Streamlined sampling process supports N3B’s environmental cleanup at LANL

Joint Press Release with N3B Los Alamos

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and LOS ALAMOS, N.M., 21 April 2022 —

A significant software improvement is driving enhanced decision-making on N3B Los Alamos’ environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Samples collected of soil, sediment, water and other parts of the environment potentially contaminated by historical LANL operations now receive faster and more comprehensive validation due to software tool improvements made by N3B and leading environmental software provider Locus Technologies.

The improved software functionality is part of a database containing all data associated with environmental cleanup at LANL. N3B implements the legacy portion of that cleanup on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office. Legacy cleanup involves the remediation of contamination from Manhattan Project and Cold War era weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear research.

The software improvement ensures more thorough validation of results from third-party analytical laboratories that analyze collected samples for various contaminants, which may include metals, radionuclides, high explosives, and human-made chemicals used in industrial solvents, known as volatile organic compounds.

The types of contaminants potentially found in these samples, along with levels of contamination, guide N3B’s cleanup.

“Decisions on legacy environmental cleanup are based on the validity and quality of this analytical data, including the nature and extent of contamination, how much we clean up, and how well the interim remediation measure is working to mitigate migration of the hexavalent chromium groundwater plume,” said Sean Sandborgh, sample and data management director at N3B. “If you have lapses in the quality of analytical data, that could have negative effects on our program’s decision-making capacity.”

Once N3B personnel collect samples from potentially contaminated sites, they send them to a third-party laboratory for analysis. When N3B receives the results of those samples, they perform a validation process to demonstrate data is sufficient in quality and supports defensible decision-making.

“Validation consists of determining the data quality and the extent to which external analytical laboratories accurately and completely reported all sample and quality control results,” Sandborgh said.

The process can catch data quality issues that may result from incorrect calibration of equipment in a laboratory or issues inherent in the samples, such as improper preservation or temperature control, that mask detection of contaminants.

With the improved functionality, more of the validation process is automated, instead of manually conducted, which means a lower likelihood of errors.

Another crucial improvement is the ability to evaluate sample results containing radioactive material at lower activity concentrations, which provides quick information on the potential for low levels of radionuclide activity.

The improved functionality is also being used by LANL’s management and operating contractor, Triad, and will soon be used by the New Mexico Environment Department Oversight Bureau.

The software improvement saved N3B 265 hours of labor and more than $25,000 in taxpayer dollars since its launch nearly one year ago.

“As we’ve done for the past 25 years, Locus is committed to continually improving our solutions for the often costly and complex data review process,” said Locus Technologies President Wes Hawthorne. “We are proud to enable a data-forward approach with a focus on accuracy that results in confident and correct decisions.”

“The quality and defensibility of environmental data generated from sampling activities is a key component of an effective remediation process,” said Sandborgh. “When the automated data review is used in conjunction with manual examination of sample data packages, we meet and exceed our data quality requirements.”


ABOUT N3B Los Alamos
N3B manages the 10-year, $1.4 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management’s Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is responsible for cleaning up contamination that resulted from LANL operations before 1999. N3B personnel also package and ship radioactive and hazardous waste off-site for permanent disposal.

Environmental Reports Tailored to Your Needs

Companies across a wide array of industries utilize Locus Environmental Information Management (EIM) software. Some examples include petroleum companies with over 6,000 sites, fracking companies with 3,000 plus sites, leading chemical corporations, engineering firms, private and public water utilities, DOE facilities, Native American tribes, aerospace companies, representatives of the electronics industry, and more. There is not a single report that these companies share in common, and as such, our approach to reporting recognizes our customers’ diversity.

DMR builder and report in EIM

Instead of focusing on canned reports, we provide users with the tools to build their own custom reports—enabling them to design exactly what they need, either independently or along with our stellar support team. To make the transition to Locus EIM as easy as possible, we ask our customers about their top reporting priorities. Then, we build reports to match their specifications during the implementation process to be up and running from day one. Not only does this facilitate the transition to our system, but it also gives our customers examples of how to build their custom reports.


Grid Reports

Before we delve into EIM’s formatted reports module, keep in mind that many of our customers’ reporting needs are met by EIM’s grids. For example, here is a sample grid populated with analytical results that match some previously chosen selection criteria:

Locus EIM Grids

One-click and this becomes an Excel spreadsheet (or any of a range of file formats) to which you can add a title, edit the column headers as needed, and if required, engage in further formatting.

Locus EIM Grid Report


Formatted Reports

Let’s now move on to EIM’s formatted reports module. Templates provide EIM with instructions concerning report layouts, content, and formatting. They do not address which records stored in EIM are to appear in the report. Template creation requires more in-depth knowledge of EIM and needs to be done only once for any given report format. Running a report is a more straightforward task. The same report can be re-run any number of times using different selection criteria. For example, it is not uncommon for a customer to print a monthly, quarterly, or even annual report using the same template. All that changes from one reporting period to the next is the selected sampling or measurement date range. Upon saving your entries, the report is ready to be used by others, unless designated as private.

To run a formatted report in EIM, all you need to know is what filters should be chosen to display only the relevant set of data. Aside from date ranges, what are examples of selection criteria available to you when executing a formatted report? For example, you can select individual locations or named location groups; individual or named groups of parameters; one or more sample types, sample purposes, samples, sampling programs, sampling events, or sample delivery groups; a range of sample depths; only filtered or unfiltered samples; only leached or not leached analyses; one or more EDDs; and one or more work order numbers to name a few.

Locus Formatted Reports


Expert SQL Query Reports

The expert query tool allows the user to retrieve records from many EIM data tables with a flexible interface, where join and column definitions are customized. The expert query output can be scheduled as an attachment to an email or run as needed, private or public, or saved on the dashboard for ultimate access by all user levels.

The EIM Expert Query Tool (EQT) lets users create their database queries using a drag-and-drop table interface. Users can also directly write T-SQL language requests to pull data from EIM. This powerful tool empowers the super users to take full advantage of the data managed in EIM and creates “custom reports” without the need for a developer.

Locus Expert SQL Query


Additional Reports

Additional reports include DMR reports (formatted and NetDMR); Self-monitoring; Regulatory formatted exports (various EPA regions); Consumer Confidence Reports; Data Validation (in association with the Data Validation Module); Coliform reports (Water configuration); custom DMR reports and custom MSGP reports; and a wide range of metric reports for usage statistics, records, sites, and management reports including holding table metrics, SDG turnaround times, reporting tool metrics, and LocusDocs metrics.


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    How to extend your EHS software with integrated systems

    Integration with other systems, whether on-premises or in the cloud, has become a key wishlist item for many EHS software buyers.  It allows you to take advantage of other tools used by your organization (or available from third parties) to simplify processes, access information, and enhance communication, both internally and externally.

    “49% of EHS software buyers are unhappy with their current solution’s poor integration with internal IT systems.”

    NAEM 2017 EHS & Sustainability Software Buyer’s Guide

    This blog will take a look at some common types of integrations we most hear about when talking with EHS professionals.

    • Integrate on-premises systems with cloud EHS software to provide a seamless business process
    • Integrate with identity providers to enable single sign-on
    • Integrate with public API (like EPA or regulatory information providers) for data submittal or private commercial APIs for proprietary content
    • Integrate with multiple sources for consolidation and review of disparate data sources (portal integrations)

    Integration with on-premises systems and cloud EHS software

    Many potential software buyers want to integrate an existing on-premises system with a Software as a Service (SaaS) system. The SaaS integration advantage is accessing information in existing systems without the additional user burden of using multiple software systems, making it easier to perform parts of a unified business process.

    A good example is creating a cloud system that integrates with an onsite Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as SAP.  Many business processes must connect external vendors with internal resources to track work, scope, invoices, and payment.  Cloud systems are ideal when external vendors need internal interactions.

    Locus Technologies Vendor Integration

    In this example, previously, vendors sent invoices as email attachments, then had to be manually entered into the owner’s ERP system.  The vendors had zero visibility into the processing status of the invoice, thus slowing down the flow of information between the owner and vendors.  The owner wanted to create a single view of the contracts, vendors, the approved budgets, and the payment approval status to streamline the process and enhance transparency.

    To meet the customer’s enhancement request of a “Single View” data had to be integrated securely between the on-premises secure ERP system and the cloud system. First, the owner established a secure web service API.  The cloud system authenticates and consumes the API over an encrypted connection to integrate the process.  Maintaining security for all parties, and application users have full access to the specific data they needed to complete their business flow.

    One caveat to this type of solution is that the owner’s IT personnel are often involved in establishing a pathway to the internal data and gaining internal approvals for this to happen.  Therefore, if you are considering integration with internal systems, check with your internal resources to make sure they can accomplish your goals while adhering to your corporate IT security policies.

    Integration with identity providers

    Many companies request single sign-on (SSO) for their users when accessing a third-party cloud software.  This functionality can be a key purchase criterion for selecting a software vendor.  SSO integration termed “integration with identity providers,” is especially important for large enterprises and many geographically distributed users.

    Using SSO, company employees authenticate in their own employee portal.  When an employee clicks on a link to the software provider, they are taken to the provider’s website and presented with the correct information based on her authorization, without having to log in again.

    Locus Technologies Integration with Identity Providers

    One approach to providing this functionality is to use Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) assertion through integration with the company’s identity provider (IdP). In a typical use case, the vendor software maintains the user identities and permissions for every employee at the company needing access to the EHS software.  When an employee of the company accesses the vendor’s SaaS applications, the SaaS sends an authentication request to the company’s IdP at this point he IdP authenticates the user and sends a SAML response.  Allowing the user access the relevant parts of the vendor’s SaaS software.

    The user experience is a seamless workflow and one less set of credentials to manage.  It also provides a method to simply and quickly remove users when they leave the company or no longer need access to the software.  Once removed from the company authorization, access to the external software is also removed.

    Integration with public/private APIs

    Government agencies and other public/private entities are increasingly delivering services or requiring data submissions via publicly available APIs (Application Programming Interfaces).  API’s help both parties by significantly streamlining data submission (such as submitting hazardous waste manifests to EPA).  More importantly, electronic data submissions all but eliminate the tedium and the likelihood of errors in manual and repetitive data entry.  However, the benefits of API data exchange impact users only if their software is capable of making the connection and sending the information safely and accurately to the intended recipient.

    Locus Technologies Integration with Government API

    EPA’s public REST API for submitting GHG emissions reports

    One example where APIs are extremely useful is in the submitting annual GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions to EPA.  Previously, GHG regulatory report submission was a manual process on the EPA website.  Data was typically calculated in spreadsheets for multiple sites and manually entered into the EPA website.  This manual process was both slow and error prone.

    To streamline the regulatory reporting process, EPA introduced an option to upload files that are formatted per EPA specifications.  The specification allows combined data from each reporting site (for multi-site facilities) to be submitted as a single consolidated XML file.

    The software can provide reporting tools that make it easy to run multiple reports and combine results in a single XML, which is designed to be suitable for submission to EPA.  In the future, when EPA provides an API, the process will become even more streamlined for data owners, and the upload portion of the process can be eliminated.

    EPAs e-Manifest system has recently gone live and is another great example of integration with a public API.  Automating submission of hazardous waste manifests will be a huge time saver for all entities that are required to ship waste.  The new system will also finally put to rest the clunky dot matrix printers that are kept around only to print out these manifests.  For this type of integration, look for built-in tools to configure automatic submission of manifests with EPA’s public REST API web service.  Because this is new (July 2018), expect some trial and error on the first submissions, but after the integration is worked out, it will be a game-changer for companies required to ship and transport waste.

    eManifest website

    GIS integrations for visualizing site and facility data

    Mapping and geographic information systems are another popular public API integration option for EHS software. Using Esri (a leading geographic information system) public APIs, EHS software can validate location data for address formatting and accuracy across a range of applications.  This type of integration is typically easy to configure and you just need to create the business rules that integrate with Esri APIs to check, format, and store the correct address and geo-coordinates for locations.

    Google Maps APIs can be used to show relevant maps of sites or facilities and overlay useful information like terrain, demographics, or traffic to make the EHS data more meaningful and understandable. Similarly, devices with GPS tracking can be visualized in dashboards to see current sampling locations or inspection locations in a map view.  These types of integrations are very familiar to most software users and are easy to configure as most sources of information are readily available publicly and come with well documented API information.

    Intellus GIS screenshot of tritium concentrations near LANL Los Alamos, NM

    Content services integrations provide up-to-date regulatory notifications

    From a private API perspective, consider content management services like RegScan and Specialty Technical Publications (STP).  Using services like this, companies can connect with third-party content providers to get information about the latest important environmental regulations delivered within their software application. This is a great concept as no software vendor can excel at all dynamic regulatory programs, so it makes sense to purchase the information from providers who specifically focus on certain types of content.  Another example is product regulatory compliance or online Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

    Any modern online specialty knowledge vendor will be able to supply an API for accessing and integrating their service information into an existing modern EHS software solution.  This means EHS software users can access articles that provide clear analysis on evolving environmental regulations or other topics of targeted interest with the content managed by the content provider.  Additional features may also be available from the content vendor such as alerts or notifications so content consumers can stay up to date with changes.  Through robust integration via public or private API, software vendors can provide enhanced content to users well beyond what the software vendor natively supplies.

    Two major advantages of public and private APIs is that no permissions are needed to access the information, and that users have immediate access to current and reliable content at all times.  Effective integrations can reduce the time needed to research related information from other sources and eliminate many manual errors by having applications connect directly to each other.

    Locus Technologies Integration Notifications

    Portal integrations

    Another common integration request is “portal integration”, or the melding of various streaming data sources (such as “big data” or IoT data) into a single system to enable better data analysis and insight.  For example, many companies have multiple continuous monitoring systems (CEMS) that generate huge amounts of data at frequent intervals.  With such huge volumes of data, it is hard to review and take action without condensing the information into an understandable format.

    A modern SaaS platform with built-in integration tools is essential to bring various data sources together and display the information in a meaningful way.  Look for dashboards designed to handle this type of data that provide a way to integrate data from different data sources into a single unified view that is easier to interpret. Look for tools that make it easy to combine and present data using different types of graphical charts and as GIS maps.

    Like integrations with on-premises systems, system owners will need to be involved in setting up the integration, and software collecting the streaming data will need to be sophisticated enough to be readable by modern systems.  If you’re using legacy data collection systems such as SCADA in your organization, you can integrate with those systems as well, avoiding the need for costly hardware upgrades.  However, its best to check with the system owners to ensure their systems are able to integrate before you start your EHS system planning.

    Locus Platform Automation Dashboard

    Careful planning to ensure integration success

    With all the advances in software platforms and commercial data sources providing enhanced linkage to data that was previously unavailable or behind firewalls, EHS software customers have a lot to consider when evaluating options.  In the last several years, software integration has become a hot topic and something most EHS departments are at least talking about.  If you’re evaluating EHS software solutions, you would be wise to add one or more of these integration capabilities to your “wish list” for any potential vendor solution.

    Consider the exact information you want to bring into your EHS software, the quality of the information you want to consume, and the reliability of the source.

    Also, remember that internal and external data providers may upgrade or change over time.  For that reason, the ease and reliability of integration is an important parameter to consider.

    Locus Technologies Integration Planning

    There are many clear benefits to taking advantage of modern integrated software tools wherever you can in your EHS processes.  Even if some integrations are only optional for your needs, consider the benefit to your organization in simplifying your EHS software implementation, maximizing other available resources, and improving the reliability and accuracy of data sources driving your EHS decisions.

    Integrations are sometimes initially perceived as an optional feature, but you should consider making it a requirement for your EHS software based on these benefits. Moreover, as new integration tools increasingly become available, you’ll find more value out of having a system that can use them to their full advantage.

    NAEM recently published this blog as a part of their Green Tie series. Read it here.

    Interested in learning more about integration? We recently published a detailed white paper on integrated systems for EHS software. It is available as a free download.

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    WM Symposia 2018 provided an excellent showcase for Locus GIS+ in LANL’s Intellus website

    At the annual WM Symposia, representatives from many different DOE sites and contractors gather once a year and discuss cross-cutting technologies and approaches for managing the legacy waste from the DOE complex.  This year, Locus’ customer Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was the featured laboratory.  During their presentation, they discussed Locus GIS+, which powers Intellus, their public-facing environmental monitoring database website.

    If you haven’t been to LANL’s Intellus website recently, you are in for a surprise!  It was recently updated to better support casual users, and it features some of the best new tools Locus has to offer.  Locus reimagined the basic query engine and created a new “Quick search” to streamline data retrieval for casual users.  The guided “Quick search” simplifies data queries by stepping you through the filter selections for data sources, locations, dates, and parameters, providing context support at each step along the way.

    Intellus - quick searchWhile a knowledgeable environmental scientist may be able to easily navigate a highly technical system, that same operation is bound to be far more difficult for a layperson interested in what chemicals are in their water.  Constructing the right query is not as simple as looking for a chemical in water—it really matters what type of water you want to look within.  On the Intellus website (showing the environmental data from the LANL site), there are 16 different types of water (not including “water levels”).  Using the latest web technologies and our domain expertise, Locus created a much easier way to get to the data of interest.

    Just querying data is not necessarily the most intuitive activity to gain insights.  Locus integrated our new GIS+ visualization engine to allow users to instantly see all the data they just queried in detailed, context-rich maps.

    Intellus GIS+ Map

    Intellus GIS+ map showing “Quick search” query results for chromium levels in the LANL area

    Instead of a dense data grid, GIS+ gives users an instant visual representation of the issue, enabling them to quickly spot the source of the chemicals and review the data in the context of the environmental locations and site activities.  Most importantly for Intellus users, this type of detailed map requires no GIS expertise and is automatically created based on your query.  This directly supports Intellus’ mission to provide transparency into LANL’s environmental monitoring and sampling activities.

    GIS+ also allows users (albeit with a bit more experience in GIS mapping) to integrate maps from a wide range of online sources to provide even more insight to the available data.  In the example below, we overlaid the publicly-available US Fish and Wildlife critical habitat maps with data from the LANL site to show the relationship of the site to critical habitats.  This type of sophisticated analysis is the future of online GIS.  Locus takes full advantage of these opportunities to visualize and integrate data from varying sources with our GIS+ tools, made simple for users and integrated with ArcGIS Online by Esri.

    Intellus GIS+ Map

    Intellus GIS+ map showing imported layers of US Fish and Wildlife critical habitats in relation to LANL environmental sampling data

    WM 2018 - Sean and Nita

    Overall, Locus is very proud of our cross-cutting environmental information management tools.  We were one of many WM18 attendees enjoying LANL’s presentation and getting even more ideas from the audience on the next steps for better environmental visualization.

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    Data mining gains more cachet in construction sector

    Locus is mentioned in ENR’s article about data mining, discussing how Locus software helps our long-time customer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, manage their environmental compliance and monitoring.

    Environmental and Sustainability Software: How one company’s cloud environmental and sustainability software is changing how firms and government manage environmental information.

    How one company’s cloud environmental and sustainability software is changing how firms and government manage environmental information.

    Locus’ Intellus Promotes Big Data Transparency: More Than 14 Million Environmental Sampling Records from National Laboratory Are Now Available Online

    Previously contained in a dozen independent databases, the integrated records of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) — are now stored in one location, the publicly-accessible website Intellus.

    Through the Locus EIM platform public facing website, Intellus, the general public can now access remediation and environmental data records associated with the Office of Environmental Management’s (EM’s) legacy nuclear cleanup program.

    Containing more than 14 million records, Locus’ Intellus has consolidated Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL’s) information that was previously handled in multiple independent databases. The centralized, cloud-based solution directly attributed to an estimated $15 million in cost savings for LANL through 2015.

    The public facing site also ensures users have real-time access to the most recent data. The same data that scientists and analysts use to base important environmental stewardship decisions off of. Through tools and capabilities such as automated electronic data validation, interactive maps, and the ability to include data from other third-party providers and environmental programs, Intellus provides the ultimate platform to view LANL’s environmental data without compromising the core EIM system that LANL scientists use on a daily basis.

    Locus has always advocated for the power of data transparency via the cloud. When you apply the most extensive security protocols to a cloud-based system, it can be a winning combination for data management and public trust.

    Versar, Inc. Selects Locus’ EIM as its Standard Environmental Data Management System

    Locus EIM to assist Versar by supporting ERPIMS exports for U.S. Air Force remediation projects

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 7 January 2014 —Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT:VSR) has selected Locus Technologies’ (Locus’) Environmental Information Management (EIM) software to be its preferred environmental data management system for the firm’s Performance Based Remediation (PBR) program for the U.S. Air Force (USAF).

    Versar will take advantage of EIM’s ability to support analytical data compatible with Environmental Resources Program Information Management System (ERPIMS), the electronic system that the Air Force uses for validation and management of data collected from environmental projects at its bases. In addition, Versar will utilize the ERPIMS regulatory export feature and the EIM data validation module.

    Versar is currently providing PBR services to the USAF under the 2009 Worldwide Environmental Restoration and Construction (WERC 09) contract through September 2020. The Versar Program, as both Prime contractor and Team subcontractor, presently includes nearly 200 contaminated sites at 15 Air Force bases in 10 different states across the U.S. The total value of the work (if all options are awarded) is approximately $110M; Versar is the Prime contractor with direct responsibility for 128 sites valued at $93M under three separate Task Orders (TOs) and is a Team subcontractor on a fourth TO.

    “We are very proud Versar has determined that EIM has the robust and versatile functionality to meet the company’s data management requirements for its USAF PBR Program,” said Neno Duplan, President & CEO of Locus. “We are constantly striving to incorporate specific features into our software, such as the ERPIMS compatibility, that will make a big difference for our customers.”

    Versar, headquartered in Springfield, VA, is a publicly traded global project management company providing sustainable, value-oriented solutions to government and commercial clients in engineering, construction management, environmental services, and munitions response market areas. For more information, visit

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Extends Contract with Locus Technologies for Four More Years

    Locus to continue managing environmental data and information for the nation’s largest laboratory

    SAN FRANCISCO, California and LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, October 28, 2013 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in Web-based environmental software, announced today that Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has chosen to extend its contract with Locus for four more years.

    LANL is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National Security (LANS), located in Los Alamos, N.M. LANL conducts multidisciplinary research in national security, outer space, renewable energy, medicine, nanotechnology, and supercomputing. LANL is one of three laboratories in the United States at which the government conducts classified work to care for the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile.

    Modifications that accompany the extended contract include additional functionality for air data management and reporting that involves better flexibility for increased data transparency. LANL also will put more focus on field and mobile devices, and significant enhancements will be made to Intellus New Mexico, the public-facing website that Locus created for LANL’s data.

    The original contract between LANL and Locus began in 2011, with the option of extending the contract for four additional years. LANL will continue to use Locus’ Environmental Information Management software (EIM) to address legacy site contamination and to take a better aggregate view of its operations for environmental stewardship.

    “We are very proud that LANL trusts our EIM software to continue assisting it with its environmental data management requirements,” said Neno Duplan, President and CEO of Locus. “We look forward to continuing to work with the team of talented professionals at LANL, and also continuing to assist DOE sites with their environmental data management challenges.”

    “High-quality data is a crucial component in environmental stewardship and our commitment to transparency with the public,” said Chris Echohawk, office leader of the Laboratory’s Operations Improvement Office.


    Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, the Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

    LANL news media contact: Fred deSousa, (505) 665-3430,

    Locus Introduces Software Functionality to Support ERPIMS Imports and Exports

    Companies can now use Locus’ EIM software to comply with the U.S. Air Force standard ERPIMS system

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 16 September 2013 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the leader in cloud-based environmental compliance and information management software, has expanded its award-winning Environmental Information Management (EIM) software to support ERPIMS imports and exports.

    The Environmental Resources Program Information Management System (ERPIMS) is the system that the U.S. Air Force uses for validation and management of data from all environmental projects at its bases. This data can be complex, containing analytical chemistry samples, tests, and results, as well as monitoring well specifications, descriptions of sites, and hydrogeological information. It can also be a challenge for organizations working on relevant Air Force projects to correctly abide by ERPIMS formatting. In order to support these organizations, Locus has added ERPIMS laboratory imports and critical regulatory exports to its EIM software.

    “Locus’ EIM has been managing detailed analytical information since 1999, and today manages environmental data for some of the world’s largest companies,” said Neno Duplan, President and CEO of Locus. “Incorporating ERPIMS compatibility within EIM is just another example of how we are constantly striving to make processes simpler for our current and future customers.”

    EIM was the first subscription-based application to organize, manage, and report sampling, analytical and subsurface data in the Cloud. The ERPIMS import and export functionality is the newest component in EIM, and is available for use immediately.