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RADInfo allows users to search the system by location or regulation to identify facilities governed by certain EPA radiation protection regulations. The database can also be used to find out more information about these regulations or about specific individual radionuclides.
This is a brief user's guide to the RADInfo Search. Select a variety of different search options and output options detailed below.
Select more than one search option at a time to speed up the search and make the retrieval more focused. Only information about those facilities matching all of the specified criteria will be retrieved.
Facility Selection Option
Enter the complete or partial facility name to retrieve information about all facilities with that name. Select the "Containing" option when entering a partial name for a better retrieval the first time you access the data. When an "Exact Match" option is specified, do not specify other search options; only one facility will be retrieved.
Facility Identification Option Value
Enter the complete or partial facility ID to retrieve all facilities with that ID. Select the "Containing" option when entering a partial ID for a better retrieval the first time you access the data. When an "Exact Match" option is specified for a facility ID, do not specify other search options; only one facility will be retrieved.
Geography Search Option
Select from the following geographical search options: ZIP Code, Address, City, County, and State.ZIP Code
The entry can be one or more digits. It allows you to enter the zip plus-4 extension as well.Address
Enter a complete or partial street address.City
Enter a complete or partial city name. Entering the two-character state postal abbreviation will help to narrow the search.County
Enter a complete or partial county name and a two-character state postal abbreviation. Entering the two-character state postal abbreviation will help to narrow the searchState
Select a two-character state postal abbreviation. A list of the postal abbreviations and the state names is provided below:
|AK = Alaska||AL = Alabama||AR = Arkansas|
|AS = American Samoa||AZ = Arizona||CA = California|
|CN = Canada||CO = Colorado||CT = Connecticut|
|DC = District of Columbia||DE = Delaware||FL = Florida|
|FM = Federated States of Micronesia||GA = Georgia||GU = Guam|
|HI = Hawaii||IA = Iowa||ID = Idaho|
|IL = Illinois||IN = Indiana||KS = Kansas|
|KY = Kentucky||LA = Louisiana||MA = Massachusetts|
|MD = Maryland||ME = Maine||MH = Marshall Island|
|MI = Michigan||MN = Minnesota||MO = Missouri|
|MP = Northern Mariana Islands||MS = Mississippi||MT = Montana|
|NC = North Carolina||ND = North Dakota||NE = Nebraska|
|NH = New Hampshire||NJ = New Jersey||NM = New Mexico|
|NV = Nevada||NY = New York||OH = Ohio|
|OK = Oklahoma||OR = Oregon||PA = Pennsylvania|
|PR = Puerto Rico||PW = Palau, Republic of||RI = Rhode Island|
|SC = South Carolina||SD = South Dakota||TN = Tennessee|
|TX = Texas||UT = Utah||VA = Virginia|
|VI = Virgin Islands||VT = Vermont||WA = Washington|
|WI = Wisconsin||WV = West Virginia||WY = Wyoming|
Note: We strongly recommend that you enter a small geographical area to begin the search since Envirofacts contains a large number of facilities.
Radiation Regulation Search Option
You can also identify facilities governed by a particular regulation. Select a desired regulation from the drop-down list to identify facilities governed by certain EPA regulations regarding the use, storage, and emission of, or contamination by, radioactive materials currently included within RADInfo. The applicable regulations are listed below:
|Regulation||Types of Facilities|
|40 CFR Part 61||All RAD NESHAPS (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) Facilities|
|40 CFR Part 61, Subpart B||Underground Uranium Mines|
|40 CFR Part 61, Subpart H||Department Energy Facilities|
|40 CFR Part 61, Subpart I||Certain Non-DOE (US Department of Energy) Facilities|
|40 CFR Part 61, Subpart K||Elemental Phosphorous Plants|
|40 CFR Part 61, Subpart Q||DOE Facilities Radon Emissions|
|40 CFR Part 61, Subpart R||Radon from Phosphogypsum Stacks|
|40 CFR Part 61, Subpart T||Non-Operational Uranium Mill Tailings Piles|
|40 CFR Part 61, Subpart W||Operating Uranium Mill Tailings Piles|
|40 CFR 191||WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant)|
|40 CFR 194||WIPP and its Waste Generators|
|40 CFR 300||RAD NPL Sites|
|All Regulations||All Facilities Regulated by Selected EPA Regulations for Radiation within RADInfo|
Type of Data Returned Option
Select the type of data you wish returned from your search depending on the particular question you wish to answer.
Select "Location Data" to obtain the name and address of any facility which meets your search criteria. For example, you might search on a selected regulation and obtain a list of facilities governed by the selected regulation and their general facility location information.
Specifically, your search will generate the following facility information in tabular form when the output is set for location data:
- Facility Name: Click on the Facility Name to obtain additional environmental information contained within RADInfo.
- Facility Information: Click on "View Facility Information" to view EPA Facility Identification Search results for that facility.
- Locational Address
- ZIP Code
Select "Regulatory Data" to obtain the name and applicable regulations for radiation governing any facility which meets your search criteria. For example, you can search on selected geographical data and obtain a matrix of facilities mapped to the regulations under which they are governed.
Specifically, your search will generate the following data elements in tabular form when the output is set for regulatory data:
- RADInfo Facility ID: Click on the RADInfo Facility ID for that facility in which you are interested to obtain additional environmental information contained within RADInfo.
- Facility Name: Click on the Facility Name to view EPA Facility Identification Search results for that facility.
- Applicable Regulations: Possible regulations that would apply are: 40CFR61, 40CFR191, 40CFR194, and/or 40CFR300. The appropriate regulations are marked A "Yes" for each facility listed. You can also click on the column heading for a particular regulation to view a summary of that regulation.
Note: When "Regulatory Data" is selected as the "Type of Data Returned," the user should not identify a specific regulation as a "Radiation Regulation Search" parameter; if the user selects both a regulation as a "Radiation Regulation Search" parameter and identifies "Regulatory Data" as the "Type of Data Returned" the regulation specified as part of the "Radiation Regulation Search" criteria will be ignored. The data returned will identify any and all regulations for radiation depicted within RADInfo for the facilities which meet the remaining search criteria.
Information in the RADInfo database can be freely accessed through the use of this search. The complexity of the search is up to the user. Searches that return a large volume of data may terminate prematurely due to system limitations. Develop searches that return small batches of data and terminate the session as soon as the searches have been executed, so that others can access the database.