Montana EQuIS for Tracking Remedial and Environmental Actions Data System (e-TREADS) Support

Montana EQuIS for Waste Management & Remediation Division (MT-WMRD) Support

Introduction

This site provides guidance for submitting Waste Management and Remediation sample data to Montana DEQ’s EQuIS database. Montana EQuIS is DEQ’s main sample data repository and includes physical, chemical, biological, vapor intrusion, and habitat data from a variety of projects across the state.

If you need assistance during the EDD submittal process, contact: MontanaEQuIS@mt.gov

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Step 1: Prepare Your EDD

Environmental monitoring data must be submitted to DEQ in a specific format. Data providers are required to download the MT-WMRD EDD (Electronic Data Deliverable) and populate it with their project’s data. Detailed guidance for populating the EDD can be found in the MT-WMRD Guidance Manual.

Step 2: Verify Your EDD

After Step 1 is complete, your MT-WMRD EDD is ready for data verification using the EQuIS Data Processor (EDP). The EDP is a standalone application that allows data providers to check their EDD files prior to submission to ensure they are formatted as described in the MT-WMRD Guidance Manual. If the EDP detects errors, the errors will be identified and most can be corrected directly within the application. After the errors are corrected, the EDP must be re-run to ensure that no errors remain. Your EDD must have a clean verification from the EDP prior to data submission to DEQ.

Step 3: Submit Your EDD

After Step 2 is complete and your EDD has no errors, you’re ready to submit to Montana EQuIS. In order to submit an EDD, you must:

  1. Have an ePASS Montana user account
  2. Have an EQuIS Enterprise user account
  3. Completed data validation according to your project’s requirements
  4. Have EDD and user certificate in a compressed file format (zip) data package

Log into EQuIS Enterprise when ready to submit. Detailed information about the above requirements and submittal process can be found within the MT-WMRD EDD Guidance Manual (located in Step 1).

Field Data Providers

The following field forms are provided by DEQ to assist with project data management. Please coordinate with the DEQ Project Manager to confirm what field forms are required for your data collection effort.

Field Forms

Laboratory Data Providers

Laboratories submitting results to Montana EQuIS may choose to submit data with the full MT-WMRD EDD available in Step 1, or a subset of the worksheets that are specific to lab results. Below is the reduced version of the EDD that only contains the lab result related worksheets.

If a lab needs assistance during the EDD development process, contact MontanaEQuIS@mt.gov.