Decision Support Tools: Compliance and Stewardship
A [Metadata] link on any item leads to that item's entry in the Registry of EPA Applications and Databases (READ). READ is an authoritative source of information about EPA application systems and other information sources.
- Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - Database containing information on human health effects that may result from exposure to various chemicals in the environment. IRIS was initially developed for EPA staff in response to a growing demand for consistent information on chemical substances for use in risk assessments, decision-making and regulatory activities. The information in IRIS is intended for those without extensive training in toxicology, but with some knowledge of health sciences. [Metadata]
- Grants Information and Control System (GICS) - EPA's management information system GICS which awards, administers, and monitors grants. Grants are regularly awarded to Federal, State, or local government agencies, universities, and other institutions that support EPA's environmental programs. Specific types of agreements include assistance agreements, grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, and other types of program support agreements administered by Headquarters or EPA regions. These program support agreements provide for research, demonstration projects, training, fellowships, investigations, surveys, studies, and other types of program support activities. [Metadata]
Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) - Allows users to search for facilities in their community for the purpose of determining whether:
- EPA or state/local governments have conducted compliance inspections
- violations were detected or
- enforcement actions and penalties were taken in response to environmental law violations.
- Economics & Cost Analysis Support - The Innovative Strategies and Economics Group (ISEG) developed a number of models and tools to conduct cost, benefit, and economic impact analyses.
- Enforcement Economic Models - The economic enforcement models are used to analyze the financial aspects of enforcement actions.