The Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS)
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The Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) is a secure system only available to EPA and state users. The public should use the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO).
ECHO is a Web-based tool that provides public users
with compliance monitoring and enforcement data.
ICIS is a complex and comprehensive tool. State and federal users who do not use ICIS frequently may find OTIS and ECHO more intuitive for their reporting needs. More information is available about ICIS, its data, and the two Web tools, OTIS and ECHO (PDF) (4 pp, 48K, About PDF). New state and federal users who use ICIS and are in need of additional training should visit ICIS Help for more information on ICIS training and contacts.
- ICIS Federal Enforcement and Compliance (ICIS-FE&C) which provides data and support for federal enforcement tracking, targeting, and reporting.
- ICIS National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (ICIS-NPDES) which provides the ability for ICIS users to manage their NPDES program by tracking permits, limits, discharge monitoring data and other program reports.
ICIS, integrating data from several separate data systems, is a multi-year system modernization project that will be completed in late 2014. The last phase of development, currently underway, is the preparation for data migration from the Air Facility System (AFS). The Air Facility System tracks permits and enforcement and compliance assurance data for major stationary sources of air pollution. EPA's ability to target the most critical environmental problems will improve as the system integrates data from all media.
Interim Updated System Requirement Specification (PDF) (642 pp, 21MB, About PDF).
EPA has working closely with the national AFS community to gather, confirm, and document the requirements for a new, modernized AFS. This document includes the requirements collected from the national AFS community and stakeholders, through February 2013, from a substantial number of national calls and webinars in the preceding year.
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The public can access federal information on enforcement, compliance assurance and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) information in ICIS by using:
EPA employees can access ICIS to update data and to generate reports that provide a national picture on enforcement and compliance assurance data.
EPA regional users can access ICIS to enter data for both states within their region and EPA regional data. EPA regional users can generate reports containing enforcement and compliance assurance information within their geographic boundaries.
State users can access ICIS to enter data for their state. States can also generate reports of enforcement and compliance assurance activities within their state.
The Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) benefits EPA and its partners in the following ways:
- Web accessible
- Allows multiple access to the same data
- Eases environmental reporting burden by expanding the options for electronic reporting of data
- Improves data quality by ensuring that all information conforms to strict rules
- Improves data sharing with States and other EPA partners
- Expands EPA's ability to target the most critical environmental problems by providing access to non-compliance data
- Enables users to create tailored reports by environmental medium, region and other criteria
- Ensures secured access to data for only those approved users
- Shares data with other EPA efforts such as the Agency's Facility Registry System.
- Accepts data from the Central Data Exchange and the Environmental Information Exchange Network
- Provides consistent tracking of comparable enforcement and compliance assurance activities
Help is available on the following topics:
- System Access provides registration information to obtain a user ID and password.
- ICIS User Guides and Training includes the ICIS Users' Guide and other information to support ICIS registered users and information on both ICIS training available through the Web as well as in the classroom.
- ICIS Reports will help you get started with using reports in ICIS. The Reporting Tool within ICIS is called Business Objects XI. Reporting functions in ICIS allow users to retrieve and display data from ICIS using two basic methods – pre-defined standard reports and customized ad hoc reports.
- ICIS Contact List provides contact information for Federal Enforcement and Compliance (ICIS-FE&C) and/or ICIS-NPDES system administrators for each state or region.
- The ICIS Issue Tracker System (IITS) is a Lotus Notes, web-based database that records and monitors state and regional matters that have been reported to the ICIS Customer Support Section. IITS serves as a knowledge base that allows users to actively collect and share data to aid in the problem solving process. All users must be registered to use the ICIS Issue Tracker System. All users must contact ICIS Customer Support at 202-564-7756 to access the ICIS Issue Tracker System.
- The ICIS Quick Resource Guide (PDF) (3 pp, 210K, About PDF) provides ICIS Users with important contact information at a glance and covers tools available to assist ICIS Users. It also provides a list of ICIS user calls.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Phone: 202-564-7756, Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm(EST)