Region 2 Superfund: Electronic Data Submission

In an effort to streamline the electronic submittal of environmental sampling data, the Superfund Program in EPA Region 2 has adopted a standardized electronic data deliverable (EDD) format that is being required for all new and historical data submitted to the region. The format is based on the Electronic Data Deliverable, or EDD format, which is being adopted by other EPA regions and various states around the country. By employing the EDD, EPA can regiment how data is transmitted to better facilitate data review and decision making.

Documents and Download

The link below contians the documents to assist data providers in preparing the EPA Region 2 implementation of EDD:

Region 2 Superfund Electronic Data Deliverable Submission documents

You will find information about:

1. Generate the EPA Region 2 EDD format (Blank EDD) in Excel version.

2. Comprehensive Manual for Electronic Data Deliverable for EQuIS version 6.4 EDD format (PDF)
This document explains the systematic implementation of EDD within EPA Region 2. This document provides detailed instructions on data preparation as well as identification of data fields that Region 2 requires for data submittals. The Appendix to this manual is the Valid Values Reference manual.

3. Basic Manual for Historical Electronic Data for EQuIS version 6.4 EDD format.(PDF)
This document provides reporting requirements for a subset of the comprehensive EDD specification. It is an applicable for preparing historic sampling results and project data collected prior to implementation of the EDD.

4. Valid Values Reference Tables for EQuIS version 6.4 EDD format.(PDF)
This document shows the Valid Value Reference Manual or spreadsheet, which are required for a number of the fields that make up the EDD format. Updates to these reference tables will be performed so as to include any new values which submitters identify as needed .

5. Standalone EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) User Guide (PDF)
    This guide shows the instruction of using the EDP, please noted the EDP in this document is in version 5.

To download the Electronic Data Processor (EDP), and EPA Region 2 Electronic Data Format version 6.4, please go to: 

 Download the Electronic Data Processor (EDP), Format, and Reference Values file

The above link allows for the download of the Electronic Data Processor (EDP), software created by EarthSoft, which allows for third-party checking of data sets prior to submittal to EPA Region 2. Because this software was created by a third-party software developer, the above link will direct you out of the EPA Region 2 website. EDP questions should be email to the contacts given at the bottom of this page.

6. EDD format Change- Release Notes (PDF)
Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) format has been upgraded to version 6.4 in June, 2015, users can view a summary of the format changes in the Release notes.

7. Online Form for Requesting New Valid Values (PDF)
To request the addition of a value to the Valid Values Reference Manual, an e-mail should be sent to the contacts given at the bottom of this page. Requests must include the name of the field for which the value is needed, the proposed value name, a detailed description of the value, and the reasoning as to why the value is needed and fill out this form.To avoid redundancy, please check the current Valid Values Reference Tables for EQuIS version 6.4 EDD format.(PDF)  thoroughly to be sure that the value you are requesting is not already included in the tables.  Please email to the contacts below if you need the excel version of the valid values.  

8. EDD-Tech Memo (PDF)

 9. EPA Region 2 Superset CLP Conversion Tool Instructions (PDF)
Data Providers of the CLP EDD files have to follow the converting instructions and review the CLP EDD Conversion Tool Manual in order to convert the Superset CLP EDD files into EPA R2 format, check for errors and submit the EDDs to Region 2.

EQuIS provided a video instruction on converting the CLP EDD files into EPA Region 2 format, which can be viewed in this link: http://www.screencast.com/t/NzI1OWRhNzAt Exit

TRAINING MATERIALS:

EPA Region 2 has upgraded the EQuIS Professional and Enterperise to version 6.4, we provided a training to our RPMs, hydrogeologists, and EPA Region 2 EQuIS database users.  Please click the folloiwng link to see the training materials in PDF:

Region 2 Superfund Electronic Data Training Materials

Contact Information:

Any questions and comments about the Region 2 EDD implementation, EDD Submittals, Valid Values, and the content of this web page should be directed to:

Region2_equisedd@epa.gov and

Email to EQuIS Coordinators:

Diann Cox-Tramel
cox-tramel.diann@epa.gov

Katherine Mishkin
mishkin.katherine@epa.gov