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Read the Sixth Issue of the E-Enterprise Bulletin

July 31st, 2019

On July 31, 2019, E-Enterprise released the sixth 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 summer edition of the Bulletin features an effort by E-Enterprise partners to craft a digital strategy that…

E-Enterprise Publishes ‘Essential Info’ Document

July 26th, 2019

E-Enterprise recently published a second edition of the Essential Information for New Members of the E-Enterprise Governance Groups, a core recommended reading for all E-Enterprise members, especially if they have recently joined the community. The document provides an overview of E-Enterprise principles, goals, projects, member expectations, and more.

E-Enterprise Team Explores Enhanced Coordination on Risk Communication

July 25th, 2019

State, tribal, and EPA leadership have identified risk communication as a joint priority and an area where enhanced coordination would improve the way we share information about emerging environmental threats. Nancy Grantham, Principal Deputy Associate Administrator for EPA’s Office of Public Affairs, discussed risk communication with the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) at its Spring Meeting…

New Event to Focus on Tribal Training and Mentoring

July 18th, 2019

Undertaking a new approach to an old problem, the Exchange Network Tribal Governance Group and Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals are collaborating with training and technical experts to develop a mentorship event for tribes working on environmental data management projects. Specific topics are still being planned, but the event will boast multiple hands-on workshops of…

E-Enterprise Showcases Tools & Services at ECOS STEP Meeting

July 18th, 2019

E-Enterprise topics figured prominently in the ECOS 2019 State Environmental Protection (STEP) Meeting convened in July in Washington, DC. The meeting, From the Flintstones to the Jetsons: How Technology is Transforming Environmental Protection, brought together state, federal, industry, and nonprofit environmental professionals for a look at use of innovative technologies that can help them tackle regulatory…

Maryland Hosts First State-Level Lean Management System Deployment with EPA

July 18th, 2019

Following discussions at the May EELC meeting among EPA Acting Deputy Administrator Henry Darwin and other state and tribal E-Enterprise leaders, the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) hosted lean experts from EPA’s Office of Continuous Improvement (OCI) for training on, and deployment of, the EPA Lean Management System (ELMS). This June gathering introduced Maryland’s Industrial…

Rhode Island Leads the Way in Adopting EPA NeT Tool for a State-Issued Permit

July 18th, 2019

Like many states, Rhode Island found itself grappling with how to meet the requirements of EPA’s 2015 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting Rule. Under the rule, permittees must submit discharge monitoring reports (DMRs), notices of intent (NOIs), and program reports electronically rather than on paper. The rule established two deadlines: the Phase…

Online Permitting Assistance Tool Now Available for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

July 18th, 2019

For complex Clean Air Act rules, the regulated community and government agencies require assistance in understanding specific rule applicability and requirements. As part of an E-Enterprise initiative, EPA developed a suite of online Regulation Navigation (Reg Nav) tools to help owners and operators of facilities in certain industries easily determine the requirements of specific regulations…

Federated Identity Management to Improve Environmental Work Flows

July 18th, 2019

Scientists and staff at environmental agencies frequently require critical and current water or air data from other agencies or jurisdictions. Even if staff are able to access this external data, it can be burdensome to manage multiple accounts and navigate between online platforms in which data are stored. To address this challenge, the New Mexico…

New Facility Web Service Enables Real-Time Query of Facility Information

July 18th, 2019

Facility data are at the core of environmental regulatory processes at all levels of government. Knowing a facility’s name, ownership, location, and characteristics is key to gaining a comprehensive picture of environmental impacts. Together with critical environmental data such as ambient air and water quality data, census figures, and other demographic information, facility data can…