Online Tracking Information System (OTIS)
The Online Tracking Information System (OTIS) is a collection of search engines which enables EPA staff, state/local/tribal governments and federal agencies to access a wide range of data relating to enforcement and compliance. This Web application sends queries to the Integrated Data for Enforcement Analysis (IDEA) system. IDEA copies many EPA and non-EPA databases monthly, and organizes the information to facilitate cross-database analysis. OTIS can be used for many functions, including planning, targeting, analysis, data quality review, and pre-inspection review.
In addition to performing database analyses, benefits include:
- helping the regions and states to identify and clean up data errors
- providing report information on a cross media basis, leading to improved integration and targeting
- enabling other government agencies to more efficiently monitor their facilities' compliance records
Only government agencies have access to the OTIS data system. The public may access the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) Web site, which provides similar data.
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