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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

The E-Enterprise Facility Team is pleased to announce the availability of a new web service that enables partners to query facility data in real-time. The team developed and piloted the expanded web service with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. The expanded service provides partners a real-time, comprehensive view of facility data in the…

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 (Acting), 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 discuss paths forward on efforts aimed at modernizing the business of environmental protection. Leaders provided strategic…

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 Successes 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…