Onsite inspection is the most expensive component of any regulatory oversight program, and agencies have been looking for ways to manage these programs cost-effectively while maintaining the same level of environmental protection. Developing the data analysis tools to monitor water quality and to assess available supplies has become critical to resource management. In response, the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) is expanding its Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) into source water quality protection, laboratory information management, produced water management, and water quantity assessment. RBDMS for Water tracks water and waste stream parameters and makes site-specific monitoring data available in a geographical information system (GIS) format. This paper discusses how RBDMS for Water is being customized by two regulatory agencies as a management and planning aid in refocusing their field inspection programs. These agencies are tasked with continuing to meet environmental protection goals in the face of stagnating funding and escalating real costs for these programs. The agencies: the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (NOGCC) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

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