E-Enterprise Advanced Monitoring Strategy and Implementation

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Oral Presentation

Prepared by L. Cronkhite
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20460, United States


Contact Information: [email protected]; 202-564-3878


ABSTRACT

EPA and states are aware of a changing paradigm of pollution monitoring for the past few years. Through the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC), a council of 20 senior executives from EPA, states, and tribes, have formed a
team to address the challenges and opportunities presented by rapidly changing monitoring technology. The Advanced Monitoring includes state environmental
commissioners, state and local technical experts, and representatives from EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance(OECA), Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Office of Water (OW), Office of Environmental Information (OEI), Office of Research and Development (ORD), and EPA Regional Offices.
Recommendations from the team to move forward on five projects have been approved by the E-Enterprise Leadership Council: Options analysis of a 3rd party certification program to characterize advanced monitoring technology, especially for sensor devices; developing data standards; interpreting and communicating data generated on a continuous or near continuous basis; establishing a network of technical state and EPA staff to share information about new monitoring devices; and reviewing EPA methods approval processes to enable the Agency to approve new technologies quickly. This presentation will describe the purpose of the five projects and their status. CONTACT INFORMATION: Leslie Cronkhite, EPA, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 202-564-3878; [email protected]