 (i.e. also known as the NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule). At this time, paper DMR forms are no longer being mailed to DSW/DST permittees; nor are being accepted by the Department.
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
- electronic access to 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