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EE2020 Launches Meeting Website and Opens Call for Meeting Content

November 12th, 2019

The 2020 E-Enterprise National Meeting (EE2020) will be held in Chicago, IL from May 12-14, 2020! EE2020 is a meeting for the environmental protection community that creates opportunities to connect with other community members, share your successes and challenges, and learn about best practices in environmental protection. We need your help to craft a program that is…

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 and the Exchange Network Announce Location and Dates for EE2020

September 9th, 2019

Mark your calendars for EE2020—the E-Enterprise National Meeting—powered by the Exchange Network! 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 continues the longstanding series of national meetings held by the National…

Read the Sixth Issue of the E-Enterprise Bulletin

July 31st, 2019

On July 31, 2019, E-Enterprise released the sixth 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 summer edition of the Bulletin features an effort by E-Enterprise partners to craft a digital strategy that…

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…

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…