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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 system.

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 processing status.
  • 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

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Last Updated: June 24, 2004