This site will be updated as the new reporting system is rolled out. Please check back periodically for updates.
Overview of ANR Online
In order to improve user satisfaction, increase efficiency, and comply with the USEPA's NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) is working with a contractor to develop an online services portal. This online services portal, ANR Online, is a secure site for submitting environmental permit applications, transmittals, certifications, and reports electronically to the ANR. ANR Online is designed to provide electronic submittals with the same level of legal dependability as paper submittals. To use ANR Online requires a computer, an Internet browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer), and high-speed access to the Internet (i.e., DSL, fiber optic). Users will be required to create an ANR Online account to submit electronic forms.
How to Register
ANR Online Roll-Out Schedule
To best assist regulated entities in using this new online services portal, the Department has decided to implement a phased roll-out. Department staff will work with regulated entities during 2017 to assist with a successful transition to using ANR Online. Department staff will be updating this page with new information as it becomes available.
Stormwater Program Forms Currently on ANR Online
The forms listed below have been transitioned to ANR Online. For additional information email the Stormwater Program.
- Annual Inspection Report Form (for all operational permits)
- Designer's Initial Statement of Compliance
- Designer's Re-Statement of Compliance
Stormwater Program Forms Currently Being Phased-Out
The forms below are being phased-out but may still be used for the reporting period ending July 15, 2017. If requested, forms transitioning to the web portal may continue to be submitted without using the ANR Online platform. For additional information email the Stormwater Program.
USEPA's NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule
Vermont is preparing to comply with the USEPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting Rule, which will modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries and other facilities. The rule was published in the Federal Register on October 22, 2015 and replaces most paper-based NPDES reporting requirements with electronic reporting. The rule does not change what information is required. It only changes the method by which information is provided (i.e., electronic rather than paper-based).
Benefits of the Rule
The final NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule allows the State and permittees to take advantage of advances in information technology, enhances efforts to provide meaningful data to the public, and supports EPA’s nation-wide effort to move from paper to electronic reporting. It is anticipated that the rule will save time and resources for permittees, states, and EPA while increasing data accuracy, improving compliance, and supporting the goal of providing better protection of the nation’s waters.