Original Date: 11/03/1996
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Environmental Monitoring Management Information System for Surface Water
Before the development of the Environmental Monitoring Management Information System for Surface Water (EMMIS-SW), the Y-12 Plant managed surface water data with various PC-based tools. Over the years, the data increased to over 10,000 samples per year and generated up to 30 results per sample. Staff could not handle the complex sample tracking requirements because of the increased volume of data. Resulting administrative errors created numerous permit violations for the plant. By using EMMIS-SW, Y-12 eliminated its sampling and analytical errors, and achieved zero permit violations.
EMMIS-SW, a suite of integrated software modules, supports the full-life cycle of surface water compliance and monitoring activities. The system checks all input data against reference tables for validity and integrity. EMMIS- SW supports field technicians and environmental managers with bar-code labels for sample bottles; accurate limit checking of samples against requirements; an electronic interface for transferring surface water data to external systems; and an electronic interface to the analytical lab system for submitting data and retrieving analytical results. Expanded from its original design, EMMIS-SW now automates the compiling and printing of the discharge monitoring reports by using Microsoft Access.
EMMIS-SW provides ease of use, flexibility, and report functionality. The system is now being adapted for use in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) facility.
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