How to Report an Error
|As a user of ECHO, you can assist us in maintaining high quality information in our systems. Comments about facility data are normally made by staff at the facility, but the general public can also comment if errors are suspected. Numerous state and local governmental agencies as well as the U.S. EPA are involved in preparing and maintaining the facility-level enforcement and compliance data found on ECHO. These agencies are committed to providing the public with the highest possible quality of information related to each facility's compliance record. To this end, users noticing data errors on the Detailed Facility Reports can send a notification directly from the ECHO Web site.|
|How to Report an Error from a Detailed Facility Report|
Step 1: Initiate error reporting from the Detailed Facility Report (DFR)
Step 2: Report a general or specific error with DFR
Step 3: Provide contact information
Step 4: Submit your comment
|How to Report a DMR Error|
Water DMR errors can be reported through ECHO’s Effluent Charts. ECHO Effluent Charts allows users to graphically view effluent data. Users can access Effluent Charts by clicking on the purple "E" button available in the ECHO Results or Detailed Facility Report.
Effluent charts are presented in alphabetical order by pollutant parameter. Users can click on “View detail” to see the exact data used to create the chart.
A user can review effluent charts to find the monitoring data that might be in error. Once the suspected error is identified, click on the “Report Error” button at the top of the page.
Each chart will now have a “Submit an Error” button above it. Click on “Submit an Error” for the chart where the error occurs to open an error reporting form for that chart.
The error reporting form will ask for the submitter's contact information in order to keep the submitter informed of progress in addressing the report. Please include enough information to allow EPA to identify the data in question.
Click on the button labeled “Submit Report” to send the error correction request to the appropriate EPA Regional of state water data steward. Once the report is submitted, it will be entered into EPA’s Integrated Error Correction Process. The submitter will receive an immediate acknowledgement, and status updates as EPA determines how to address the report
|Error Reporting Data Flow|
This section describes the steps involved in the error reporting process. The error reporting flow chart summarizes the same information graphically.