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EELC Members Visit the Neyaashiing Tribal Community; Observe Environmental Solutions and Gain Cultural Understanding

On August 9, 2023, E-Enterprise released the eighteenth edition of the E-Enterprise Bulletin. In this issue, we spotlight the historic Spring EELC Meeting in St.Paul/Neyaashiing, exciting updates on EPA’s upgraded air quality tracking tool, and South Carolina’s adoption of the Water Quality Exchange. We also highlight updates the E-Enterprise Prezi and share reflections from Tribal EELC member Charlie Lippert from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe on his experiences as a new EELC Member.

EECIP Connects E-Enterprise Partners to Environmental Innovation at Work

On April 12, 2023, E-Enterprise released the seventeenth edition of the E-Enterprise Bulletin. In this issue, we spotlight recent additions to the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform (EECIP), including Region 5’s Environmental Justice Screening Map and the E-Enterprise Leadership Council’s (EELC) Software Licensing Resources for Tribal Environmental Professionals. We also highlight progress on Be Well Informed and drinking water system modernization and share reflections from EPA EELC member Benita Best-Wong on the benefits of E-Enterprise’s collaborative approach.

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EELC Visits South Carolina EJ Strong Community, Experiences the Power of Partnership

On December 15, 2022, E-Enterprise released the sixteenth edition of the E-Enterprise Bulletin. In this issue, we reflect on the E-Enterprise Leadership Council’s recent meeting in South Carolina which focused on Environmental Justice (EJ), infrastructure, and data sharing, and included a visit to an EJ Strong Community. This issue also highlights recent efforts around tribal data including data sovereignty and e-reporting and celebrates the successes of ongoing projects including Participatory Science and Smart Mobile Tools for Field Inspectors.

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First Joint Water Quality-Nonpoint Source Training Brings Record Number of Nations and Tribes

On September 1, 2022, E-Enterprise released the fifteenth edition of the E-Enterprise Bulletin, featuring the following:

  • An interview with Leonard Bruce (Gila River Indian Community), a member of the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC).
  • EELC governance transitions.
  • Featured projects including Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) modernization, Combined Air Emissions Reporting System (CAERS), E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform (EECIP), and more.
  • Other news including a summary about the North Carolina state government offering an innovative research platform through its Office of Strategic Partnerships to match state agencies with external research and philanthropic partners to inform decision-making, and states leveraging a shared platform for Underground Injection Control facility E-permitting and data management.

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New Mexico Modernizes Technological and Data Approaches to Do More with Less

Like many agencies, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) faces considerable pressure to deliver responsive online services, increase data transparency, and imagine new ways to use technology to boost efficiency and flexibility. The agency is meeting these challenges with a strategy to modernize the way it adopts technology and manages its data. NMED has three broad modernization...

Wyoming Programs Move Toward an Enterprise Approach

WyWaste is a transformative data management system being deployed by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that has increased information sharing across their many programs. The system lets staff complete inspections on mobile devices and offline and in real time when connected to the internet, ultimately saving time and money. The first programs to...

Office of Mission Support Hosts a Quality Program Training Event

In February 2022, the EPA Office of Mission Support (OMS) successfully hosted a three-day virtual training event, Quality Connections: Ready, Set, Grow, with more than 500 EPA, state, and tribal participants. This is the second Quality Program event that OMS has hosted in the past year; the previous one having been in April 2021. EPA...

EECIP Encourages Engagement via New Features and Timely Information Updates

Federal, state, tribal, and local agencies depend on the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform (EECIP) to share innovative ideas and success stories. EECIP relies on four cornerstones: enter and share information, solve problems, save time and money, and build community. To inform and inspire potential new users from the E-Enterprise partnership as well as the broader government community,...

Water Data Foundations to Build an Internet of Water

Have you ever wondered if you could swim, drink, or eat fish from the waters near you? EPA’s How’s My Waterway allows users to access a large amount of data to begin to answer these questions. Water is an essential resource, used and reused several times as it flows from the mountains to the oceans. Because of the...

Checklist Functionality Coming Soon for Smart Mobile Tools for RCRA and NPDES

The E-Enterprise Smart Mobile Tools for Field Inspectors (Smart Tools) team is making strides enhancing Smart Tools for Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspectors. Environmental inspections are largely paper-based processes requiring hours of preparation and post-inspection work. Smart Tools brings environmental inspections into the 21st century by...

E-Enterprise Members Participate in EPA Workshop to Improve Participatory Science Data Management

In November 2021, representatives across media areas, EPA, states, tribes, and community organizations attended a three-day virtual workshop hosted by EPA to discuss participatory science data management. Participatory science is a useful resource for improving environmental protection and engaging community members. The workshop kickstarted the development of a roadmap for improving participatory science data management...

ICIS Modernization Board Looks to New Compliance and Enforcement Data Solution

Environmental protection agencies continue to collaborate through E-Enterprise to plan the modernization of EPA’s Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) – a data system that underpins many of the nation’s regulatory programs for air and water. Consistent with the E-Enterprise Digital Strategy, the ICIS Modernization Board (IMB) is guiding a process to gather input on a draft...