Basic Data Submittal Information
Need help preparing an EDD?
GEOS support hotline
This Web page was developed to provide data providers with information on how to prepare data submittals, when some information about data collected in the past may not be available.
The intent of developing special requirements for historical information is to decrease the burden associated with reporting in-depth details about data that may have been collected a number of years ago. EPA recognizes that some information about data collected in the past may not be readily available and, by reducing the requirements for electronic historical data, is endeavoring to strike a balance between minimizing the amount of effort involved in providing information and maximizing the ability to document remedy progress.
You will need the free Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.
Prior to using the "Basic Electronic Data Deliverable Specification" data format, data providers should contact Region 5 through the GEOS EDD support e-mail (email@example.com).
Basic Electronic Data Deliverable Specification Manual Version 2.0 (PDF) (34 pp, 852K) August 2008 - gives data providers substantial detailed information regarding the preparation of Basic EDD files.
Any updates to this manual since publication can be found Manual for Electronic Data Updates (PDF) (1pg, 32K)
Furthermore, data providers can use the Comprehensive EDD templates (XLS) (235K) (Chemistry and Geology) January 2009 while preparing data for submittal.
Valid Value Information
Below is the list of valid values as published in the Superfund Electronic Data Deliverable Specification Manuals (Version 2.0). These values have been verified and approved for data provider use by EPA Region 5. Please print this list, as it will be used often throughout the EDD preparation process.
EPA Region 5 Valid Values [Appendix to Electronic Data deliverable Specification Manuals] (PDF) (181pp, 1.2MB) March 2004
Valid Value Updates (08/01/08)
- EPA Region 5 Valid Values [addendum to Manual for Electronic Data] (PDF) (181pp, 1.2MB) August 2004
- Recent Valid Value Updates (PDF) (1 pp, 33KB) July 2004
Is Your Valid Value Not Listed?
If a lab has provided you with a valid value that is generating errors in data checker software, please e-mail a Valid Value Addition Request to GEOS EDD support (firstname.lastname@example.org).