Electronic Reporting & Permit Systems

The Department is working towards making required reporting available through our Electronic Reporting Information System (ERIS). Many programs within the Department of Environmental Quality allow some or all of their reporting requirements to be submitted electronically. This system is CROMERR compliant.

To Set-up ERIS Access:
  1. Sign-up for a North Dakota Login (if you don't have one already)

  2. Complete the Subscriber Agreement (SFN 60908) and mail it to the Department. Please allow two weeks to authorize and activate your account. You will receive an email when your account has been activated. Forms which are submitted that do not contain the "wet" signature (e.g. photocopied, faxed or scanned and emailed) or are not complete will be returned.

 Access ERIS   

ERIS User Help Documents


Report Type (Data Type)

Air Quality Title V Annual Compliance Certification Report
Air Quality Title V Semi-Annual Compliance Report


Electronic Reporting Rule Summary

The E-Reporting Rule requires that all NDPDES information is shared with the EPA electronically and that all permittees submit permit information to the State electronically (e.g. general permit applications, DMRs, annual reports, etc.). These requirements will be phased in over a five (5) year period by implementing two (2) phases. The E-Reporting Rule was published in the code of federal register on October 22, 2015.

The first phase will require all basic permit information, all basic facility information, and all DMRs to be submitted to the EPA electronically. Phase I will require all permittees that submit DMRs to the state, to submit them electronically. Any facilities which submit Sewage Sludge/Biosolids annual reports to the EPA must do so electronically. Phase I is to be implemented no later than December 21, 2016.

Phase II is to be implemented no later than December 21, 2020. The Department will be required to electronically collect, manage, and share with the EPA, all remaining NPDES data.  This data includes general permit reports (Applications/NOI's, NOT's, No Exposure Certifications) and other NPDES sub-program reports.

UPDATE: On September 23, 2020, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the NPDES eRule Phase 2 Extension final rule which would provide states and EPA additional time to implement electronic reporting for certain Clean Water Act discharge permitting requirements. In this final rule, EPA extended the compliance deadline for implementation of Phase 2 of the eRule by five years, from December 21, 2020 to December 21, 2025.

The E-Reporting Rule allows facilities to request a waiver from being required to submit DMR data to the Department electronically. Waivers may only be requested by permittees and are good for five (5) years. These waivers are not transferable.

A copy of the published of the Final Rule may be obtained at the following link:


No later than December 21, 2016 all facilities which submit DMRs to the Department must do so utilizing the Electronic Reporting Information System (ERIS) unless a temporary waiver has been obtained (please refer to the Electronic Reporting Information System section and the Temporary Waiver section below).
  • Prior to December 21, 2016, submitting DMRs electronically is optional, but facilities must begin submitting DMRs electronically no later than December 21, 2016. Please note: it is the responsibility for each facility to be signed up to utilize ERIS prior to December 21, 2016, so that they may begin submitting DMRs electronically on or before December 21, 2016.
No later than December 21, 2025, the following reports must be submitted to the Department electronically (please note that the Department will need to update ERIS to meet the requirements of Phase II):
  • General Permit Reports [Notices of Intent (NOIs); Notices of Termination (NOTs); No Exposure Certifications (NOEs); etc.];
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program Reports;
  • Pretreatment Program Reports;
  • Significant Industrial User Compliance Reports in Municipalities Without Approved Pretreatment Programs;
  • Sewer Overflow/Bypass Event Reports;
  • CWA section 316(b) Annual Reports

Temporary Waivers

As allowed under 40 CFR 127.15, facilities may request a temporary waiver from submitting required permit information to the Department electronically. The required information includes discharge monitoring reports (DMRs), annual reports, and any requested reports.

To be considered, a facility must submit an application for a temporary electronic reporting waiver (SFN 60992). Temporary waivers will be good for a period of no more than five (5) years. Upon expiration of the temporary waiver, a facility will either need to reapply for a temporary waiver, or register and begin submitting permit information electronically through the Department's electronic reporting information system (ERIS). Temporary waivers are not transferable.

The Department will review each request, approve or reject the request within 120 days, and provide notification of its decision. Facilities for which waivers are approved will still be required to submit hard copies of any required permit information.

The Department will not accept temporary waivers from the following types of dischargers:

  • Facilities classified as major dischargers, and

  • Individual Non-Publicly Owned Treatment Works (e.g., industrial facilities, commercial facilities, power plants, coal mines).

One of the following criteria must be met in order to obtain a waiver:

  • No Internet access,
  • No computer access,
  • Annual DMRs (upon approval of the Department),
  • Employee turnover (3 month periods only), or
  • Short duration permits (upon approval of the Department)

Temporary Waiver Form

The application for temporary electronic reporting waiver must be fully completed.  Forms which are submitted that do not contain the "wet" signature (photocopied, faxed or scanned and emailed) or are not complete will be returned.

Application for Temporary E-Reporting Waiver

Air Quality ERIS Info

The Title V Annual and Semi-Annual Reports been migrated to CERIS-ND and are no longer accessible through ERIS.

The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program works with owners and operators of underground storage tanks to ensure that the compliance, leak detection, new installations, upgrades and tank closures are completed in accordance with North Dakota's Underground Storage Tank Rules.

 UST Operator Portal On-line Services 

The Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund (PTRCF) Program works with owners and operators of petroleum storage tanks to financially assist tank owners for cleanup costs and third-party liability caused by petroleum contamination. The Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund online portal allows tank owners to process and pay for annual registrations online as well as to submit new tank registrations and tank sale or disposal forms online. Help documents are found on the portal web site.

 PTRCF Online Portal 

The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality is transitioning to an online annual emissions inventory report (AEIR) submittal process. The new program, called the State and Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS), will be used to review and process AEIRs. This system will allow facilities to electronically edit and submit their AEIR, view Department changes, and view their annual fee. Initially, this system will be used only by facilities holding a Title V permit, with future expansion to minor source permits.

Minor Sources (i.e. Non-Title V): For the 2019 reporting year, minor sources will continue to use the PDF forms and mail them back to the NDDEQ. Forms can be found below under the AEIR Forms section.

To Access and Use SLEIS:

  • Complete the Subscriber Agreement (SFN 61755) and mail it to the Department. Please allow two weeks to authorize and activate your account. You will receive an email when your account has been activated.
  • Subscriber Agreement forms which are submitted that do not contain the "wet" signature (e.g. photocopied, faxed or scanned and emailed) or are not complete will be returned.

 Submit Electronically through SLEIS   

SLEIS Help Document

SLEIS User Help Documents



SLEIS Facility Training Guide November 2019
NDDEQ SLEIS Facility Guidance January 2020
SLEIS Video Tutorial January 2020

Online Solid Waste Transporter Permit Application

The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality Solid Waste program is moving to an online system for Waste Transporter Permits to allow people to apply for a new Waste Transporter Permit, renew a Permit, request modification on existing permits, request changes to staff associated with the company or pay the annual fee for a waste transporter permit. To access this online system use the following link: https://solidwaste.deq.nd.gov/deq/solidwaste/ndlogin.aspx