DEP Data Miner
DIVISION: Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM)
GENERAL PHONE NUMBER: (609) 292-3211
FAX NUMBER: (609) 292-7900
DEP Data Miner is an Internet application that allows users to query the department's databases for information. The information returned to the end user is displayed in the form of a report. The web site provides easy, free, 24/7 access to key, up to the minute environmental reports and other public documents. Data provided is “real-time.” As data is entered into department's databases, the information becomes accessible on Data Miner.
There are currently over 200 reports or queries that a user may access. Each of these returns the most recent information available, and in many cases, customized results displayed based on criteria entered by the user. The site is currently generating 5,000-8,000 reports/day.
There are two ways to access data within DEP Data Miner. A user can either search for a Regulated Site/Individual or access more detailed reports from the “Reports by Category” section.
Search for regulated site/individual - Once an individual has been chosen, additional environmental data such as compliance and enforcement data, permitting status, discharge figures and license status can be displayed.
Search for environmental data by Category – Detailed reports are logically organized so a user can find data by region, watershed, departmental program, or date range. Selecting a category brings a user to variety of reports that are related to that topic.
Staff is continually developing new reports. As these reports are completed, they are made accessible on DEP Data Miner to provide easier, faster, real time access to information online.
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DEP Data Miner retrieves information from the New Jersey Environmental Management System (NJEMS) as well as other department databases. NJEMS is an enterprise decision, support, and data management system, which manages daily work activities, tasks, and information for all environmental permitting groups within the department. The status of pending permit applications as well as effective permits is accessible on DEP Data Miner.
All related documentation is available online at the DEP Data Miner site.