Partners from the Exchange Network community are invited to provide comments on a set of draft best practices documents produced by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC). ITRC is a state-led coalition working to reduce barriers to the use of innovative air, water, waste, and remediation environmental technologies and processes. ITRC produces documents and training that broaden and deepen technical knowledge and expedite quality regulatory decision making while protecting human health and the environment.
The ITRC Environmental Data Management (EDM) Best Practices Team was formed in early 2021 to address the need for integration and cohesion of data management across environmental disciplines and programs in states, tribes and industry. The team has been hard at work for over a year producing a set of documents and tutorials that focus on the fundamentals of environmental data management. Topic areas included in the team’s work products include:
- Data Exchange
- Data Management Planning
- Data Quality
- Environmental Data Management Systems
- Field Data Collection
- Geospatial Data
- Public Communications and Data Accessibility
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)
The team is now requesting External Review of their work products and the reviews are due to the team by COB of July 1, 2022. They welcome any and all comments, whether it is to review the entire set of documents or focus on specific area(s) of interest and expertise. The team also appreciates any additional outreach to other interested parties through your professional affiliations and contacts as you deem appropriate. Feel free to spread the word!
The documents are available at https://connect.itrcweb.org/
Please send comments to: Team Leaders (Douglas Morrison and Brian Pointer) and Program Advisor (Steve Brauner). Thank you in advance for your attention to this request.