|What is FRS?|
|Why is it needed?|
|What are the benefits?|
|Who is involved?|
|What is the scope?|
The Facility Registry System (FRS) is a centrally managed database that identifies facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. FRS creates high-quality, accurate, and authoritative facility identification records through rigorous verification and management procedures that incorporate information from program national systems, state master facility records, data collected from EPA's Central Data Exchange registrations and data management personnel. The FRS provides Internet access to a single integrated source of comprehensive (air, water, and waste) environmental information about facilities, sites or places.Why is it needed?
The FRS responds to the increasing demand for access to high quality information and the public need for one source of comprehensive environmental information about a given place on the earth. FRS achieves that integration. In addition, the FRS is integrated with the Locational Data Improvement Project and the Error Correction Process. FRS fully implements EPA's Facility Identification Data Standard, and is compliant with the Facility Identification Template for States (FITS) Model.What are the benefits?
The FRS will:
- Reduce the long-term reporting burden for facilities, states and programs.
- Improve data quality by helping to reduce errors in state and Agency facility information.
- Provide better tools for cross-media environmental analysis.
- Provide better public access to the Agency's environmental information.
- Give facilities the flexibility to review and update their identification information.
EPA's Office of Information Collection in the Office of Environmental Information is the organization responsible for implementation and management of the FRS. Important partners include EPA media programs, EPA regional data stewards and data system coordinators, state data managers, public interest groups and regulated facilities.What is the scope?
The Facility Registry System (FRS) is a centrally managed database developed by EPA's Office of Environmental Information (OEI). It provides Internet access to a single source of comprehensive information about facilities subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. The FRS contains accurate and authoritative facility identification records which are subjected to rigorous verification and data management quality assurance procedures. FRS records are continuously reviewed and enhanced by a Regional Data Steward network and active State partners. The facility records are based on information from EPA's national program systems and State master facility records and enhanced by other Web information sources. The Central Data Exchange (CDX) registration, when fully implemented, will also be used to create and update facility identification records. FRS has over 1.5 million unique facility records linking over 2.0 million program interests such as:
- Toxic Release Inventory Submitters (all years: 1987 - 2002)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo)
- Risk Management Plans (RMPs)
- Permit Compliance System (PCS) - Majors and Minors
- Biennial Reporting System (BRS) 1995/1997
- Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS)/AIRS Facility Subsystem
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS)
- State master records from Pennsylvania, Utah, Mississippi, South Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, Georgia, Oregon, Hawaii, and Washington.
Facility Registry System also includes locational information which provides accurate mapping of the facilities regulated by EPA. View a Map Detailed facility data can be retrieved using the Facility Registry System Query. For a more focused search, use EZ Query, which enables you to individualize the investigation of data elements and structure your report by selecting from a number of predetermined views.