Priority Data Exchanges
The following air-related data exchanges have been developed for the Network.
New Jersey, New York, and Delaware share common airsheds. Air transported into the area and emission sources in and across these States impact one another. Each State benefits from information on the quality of the air in another State. This information is used in the evaluation of current environmental conditions and trends, health tracking, and in coordinating homeland security efforts. The States … View Data Exchange »
Partners can use the Exchange Network to submit data to EPA’s Air Quality System (AQS). AQS is the national database that contains ambient air quality monitoring data collected by States, Tribes, and local governments. These data are used to determine compliance with clean air standards, assess the nature of air pollution in North America, and assess the exposure of humans to airborne pollutants. … View Data Exchange »
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) publishes its ambient radiation data. Leveraging EN technology, NJDEP implemented a minute-by-minute ambient radiation solicit service that can automatically pull ambient radiation from NJDEP’s air quality data views, and generate the data in the AQS Schema format. For more information, see NJDEP’s Ambient Radiation Outreach Guide.
In March 2008, EPA initiated the development of the Consolidated Emissions Reporting Schema (CERS). The objective of this effort was to develop a common air emissions reporting schema that could be used for sharing and reporting air pollution emissions data. The schema is designed to support the reporting of criteria air pollutants and air toxic emissions, as well as greenhouse gases. The resulting … View Data Exchange »
The Emissions Inventory System (EIS) is EPA’s information system for storing all current and historical emissions inventory data. It is used to receive and store emissions data and generate emission inventories beginning with the 2008 National Emissions Inventory (NEI). Partners use the EIS Exchange to submit Facility Inventory, Point, Nonpoint, Onroad, and Nonroad data categories to the EIS Production or QA environments. The … View Data Exchange »
Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), EPA is responsible for revising and implementing regulations to ensure that transportation fuel used in the United States contains a minimum volume of renewable fuel. The Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS2) has been developed in collaboration with refiners, renewable fuel producers, and many other stakeholders. RFS2 incorporates the concept of the Renewable Identification … View Data Exchange »
The ICIS Data Access data exchange allows Partners to request and receive ICIS data in XML format. The Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) currently holds National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Federal Enforcement and Compliance. Partners can now request NPDES reference codes for parameter, pollutant, unit, and affiliation types. Future versions of the data exchange will allow Partners to request additional reference codes for … View Data Exchange »
The Integrated Compliance Information System for Air (ICIS-Air) data exchange allows all State, Local, and Tribal Air agencies providing air stationary source enforcement and compliance data to submit their data to EPA via the Exchange Network. ICIS supports an integrated data flow to process electronic batch submissions using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) technology. Authorized local control agencies, States, Tribes, and regional users … View Data Exchange »
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection developed the MassAir data exchange to: Display near real-time ambient air quality data, allow the download of recent pollutant data, and educate the public about the nature of air quality, how it affects their health, and what they can do to improve it; Provide a suite of quality assurance tools that partially automate the QA process, … View Data Exchange »
U.S. EPA, States, and Tribes all collect radon data, however, different programs collect different data fields, have different thresholds and calculation logics, and use the data in different formats. RadonLeaders.org developed a standard process to share radon data and promote radon data exchange in a more standard way, including identifying a list of core data elements. Using those elements, the New Jersey Department … View Data Exchange »