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Waste

Biennial Reporting (BR)
Detailed hazardous waste information is collected on the generation of hazardous waste from large quantity generators and data on waste management practices from treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. This information is compiled into a Biennial Report and is useful for trend analysis.

Brownfields (BMS)
The Brownfields Management System (BMS) stores information reported by EPA Brownfields grant recipients on brownfields properties assessed or cleaned up with grant funding. In addition, fact sheets about Brownfields Where You Live are available. More information on the Brownfields production.

Superfund (CERCLIS)
Superfund is a program administered by the EPA to locate, investigate, and clean up uncontrolled hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. More information on CERCLIS

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo)
Hazardous waste generators, transporters, treaters, storers and disposers of hazardous waste are required to provide information on their activities to state environmental agencies. These agencies then provide the information to regional and national US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices through the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo) System. Information on cleaning up after accidents or other activities that result in a release of hazardous materials to the water, air or land must also be reported through RCRAInfo. More information on RCRAInfo.

Water

Envirofacts contains water information from four EPA databases, the Permit Compliance System, the Safe Drinking Water Information System, the National Contaminant Occurrence Database, and the Information Collection Rule. If you are not already familiar with these systems, read the following descriptions of the type of information each database contains. It is important to remember that none of these databases assesses the quality of drinking water.

Information Collection Rule (ICR)
The Drinking Water Microbial and Disinfection Byproduct Information overview contains information for users on what the database can and cannot answer. Data collected to support the Information Collection Rule (ICR) will be used to help assess the potential health effects of pathogens and disinfection byproducts, and will provide decision-makers with the information necessary to support regulatory and public health decisions. More information on ICR

National Drinking Water Contaminant Occurrence Database
The National Drinking Water Contaminant Occurrence Database (NCOD) was developed to satisfy the statutory requirements set by Congress in the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) amendments. The purpose of the database is to support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decisions related to identifying contaminants for regulation and subsequent regulation development. The NCOD contains occurrence data from both Public Water Systems (PWSs) and other sources (like the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System) on physical, chemical, microbial and radiological contaminants for both detections and non-detects. More information on NCOD

Permit Compliance System (PCS)
The Permit Compliance System (PCS) provides information on companies which have been issued permits to discharge waste water into rivers. You can review information on when a permit was issued and expires, how much the company is permitted to discharge, and the actual monitoring data showing what the company has discharged. More information on PCS.

Safe Drinking Water Information System
The Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) contains information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's drinking water regulations. These statutes and accompanying regulations establish maximum contaminant levels, treatment techniques, and monitoring and reporting requirements to ensure that water provided to customers is safe for human consumption. More information on SDWIS

Toxics

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) contains information about more than 650 toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment. Manufacturers of these chemicals are required to report the locations and quantities of chemicals stored on-site to state and local governments. The reports are submitted to the EPA and state governments. EPA compiles this data in an on-line, publicly accessible national computerized database. More information on TRI

Air

Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) / AIRS Facility Subsystem (AFS)
Information on air releases is contained in the Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS), a computer-based repository for information about air pollution in the United States. This information comes from source reports by various stationary sources of air pollution, such as electric power plants, steel mills, factories, and universities, and provides information about the air pollutants they produce. More information on AIRS/AFS

UV Index
The ozone layer shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Ozone depletion, as well as seasonal and weather variations, cause different amounts of UV radiation to reach the Earth at any given time. The UV Index predicts the ultraviolet radiation levels on a 0-10+ scale, helping people determine appropriate sun-protective behaviors. More information on UV Index

Radiation

RadNet, formerly Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System
The RadNet is a national network of monitoring stations that regularly collect air, precipitation, drinking water, and milk samples for analysis of radioactivity. The RadNet network has been used to track environmental releases resulting from nuclear emergencies and to provide baseline data during routine conditions. Data generated from RadNet provides the information base for making decisions necessary to ensure the protection of public health. More information on RadNet

Radiation Information Database
The Radiation Information Database (RADINFO) contains information about facilities that are regulated by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for radiation and radioactivity. RADINFO uses EPA's current "Standard Data Elements For Facility Identification" approved on November 21, 2000. This State/EPA standard offers a common and consistent way to identify facilities of interest to the EPA. More information on RADINFO

Land

Brownfields (BMS)
The Brownfields Management System (BMS) stores information reported by EPA Brownfields grant recipients on brownfields properties assessed or cleaned up with grant funding. In addition, fact sheets about Brownfields Where You Live are available. More information on the Brownfields production.

Superfund (CERCLIS)
Superfund is a program administered by the EPA to locate, investigate, and clean up uncontrolled hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. More information on CERCLIS

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo)
Hazardous waste generators, transporters, treaters, storers and disposers of hazardous waste are required to provide information on their activities to state environmental agencies. These agencies then provide the information to regional and national US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices through the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo) System. Information on cleaning up after accidents or other activities that result in a release of hazardous materials to the water, air or land must also be reported through RCRAInfo. More information on RCRAInfo.

Other

Facility Registry System
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. More information on FRS

Locational Information
Locational information for EPA-regulated facilities in Envirofacts is cultivated from many sources, including EPA federal program systems (through monthly snapshots), and EPA regional offices and the states (through Supplementary Return Files). This information is collected and refined under the auspices of the Locational Data Improvement Project (LDIP) enacted by the Agency to improve locational data and compliance with the Agency's Locational Data Policy. More information on Locational Information

Grants Information System
EPA's management information system for grants programs is the Grants Information and Control 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. More information on GICS

Maps

EnviroMapper
EnviroMapper is a powerful tool used to map various types of environmental information, including air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites. Select a geographic area within EnviroMapper and view the different facilities that are present within that area. More information on EnviroMapper.

MyEnvironment
The MyEnvironment search application is designed to provide a cross-section of environmental information based on the user's location. More information on MyEnvironment.

OpenLink
OpenLink provides a link of environmental information in your community via EnviroMapper. By simply adding a hyperlink in your Web page, a map image will be generated dynamically and displayed in your Web page together with other text and images. More information on OpenLink


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