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EPA GIS Data


The EPA uses a wide variety of data to support environmental analysis and decision making. In Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands), GIS staff have work closely with other organizations at the local, state and federal levels to share or jointly develop critical data sets for environmental analysis. GIS data sets maintained by EPA for Region 2 are provided for download below as a public information resource for the public. Each Region 2 data download includes descriptive information, or metadata, about the data source that is compliant with Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata content standardsExit EPA Disclaimer, and any additional available background material related to the data.

Most of the data used for GIS analysis in EPA Region 2 originates from other organizations. See "GIS Resources and Links" to access data and applications from many of these organizations. For any additional information about EPA Region 2 GIS data, please email r2gisdata@epa.gov.


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Data Downloads

EPA Regulated Facility Data for EPA Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for environmental oversight over a variety of industrial activities under many federal statutes including the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).  EPA facility data can be downloaded from the national EPA geospatial data download page. From that site you can download a number of facility data types in multiple file formats, including a Google Earth KMZ file for all of EPA Region 2. (KMZ files can be viewed in the free downloadable version of Google EarthExit EPA Disclaimer.)

EPA Regulated facility data can also be queried and displayed through a variety of other EPA web resources, including:

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Sole Source Aquifers in New York and New Jersey

This layer is the designated sole source aquifers of New York and New Jersey. A Sole Source Aquifer, is an aquifer that supplies 50% or more of the drinking water for a given area where there are no reasonably available alternative sources should the aquifer become contaminated. The purpose of designation of SSA is to protect an area's ground water resource by requiring U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) review of any proposed projects within the designated area that are receiving federal financial assistance. All proposed projects receiving federal funds are subject to review to ensure they do not endanger the water source. The Region 2 Sole Source Aquifers are digitized from the paper copies of the SSA's with a boundary of USGS 7.5 Minute quadrangle maps.

The sole source aquifer data are all included in one ZIP archive file for download. Data are provided in both ESRI shapefile (shp) and Google KML format. For details on the individual data layers, please consult the individual documentation (metadata) that is included for each layer in text and XML format. Shapefiles can be read in most GIS software as well as in the free ArcExplorer readerExit EPA Disclaimer. KML files can be viewed in the free downloadable version of Google EarthExit EPA Disclaimer.

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No Discharge Areas for Marine Vessel Waste in New York and New Jersey

This data set includes "No Discharge Zones (NDZ) " or areas for New York and New Jersey for designated bodies of water where the discharge of treated and untreated boat sewage is prohibited. For details on the individual data layers, please consult the individual documentation (metadata) that is included for each layer in text and XML format.

The no discharge zone data are all included in one ZIP archive file for download. Data are provided in both ESRI shapefile (shp) and Google KMZ format. Shapefiles can be read in most GIS software as well as in the free ArcExplorer readerExit EPA Disclaimer. KMZ files can be viewed in the free downloadable version of Google EarthExit EPA Disclaimer.

For more information about NDZs see:

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Hydrography and EPA Water Quality Data

Land Cover Data

Other EPA Geospatial Data


If you can't find the information you need elsewhere in this section of the EPA Region 2 site, please send us an email at r2gisdata@epa.gov describing what you are looking for.

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