E-Enterprise for the Environment

Mission Statement

E-Enterprise for the Environment (E-Enterprise) is a transformative 21st-century strategy for rethinking how our government delivers environmental protection. Through a partnership of States, Territories, EPA, and Tribes, E-Enterprise will improve environmental results and enhance services to the regulated community and the public by modernizing business processes and driving innovations across agencies and programs.

Overview

E-Enterprise for the Environment is a EPA-State initiative to improve environmental performance and enhance services to the regulated community, environmental agencies, and the public. E-Enterprise will increase transparency and efficiency, develop new environmental management approaches, and employ advanced information and monitoring technologies in a coordinated effort to manage and modernize environmental programs. Some state and EPA programs have begun to streamline and modernize environmental programs and develop sophisticated and advanced information management and monitoring projects. E-Enterprise will build on these experiences. The rationale for E-Enterprise is that States and EPA can move forward more quickly together, as one enterprise, by coordinating investments, implementing joint program improvements and technologies, and achieving economies of scale. Full realization of 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, with regulated entities, and with the public.

The design and operating principles are a set of joint State-EPA commitments to:

  1. Manage E-Enterprise from the beginning as a partnership led by a joint governance body and work together to develop funding mechanisms and inform the independent resource investment decisions of partners.
  2. Respect existing delegations and operating agreements throughout program changes that are riven by E-Enterprise. If seizing improvement opportunities calls for changes, negotiate these changes through existing channels.
  3. Streamline and modernize programs before automating them. Streamlining and modernizing programs includes exploring use of new environmental management approaches to harness program improvements and technologies.
  4. Use a business-case approach to prioritize activities.
  5. Ensure that the program and system development explicitly takes into account the user’s perspective.
  6. Establish a seamless and secure network of services and systems to improve two-way business transactions between the regulated community and partners and among partners.
  7. Ensure systems will work smoothly together, for staff, regulated entities, and the public.
  8. Automate access to data to promote re-use of information and services by users and their application developers.
  9. Explore the integration of advanced monitoring, data collection, and analysis techniques into programs and explore the new management approaches they might enable.
  10. Lower cost of program and technical implementation by providing funding and shared infrastructure.

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
  • Stan Meiburg, 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
  • 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
  • Shari Wilson; Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
  • Louise Wise; EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
  • Renee Wynn; EPA Office of Environmental Information
  • State Vacancy
  • 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