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The ECHO Governance Team is a space for collaboration among ECHO staff and co-regulators. It serves as the nexus for cooperative stewardship of ECHO data and a body for jointly tracking issues and managing continuous improvements to ECHO’s performance and usability.

CHALLENGE

U.S. EPA’s ECHO is a critical tool that allows the public to access and analyze information about facilities regulated under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and other environmental statutes. As co-regulators, states and U.S. EPA have a mutual responsibility to ensure that the information in ECHO is accurate, timely, complete, and presented in usable context. Meeting this joint obligation requires more cooperative stewardship of ECHO and its data.

BENEFITS

  • Improve the usability, accuracy, and completeness of ECHO’s information
  • Identify the root causes of data quality, accuracy, and communication issues and propose solutions
  • Maintain mechanisms for cooperative problem resolution and stewardship of ECHO data

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Completed the first phase of this effort through the State-EPA ECHO Case Study Team
  • Improved data quality and user experience
  • Enhanced ECHO training opportunities and communications practices
  • Established mechanisms for cooperative problem resolution and stewardship of ECHO data

GET INVOLVED

Visit the ECHO website at: https://echo.epa.gov/

Ask questions or send feedback: https://echo.epa.gov/resources/general-info/contact-us