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Read the Tenth Issue of the E-Enterprise Bulletin!

December 8th, 2020

On December 8, 2020, E-Enterprise released the tenth edition of the E-Enterprise Bulletin. This quarterly newsletter spotlights activities led by the E-Enterprise partners — U.S. EPA, states, and tribes — and presents special interviews, project success stories, outreach highlights, and tools/resources. This edition of the Bulletin features updates from the recent E-Enterprise Leadership Council and EE2020…

Ideas Sought for Next E-Enterprise Bulletin!

December 7th, 2020

The E-Enterprise Communications Team seeks project success stories and other content to feature in the next issue of the E-Enterprise Bulletin. If you would like to submit an article topic for consideration, please send a title and brief description to Sarah Abramowitz of Ross Strategic by January 18. The description should include who, what, where, and why the topic is significant…

EPA Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary, Recognizing Successful State and Tribal Partnerships

December 7th, 2020

On December 2, EPA celebrated its 50th anniversary. Since its inception in 1970, EPA has worked to fulfill its mission of protecting human health and the environment by improving the nation’s air and cleaning up our land and water resources. In the year leading to this milestone, EPA has featured achievements that represent the anniversary theme of Progress…

E-Enterprise Explores Sound Citizen Science

December 7th, 2020

Patrick McDonnell speaking about community science at the ECOS meeting   Citizen science, a long-standing practice that engages the public in scientific research, data collection, and identifying environmental problems, is a focus for E-Enterprise partners. Tribal leaders from the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) are working with EPA to catalog examples of tribal involvement in citizen…

Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council Announces 2021 Environmental Data Management Best Practices Team

December 7th, 2020

  Environmental data is the cornerstone of sound decision-making and stewardship in the 21st century. Yet as the volume of environmental data rises, many organizations are struggling with how to manage data successfully. As a result, poorly managed data often become a burden rather than an asset. Early attention to sound data management practices can…

E-Enterprise Community Comes Together to Support Tribal Events

December 7th, 2020

  Making the most of virtual meeting venues, tribal partners are actively participating in E-Enterprise projects and learning about E-Enterprise opportunities. Beginning with this summer’s 25th Annual Inter Tribal Environmental Council (ITEC) webinar series, attendees received training for tribes on E-Enterprise initiatives that are now expanding nationally, the Disaster Debris Recovery Tool and the Assessment, Total Maximum Daily…

Remote Inspections Workgroup Shares Lessons Learned from Pilots During Pandemic

December 7th, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements complicated the jobs of environmental agency inspectors who regularly visit and tour indoor facilities accompanied by facility personnel. While EPA provided enforcement flexibility to facilities that had difficulty keeping up with their regulatory requirements due to COVID-19 restrictions, federal and state compliance and enforcement…

Free Open-Source Tool Launched for Tribal Air Data Collection and Review

December 7th, 2020

QREST, the free open source automated air quality data retrieval tool   In June, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, in partnership with several tribes, launched the Quality Review and Exchange System for Tribes (QREST). QREST is a free open source tool that automatically retrieves data from data loggers (though manual import is also an option),…

Modernized Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface Released

December 7th, 2020

The new, streamlined CEDRI workflow.   Over the past year, the Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI) has undergone a modernization effort to update and introduce new functionality for industry users; EPA; and state, local, and tribal agencies. Launched in 2012, CEDRI is the application that stationary sources use to prepare and submit New…

New Reg Nav Compliance Assistance Tool Released, with More in the Pipeline

December 7th, 2020

Reg Nav’s newest tool for use by owners of auto body shops.   Clean Air Act (CAA) compliance can be a complicated task. Fortunately, E-Enterprise is helping to ease the job with online compliance assistance Regulation Navigation (Reg Nav) tools designed to help both regulators and the regulated community assess whether certain air quality rules apply to…