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E-Enterprise Leaders Eye Permitting Improvements, Lean Management, & More

July 18th, 2019

EELC Co-Chairs Jim Macy of Nebraska, Gerald Wagner of the Blackfeet Nation, and Henry Darwin of EPA (left to right) State, tribal, and EPA leaders gathered in Phoenix, Arizona at the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) Spring Meeting to give strategic direction to existing projects and discuss areas of future efforts. Leaders provided strategic direction for…

E-Enterprise Leaders Begin Charting a Roadmap to Digital Transformation

July 18th, 2019

In June, state, tribal, and EPA members of the E-Enterprise and Exchange Network Management Board and the Interoperability and Operations Team started developing a roadmap that will guide implementation of the E-Enterprise Digital Strategy. Recently adopted by the E-Enterprise Leadership Council, the Digital Strategy will help agencies voluntarily coordinate their technology investments and collectively harness the…

Betsy Shaw Reflects on E-Enterprise Project Success and Lessons Learned  

July 18th, 2019

What roles do you fill on behalf of the E-Enterprise initiative? I am a proud charter member of the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) representing EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR). The EELC sets overall direction for the E-Enterprise collaborative, and individual EELC members help lead and support E-Enterprise projects within our own organizations. What…

E-Enterprise Principles Graphic Available for Download!

July 11th, 2019

Sharing E-Enterprise principles with your peers has become easier than ever! You can now download our principles graphic as a PowerPoint slide.    

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, EPA Permitting and Reporting Activities under NPDES

May 2nd, 2019

In May, E-Enterprise for the Environment hosted a webinar to spotlight work by states and 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 NetDMR system. The NetDMR…

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…