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Air Reporting, Compliance Monitoring, Infrastructure, & Software Needs Headline EELC Meeting

Among the EELC leaders who gathered virtually are (left to right) top row: State Member Andy Putnam of Colorado, State Member Jim Macy of Nebraska, State Member Becky Keogh of Arkansas; middle row: Tribal Member Alisha Bartling of the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska, Tribal Member Josh Worcester of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Tribal Co-Chair Kari Jacobson...

E-Enterprise Regional Coordinators Sheryl Rosner and James Davies Reflect on E-Enterprise Journeys

“As I prepare to retire from EPA in May 2022, I have been looking back at my 30-year career. Undoubtedly, one of the best parts of my job has been supporting E-Enterprise on behalf of EPA Region 1. It has been satisfying to see how E-Enterprise has grown into an important and necessary collaboration between...

E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) Member John Dombrowski Highlights Collaborative Efforts on Compliance and Enforcement

How is E-Enterprise helping to advance the EPA, state, and tribal shared governance objective of working together as true partners? E-Enterprise provides multiple opportunities for EPA, states, and tribes to share experiences with efforts to protect human health and the environment. The basic premise of E-Enterprise is to provide a platform for positive change for...

Read the Fourteenth Issue of the E-Enterprise Bulletin!

On April 28, 2022, E-Enterprise released the fourteenth edition of the E-Enterprise Bulletin, featuring the following:

  • An interview with John Dombrowski (U.S. EPA, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance), a member of the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC).
  • Highlights from the EELC meeting held in March 2022 including tribal software needs, air emissions reporting, supplemental inspections with offsite compliance monitoring, and opportunities for coordinating new infrastructure planning and funding.
  • Featured projects including the ICIS Modernization Board looking to new compliance and enforcement data solutions, an EPA Workshop focused on improving participatory science data management, and a checklist functionality coming soon for Smart Mobile Tools for RCRA and NPDES.
  • Other news including a summary of the Office of Mission Support’s Quality Program Training Event, Wyoming’s WYWaste transformative data management system, and New Mexico modernizing technological and data approaches to do more with less.
  • Engagement opportunities including the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform.

You can subscribe to future issues of the E-Enterprise Bulletin by clicking here.

A New Year’s Message from the EELC Co-Chairs

Dear Friends: Greetings and Happy New Year to the growing number of partners supporting E-Enterprise for the Environment (EE). As Co-Chairs of the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC), we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the entire EE community, recognizing both our significant accomplishments to date and the new priorities we are energized to undertake in 2022-23....

EECIP Invites Your Input on Renewable Energy Waste

EPA, state, local, and tribal agencies continue to turn to the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform (EECIP) to share our know-how and experiences. EECIP has four major cornerstones – enter and share information, solve problems, save time and money, and build community.   Engage with your colleagues today by joining the discussion thread on Managing Renewable Energy Waste Streams! It...

Tribal Groups Support Data Management and Information Technology for Environmental Programs

In the United States, there are 574 federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native tribes and villages. Although each is unique, there are commonalities in the challenges they face. Tribes collect data to assess the environmental conditions that impact their lands, resources, and their communities, but often have limited capacity to fully support this work with their available...

E-Enterprise Community Comes Together to Promote Tribal Participation

At the 26th Annual Inter-Tribal Environmental Council (ITEC) webinar series this past summer, attendees participated in a roundtable on E-Enterprise and Exchange Network that showcased opportunities for tribes to get involved and activities of the Tribal Exchange Network (TXG). The virtual meeting also featured the recently released Citizen Science tribal case studies compilation that highlights best practices from successful citizen...

ECOS Features E-Enterprise and Aligned Initiatives at Fall Meeting on Innovation

In September, ECOS convened the leaders of 46 state environmental agencies, top-ranking EPA officials, and others for a lively Fall Meeting on innovation that frequently touched on E-Enterprise activities.     The lineup of prominent keynote speakers included Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, EPA Co-Chair of the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC), who welcomed the ECOS meeting theme of Better, Faster, Smarter. She...

Massachusetts Estuary Program Introduces AquaQAPP, a QAPP-Generating Wizard

Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Partnership (MassBays) is pleased to share a new web-based application to support monitoring project managers in plan sampling and quality assurance activities. AquaQAPP generates tailored Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) for marine and freshwater systems, encompassing both water quality and benthic monitoring parameters for freshwater and estuarine/marine systems.  With funding from the Exchange...

EPA Partners to Provide Real-Time Air Quality Data to the Public during Wildfires

Over the past few years, wildfires have become more severe, and the fire season has gotten longer. In addition to the direct hazards presented by the fires, the resulting smoke makes air quality worse, posing risks to people’s health, especially those with heart or lung disease or other respiratory problems. Given the scale and magnitude...

OECA Engages with States, Tribes, and Academics on a Compliance Learning Agenda

In April, the E-Enterprise Leadership Council offered support to the EPA Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance (OECA) as it undertook the development of a Compliance Learning Agenda (CLA) to inform future data-driven decision-making on national enforcement and compliance activities. The CLA will provide a framework to test new and existing innovative technologies and policies; use data to optimize...