Environmental Quality Information System - EQuIS

EQuIS (Environmental Quality Information Systems) is a software package licensed to NCDEQ. EQuIS is an advanced environmental data management and decision support system. Thousands of organizations use EQuIS to manage large amounts of data pertaining to environmental chemistry, biology, geology, geotechnical, hydrology, limnology, air, and associated compliance monitoring activities. This new tool speeds up workflows eliminating unnecessary lag time and expands the capabilities of what staff can do with data collected from multiple sources. Having environmental data stored in one location allow staff to conduct analyses that were previously time-consuming or not available. These types of analyses expand spatial awareness within several Divisions, increasing the ability to work towards common goals.

Key to the success of EQuIS is the ability to take in validated external data submissions or electronic data deliverables (EDDs). This reduces the amount of staff time spent on manipulating and formatting datasets.

Special Note

  • Use of the new NCDEQ Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) is intended to expand DEQ's data collection capabilities and allow for the systematic capture of environmental monitoring data. It is not intended to replace any reports or narratives that currently accompany this data.
  • Data providers should consult with their DEQ Project Manager prior to preparing and submitting EDDs to verify what data will be submitted for their project. The new NCDEQ EDD is built to be comprehensive in the data that can be collected, but it does not mean that providing all this data is required. Communication with the respective Project Manager can help to avoid unnecessary efforts.
  • It is the responsibility of the data provider to coordinate with the DEQ to ensure that the data collected are submitted under the correct Facility/Site ID. Please verify the Facility/Site ID number information with the Project Manager.

The files recommended for use when submitting data in the EQuIS NCDEQ EDD are available for download, visit the NCDEQ Format Page on the EarthSoft website. Below is a link to the reference value file and an excel version of the reference value file. These files are updated often and so may not match the EarthSoft website.

Name Description Size File Type

NCDEQ Reference Values

Reference values for lists and validation

782 KB


NCDEQ Reference Values xls

Reference values for lists and validation as excel spreadsheet

660 KB



This page was last modified on 01/11/2024