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Read the Seventh Issue of the E-Enterprise Bulletin!

December 6th, 2019

On Decemer 6, 2019, E-Enterprise released the seventh 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 marks the fifth anniversary of E-Enterprise and features stories on the…

EELC Welcomes New Governance Members

November 25th, 2019

       The E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) is pleased to announce three new Co-Chairs:  Doug Benevento, EPA Associate Deputy Administrator Kari Jacobson Hedin, Fond du Lac Reservation – Region 5 Regional Tribal Operations Committee  Patrick McDonnell, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection    E-Enterprise also welcomes the following new EELC members.  Bob Zimmerman, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, EELC member  Cynthia Naha, Santo Domingo Tribe –…

RegNav Online Permitting Assistance Tool for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Now Available

November 25th, 2019

EPA has released a new Regulation Navigation tool for Clean Air Act New Source Performance Standards for municipal solid waste landfills. The tool, along with ones previously created for other air quality regulations, uses online, interactive software programs designed to help owners and operators determine their regulatory requirements by answering successive questions about their facilities.   Information on the full suite of tools is available on the E-Enterprise website and EPA website.   

Inaugural Event for the Tribal Environmental Data & Technology Academy Brings Knowledge-Transfer to the Forefront

November 25th, 2019

Water and air quality data. Fisheries and wildlife data. Natural resource and land management data. Tribes collect large amounts of data, and with more of it accessible each day via the Exchange Network and other web-based data services, there is a strong desire among tribal staff to learn the skills necessary to manage that data on their terms.   The Tribal Environmental…

E-Enterprise Highlights Arizona Permitting and Compliance Reporting

November 25th, 2019

  This fall, more than 100 participants joined an E-Enterprise webinar spotlighting Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) development and deployment of a simplified environmental permitting and compliance reporting approach. ADEQ is leveraging technology, lean, and the voice of the customer to build an e-Licensing web portal, called myDEQ, to assist Arizona’s businesses in meeting their environmental…

Delaware Connects Customers to the ePermitting Environment

November 25th, 2019

Delaware’s environmental agency is building a new, common ePermitting portal, with phase one scheduled to go live on January 1, 2020. It will simplify user experiences and link them to the different programs within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). It is part of a Digital DNREC initiative that makes full use of information technology tools to improve business processes, productivity, and user satisfaction. …

Wake County, North Carolina Deploys Be Well Informed, an E-Enterprise Well Water Tool

November 25th, 2019

The E-Enterprise Portal supports applications that can be shared among state, tribal, and local partners to assist the public they serve in making environmental and health decisions. Be Well Informed is a new application in 2019 that provides owners of wells with feedback and recommendations for treatment of water based on test results. The original tool was developed by New Hampshire; however,…

Smart Mobile Tools for Field Inspectors Expanding to NPDES Inspections

November 25th, 2019

The E-Enterprise Smart Mobile Tools for Field Inspectors (Smart Tools) Team kicked off a new workgroup this fall to expand the use of Smart Tools to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspections.  The Smart Tools effort aims to improve the operation and management of environmental inspection programs by providing digital assistance to inspectors during each stage of the inspection process.   In the first phase of…

E-Enterprise Supports a State and Tribal Look Inside the EPA Lean Management System

November 25th, 2019

EPA Regions and the Office of Continuous Improvement (OCI), along with states and tribes, showcased their ELMS and continuous process improvement activities at the November E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) meeting in Washington, DC. OCI Director Stefan Martiyan updated the EELC members on the recently launched ELMS permitting initiative assisting states and tribes in the deployment…

E-Enterprise Showcases Successes at ECOS Fall Meeting

November 25th, 2019

This fall, E-Enterprise leaders touted the accomplishments and opportunities associated with E-Enterprise at the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) Fall Meeting in Seattle, Washington. State environmental commissioners and EPA leaders were on hand to discuss several E-Enterprise projects most relevant to states, including:  Disaster Debris Recovery Tool  E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform E-Enterprise Digital Strategy  E-Permitting Return on Investment Calculator  Smart Mobile Tools for…