|enSite Water and Waste Enhancements|
|MDEQ will begin the detail design of enhancements to support Mississippi specific water and waste functionality for enSite in August 2002. These enhancements will support the development of water permits and their associated Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) and compliance schedules within enSite. Waste specific functionality includes support for Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data, Solid Waste Landfill data, and Hazardous Waste data that is required for reporting to EPA. Implementation of these enhancements is scheduled for late summer 2003. For more information contact the enSite Project Manager.|
|National Environmental Information Exchange Network (NEIEN)|
|EPA and the States, along with many public and private sector organizations are using information technology to streamline their business processes and to improve services. As part of this e-government revolution, EPA and the States have been working in a partnership sponsored by the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) since 1998 to develop the National Information Exchange Network. The NEIEN is a new approach for exchanging environmental data between EPA, States, and other partners that use the Internet and standardized data formats. Utilizing established best practices and technologies from the private sector in migration to e-commerce, the NEIEN will improve the quality of environmental data, improve the efficiency of data flows between States, EPA and other partners, and improve access to environmental data.|
|MDEQ NEIEN Readiness Grant Award |
|Under the NEIEN Grant Program, MDEQ applied for and received a Network Readiness Grant to develop and implement a "node", or portal, on the NEIEN. MDEQ will initially utilize this node to provide up-to-date information from the enSite Agency Interest Master File to EPA's Facility Registry System. Funds are also supplied under this grant to enhance and implement the water plug-in for enSite to facilitate the flow of water data from MDEQ to EPA.|
Currently, MDEQ provides data to EPA by entering data directly into EPA's national databases. MDEQ must also maintain much of this same information in enSite. The implementation of a NEIEN node will position MDEQ to exchange information from enSite to EPA's national databases without the extra burden of duplicate data entry. Information shared in this manner will be more complete, accurate, and timely, resulting in improved quality of information in EPA databases.
|MDEQ NEIEN Challenge Grant Award|
|MDEQ, along with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Mexico Environment Department, the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, have been awarded a NEIEN (link to network overview text above) Challenge Grant to develop data flows utilizing the NEIEN for State Air Emissions Data and State Hazardous Waste Data to EPA's National databases.|
Currently, MDEQ provides data to EPA by entering data directly into EPA's national databases. MDEQ must also maintain much of this same information in enSite. The implementation of a NEIEN node will position MDEQ to exchange information from enSite to EPA's national databases without the extra burden of duplicate data entry. Information shared in this manner will be more accurate and timely, resulting in more current and accurate information in EPA databases.
|MDEQ applies for EPA Grant to develop Web-based eDMR Reporting Module|
|MDEQ has applied for a grant to develop a web-based reporting module for the submittal of Discharge Monitoring (DMR) data to MDEQ. MDEQ's proposal has been approved by EPA. A final grant application must be submitted to EPA prior to grant award. |