Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/

Milestone 11 - May 31st 2016

OMB Review Complete: OMB has completed the agency review for this milestone. Agencies should contact their OMB desk officer if anything looks incorrect.

Leading Indicators

These indicators are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

Review Status complete
Reviewer Bryant Renaud
Last Updated August 17, 2016, 3:40 pm EDT by Bryant Renaud

Assessment Summary

Other: Link quality reporting is unavailable is for EPA due to OMB-side technical issue.

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

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Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
2271 Number of Datasets
1241 Number of APIs
1 Bureaus represented
100.0% Percentage of bureaus represented
8 Programs represented
6.6% Percentage of programs represented
1963 Number of public datasets
10 Number of restricted public datasets
37 Number of non-public datasets
-28.7% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
To a very great extent (>75%) To what extent is your agency’s Enterprise Data Inventory (EDI) complete?
See below What steps have you taken to ensure your Enterprise Data Inventory is complete
In March 2015, the EPA CIO signed the EPA Enterprise Information Management Policy (EIMP), the EIMP Cataloguing Data Resources Procedure, and the EIMP Minimum Metadata Standards. The EIMP requires all EPA Organization officials, employees, and individuals or non EPA organizations, if applicable to ensure information is: The EIMP Cataloguing Data Resources Procedure states: The Agency's internal metadata catalog, the Environmental Dataset Gateway (EDG) was established in 2006. The EDG Team has worked with data owners since its inception to catalog Agency datasets. In response to Project Open Data requirements the EPA CIO issued an Agencywide data call asking all EPA organizations to register their datasets in EDG. The EDG Team worked with the Agency's Information Management Officers (IMOs) and the EDG's Stewardship Network and other key data owners to ensure that as many Agency data sets as possible were identified for registration. In addition, EPA's registry for IT systems, READ, was reviewed to ensure that all possible data owners were contacted. Since that time, the EDG team has established an ongoing relationship with the IMOs and has increased its network of stakeholders to ensure that any datasets not identified during the 2013 data call are registered in EDG. Quarterly meetings and training sessions held with these groups to educate them on Open Data requirements and metadata best practices as well as to encourage them to continue cataloguing their datasets. Targeted outreach, based on new entries in READ are conducted to ensure that all datasets are listed in the EDI. This includes working with Offices that have Confidential Business Information to ensure that we have a full registration of all data not shared with the public. In addition, EPA's Security Office is planning an audit of all Agency data systems and is coordinating with the EDG team to ensure that any uncatalogued datasets discovered in this process are registered in EDG and become part of EPA's EDI. And finally, EPA is also developing an
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
Agency provided updated Enterprise Data Inventory to OMB
100% License specified Crawl details
Number of datasets with redactions
Percent of datasets with redactions
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9 Number of Collections Crawl details
1796 Number of datasets not contained in a collection Crawl details
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2482 Number of APIs Crawl details
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Percentage growth in records since last quarter
100% Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
Provides datasets in human-readable form on /data
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Harvested by data.gov
1963 Number of public datasets Crawl details
10 Number of restricted public datasets Crawl details
37 Number of non-public datasets Crawl details
Percent growth of public datasets
Percent growth of restricted public datasets
Percent growth of non-public datasets
Percent datasets licensed as U.S. Public Domain
Percent datasets licensed as Creative Commons Zero
Percent datasets with other licenses
Percent datasets with no license
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Description of feedback mechanism delivered Crawl details
Data release is prioritized through public engagement
Provided narrative evidence of data improvements based on public feedback this quarter
Feedback loop is closed, 2 way communication
See below Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
https://developer.epa.gov/forums/forum/dataset-qa/
Provides valid contact point information for all datasets
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Information that should not to be made public is documented with agency's OGC
See below Describe the agency's data publication process
EPA has a number of policies and procedures concerning the publication of Agency data. The Enterprise Information Management Policy requires all EPA Organization officials, employees, and individuals or non-EPA organizations, if applicable, to ensure information is cataloged and or labeled with metadata. This includes geographic references, as appropriate, in EPA and Federal-wide registries, repositories or other information systems. The EPA GeoPlatform Publishing Workflow Standard Operating Procedure and the EPA Environmental Dataset Gateway (EDG) Governance Structure and Standard Operating Procedure outline the details of EPA data publishing. EPA provides a range of tools and registry content (e.g. Reusable Component Services, Environmental Dataset Gateway, and Data Element Registry) through its System of Registries located at: www.epa.gov/sor. EPA is continuing efforts to document APIs through the development of an Agency-wide API Strategy. The proposed strategy is based on 18F’s API standards. The proposal encourages the use of api.data.gov’s API management platform. In addition, APIs produced by the EPA should be described using one of the common API definition formats (such as Swagger, API Blueprint and RAML). The strategy is being finalized and an Agency-wide communication plan is being developed. This communication plan will include Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that require API developers to register dataset APIs in the EPA’s Environmental Dataset Gateway, which will allow these APIs to become part of the EPA's EDI/PDL. All other APIs will be registered in EPA's Reusable Components Services (RCS).

Best Practice: Environmental Protection Agency has been highlighted for demonstrating a best practice on the Human Capital indicator

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greene.ana@epa.gov Open Data Primary Point of Contact
POCs identified for required responsibilities
See below Chief Data Officer (if applicable)
thottungal.robin@epa.gov
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Provided narrative evidence of open data impacts for this quarter
Digital Analytics Program on /data
2275 Views on data.gov for this quarter
5.3% Percentage growth in views on data.gov for this quarter
1889 Views on agency /data page for this quarter

Automated Metrics

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