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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…

E-Enterprise National Meeting Set for May 2020 in Chicago – Call for Content Now Open

November 25th, 2019

Mark your calendars for EE2020 – the E-Enterprise National Meeting! On May 12-14, 2020 the E-Enterprise and Exchange Network communities will gather in Chicago, Illinois to connect, collaborate, and learn more about the innovative work happening across the environmental protection enterprise. EE2020 is a meeting for professionals from environmental agencies at all levels of government…

Digital Strategy to Inform Program and System Modernization 

November 25th, 2019

  E-Enterprise for the Environment aims to enhance the business of environmental protection using collaborative e-program modernization, process streamlining, and transformative information technologies. The principles embedded in the E-Enterprise Conceptual Blueprint lay the foundation for that vision. Building on the blueprint, the recently published E-Enterprise Digital Strategy sets a framework to help environmental agencies voluntarily coordinate their technology…

E-Enterprise Leaders Gather to Discuss Process Improvement, Digital Strategy, and Other Priorities

November 25th, 2019

In November, EPA, state, and tribal leaders gathered in Washington, DC for an E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) meeting. The meeting focused on the E-Enterprise Digital Strategy (see next story), information system modernization, continuous process improvement, and priority initiatives. Among other deliberations, the EELC members had an opportunity to consider how information is collected, managed, shared, and used to implement environmental programs.   A session on system modernization resulted in a council discussion on opportunities to update the State Drinking…

Frank Harjo Reflects on E-Enterprise Project Success and Lessons Learned

November 25th, 2019

  Meet E-Enterprise Management Board member Frank Harjo of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Harjo discusses his longtime involvement in E-Enterprise and the valuable lessons he has learned along the way.   What roles do you fill on behalf of the E-Enterprise/Exchange Network initiative?  I participate on the E-Enterprise Management Board and the Portal Workgroup as a tribal representative. I also participate in the Tribal Governance Group (TGG) that focuses more on…

E-Enterprise Holds Permitting and Compliance Webinar with Arizona DEQ

October 29th, 2019

On October 29 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, E-Enterprise hosted a webinar to spotlight the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)’s development and deployment of its simplified environmental permitting and compliance reporting approach. ADEQ is leveraging technology, Lean methodologies and the voice of the customer to design and build an e-Licensing web portal, called myDEQ,…

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…