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Vision for Environmental Information Management. Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Deputy Director Office of Information Collection US EPA Office of Environmental Information January 9, 2001. Overview. Where we are now EPA’s Vision How EPA is working to achieve that vision Why we are here today.

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vision for environmental information management

Vision for Environmental Information Management

Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Deputy Director

Office of Information Collection

US EPA Office of Environmental Information

January 9, 2001

overview
Overview
  • Where we are now
  • EPA’s Vision
  • How EPA is working to achieve that vision
  • Why we are here today
our environmental information legacy
Our Environmental Information Legacy
  • Separate environmental media legislation
  • Separate program regulations & procedures
  • Separate data repositories
  • Incremental approaches to change
  • Equals barriers to effective and efficient collection and use of environmental data
state epa drivers for information reform
State/EPA Drivers for Information Reform
  • Federal Legislation/ Mandates
    • Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) of 1998
    • E-Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN) of 2000
  • Resource Issues
  • Demand for Integration
  • Burden Reduction/Customer Service
  • Improved Data Quality
epa s vision for environmental information management
EPA’s Vision for Environmental Information Management

Improved Collection, Management, and Use of Environmental Information through...

  • Efficient data collection and exchange
  • Integration of environmental information
  • Improved access and analysis
state epa principles for information management
State/EPA Principles for Information Management
  • Data collected should have a specific and demonstrable use
  • Share core environmental information based on compatible data standards and system design
  • Leverage and share existing and future state and federal IT investments
  • Share information while recognizing need for transparency and respect in use and dissemination
  • Improve collection, management, and sharing of environmental information to achieve our respective and shared environmental goals/priorities
epa and the states working together to
Manage information in new ways

Establishment of New Information Office

Leverage State & EPA knowledge, experience, and resources

Build the infrastructure

Work to achieve better data standards and integration

EPA and the States Working Together To ...
state epa progress
State/EPA Progress
  • State/EPA Information Management Workgroup (IMWG)
  • EPA’s Information Integration Initiative (I-3)
  • The National Environmental Information Exchange Network
major activities for office of information collection
Increased Outreach to our State Partners and Stakeholders

Data Quality

Integrated error correction program

Data quality strategic plan

Information Policies (e.g. CBI, FOIA)

Burden Reduction

Data Standards Efforts

Federal Registry System

Cross- Media Electronic Reporting and Record-keeping Rule CROMERRR)

Central Data Exchange

Major Activities forOffice of Information Collection
why are we here today
Why Are We Here Today
  • To continue to push the envelope and explore the challenges state and federal government faces in this new world of information management;
  • To share ideas; discuss complex legal and technical issues; explore potential solutions; and
  • To listen to and learn from our state colleagues.
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