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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…

E-Enterprise Sensor Clearinghouse Leverages Nationwide Expertise

December 7th, 2020

Advanced Monitoring Scan & Screen Network & Technology Clearinghouse   While new smaller, faster, and cheaper advanced monitoring technologies have the potential to significantly improve environmental protection, agency officials have questions regarding their use. The E-Enterprise Advanced Monitoring Strategy and Implementation Team is a group of EPA, state, and local air agency staff working to…

CAER Works to Streamline Emissions Reporting

December 7th, 2020

In 2019, state and EPA employees embarked on a journey to identify differences in data codes between state, local, and tribal (SLT) emissions inventory systems and EPA’s National Emissions Inventory (NEI) system. Alongside the Combined Air Emissions Reporting (CAER) Product Design Team, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota) analyzed emissions inventory code table data from…

EELC Targets Innovative and Collaborative Opportunities to Address COVID Challenges

December 7th, 2020

The E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) held its semiannual, two-day meeting virtually in October, focusing in part on members’ innovative efforts to address environmental protection challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the examples highlighted at the EELC meeting were innovative approaches of EPA, states, and tribes to ensure continued operations through activities such as…

EE2020 Webinars Wind Down with a Look at Deploying Drones for Improved Environmental Results

December 7th, 2020

  E-Enterprise and the Exchange Network are nearing the finish line on a successful and well-attended EE2020 webinar series. Launched in June, the series has featured monthly installments on a wide range of topics selected from the originally planned in-person meeting program. The August webinar explored how agencies can tell more effective and engaging stories…

E-Enterprise Welcomes New Leaders, Recognizes Retired Members

December 7th, 2020

From left to right, Ben Grumbles, Mike Keyack, Alisha Bartling, Jennie Campbell, Stephen Forrest   The E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) is pleased to announce new state leadership and a new member. Ben Grumbles, Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment – EELC State Co-Chair Mike Keyack, Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental…

E-Enterprise State Chair Ben Grumbles Interviewed in Inside EPA

December 3rd, 2020

On Wednesday, December 2, an interview with E-Enterprise State Chair and Maryland Department of Environment Director Ben Grumbles was published in Inside EPA. The interview covers topics including environmental data, remote operations, and the E-Enterprise Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP) project. Interested users with Inside EPA login credentials can click the following link to read…