General FFRRO Information
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NSCEP / NEPIS - EPA's Gateway to Free Digital & Paper Publications (http://www.epa.gov/ncepihom/)
This is the site for the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) and the National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS), which distribute print publications and digital materials, respectively.
Superfund Publications (http://cfpub1.epa.gov/superapps/index.cfm/fuseaction/pubs.default/pubs.cfm)
Provides a list of Superfund publications.
Superfund Community Involvement Toolkit (http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/toolkit.htm)
A comprehensive and practical tool for promoting successful community participation in the Superfund process.
Citizen's Guides to Cleanup Methods (http://www.clu-in.org/products/citguide/)
Citizen's Guides is a series that explains, in basic terms, the operation and application of innovative treatment technologies for remediating sites.
EPA Publications and Newsletters (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/publications.htm)
Provides access to technical and various public information throughout EPA.
Defense Environmental Network & Information eXchange (DENIX) (https://www.denix.osd.mil/)
DENIX serves as a central platform for the dissemination of environmental, safety, and occupational-health news, policy, and guidance within DoD activities worldwide, in support of the national defense mission.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Environmental Management Resources (http://www.em.doe.gov/Pages/resources.aspx)
List of DOE's Office of Environmental Management publications and brochures.
EPA News Releases (http://www.epa.gov/newsroom/newsreleases.htm)
All press releases by EPA.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Environmental Management Press Releases (http://www.em.doe.gov/pages/EMPressReleases.aspx)
Press releases, listed chronologically, for DOE's Office of Environmental Management.
Hotlines and Information Centers
Federal Facilities Docket Hotline: 800-548-1016
The Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance docket is a key component in identifying and resolving environmental problems at federal facilities that engage in hazardous-waste activity or that have the potential to release hazardous substances into the environment. The docket contains information submitted by federal agencies to EPA under Sections 3005, 3010, and 3016 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and under Section 103 of CERCLA.
The Superfund, Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Risk Management Program (RMP), and Oil Information Center: 800-424-9346 or 703-412-9810
This hotline provides assistance to the public, the regulated community, and parties interested in understanding EPA's regulations. In addition, the hotline provides documents and information upon request.
National Response Center (http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/)
The National Response Center (NRC) is the federal government's national communications center, which is staffed 24 hours a day by U.S. Coast Guard officers and marine-science technicians. The NRC receives all reports of releases involving hazardous substances and oil that trigger the federal notification requirements under several laws. Reports to the NRC activate the National Contingency Plan and the federal government's response capabilities.
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (http://www.epa.gov/iris/)
IRIS is a database of human-health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment. The hotline can assist you in using IRIS and understanding the methods used by the EPA for deriving values and the limitations of use.
Telephone: 800-EPA-WISE (800-372-9473)
WasteWise is a free, voluntary, EPA program through which organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefiting their bottom line and the environment. WasteWise provides free technical assistance to help you develop, implement, and measure your waste-reduction activities. WasteWise offers publicity—via EPA publications, case studies, and national and regional events—to organizations that are successful in reducing waste.
Environmental Justice (http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/)
Established to receive calls from concerned citizens about justice issues in their communities, the purpose of the Hotline is to make information easily accessible to the public and to the media and to assist in the resolution of environmental-justice issues. The Hotline is answered by staff of OEJ. A procedure has been established to ensure thorough follow-up. A brochure describing the Hotline (in both English and Spanish) is available.
Superfund Order and Information Line (http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/phonefax/)
Other Related Information
EPA's Popular Resources (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/resource.htm)
The Agency's main page for information sources at EPA, including libraries, hotlines, clearinghouses, dockets, employee directories, publications, newsletters, and databases.
EPA National Library Network (http://www.epa.gov/natlibra/)
The EPA National Library Network is composed of libraries in the Agency's Headquarters, Regional and Field Offices, Research Centers, and specialized laboratories located throughout the country. The combined network collection contains a wide range of general information on environmental protection and management.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Environmental Management - Congressional Testimonies (http://www.em.doe.gov/pages/EMTestimony.aspx)
Overview of Executive Orders Affecting Federal Facilities (http://www.epa.gov/fedfac/documents/execord.htm)
The Executive Office has published numerous orders that direct federal agencies and facilities to become leaders in environmental protection and stewardship. The direction for each Executive Order depends on your facility and the activities conducted on-site.