Four U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) sites selected EQuIS for the DOE Environmental Surveillance program and the Office of Legacy Management (LM).
EarthSoft’s EQuIS is commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software for environmental data management enabling these DOE sites to assess field environmental program performance, site-wide environmental monitoring, surveillance effectiveness, and confirming compliance with environmental standards. The cost to support EQuIS COTS software over multiple years is a fraction of the cost compared to legacy home grown software.
EQuIS provides end-to-end data management workflow that is well suited for DOE’s Environmental Surveillance program requirements illustrated below. This extends to decommissioned cleanup sites, as the Office of Legacy Management (LM) selected EQuIS as the solution to manage all decommissioned DOE site data.
DOE LM has worked with EarthSoft since 2014 to migrate multiple different databases from numerous DOE decommissioned sites to a centralized EQuIS system. EarthSoft worked closely with DOE coordinating multiple divisions with EQuIS workflows, configuring software modules for complex field data collection, developing EQuIS Enterprise dashboards to gather and monitor permit/land access data, and configuring reports and graphics.
See the Environmental Surveillance Media Managed in EQuIS
EarthSoft works with DOE staff to assist in field sampling and data gathering workflows, and reporting requirements for air emissions, thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD), soil/vegetation, surface water, drinking water, sediment, wildlife, food/farm and radiological compounds. The chart below illustrates the Environmental Surveillance program media and the sampling frequency of the data types captured in EQuIS.
Example of media and sampling frequency for the Environmental Surveillance program.
Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) Program Update
In this DOE LM Program Update, DOE LM shares lessons with Hanford Mission Support Alliance and the DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) about implementing their new EQuIS environmental data management system.