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E-Enterprise Seeks New State Team Members for the Advanced Monitoring Team

E-Enterprise for the Environment is recruiting members for the Advanced Monitoring Team (AMT) Steering Committee and four Project Teams outlined below.  The work of these groups will help bring improved water monitoring technology to bear on important water quality issues and facilitate the use of the data that are generated.  Involvement of states will help improve the work and work products of these groups.  Please respond to Kelly Poole at ECOS if you are interested in any of these roles.

AMT Steering Committee: This committee will be made up of senior level staff and will work to coordinate the efforts of the project teams, provide direction, ensure joint governance and accountability, and address obstacles that arise for the four project teams.

  1. Project Team 1: Options and Feasibility Analysis for Independent Third Party Verification Program: This team will perform a detailed options and feasibility analysis on the creation of an independent third‑party evaluation/certification program to ensure that clear and objective information on the quality of new technologies is available by January 2017.
  1. Project Team 2: Technology Scan, Screen and User Support – including the development of data quality tiers: This team will develop and start executing technology scanning and screening procedures within EPA and the states, and provide support to help our users make decisions on which equipment they should purchase or pilot for a particular use. Draft procedures will be developed by September 2016.
  1. Project Team 3: Data Interpretation: This team will develop messaging and tools to support the interpretation of monitoring results to ensure that data (especially from continuous and short-term monitors) are properly interpreted and communicated to the public. Guidance and visualization tools will be piloted in the spring of 2017.
  1. Project Team 4: Data Standards: Develop data use types (tiers) and data standards for advanced monitoring technologies to allow numerous and diverse entities to distribute, share, and integrate data Uniform standards and data use tiers for alternative regulatory, non-regulatory, and private uses will be developed and ready for use in pilot projects by spring of 2017.

Please contact Kelly Poole at kpoole@ecos.org if you are interested by COB Tuesday June 14th.  You may also contact Kelly after that date for information or possible addition to a team.