E-Enterprise for the Environment

E-Enterprise for the Environment (E-Enterprise) is a joint initiative of EPA, States, Territories, and Tribes to improve environmental outcomes and dramatically enhance service to the regulated community and the public by maximizing the use of advanced monitoring and information technologies, optimizing operations, and increasing transparency. E-Enterprise is governed by the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC).

E-Enterprise presents a broad plan to improve the way EPA and the States manage environmental programs, provide service to the regulated community and the public, and achieve environmental results. Fully achieving the E-Enterprise vision requires States and EPA to collectively recast the business model of environmental protection for the United States and in doing so redefine how regulators interact among themselves, and with regulated entities and the public.

E-Enterprise will improve environmental performance by enabling new environmental management approaches through program modernization including streamlining and improving existing business processes. E-Enterprise will use the transformational capabilities of new information technologies to enable programmatic and service improvements. A fundamental premise of E-Enterprise is that increasing transparency by providing a more integrated (cross-media and cross-jurisdiction) view of environmental performance and conditions will drive greener behavior of the public and regulated entities. E-Enterprise incorporation of advanced monitoring and data collection techniques will expand the ability of the government, regulated entities, and the public to see, measure, and improve environmental performance and conditions. Enhancing public transparency is both an end goal of E-Enterprise and a key way to improve environmental performance by regulated sources, government, and the public.

Request for Proposal – E-Enterprise for the Environment Coordinator

Under an EPA/Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) Cooperative Agreement, ECOS will support E-Enterprise for the Environment by providing an E-Enterprise Coordinator. The E-Enterprise Coordinator will serve as the primary liaison among the EELC members (i.e, “Governance”), and between Governance and other stakeholders. This Coordinator will support and complement the leadership of the EELC and will represent the interests of the E-Enterprise partnership. The E-Enterprise Coordinator derives their authority to act and receives high-level policy direction from the EELC Co-Chairs and provides them with regular reports. The E-Enterprise Coordinator will raise issues; contribute to development and execution for Governance activities and projects; and ensure that the EELC is creating and executing effective strategies that allow the EPA, States, Territories, and Tribes to jointly improve business processes. The E-Enterprise Coordinator will be selected jointly by State and EPA EELC leaders using a full and open competition process.

For more information, email ECOS’ Beth Graves at bgraves [at] ecos.org.

Resources

Integrated Project Teams

E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC)

Charter for State and EPA E-Enterprise Leadership Council_September 5, 2013

ECOS' Teresa Marks and EPA's Gina McCarthy sign the EELC Charter.

ECOS’ Teresa Marks and EPA’s Gina McCarthy sign the EELC Charter. September 16, 2013.

Members

  • Tom Burack, State Co-Chair; Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • Lisa Feldt, EPA Co-Chair; Acting Deputy Administrator, EPA Office of the Administrator
  • Henry Darwin; Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
  • Gary Gill; Hawaii State Department of Health
  • David Hindin; EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
  • Bharat Mathur; EPA Region 5
  • Matt Moroney; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Sara Pauley; Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Dick Pedersen: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 
  • Victoria Phillips; Massachusetts Department of Environmental
  • Andy Putnam; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Mike Shapiro; EPA Office of Water
  • Betsy Shaw; EPA Office of Air and Radiation
  • Curt Spalding; EPA Region 1
  • Mathy Stanislaus; EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
  • Tracy Stone-Manning; Montana Department of Environmental Quality
  • Louise Wise; EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
  • Renee Wynn; EPA Office of Environmental Information
  • Tribal Vacancy

Contacts

Rob Willis
Interim E-Enterprise Coordinator
Ross Strategic
P: 206.792.4082
E: rwillis [at] rossstrategic.com

Andrew Battin
Acting Director, E-Enterprise for the Environment
EPA Office of the Chief Financial Officer
P: 202.566.2140
E: battin.andrew [at] epa.gov

Beth Graves
Senior Project Manager, E-Enterprise for the Environment

Environmental Council of the States
P: 202.266.4923
E: bgraves [at] ecos.org