Notice ID: 68HERD21Q0003
“In 2009, the EPA Office of Water (OW) initiated the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) modernization effort. The intent of the modernization effort was to replace the aging SDWIS State system with a web-based, centralized application to facilitate efficient data exchanges among primacy agencies, regulated entities, EPA Regions, and EPA Headquarters. The planning for this effort started in 2009 and development began in 2013. The development was ultimately suspended in 2019 due to various technical issues and contractual factors.”
“Currently, EPA desires a cloud-based, centralized solution to replace the current suite of SDWIS State software components.”
High-Level Program Objectives and Technical Requirements:
- System meets the programmatic and data management needs of the regulator user community (Primacy Agencies and the EPA) – must support all data management requirements and options identified in Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) drinking water rules as well as other statutory mandates of SDWA and America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) and in alignment with the Evidence Act and Executive Order on Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure.
- Support both Primacy Agency and EPA oversight and enforcement requirements
- Provide secure and timely access to data to support decision-making, data analysis, and response to data inquiries (OMB, Congress, FOIA, State Executives/Legislatures)
- Provide consistency in the application of business rules and compliance determinations
- Enable secure transfer of data between primacy agencies and EPA
- Modular components and applications that can be used/adopted independently or in combination
- Ability to support integration/adoption/compatibility requirements with external and third-party systems and applications
- Sustainability/Flexibility/Responsiveness – the architecture is flexible enough to accommodate changes in business rules and data management requirements over time, can support both known/planned changes (new/revised regulations and standards) and unknown/unplanned changes (emergency response).
- Full or near full adoption by all 67 primacy agencies within an adoption timeframe of 1-3 years…