National Environmental Information Exchange Network. Kim Nelson Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Wendy Cleland-Hamnett U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Bob Zimmerman Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The State/EPA Shared Vision.
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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
The States and EPA are committed to a partnership to build locally and nationally accessible, cohesive and coherent environmental information systems that will ensure that both the public and regulators have access to the information needed to document environmental performance, understand environmental conditions, and make sound decisions that ensure environmental protection. (March 1998)
“The core of the Network is not technology. . .it is a commitment to change the way data is exchanged.”
Registration, process support, communication
Uses standard Internet tools
Data Exchange Templates
Common way to package shared data
Common way to define shared terms
How information flows between partners
Capacity to participateNetwork Principles Implemented through
End of 2001
First Half of 2002