The Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan Project: Emissions XML Schema
This paper is the third in a series that outlines the eXtensible Mark-up Language (XML) schema and how data files must be formatted for the Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS). A schema was developed for each data type, i.e., monitoring plan, quality assurance and certification test data, emissions data, and each data type will generate its own XML file. The schema will be used for all data that are imported into the ECMPS client submission tool and exported from the client submission tool. The move to XML will allow users to submit only the necessary data for a given submission of data. It will also allow for more robust data validation through the XML schema, and will keep the file size small.