Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/

Milestone 4 - August 31st 2014

OMB Review In Progress: OMB is currently reviewing the agency for this milestone. This review status indicator will change once the review is complete.

Leading Indicators

These indicators are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

Review Status in-progress
Reviewer Amelie Koran
Last Updated September 18, 2014, 10:22 am EDT by Amélie E. Koran

Assessment Summary

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

Still looking for Open Data specific milestones within: www.epa.gov/digitalstrategy .Still needs links to PIA, SORNs and FOIA information.

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
4229 Number of Datasets
Number of APIs
Schedule Delivered Crawl details
1 Bureaus represented
1 Programs represented
3565 Number of public datasets
664 Number of restricted public datasets
Number of non-public datasets
Inventory > Public listing
28.7 Percentage growth in records since last quarter
Schedule Risk for Nov 30, 2014
Spot Check - datasets listed by search engine
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
License specified Crawl details
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
3565 Number of Datasets Crawl details
Number of Collections Crawl details
3565 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
Number of APIs Crawl details
Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
3.6 Percentage growth in records since last quarter
100 Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by data.gov
Views on data.gov for the quarter

Feedback mechanism not an easy find (http://blog.epa.gov/data/2013/11/what-epa-data-do-you-need-most/) - and no major indications of current submissions or updates from the previous quarter. No indication or updates on public engagement efforts from last quarter. Only link for indicating as such, drives users into a circular reference on how to submit such requests (blog comments? If so, they are old) http://blog.epa.gov/data/2013/11/what-epa-data-do-you-need-most/

While there is an e-mail link, it is unclear wheter two-way communication exists between public/submitter and EPA/respondent. There are no publically listed engagmeent events for two-way communications between agency and community. There does exist a blog for OpenData at EPA, but appears to be broadcast-centric: http://blog.epa.gov/data/

No indicated update on this process from May 2014 submission. Some updates posted to blog: http://blog.epa.gov/data/

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Description of feedback mechanism delivered Crawl details
Data release is prioritized through public engagement
Feedback loop is closed, 2 way communication
See below Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
http://blog.epa.gov/data/2013/11/what-epa-data-do-you-need-most/
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Data Publication Process Delivered Crawl details
Information that should not to be made public is documented with agency's OGC
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
See below Open Data Primary Point of Contact
crawford.tim@epa.gov
POCs identified for required responsibilities
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Identified 5 data improvements for this quarter
Primary Uses
Value or impact of data
Primary data discovery channels
User suggestions on improving data usability
User suggestions on additional data releases
Digital Analytics Program on /data

Automated Metrics

These metrics are generated by an automated analysis that runs every 24 hours until the end of the quarter at which point they become a historical snapshot

data.json
Expected Data.json URL http://www.epa.gov/data.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved Data.json URL http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2013-11/dcat_public_v2.json
Number of Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/plain
Valid JSON Valid
Datasets with Valid Metadata 100%(3565 of 3565)
Valid Schema Valid
Datasets 3565
Datasets with Distribution URLs 100% (3565 of 3565)
Total Distribution URLs 14240
Public Datasets 3565
Restricted Public Datasets 0
Non-public Datasets 0
Bureaus Represented 1
Programs Represented 1
File Size 8.04MB
Last modified Wednesday, 27-Aug-2014 10:24:02 EDT
Last crawl Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 00:09:50 EDT
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2014-08-31
/data page
Expected /data URL http://www.epa.gov/data (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /data URL http://www.epa.gov/data/
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html
Last modified Tuesday, 18-Mar-2014 15:25:37 EDT
Last crawl Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 00:09:50 EDT
/digitalstrategy.json
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.epa.gov/digitalstrategy.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.epa.gov/digitalstrategy.json
Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Invalid Check a JSON Validator
Last modified Wednesday, 18-Dec-2013 09:47:54 EST
Last crawl Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 00:09:50 EDT