Due dates for upcoming self-monitoring reports and permit renewal applications will remain the same during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to use IORS to fulfill any upcoming requirements. If you are required to conduct sampling and are unable to collect representative sample data, please contact your MCES permit administrator (PDF).
The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) Industrial Online Reporting System (IORS) is a web-based information system. It allows eligible industrial users to electronically submit reports, permit renewal applications and annual statements to MCES.
The system follows U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines established in its electronic reporting rule, CROMERR (Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule). IORS includes all necessary legal, security, and electronic signature functionality to serve as a paperless reporting system. For more information, view the System Document Guide (PDF).
How to enroll
Follow these steps to enroll in IORS:
- Create a user account using the Account Registration Instructions (PDF).
- Complete the Facility Account Registration Form (WORD) and mail to MCES.
- Complete and sign the Electronic Signature Agreement (WORD) following the ESA Instructions (PDF) and mail to MCES.
To better serve our customers and continue to practice social distancing in the interest of public health, in-person IORS training will be available by appointment only once Minnesota’s Stay-At-Home Order is lifted. If you would like to schedule a training session with one of our IORS support team members, please send an email to MCESIndustrialOnlineReporting@ metc.state.mn.us with your request. We will work with you to find a date, time and place (in-person, by phone, Webex or Microsoft Teams meeting) to conduct the training.
Instructions for reporting online
Below are instructions for submitting self-monitoring reports (SMRs), permit renewals, and annual statements online.