EPA establishes environmental data portal
Feb 1, 2002 12:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a single portal on the Web for all environmental data entering the agency. The Central Data Exchange (CDX) offers companies, states, and other entities that provide data to EPA a faster, easier, and more secure reporting option.
This portal also includes data quality checks, web forms, standard file formats, and a simplified approach to reporting data across different environmental programs such as the toxic release inventory, unregulated contaminant monitoring rule, risk management plans, and public water system supervision.
CDX saves money by reducing redundant infrastructure. The portal currently accepts data for certain air, water, waste, and toxic programs, and will gradually expand to support all agency environmental reporting by 2004. CDX eventually will incorporate a facility for paper data collections. More information can be obtained at www.epa.gov/cdx.
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