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EN Grant Supports Tribal Consortium on Wild Rice and Water Quality Management

July 31st, 2020

A consortium of 27 tribes in EPA Region 5 is collaborating on water quality and wild rice management, after being awarded an Exchange Network grant administered by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Tribal nations in the Upper Great Lakes have a strong history of working together to support sustainable and harvestable…

EPA Launches Improved Enforcement and Compliance Activity Dashboards

July 31st, 2020

Compliance monitoring chart created within the ECHO Air Stationary Source Dashboard   In May, EPA launched new versions of the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) Air Stationary Source Dashboard and Hazardous Waste Dashboard. These updates provide regulatory agencies, tribes, and the public a more user-friendly experience and the ability to see trends in agency compliance program implementation at a…

EPA Mapping Tool for Managing Debris Expands Nationwide

July 31st, 2020

  In June, EPA announced a newly nationwide debris recovery tool for safer management of debris to help communities achieve resiliency in planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters. The Disaster Debris Recovery Tool is an interactive dataset for federal agencies, states, and tribes that provides information and locations of more than 20,000…

SPeCS Team Adds Exceptional Events Module, Debuts Public Tools

July 31st, 2020

Through the E-Enterprise State Plan Electronic Collaboration System (SPeCS) initiative, a group of EPA and state officials has designed and piloted, and is preparing to launch, a new module that will allow air agencies to submit exceptional event notifications and demonstrations through EPA’s Central Data Exchange. Exceptional events are unusual or naturally occurring events that can affect…

CAER Team Partners with Georgia to Pilot Emissions Inventory Process

July 31st, 2020

This spring, the Combined Air Emissions Reporting (CAER) team, working closely with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), launched the first round of emissions inventory submissions through the Combined Air Emissions Reporting System (CAERS), formerly the Common Emissions Form. Currently, various federal, state, local, and tribal programs require industry to report air pollutant emissions…

E-Enterprise Rolls Out Smart Mobile Tools for RCRA, Makes Strides on NPDES

July 31st, 2020

The E-Enterprise Smart Mobile Tools for Field Inspectors (Smart Tools) team has reached a major milestone by rolling out its Smart Tools for Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) inspectors. At the same time, it continues to develop Smart Tools for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspectors. Environmental inspections are largely paper-based processes requiring…

SDWIS State Modernization Process Draws on E-Enterprise Principles

July 31st, 2020

Earlier this year, EPA and states formed a Modernization Board to guide a collaborative planning process for the replacement of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) state software. The modernized system will provide a web-based data management solution for drinking water programs across the nation. The SDWIS Modernization Board is drawing on the principles of the E-Enterprise…

E-Enterprise Operationalizes the Principles of the Digital Strategy

July 31st, 2020

The E-Enterprise Digital Strategy, referenced throughout this issue, is one way that E-Enterprise is working to bring partners together to build a collective vision and promote the sharing of IT resources and best practices. Adopted in 2019, the Digital Strategy sets principles and strategic actions to help agencies coordinate their technology investments and transform environmental protection….

EE2020 Webinar Series Envisions the Future of Environmental Protection

July 31st, 2020

The E-Enterprise and Exchange Network National Meeting (EE2020) has gone virtual. In lieu of an in-person meeting, EE2020 has launched a series of monthly webinars. Each installment features selected content from the original meeting program that showcases our theme of Envisioning the Future of Environmental Protection. The series kicked off in June with a presentation on the Chicago…

Kari Hedin Reflects on E-Enterprise Projects and Lessons Learned

July 31st, 2020

  What roles do you fill on behalf of the E-Enterprise initiative? I currently hold the Tribal Chair seat for the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC), representing the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa as designated by the Region 5 Regional Tribal Operation Committee. I also serve as a Tri-Chair for the E-Enterprise and…