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EE2020 Webinar Recording: ArcGIS StoryMaps

August 14th, 2020

On Thursday, August 6, E-Enterprise convened its third webinar for the virtual EE2020 national meeting. The webinar was a conversation about StoryMaps, the web-based, story authoring application on the ArcGIS platform that enables organizations to share their maps in the context of narrative text and other multimedia content. The webinar featured speakers from state and…

Read the Ninth Issue of the E-Enterprise Bulletin!

August 4th, 2020

On August 4, 2020, E-Enterprise released the ninth 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 features information on an EN grant supporting tribal wild rice…

EN Grant Supports Tribal Consortium on Wild Rice and Water Quality Management

July 31st, 2020

A consortium of 27 tribes in EPA Region 5 is collaborating on water quality and wild rice management, after being awarded an Exchange Network grant administered by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Tribal nations in the Upper Great Lakes have a strong history of working together to support sustainable and harvestable…

EPA Launches Improved Enforcement and Compliance Activity Dashboards

July 31st, 2020

Compliance monitoring chart created within the ECHO Air Stationary Source Dashboard   In May, EPA launched new versions of the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) Air Stationary Source Dashboard and Hazardous Waste Dashboard. These updates provide regulatory agencies, tribes, and the public a more user-friendly experience and the ability to see trends in agency compliance program implementation at a…

EPA Mapping Tool for Managing Debris Expands Nationwide

July 31st, 2020

  In June, EPA announced a newly nationwide debris recovery tool for safer management of debris to help communities achieve resiliency in planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters. The Disaster Debris Recovery Tool is an interactive dataset for federal agencies, states, and tribes that provides information and locations of more than 20,000…

SPeCS Team Adds Exceptional Events Module, Debuts Public Tools

July 31st, 2020

Through the E-Enterprise State Plan Electronic Collaboration System (SPeCS) initiative, a group of EPA and state officials has designed and piloted, and is preparing to launch, a new module that will allow air agencies to submit exceptional event notifications and demonstrations through EPA’s Central Data Exchange. Exceptional events are unusual or naturally occurring events that can affect…

CAER Team Partners with Georgia to Pilot Emissions Inventory Process

July 31st, 2020

This spring, the Combined Air Emissions Reporting (CAER) team, working closely with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), launched the first round of emissions inventory submissions through the Combined Air Emissions Reporting System (CAERS), formerly the Common Emissions Form. Currently, various federal, state, local, and tribal programs require industry to report air pollutant emissions…

E-Enterprise Rolls Out Smart Mobile Tools for RCRA, Makes Strides on NPDES

July 31st, 2020

The E-Enterprise Smart Mobile Tools for Field Inspectors (Smart Tools) team has reached a major milestone by rolling out its Smart Tools for Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) inspectors. At the same time, it continues to develop Smart Tools for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspectors. Environmental inspections are largely paper-based processes requiring…

SDWIS State Modernization Process Draws on E-Enterprise Principles

July 31st, 2020

Earlier this year, EPA and states formed a Modernization Board to guide a collaborative planning process for the replacement of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) state software. The modernized system will provide a web-based data management solution for drinking water programs across the nation. The SDWIS Modernization Board is drawing on the principles of the E-Enterprise…

E-Enterprise Operationalizes the Principles of the Digital Strategy

July 31st, 2020

The E-Enterprise Digital Strategy, referenced throughout this issue, is one way that E-Enterprise is working to bring partners together to build a collective vision and promote the sharing of IT resources and best practices. Adopted in 2019, the Digital Strategy sets principles and strategic actions to help agencies coordinate their technology investments and transform environmental protection….