Production Data Flows
The final phase of the CDX Development cycle is Production. Data flows that have completed development and been authorized to receive data have their code migrated to the CDX production environment. CDX currently has 64 data flows that are receiving data from EPA, State, Tribal, and Industry users.
CDX also has many data flows in various stages of Development
Aircraft Reporting and Compliance System (ARCS)
The Office of Water Aircraft Reporting and Compliance System (ARCS) facilitates the reporting of aircraft public water system (PWS) data, pursuant to the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) [40 CFR Part 141 Subpart X]. ARCS is a centralized web-based data collection and management system that performs logic checks on data entered, and will calculate final results for accountability and regulatory oversight.
Air Quality System (AQS)
AQS is a national database that contains ambient air quality monitoring data collected by State and local governments.
Assessment, Cleanup and Redevelopment Exchange System (ACRES)
In January 2002, the Brownfields Revitalization and Restoration Act (Public Law 107-118) was signed into law. The Brownfields Information Management System (BMS) will help to modernize, integrate, and streamline the agency’s national Brownfields program data. The initiative will support the core mission of the agency in two primary ways: (1) create a cutting-edge system to facilitate Brownfields grantee reporting and property-specific tracking, oversight activities, and (2) strengthen community and stakeholder input into the Brownfields assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment process.
EPA’s Web-based system allows for electronic self-disclosure under the Emergency Planning Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) allows companies nationwide to electronically self-disclose violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI)
EPA requires industrial facilities to perform emissions source tests to demonstrate compliance with federal emissions limits and to electronically submit such emissions test data to EPA. Affected industrial facilities are required to use the Electronic Reporting Tool (ERT), to generate files containing emissions source test data. The facilities will submit these files to CDX using CEDRI.
Environmental Appeals Board
The Appeals Board is the final Agency decisionmaker on administrative appeals under all major environmental statutes that the Agency administers. CDX now provides an electronic method to submit appeals to the EAB
The eBeaches system allows state and local agencies subject to the reporting requirements of the Beach Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act to submit their annual beach water quality and swimming advisory information.
NOTE: Data providers are strongly encouraged to visit eBeaches for important updates on information regarding data requirements, user guides, support contacts and other useful resources: Beach Standards, Monitoring & Notification
Electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool (e-GGRT)
The electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool is a web-based system EPA developed to support reporting under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). In response to the FY2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2764; Public Law 110–161), EPA issued the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule (74 FR 56260) which requires reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) data and other relevant information from large sources and suppliers in the United States. The purpose of the rule is to collect accurate and timely GHG data to inform future policy decisions. In general, the Rule is referred to as 40 CFR Part 98 (Part 98). Implementation of Part 98 is referred to as the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).
Electronic Inventory Update Reporting (eIUR)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a rule in 1986, often referred to as the Inventory Update Rule (IUR), for the partial updating of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Inventory Database. The rule requires manufacturers and importers of certain chemical substances included on the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory to report current data on the production volume, plant site, and site-limited status of these substances. Reporting under the Inventory Update Rule takes place at five-year intervals.
Electronic Discharge Monitoring Report (eDMR)
Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR) are reports generated by permittees regulated under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and contain information pertaining to the self-monitoring of discharges into waters regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA). These reports must be approved by EPA and States.
Electronic Notice of Intent (eNOI)
The Electronic Notice of Intent (eNOI) is a system that allows permittees to quickly apply for stormwater construction and Industrial projects, vessels, and pesticides general permit coverage and submit relevant reports, without the need to sign and mail a paper copy of the NOI. It includes glossary terms, FAQs, and easy-to-use help text which includes drop-down menus and check boxes that allows users to easily navigate through the online submission and it provides detailed information about the permit requirements. The NOI data also appears through an on-line search engine on the NPDES Web site.
Electronic Premanufacture Notice (ePMN)
Anyone who plans to manufacture or import a new chemical substance for a non-exempt commercial purpose is required by section 5 of TSCA to provide EPA with notice before initiating the activity. This premanufacture notice, or PMN, must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the manufacture or import of the chemical.
Emission Inventory System (EIS)
The Emissions Inventory System (EIS) is the new information system for storing all current and historical emissions inventory data. It will be used to receive and store emissions data and generate annual and triennial National Emissions Inventory (NEIs) and General Purpose Releases beginning with the 2008 NEI.
EnviroFlash is a new program, sponsored by the EPA with State and local air quality agencies. EnviroFlash Air Quality Monitoring provides important air uality information such as forecasts and action day notifications via email or pager notification. The email includes the same local, air quality forecast information that is coordinated through the news media. EnviroFlash UV Monitoring provides notifications for Ultraviolet Light Indices for urban areas.
EPA Moderated Transaction System (EMTS)
EMTS is a new system being developed to manage Renewable Identification Number (RIN) transactions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. EMTS will support the generation and transfer of Renewable Identification Number credits, known as RINs, between renewable fuel producers, gasoline and diesel refiners, importers, exporters and non-obligated RIN owners.
Registry System (FRS)
FRS is a national database that contains the facility identification data which is collected from national systems, States, and Web resources.
Geo-Exchange with Region 5 and Wisconsin DNR
The Geo-Exchange Project is a joint effort between Region 5, the State of Wisconsin and EPA, that will provide the Exchange Network with the capabilities to search and discover geospatial metadata and to exchange geospatial data sets.
Great Lakes Node
The Great lakes Node Project will establish an Exchange Network Node for the Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO). The Great Lakes Node will be used to provide data from the Great Lakes Database to the Exchange Network.
Internet Onboarding Application (iBoard)
The Personnel Security System (PSS) will use iBoard for the electronic submission of background security check information for contractors, and others, working with EPA and requesting access to EPA facilities.
Grants.gov-Integrated Grants Management
System/Grants Information and Control System (IGMS)/(GICS)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) IGMS/GICS is an Agency-wide information management system that provides administrative, project, and financial information on grants, loans, cooperative agreements, and Interagency Agreements (IAGs) administered by EPA. The system comprises many subsystems that support two major client organizations: Office of Grants and Debarment (OGD) for all non-construction programs, and the Municipal Support Division (MSD) of the Office of Water (OW) for the Construction Grant, State Resolving Fund (SRF), and Non-point Source (NPS) programs.
Integrated Compliance Information System National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (ICIS-NPDES)
Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) is a multi-statute system that tracks all federal enforcement and compliance data. ICIS–National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is replacing EPA’s Permit Compliance System (PCS).
Interim Data Exchange Format (IDEF)
IDEF is an XML format for delegated States to submit National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) data to EPA's Permit Compliance System (PCS).
Lead-based Paint Abatement Activities Certifications and Notifications
This site provides the public with information about rules, certifications and training for the removal of lead based paint, as well as rules and procedures for notifying EPA about lead paint related issues. CDX maintains three lead flows: Lead Notifications of Abatement Activities, Lead Notifications of Abatement Training and Lead Certifications for Abatement Training which has been integrated with Pay.gov for automated fee collection.
Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2)
The LT2 rule is designed to reduce disease incidence associated with Cryptosporidium and other pathogenic microorganisms in drinking water. The rule applies to all public water systems that use surface water or ground water that is under the direct influence of surface water.
Network Discharge Monitoring Report (NetDMR)
NetDMR is a national tool for regulated Clean Water Act permittees to submit discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) electronically via a secure Internet application to U.S. EPA through the Environmental Information Exchange Network. NetDMR allows participants to discontinue mailing in hard copy forms under 40 CFR 122.41 and 403.12.
The U.S., Mexico and Canada are working with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) on a project which will allow all three countries to electronically exchange data on hazardous waste exports and imports within North America. Currently, hazardous waste exports and imports are tracked in a paper-based system.
Office Of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ)-Fuels Reporting System
OTAQ Fuels Reportingallows for the collection of data pertaining to fuel formulations. This information includes registration data on producers and importers of reformulated gasoline, conventional gasoline, or applicable blendstocks and on the registration of fuel and fuel additives.
Office of Water Integrated Reporting (OWIR)
This exchange enables participants to submit through the Exchange Network water quality assessment and spatial data associated with Integrated Reporting under the Clean Water Act.
Ozone Depleting Substances Tracking System (ODS CBI)
The U.S. EPA’s Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program regulates controlled ozone depleting substances (ODS) under Title VI of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA requires regulated entities to report data, such as the type and quantity of the ODS produced, imported, and/or exported. Entities submit this data, which contains Confidential Business Information (CBI), to EPA in reports on a quarterly, annual, and/or transactional basis. Data is then recorded and subsequently maintained securely in the ODS Tracking System, operated by EPA Headquarters.
Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluations (PHASE)/Center for Disease Control (CDC)
The Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluations (PHASE) project provides data and information for the CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Network and for environmental and public health practitioners throughout the United States. The PHASE dataflow will provide air quality data specifically OZONE and PM 2.5 data for use in CDC’s EPHT program. The flow will leverage the Node 2.0 technology with node clients submitting data through CDX to CDC using the new submit with recipients method.
RadNet is a national network of monitoring stations that regularly collect air, precipitation, drinking water, and milk samples for analysis of radioactivity. The RadNet network, which has stations in each State, has been used to track environmental releases of radioactivity from nuclear weapons tests and nuclear accidents. Future uses of this network might include monitoring waste disposal and radioactive cleanup sites. RadNet also documents the status and trends of environmental radioactivity; these data are published by NAREL in a quarterly report entitled Environmental Radiation Data. Previously this was a paper only publication, but it is now being published online as well.
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Info Version 5.0
RCRA is the national database containing data collected from delegated States and Regions on hazardous waste.
Risk Management Plan (RMP*eSubmit)
Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act requires that certain facilities maintain and submit a Risk Management Plan (RMP) to ensure that plans are in place to prevent and respond to chemical emergencies in those facilities. RMP*eSubmit allows facilities to submit their RMPs electronically.
Safe Drinking Water Access and Review System (SDWARS) / Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation 3 (UCMR 3)
The Safe Drinking Water Accession and Review System (SDWARS) is a Web-based data entry system supporting the collection of data under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR). The database allows all stakeholders to submit, review, and post data. Laboratories post UCMR data, and the public water systems (PWSs) review, approve, and submit the posted results to EPA. The data is later transferred to the National Contaminant Occurrence Database (NCOD) to facilitate analysis, review of contaminant occurrence, and to guide the development of subsequent contaminants for the Candidates Contaminant List (CCL). The data in SDWARS is modified every five years to allow reporting of new unregulated contaminants.
Reporting for the third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3) will be similar to the reporting under the second Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 2). Laboratories responsible for sample analysis under UCMR 3 will post data to EPA’s web-based Safe Drinking Water Accession and Review System (SDWARS). Public water systems (PWSs) will then review and act upon data using SDWARS.
Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) ODS
SDWIS supports the quarterly reporting requirements promulgated under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Substance Registry System (SRS)
The Substance Registry System (SRS) provides information on substances and how they are represented in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and information systems.
Release Inventory (TRI)
TRI is an EPA data collection that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain industry groups as well as federal facilities to EPA and States. The TRI State Data Exchange allows simultaneous electronic reporting to EPA and States using the Toxic Release Inventory-Made Easy (TRI-ME) software.
Underground Injection Control
Underground injection is the technology of placing fluids underground, in porous formations of rocks, through wells or other similar conveyance systems. While rocks such as sandstone, shale, limestone appear to be solid, they can contain significant voids or pores that allow water and other fluids to fill and move through them. Man-made or produced fluids (liquids, gases or slurries) can move into the pores of rocks by the use of pumps or by gravity. The fluids may be water, wastewater or water mixed with chemicals. Injection well technology can predict the capacity of rocks to contain fluids and the technical details to do so safely.
Vehicle Engine Regulation Information For You (VERIFY)
Verify Vehicle and Engines Compliance Information System is one part of the larger Compliance Information System (CIS) maintained by the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ). It will consolidate information collected in separate legacy systems including the Certification and Fuel Economy Information System (CFEIS), the Motorcycle System, and the Engine Information Management System (EIMS). Data pertaining to engine emissions and fuel economy are submitted by motor vehicle manufacturers.
Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT)
The WCIT is an electronic database for tracking and managing current information on priority, nontraditional water contaminants, such as those that are not significant from a regulatory or operational perspective, but which could have substantial adverse consequences to the public and/or utility if accidentally or intentionally introduced into the drinking water. Will also include the National Environmental Methods Index for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Methods (NEMI CBR).
Water Quality Exchange (WQX)
WQX allows Network partners to share ambient water quality data with the U.S. EPA. The WQX System includes the following types of data: the physical conditions in the environment at the time of a site visit; the chemical and bacteriological make-up of the water sampled; and chemical analyses of fish tissue collected. WQX represents the next evolution for EPA's STORET model for sharing water quality data. EPA will transition away from a distributed database model towards the Exchange Network model for the sharing of data. This transition is expected to be fully completed in 2009.