The New Jersey Electronic Environmental (E2) Reporting
System is a web-based information system that allows the regulated
community to electronically submit reports to the Department of
Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
The E2 system provides an alternative to submitting
hand-written or paper-based reports that is faster, more efficient,
and requires less processing for the regulated community and the
NJDEP. As a fully operational electronic reporting system,
all of the necessary legal, security, and electronic signature functionalities
have been included to serve as a completely paperless reporting
Currently, the E2 system allows laboratories to
submit three major categories of reports:
- Electronic Drinking Water Reports (DWR) related
to the Safe Drinking Water Act.
- New Jersey Quantitation Limit (NJQL) reports
for Office of Quality Assurance lab certification program
- Private Well Testing Reporting under the Private
Well Testing Act (PWTA)
In addition, the E2 system allows water systems
to perform the following major functions:
- View Electronic Drinking Water Reports (DWR)
containing analytical results submitted by laboratories on behalf
of water systems
- Submit the Annual Water Utilization report
The E2 Reporting System simplifies the reporting
process and provides the following benefits:
- Gives the user greater control over the quality
of data flow.
- Reduces reporting costs by offering a streamlined
reporting method using readily available computer tools.
- Offers on-line availability of reports and their
- Improves reported data integrity and security.
- Saves the NJDEP costs by reducing, and better
utilizing resources required for managing reports.
- Adds to the overall effectiveness of the NJDEP
program areas with faster response for data analyses, compliance
assessment, and decision-making.
- Allows the NJDEP (Office of Quality Assurance)
to perform behind-the-scenes evaluations (informal data audits)
of laboratory data submissions with respect to laboratories approved
for certification, effective certification dates to analyze for
specified parameters, using specified methods and techniques.
The E2 reporting of DWR, NJQL, and PWTA submissions
must conform to the Electronic Drinking Water Reporting (e-DWR)
Schema v2.0 as extended by NJDEP. The e-DWR Schema is a definitive
list of data elements created by a cross-section of stakeholders,
including State Environmental Agencies, Laboratory Representatives,
and USEPA. This schema serves as a national standard for Laboratory-to-State
submission of analytical results.
More information about the national XML schema
and data standards initiatives can be found at
http://www.exchangenetwork.net and http://www.envdatastandards.net