National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Publication Numbering System
The EPA publications numbering system was designed in 1991 to provide easier identification, tracking and dissemination of publications. Each publication number identifies:
- The responsible
organization producing the publication.
- A specific office/division
within the organization.
- An alpha descriptor
of the document type.
- Calendar year in
which the publication was produced.
- And the sequential number identifying how many of that type of publication were produced within that particular organization during the calendar year.
Example: 200-B-96-001 indicates a publication from Administration & Resources Management (see Table 1);
a reference (see Table 2); produced in 1996; and the first publication of that type issued in the year.
|10x||Administrator, Deputy Administrator|
|11x||Administrative Law Judges|
|12x||Science Advisory Board (SAB)|
|13x||Cooperative Environmental Management|
|14x||Congressional & Legislative Affairs|
|16x||Office of International Activities|
|17x||Office of Communications, Education and Public Affairs|
|18x||Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization|
|19x||Chief Financial Office (CFO)|
|20x-22x||Office of Administration & Resources Management|
|23x||Office of Policy, Planning, & Evaluation|
|27x||Regional Operation & State/Local Relations|
|30x-34x||Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance|
|40x-45x||Office of Air & Radiation|
|50x-55x||Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response|
|60x-65x||Office of Research & Development|
|70x-75x||Office of Pesticides & Toxic Substances|
|80x-85x||Office of Water|
|950||The Responsible Organization is unknown|
|A||Article reprinted from other pub, abstracts, book chapters, presentations|
|B||Reference (Bibliography, Glossary, Symposium Papers, Training Guides, Telephone Directories, etc)|
|C||Computer (CD-I, CD-ROM, Floppy Diskette, etc)|
|E||Exhibit, Display, Booth|
|F||Unbound Publication (fact sheet, leaflet, bulletin, flyer, brochure, etc)|
|H||Photograph, Filmstrip, Slide, Poster, etc.|
|K||Bound publication (pamphlet, booklet, speech, etc)|
|N||Periodical (other than peer reviewed journal) (Journal, Newsletters, etc)|
|P||Public Comment Draft|
|R||Report, Symposium Report, Proceedings|
|S||Summary, Research Brief, Conference Summary, Issue Paper|