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Delaware Connects Customers to the ePermitting Environment

November 25th, 2019

Delaware’s environmental agency is building a new, common ePermitting portal, with phase one scheduled to go live on January 1, 2020. It will simplify user experiences and link them to the different programs within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). It is part of a Digital DNREC initiative that makes full use of information technology tools to improve business processes, productivity, and user satisfaction. …

Wake County, North Carolina Deploys Be Well Informed, an E-Enterprise Well Water Tool

November 25th, 2019

The E-Enterprise Portal supports applications that can be shared among state, tribal, and local partners to assist the public they serve in making environmental and health decisions. Be Well Informed is a new application in 2019 that provides owners of wells with feedback and recommendations for treatment of water based on test results. The original tool was developed by New Hampshire; however,…

Smart Mobile Tools for Field Inspectors Expanding to NPDES Inspections

November 25th, 2019

The E-Enterprise Smart Mobile Tools for Field Inspectors (Smart Tools) Team kicked off a new workgroup this fall to expand the use of Smart Tools to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspections.  The Smart Tools effort aims to improve the operation and management of environmental inspection programs by providing digital assistance to inspectors during each stage of the inspection process.   In the first phase of…

E-Enterprise Supports a State and Tribal Look Inside the EPA Lean Management System

November 25th, 2019

EPA Regions and the Office of Continuous Improvement (OCI), along with states and tribes, showcased their ELMS and continuous process improvement activities at the November E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) meeting in Washington, DC. OCI Director Stefan Martiyan updated the EELC members on the recently launched ELMS permitting initiative assisting states and tribes in the deployment…

E-Enterprise Showcases Successes at ECOS Fall Meeting

November 25th, 2019

This fall, E-Enterprise leaders touted the accomplishments and opportunities associated with E-Enterprise at the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) Fall Meeting in Seattle, Washington. State environmental commissioners and EPA leaders were on hand to discuss several E-Enterprise projects most relevant to states, including:  Disaster Debris Recovery Tool  E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform E-Enterprise Digital Strategy  E-Permitting Return on Investment Calculator  Smart Mobile Tools for…

E-Enterprise National Meeting Set for May 2020 in Chicago – Call for Content Now Open

November 25th, 2019

Mark your calendars for EE2020 – the E-Enterprise National Meeting! 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 is a meeting for professionals from environmental agencies at all levels of government…

Digital Strategy to Inform Program and System Modernization 

November 25th, 2019

  E-Enterprise for the Environment aims to enhance the business of environmental protection using collaborative e-program modernization, process streamlining, and transformative information technologies. The principles embedded in the E-Enterprise Conceptual Blueprint lay the foundation for that vision. Building on the blueprint, the recently published E-Enterprise Digital Strategy sets a framework to help environmental agencies voluntarily coordinate their technology…

E-Enterprise Leaders Gather to Discuss Process Improvement, Digital Strategy, and Other Priorities

November 25th, 2019

In November, EPA, state, and tribal leaders gathered in Washington, DC for an E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC) meeting. The meeting focused on the E-Enterprise Digital Strategy (see next story), information system modernization, continuous process improvement, and priority initiatives. Among other deliberations, the EELC members had an opportunity to consider how information is collected, managed, shared, and used to implement environmental programs.   A session on system modernization resulted in a council discussion on opportunities to update the State Drinking…

Frank Harjo Reflects on E-Enterprise Project Success and Lessons Learned

November 25th, 2019

  Meet E-Enterprise Management Board member Frank Harjo of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Harjo discusses his longtime involvement in E-Enterprise and the valuable lessons he has learned along the way.   What roles do you fill on behalf of the E-Enterprise/Exchange Network initiative?  I participate on the E-Enterprise Management Board and the Portal Workgroup as a tribal representative. I also participate in the Tribal Governance Group (TGG) that focuses more on…

EE2020 Seeks Volunteers for Program Committee

November 21st, 2019

The E-Enterprise National Meeting (EE2020) is coming and you can help make it a success! The chairs of the meeting are looking for motivated volunteers to serve on the EE2020 Program Committee. The Program Committee plays a critical role in shaping the meeting’s content and creating a program that is responsive to the needs of…