Shared Information Technology and Data Services (Shared Services)

Shared services enable resources to be leveraged across an entire enterprise, resulting in lower costs with agreed upon customer-service levels. The following E-Enterprise and Exchange Network shared services are available or in development.

Exchange and Presentation Services

External User Registration and Identity Management – Open standards identity management services accessible by applications and other services that require registration, authentication and management of user identities and profiles.

User Profile Registry (proof of concept stage) – Persistent information associated with One EPA electronic identities to understand the context and personalize services through the portal interface and individual program systems.

Portal Interface (not yet available) – Personalized home page driven by user requirements for business services and information.

Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) Compliant Services – Services that identity-proof and validate users for the purposes of non-repudiation.

Virtual Exchange Services – In order to send automated electronic messages from machine to another over the internet, software must be installed at each receiving location (endpoint or node).

Geo-mapping Services/Environmental Dataset Gateway (EDG) – A set of services to help data stewards comply with requirements and to help end users discover and access datasets.

Exchange Services

RESTful Service APIs – Specifies how software components should interact with each other.

Widgets – Small piece of Web programming code that can occupy a portion of a web page and provide useful information or functionality that is centrally managed by a resource owner in another location on the web.

Business Process Management (BPM) Software (not yet available) – Suite of services to allow multiple programmatic and organizational governmental silos to coordinate and personalize their services based on the context of customers.

IT Service Management Software (not yet available) – Standardized process and tools for coordinating services and managing changes and configuration among interconnected E-Enterprise systems and central services.

Web and Database Analytical Tools – Gather general data on customer information needs, web access and searching patterns.  Database analytical tools ascertain usage patterns for data queries and searches.

Data Services

Data Standards – Data standards are a means to promote the efficient sharing of environmental information among EPA, States, Territories, Tribes, local governments, the private sector, and other information trading Partners.

Facility Registry Services (FRS) and Facility Identification Lookup Services – Various services, including a website and multiple web services that a program or its customers can use to correctly identify a facility, including its name and location. 

Substance Identification Lookup Services – Various services, including a website, multiple Web services, and a widget that a program or its customers can use to correctly identify a substance, including its scientific name and standard name.

Statutory and Regulatory Lookup Services (proof of concept) – Services to enable individuals to find and access statutes and their regulations.   

Tribal Identification Lookup Services – Web services that a program or its customers can use to correctly identify the Federally recognized Tribes, as published by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

NAICS Lookup Service (in test) – Web services that allow look up of NAICS codes or business types.

Programmatic Services

Chemical-Centric Portal – Unified access to chemical information. 

Integration with Compliance Data – Integration with compliance data from the ECHO (Enforcement and Compliance History Online) widget, downloadable data sets, and other related data sources.

Enhanced Data from the GeoPlatform – Cloud-based, collaborative content management system for maps, applications, data, and other geospatial information.

Access to Real-Time Air Quality Data – EPA, NOAA, NPS, State, Territorial, Tribal, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information.

Access to Enhanced Monitoring Data – The Advanced Monitoring component of E-Enterprise and the  Next Generation Compliance initiative will include: the use of modern monitoring technology to detect pollution problems.

Be Well Informed Application  – Provides homeowners with information about the condition of their well water.