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Read the Fifth Issue of the E-Enterprise Bulletin

May 7th, 2019

On May 7, 2019, E-Enterprise released the fifth 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 issue features an interview with E-Enterprise Management Board member Mary Montoya, an update on the…

EE Webinar: State, U.S. EPA Permitting and Reporting Activities under NPDES

May 2nd, 2019

On May 2, 2019 E-Enterprise for the Environment hosted a webinar to spotlight work by states and U.S. EPA related to the development and deployment of various National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting applications and workflows. The workshop featured: Nevada: An overview of Nevada’s Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) state developed E-Permitting system and…

Arizona Radically Transforms Environmental Permitting and Compliance

April 16th, 2019

Every citizen wants to live in a clean environment. While environmental rules are implemented to reduce pollution, the application and reporting processes involved in environmental regulation may become burdensome for businesses that lack dedicated staff to handle them. In addition, the 28,000 manual permit transactions once performed each year by the Arizona Department of Environmental…

CAER Inventory Project Promotes Better Informed Decisions

April 16th, 2019

In efforts to improve the national emissions inventory of outdoor air toxic sources, which is used for the National Air Toxics Assessment and rule development, the Combined Air Emissions Reporting (CAER) project team researched commonalities and differences between air emissions data submitted and hosted in four databases. The team developed crosswalks for common data fields…

ATTAINS Provides Big Picture on Tribal Water Quality

April 16th, 2019

Tribes monitor, collect, and assess water quality annually on their lands under Section 106 of the Clean Water Act. Historically, tribes have submitted water quality assessments to the EPA regional offices in a paper format, creating challenges when tracking, analyzing, and sharing trend data across the EPA Regions and on a national level. In 2016,…

New and Improved Version of E-Enterprise Portal Goes Live

April 16th, 2019

In March 2019, E-Enterprise launched the newest version of the E-Enterprise Portal, Portal 2.0, featuring improved usability that includes a new interface and a redesigned login process that allows users to enter information in a more centralized fashion. The Portal modernizes how the public, the regulated community, and environmental co-regulators conduct environmental transactions and access…

States Share Solutions for Accepting Online Payments via EECIP

April 16th, 2019

Is your agency using, or thinking of adopting, a system to accept online payments? If so, join this discussion thread via the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform (EECIP)! Todd Hochman of the New Mexico Environment Department is asking other departments and agencies about hosting online payment solutions (e.g. Paypal) for environmental services. Todd is looking for…

E-Enterprise Spotlights Pioneering Massachusetts Permit Efforts

April 16th, 2019

As part of its effort to promote timely permit review, E-Enterprise for the Environment recently hosted a webinar spotlighting work of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) on a state electronic permitting system. MassDEP worked with state partners to first streamline processes, and then develop and deploy a scalable e-permitting platform using standard components…

Environmental Leaders Make Strides in the Development of Digital Strategy and Architecture Plan

April 16th, 2019

E-Enterprise partners are designing a Digital Strategy and Architecture Plan to help EPA, states, and tribes deploy transformative technologies to deliver more efficient services and enhance environmental protection. In response to a request from state agencies, the E-Enterprise Leadership Council charged partners with developing a strategy to leverage new technology for improving environmental services to…

Mary Montoya Reflects on E-Enterprise Project Successes and Lessons Learned

April 16th, 2019

In this April 2019 edition of the E-Enterprise Bulletin, E-Enterprise and Exchange Network Management Board member Mary Montoya of New Mexico Environment Department discusses her involvement in E-Enterprise and the valuable lessons she has learned along the way. What roles do you fill on behalf of the E-Enterprise initiative? I am currently a member of…