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  Delivering Timely Environmental Information to Your Community, The Boulder Area Sustainability Information Network (BASIN) (PDF) (98 pp, 2.04 MB) (EPA/625/R-01/010) September 2001

This handbook offers step-by-step instructions on how to provide a variety of timely environmental information, including water quality data, to communities. It was developed by EPA's EMPACT program. EMPACT is working with the 150 largest metropolitan areas and Native American tribes in the country to help communities:

  • Collect, manage, and distribute time-relevant environmental information
  • Provide residents with easy-to-understand information that can be used in making informed day-to-day decisions

To make this and other EMPACT projects more effective, partnerships with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey were developed. EPA works closely with these federal agencies to help achieve nationwide consistency in measuring environmental data, managing the information, and delivering it to the public.


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