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New Mexico Modernizes Technological and Data Approaches to Do More with Less

May 4th, 2022

Like many agencies, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) faces considerable pressure to deliver responsive online services, increase data transparency, and imagine new ways to use technology to boost efficiency and flexibility. The agency is meeting these challenges with a strategy to modernize the way it adopts technology and manages its data. NMED has three broad modernization…

Wyoming Programs Move Toward an Enterprise Approach

May 4th, 2022

WyWaste is a transformative data management system being deployed by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that has increased information sharing across their many programs. The system lets staff complete inspections on mobile devices and offline and in real time when connected to the internet, ultimately saving time and money. The first programs to…

Office of Mission Support Hosts a Quality Program Training Event

May 4th, 2022

In February 2022, the EPA Office of Mission Support (OMS) successfully hosted a three-day virtual training event, Quality Connections: Ready, Set, Grow, with more than 500 EPA, state, and tribal participants. This is the second Quality Program event that OMS has hosted in the past year; the previous one having been in April 2021. EPA…

EECIP Encourages Engagement via New Features and Timely Information Updates

May 4th, 2022

Federal, state, tribal, and local agencies depend on the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform (EECIP) to share innovative ideas and success stories. EECIP relies on four cornerstones: enter and share information, solve problems, save time and money, and build community. To inform and inspire potential new users from the E-Enterprise partnership as well as the broader government community,…

Water Data Foundations to Build an Internet of Water

May 4th, 2022

Have you ever wondered if you could swim, drink, or eat fish from the waters near you? EPA’s How’s My Waterway allows users to access a large amount of data to begin to answer these questions. Water is an essential resource, used and reused several times as it flows from the mountains to the oceans. Because of the…

Checklist Functionality Coming Soon for Smart Mobile Tools for RCRA and NPDES

May 4th, 2022

The E-Enterprise Smart Mobile Tools for Field Inspectors (Smart Tools) team is making strides enhancing Smart Tools for Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspectors. Environmental inspections are largely paper-based processes requiring hours of preparation and post-inspection work. Smart Tools brings environmental inspections into the 21st century by…

E-Enterprise Members Participate in EPA Workshop to Improve Participatory Science Data Management

May 4th, 2022

In November 2021, representatives across media areas, EPA, states, tribes, and community organizations attended a three-day virtual workshop hosted by EPA to discuss participatory science data management. Participatory science is a useful resource for improving environmental protection and engaging community members. The workshop kickstarted the development of a roadmap for improving participatory science data management…

ICIS Modernization Board Looks to New Compliance and Enforcement Data Solution

May 4th, 2022

Environmental protection agencies continue to collaborate through E-Enterprise to plan the modernization of EPA’s Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) – a data system that underpins many of the nation’s regulatory programs for air and water. Consistent with the E-Enterprise Digital Strategy, the ICIS Modernization Board (IMB) is guiding a process to gather input on a draft…

Air Reporting, Compliance Monitoring, Infrastructure, & Software Needs Headline EELC Meeting

May 4th, 2022

Among the EELC leaders who gathered virtually are (left to right) top row: State Member Andy Putnam of Colorado, State Member Jim Macy of Nebraska, State Member Becky Keogh of Arkansas; middle row: Tribal Member Alisha Bartling of the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska, Tribal Member Josh Worcester of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Tribal Co-Chair Kari Jacobson…

E-Enterprise Regional Coordinators Sheryl Rosner and James Davies Reflect on E-Enterprise Journeys

May 4th, 2022

“As I prepare to retire from EPA in May 2022, I have been looking back at my 30-year career. Undoubtedly, one of the best parts of my job has been supporting E-Enterprise on behalf of EPA Region 1. It has been satisfying to see how E-Enterprise has grown into an important and necessary collaboration between…

E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) Member John Dombrowski Highlights Collaborative Efforts on Compliance and Enforcement

May 4th, 2022

How is E-Enterprise helping to advance the EPA, state, and tribal shared governance objective of working together as true partners? E-Enterprise provides multiple opportunities for EPA, states, and tribes to share experiences with efforts to protect human health and the environment. The basic premise of E-Enterprise is to provide a platform for positive change for…

A New Year’s Message from the EELC Co-Chairs

January 10th, 2022

Dear Friends: Greetings and Happy New Year to the growing number of partners supporting E-Enterprise for the Environment (EE). As Co-Chairs of the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC), we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the entire EE community, recognizing both our significant accomplishments to date and the new priorities we are energized to undertake in 2022-23….