MiWaters - 761-0592-17

Description of Agency

MiWaters is a Web-based permitting and compliance database that replaced over 25 applications and databases used by the Water Resources Division (WRD). MiWaters establishes a streamlined electronic permitting process, allowing Michigan to fulfill federal electronic reporting requirements and providing an online component for access to public information. The focus of MiWaters is permitting and compliance, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), storm water, groundwater discharge, aquatic nuisance control, Part 41 construction, and land and water interface permits. It also includes electronic reporting of untreated or partially treated sanitary wastewater.


Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the effectiveness of DEQ and DTMB’s security, access, and contingency planning controls over MiWaters.

  2. To assess the sufficiency of the design and implementation of the partnership agreement between DEQ and DTMB in establishing roles and responsibilities for each agency.

  3. To assess the effectiveness of DEQ and DTMB’s efforts to ensure vendor compliance with the MiWaters contract.

  4. To assess the effectiveness of DEQ and DTMB’s efforts to ensure the integrity of MiWaters data.


Timing

Estimated Release Date: Mid 2017


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