Goals & Benefits
The goals of the RBDMS initiative are:
- To enable agencies at the state and federal levels to collect the baseline data needed for informed regulatory decisions that protect the environment.
- To reduce the cost of information exchange between agencies across state and jurisdictional boundaries; between agencies and industry operators and their third-party laboratories; and between agencies and the public.
- To help agencies reduce their operating expenses while increasing staff efficiency through automated workflows for regulatory data processing and analysis.
Benefits of RBDMS
By working with regulatory agency staff throughout the country, GWPC is familiar with the many complex tasks involved in regulatory tracking. This allows them to model a comprehensive solution to meet the ever-growing needs of multiple regulatory agencies. When a state starts working with GWPC, the vast majority of the necessary functionality is already built into RBDMS.
Through upgrades in technology and changes in regulations, GWPC’s software solutions have always delivered the same consistent and full-featured functionality. RBDMS provides a strong and consistent base for regulatory programs, which helps institutions maintain excellence through changes in staffing, requirements and shifting political environments.
GWPC’s network connects oil and gas regulators from across the country, bringing all of their ideas together to create the best tools possible. The RBDMS platform consolidates the many applications that agencies use to track information into one application suite. This allows agencies to perform better cross-boundary tracking both within the agency and with partner agencies.
One of the unique and most beneficial aspects of RBDMS is the collaborative culture that surrounds it. RBDMS states have a whole community of colleagues from across the nation who are facing similar questions and issues. Trainings are held twice a year where people network and discuss recent developments, next steps and more. Code is shared among states and tools developed in one state are adopted and enhanced in another, leading to continuous innovation and development.