enSite Frequently Asked Questions

Why automate and integrate?
MDEQ's decision to integrate it's environmental data was driven by strategic priorities and new business processes that were a result of MDEQ Office of Pollution Control (OPC) reengineering effort.

Four strategic priorities were direct drivers to MDEQ's decision to develop a new integrated environmental information management system"

  • To streamline regulatory processes to be more effective
  • To provide superior service to customers
  • To focus planning and budgeting to achieve performance goals
  • To make environmental information easily available
The OPC reengineering effort was a clear and immediate driver for an integrated system. The development of enSite was essential to support the new business processes which include the following guiding lights :
  • A multiple media view
  • Collect and capture any piece of information only one time
  • Access to real-time information by MDEQ staff
  • Public access to quality information
  • Management tool for planning, budgeting, and performance tracking
  • System that promotes electronic submittal of information
  • Information that is optimized for the new business processes
  • Reduce burden on MDEQ staff by effective use of environmental information and technology.
  • Provide burden reduction to regulated community by effective use of environmental information and technology.
What is MDEQ's vision for enSite?
MDEQ's vision for an integrated environmental information management system is for a fully integrated, geographic-based, information management system, allowing for multimedia evaluation of environmental information by the regulators, and the general public.

How may I access the information in enSite?
enSite's public access too, enSearch Online, provides the public and regulated community with a view of agency interest maintained in enSite and associated permitting and compliance activities. The official hard copy administrative files remain the official records of the Department. enSearch Online is intended to enhance the public's access to basic agency information. If you wish to review the official public records of the Department, you should contact the Public Records Officer of the Department at: Public Records Officer, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 2261, Jackson, MS 39225-2261, Phone Number 601-961-5171, Fax Number (601) 354-6356.

How does enSite provide burden reduction to the public?
enSite's public access tool, enSearch Online provides the public and regulated community easy access to environmental data maintained in enSite. Additionally, staff access to real-time data and reporting tools has greatly reduced response time to questions from the public.

How does enSite provide burden reduction to the regulated community?
enSite's public access tool, enSearch Online provides the public and regulated community easy access to environmental data maintained in enSite. Additionally, enSite provides burden reduction through the support of OPC business processes including but not limited to the following:
  • Aiding in due diligence
  • Allowing any staff member to view status of a project
  • Because the system is used to generate documents, uniformity and streamlining of process is enhanced