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Best Management Practices Implementation Tracking System (BITS)

Many DNR nonpoint source (NPS) pollution reduction programs require external entities (counties, permittees, consultants and others) to submit data regarding how they are using program funds. These funds are intended to reduce NPS pollution and to meet state soil and water standards through the implementation of best management practices (BMPs).

BITS logo: blue text spelling out BITS; the S is formed from a stream on a green background

The BMP Implementation Tracking System (BITS) is a web portal that efficiently facilitates this data submission and analysis, including the spatial component. Such a system increases transparency to the public by summarizing how and where funds are being used. It also allows DNR to better track and demonstrate progress towards reaching nutrient reduction goals related to TMDLs, Statewide Nutrient Reduction Strategy, and other DNR and EPA reporting requirements.

Today, BITS is used to accomplish reporting requirements for five pollution reduction programs. Details can be found under the headers below. Additional modules to accommodate more programs are planned for future development.

Log In To BITS 
(Note: WAMS ID is required)

BITS Modules

Multi-Discharger Phosphorus Variance (MDV)

The Multi-Discharger Phosphorus Variance (MDV) module is used for submitting MDV projects, plans and annual reports.

Resources

MDV Shapefile Templates

Templates last updated: 12/12/22

MDV Annual Reports

Annual Reports generated by counties can be found on the MDV Annual Reports page.

Agricultural Targeted Runoff Management (TRM)

The Agricultural Targeted Runoff Management (TRM) module was released on March 1, 2021. Use this module to submit final reports for agricultural TRM grants.

Resources

Ag TRM Shapefile Templates

Templates last updated: 12/12/22

Notice of Discharge (NOD)

The Notice of Discharge (NOD) module was released on Aug. 19, 2021. Use this module to submit final reports for NOD grants.

After Nov. 1, 2021, all NOD final reports must be submitted through BITS.

Resources

NOD Shapefile Templates

Templates last updated: 12/12/22

Urban Nonpoint Source Construction (UNPS-C)

The Urban Nonpoint Source Construction (UNPS-C) module was released on Sept. 26, 2022. Use this module to submit final reports for UNPS Construction grants.

After Dec. 5, 2022, all UNPS Construction final reports must be submitted through BITS.

Resources

UNPS-C Shapefile Templates

Templates last updated: 12/09/22

Urban Targeted Runoff Management (Urban TRM)

The Urban Targeted Runoff Management (Urban TRM) module was released on Sept. 26, 2022. Use this module to submit final reports for Urban TRM grants.

After Dec. 5, 2022, all Urban TRM final reports must be submitted through BITS.

Resources

Urban TRM Shapefile Templates

Templates last updated: 12/09/22

Additional Module Details

Combined Shapefile Templates (Agricultural BMPs)

Use these templates if you wish to combine all agricultural BMP implementation data in one GIS database. These templates contain all fields for all agricultural modules (Agricultural TRM, NOD, and MDV). Note that they are subject to change as new modules are added to BITS. If you would like to be notified when the templates are changed, sign up for the BITS GovDelivery mailing list.

Templates last updated: 12/12/22

How to Access BITS

Access the BITS web application by clicking the button below:

Log In To BITS 
(Note: WAMS ID is required)

First-time users

To register in BITS, users will need to create a BITS account and gain access to the system. Instructions on this process can be found in the BITS Account Creation User Guide.

Additional Information

For assistance in using the BITS platform to submit data, please reach out to your regional MDV or nonpoint staff or to Molly Richardson.

To be notified of any changes to BITS, including changes to shapefile templates, sign up for the BITS GovDelivery mailing list.

Programs Using BITS