FRS Data Sources
List of Program Abbreviations and Names(1 pg, 12 K, 8/14/2018) Single file that containts the information found on this page in an excel format.
ACES | ACRES | AIR | AQS | AZURITE | BIA INDIAN SCHOOL | BR | BRAC | CA-CERS | CA-ENVIROVIEW |CAMDBS | CASWIS | CDAFLP | CEDRI | CEDS | CERCLIS | CIM | CNFRS | CWNS | DEN | DTSC-ENVIROSTOR| ECRM | E-GGRT | EGRID | EIA-860 | EIS | FDM | FARR | FFDOCKET | FIS | GEIMS | HI-EHW | HWTS-DATAMART | ICIS | IDDEQ | IDNR_EFD | IN-FRS | IN-TEMPO | ISD | KS-FP | KY-TEMPO | LANDFILL | LA-TEMPO | LMOP |LUST-ARRA | MA-EPICS | MD-EPSC | MD-PEMIS | MD-RCRA | MD-TEMPO | ME-EFIS | MN-DELTA | MO-DNR | MS-ENSITE | MT-CEDARS | NCDB | NC-FITS | ND-FP | NDEQ | NH-DES | NJ-NJEMS | NM-TEMPO | NNEMS | NPDES | NV-FP | OH-CORE | OIL | OK-FMS | OR-DEQ | OTAQREG | PA-EFACTS | PDS | PERMIT TRACKING | RADInfo | RBLC | RCRAInfo | REGION | RFS | RI-PLOVER | RMP | SC-EFIS | SFDW | SEMS | SIMS | SRPMICEMS | SSTS | STATE | TRIS | TSCA | TX-TCEQ ACR | UORS | UST | WA-FSIS | WI-ESR
AQS contains ambient air pollution data collected by EPA, State, Local, and Tribal air pollution control agencies from thousands of monitoring stations.
AZURITE is the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) database that is used for environmental enforcement and compliance reporting to the Permit and Compliance (PCS) system and to the Air Facility System Universal Interface (AFS-UI).
ACRES stores information reported by EPA Brownfields grant recipients on brownfields properties assessed or cleaned up with grant funding as well as information on Targeted Brownfields Assessments performed by EPA Regions.
BRAC is a process used to close excess military installations and realign the total asset inventory in order to save money on operations and maintenance.
All generators and treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities who handle hazardous waste are required to report to the EPA Administrator at least once every two years. The data collected is used to create the National Biennial Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste Report. This data is processed within the RCRA Information (RCRAInfo) database.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian School (BIA INDIAN SCHOOL)
BIA Indian schools, which are located on Indian Land, collected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). BIA is responsible for the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. BIA provides education services to approximately 48,000 Indian students.
The California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) is a statewide web-based user and information exchange system to support over 140,000 regulated businesses and over 130 local agencies in electronically collecting and reporting significant hazardous materials, hazardous waste and compliance and enforcement data as mandated by California law. Under oversight by Cal/EPA, certified local governing agencies (Unified Program Agencies - UPAs) consolidate, coordinate and provide consistent regulatory activities for six state and federal environmental programs.
DTSC EnviroStor is an online search and Geographic Information System (GIS) tool for identifying sites that have known contamination or sites for which there may be reasons to investigate further. The EnviroStor database includes the following site types: Federal Superfund sites (National Priorities List (NPL)); State Response, including Military Facilities and State Superfund; Voluntary Cleanup; and School sites.
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has recently implemented a new data warehouse system (“nSite”). This data warehouse combines and merges facility and site information from five different systems managed within CalEPA. The five systems are: California Environmental Reporting System (CERS), EnviroStor, GeoTracker, California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS), and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).
HWTS-DATAMART provides California with information on hazardous waste shipments for generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
The CASWIS database contains information on solid waste facilities, operations, and disposal sites throughout the State of California. The types of facilities found in this database include landfills, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, composting sites, transformation facilities, waste tire sites, and closed disposal sites. For each facility, the database contains information about location, owner, operator, facility type, regulatory and operational status, authorized waste types, and local enforcement agency.
The UORS is managed by the California Waste Management Board (CIWMB). The CIWMB helps communities establish and promote convenient collection opportunities for used oil and used oil filters.
CNFRS is a data flow system that validates existing FRS data and exchanges data about open tribal dump sites in the Cherokee Nation.
CAMDBS is a national information system that supports the implementation of market-based air pollution control programs administered by the Clean Air Markets Division, within the Office of Air and Radiation. These programs include the Acid Rain Program, established by Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and regional programs designed to reduce the transport of ozone. These emissions trading programs allow regulated facilities (primarily electric utilities) to adopt the most cost-effective strategies to reduce emissions at their units. Additional information on the programs is available on the Clean Air Markets site.
The Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS) is a comprehensive assessment of the capital needs to meet the water quality goals set in the Clean Water Act. Every four years, the states and EPA collect information about publicly owned wastewater collection and treatment facilities, stormwater and combined sewer overflows control facilities, nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control projects, decentralized wastewater management, and estuary management projects. Information collected includes estimated needs, including costs and technical information, to address a water quality or water-related public health problem, location and contact information, populations served, flow, effluent, and unit process information, and NPS best management practices. This information is used by EPA to document national needs in a report to congress, which assists in budgeting efforts. The data are also used to help measure environmental progress, contribute to academic research, provide information to the public, and help local and state governments implement water quality programs.
The Coeur D'Alene tribe was awarded a grant to collect locational information for facilities found within current reservation boundaries and for facilities outside reservation boundaries within the Coeur D'Alene aboriginal territory. Using field maps as a reference guide, each site was visited to acquire accurate Lat/Long coordinates at the entrance of the facility, using a high precision hand-held GPS unit (Sub Meter Accuracy).
CEDRI is a web application used by EPA programs and various stakeholders to manage environmental data transmitted to EPA in order to meet EPA's reporting requirements.
CERCLIS was EPA’s inventory of abandoned, inactive, or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites regulated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) through October, 2013. It recorded information about all aspects of hazardous waste sites from initial discovery to listing on the National Priorities List (NPL).
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CERCLIS has been replaced as a source for Superfund NPL data by the Superfund Enterprise Management System (SEMS). As of 01/12/2016, the site and atribute data in FRS has been coming from SEMS. The location data will be updated soon and will be coming from SEMS.
The SIMS system is part of a suite of web-based applications designed to allow the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff to harmonize environmental interest information from disparate systems in a single agency-wide data repository (known as CFI). SIMS provides tools for identifying and resolving duplicate data, querying data (using both tabular and geospatial methods), and viewing/maintaining documents associated to the data.
The Delaware Environmental Navigator (DEN) contains almost all of environmental data other than ambient air and water monitoring results. DEN contains facility, program interest, location, owner, permittee, project officer, permit, inspection, violation and enforcement data.
(E-GGRT, accessible through an EPA web page, is used to submit annual reports in support of the EPA rule for mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases (GHG) by large GHG emissions sources. Implementation of 40 CFR part 98 is referred to as the greenhouse gas reporting program (GHGRP). This comprehensive, nationwide emissions data will provide a better understanding of the sources of GHGs and will guide development of the policies and programs to reduce emissions. The publically available data will allow reporters to track their own emissions, compare them to similar facilities, and aid in identifying cost effective opportunities to reduce emissions in the future.
The Emission Inventory System (EIS) maintains an inventory of large stationary sources and voluntarily-reported smaller sources of air point pollution emitters. It contains information about facility sites and their physical location, emission units, emission processes, release points, control approaches, and regulations. Facility inventory data are kept separate from the emissions data and have stable identifiers to improve continuity from year to year and to help identify duplicate or missing facilities.
The EGRID contains data on emissions and resource mix for virtually every power plant and company that generates electricity in the United States.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is an independent agency within U.S. Department of Energy that develops surveys, collects energy data, and analyzes and models energy issues. The EIA-860 database supports the annual electric generator report and contains electric utility and non-utility (including independent power producers, combined heat and power producers, and other industrials) generator-specific plant data, including county and state location and ownership information.
The ECRM, now called the Criminal Case Reporting System (CCRS), is the Criminal Investigation Division's (CID) "official record" of all criminal investigation activities. The system maintains and tracks case-specific program and investigative information on over 8,200 active and archived criminal cases. CCRS is an EPA-only system and data entry is performed directly by CID employees. The Public is allowed to obtain only select defendant data fields for closed, convicted cases via the Freedom of Information Act.
The MA-EPICS is the central repository for all environmental protection data for the State of Massachusetts.
Federal Air Rules for ReservationsRegistration Program (FARR)
The Federal Air Rules for Reservations (FARR) requires persons who own or operate certains sources of air pollution on indian reservations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington to register those sources with the EPA and to report air pollutant emissions annually.
Federal Facility Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket (FFDOCKET)
Section 120 (C) of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCIA) Requires EPA to establish a listing, known as the Federal Facility Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket (DOCKET), of Federal facilities which are managing or have managed hazardous waste; or have had a release of hazardous waste. thus, The Docket Identifies all Federal facilities that must be evaluated to determine whether they pose a risk to human health and the environment.
The Florida Environmental System Today Application (FIESTA) Data Maintenance (FDM) system maintains entity, environmental interest and affiliation data for the State of Florida.
Georgia's GEIMS provides the EPA and the public a single point of access to core data for all facilities and sites regulated or monitored by the EPA and a single system for the reporting of all environmental data for the State of Georgia.
The Environmental Health Warehouse (EHW) contains the Hawaii Department of Health - Environmental Health Administration's (HDOH-EHA) environmental data. The web-based application allows EHA to inquire about sites in Hawaii that are regulated by the administration due to activities that affect the environment, regardless of the regulation or program that directly monitors those activities. The system allows users a consolidated view of sites without disrupting the underlying source systems or the staff involved as they process their day-to-day workload. The EHW offers geo-spatial and tabular inquiry, mapping, reconciliation/data consolidation, and GIS services.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) provides a means to query and display data maintained by the Department of Environmental Quality. The system contains key information for each facility/site that is currently, or has been, of interest to the departments environmental programs.
The ACES supports the compliance and enforcement activities that exist primarily within the Illinois Bureaus of Air, Water, and Land, the Division of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Chemical Safety. The intent of the system is to track compliance and enforcement processes and to share the information throughout the agency, the public and with other entities.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) implemented the IN-FRS, which provides the interface and processes to link facility data monitored by multiple State and EPA program systems. In addition, IN-FRS enables IDEM to reconcile environmental data and exchange it with EPA FRS using the electronic data exchange over the Network Node.
Indiana's Tools For Environmental Management and Protection Organizations (IN-TEMPO) is Indiana's integrated environmental management system.
The ISD administers the Wyoming Industrial Information and Siting Act, which requires permits for all projects with construction costs of $168 million or more and for certain business types regardless of cost. This includes waste incineration or disposal facilities capable of receiving greater than 500 short tons per day of household refuse or mixed household and industrial refuse, commercial facilities which incinerate or dispose of regulated quantities of hazardous wastes subject to hazardous waste shipping manifest requirements under subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and commercial radioactive waste management facilities.
ICIS provides a database that, when complete, will contain enforcement and compliance information across most of EPA's programs. The vision for ICIS is to replace EPA's independent databases that contain enforcement data with a single repository for that information. Currently, ICIS contains all Federal Administrative and Judicial enforcement actions and a subset of the Permit Compliance System (PCS), which supports the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). This information is maintained in ICIS by EPA in the Regional offices and at Headquarters. A future release of ICIS will completely replace PCS and will integrate that information with Federal actions already in the system. ICIS also has the capability to track other activities that support compliance and enforcement programs, including incident tracking, compliance assistance, and compliance monitoring.
ICIS-Air (AIR) – AIR is the modernization of the Air Facility System (AFS) into the Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS). AIR contains enforcement, compliance, and permit data for stationary sources of air pollution regulated by the EPA, State, and Local air pollution agencies.
The IDNR_EFD system is a data warehouse which integrates environmental information based on facilities in Iowa.
The Kansas Facility Profiler (KS-FP) is a geographically-based data warehouse that presents information about facilities and locations of interest to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). It has in excess of twenty environmental interests which contain information on closed facilities, completed cleanups, and past operations, as well as data on current operations and activities.
KENTUCKY- Tools for Environmental Management and Protection Organizations (KY-TEMPO) is Kentucky's central repository for facility data and includes permits, surveillance, enforcement, and remediation information.
EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary assistance program that helps to reduce methane emissions from landfills by encouraging the recovery and use of landfill gas (LFG) as an energy resource. LMOP forms partnerships with communities, landfill owners, utilities, power marketers, states, Project Developers, tribes and nonprofit organizations to overcome barriers to project development by helping them assess project feasibility, find financing, and market the benefits of project development to the community.
The Landfill data set provides detailed operating statistics, geographic locations, and facility information for waste processing and disposal operations in the United States, compiled by the Waste Business Journal, Directory of Non-Hazardous Waste Sites. (Date Published: November 5th, 2007)
The Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) system collects data on LUST releases that are tracked by ARRA performance measures or for which ARRA funds are being spent. Data is collected for each release, including identification, performance measures, reference information, and location information.
The Louisiana - Tools For Environmental Management And Protection Organizations (LA-TEMPO) is Louisiana?s central repository for all facility data and includes permits, surveillance, enforcement, and remediation information.
The ME-EFIS, managed by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), integrates information on environmental facilities, permits, violations, enforcement actions, and compliance activities needed to support regulatory requirements and target environmental quality improvements for the water, air, solid waste, and hazardous waste program areas.
The MD-EPSC, managed by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), promotes multi-media pollution prevention and provides permit assistance to business and industry. An online permit guide is available and lists all permits, licenses and approvals that are issued by MDE.
The MD-PEMIS, managed by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), is a database to house data related to Air Emissions.
The MD-RCRA is Maryland’s database which houses state information relating to hazardous waste regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
MD-TEMPO is Maryland's central repository for all facility data and includes permits, compliance, enforcement activities information needed to ensure the quality of Maryland's air, water, and land resources.
The MN-DELTA is the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA) permitting, compliance, and enforcement information management system, which facilitates the issuance of permits and manages compliance.
MS-ENSITE, maintained by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Office of Pollution Control (OPC), is an electronic Environmental Site Information System that regulates compliance assurance, permitting, activity tracking, and maintenance of a single agency interest-link to master file.
The MO-DNR includes a Resource Assessment and Monitoring Program, biological criteria development, monitoring of targeted sites to determine compliance with the designated use of aquatic life protection in the standards, monitoring for 303(3) purposes, and the development of a stream classification framework.
The MT-CEDARS is the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) consolidated system that allows facilities throughout the state to quickly and easily report daily air and water quality data.
NCDB supports implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The system tracks inspections in regions and states with cooperative agreements, enforcement actions, and settlements.
The NPDES module of the Compliance Information System (ICIS) tracks surface water permits issued under the Clean Water Act. Under NPDES, all facilities that discharge pollutants from any point source into waters of the United States are required to obtain a permit. The permit will likely contain limits on what can be discharged, impose monitoring and reporting requirements, and include other provisions to ensure that the discharge does not adversely affect water quality.
The NNEMS contains facility information for the Navajo Nation.
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) maintains the EPA facility files.
The NV-FP system contains facility based, integrated environmental information for the State of Nevada.
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) ensures high levels of water quality for water supplies, regulates the emissions of air pollutants, and fosters the proper management of municipal and industrial waste.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) maintains NJEMS, an system that manages large databases of environmental information.
NM-TEMPO is New Mexico’s environmental management system.
The FIS, managed by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), houses all information about facilities that are regulated or of environmental interest to the state of New York.
The NC-FITS, managed by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), provides a common facility identifier to improve accessibility to comprehensive information about environmental regulated entities in the state of North Carolina.
The ND-FP contains facility based, environmental information for the State of North Dakota.
In accordance with the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA establishes fuel quality standards to help protect public health and the environment from harmful gas and particulate matter emissions from motor vehicles and engines. The Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) has developed the registration and DC fuels online applications, implemented through EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX), which provides online applications to assist the fuel manufacturing community with registration and compliance with reporting requirements.
The OH-CORE database contains information commonly shared among the Ohio EPA environmental programs. The information is facility-based, general in nature, and used to support specific programmatic systems while simultaneously maintaining an inventory of common facility-related data. Specific programmatic details are maintained in programmatic databases.
The OIL database contains information on Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) and Facility Response Plan (FRP) subject facilities to prevent and respond to oil spills. FRP facilities are referred to as “Substantial Harm” facilities due to the quantities of oil stored and facility characteristics.
The OK-FMS is an Oklahoma State application, used primarily by the Land Protection Division, and secondarily by the Water Quality Division, to track environmental compliance activities.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's Environment. DEQ uses a combination of technical assistance, inspections and permitting to help public and private facilities and citizens understand and comply with state and federal environmental regulations.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) eFACTS is a Department-wide database that provides a holistic view of clients and sites (including facilities) that DEP regulates.
PDS is an Arkansas system maintaining data on air quality, mining, tires, solid waste, tank, water and hazardous waste, as well as inspections, invoicing and complaints.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Permit Tracking system provides data entry, retrieval and accounting functions and includes general data about facilities, their ADEM permits, and fees owed and paid.
The RBLC database contains case-specific information on the "Best Available" air pollution technologies that have been required to reduce the emission of air pollutants from stationary sources (e.g., power plants, steel mills, chemical plants, etc.). RACT, or Reasonably Available Control Technology, is required on existing sources in areas that are not meeting national ambient air quality standards. BACT, or Best Available Control Technology, is required on major new or modified sources in clean areas. LAER, or Lowest Achievable Emission Rate, is required on major new or modified sources in non-attainment areas.
A collection of information about similar facilities existing in an EPA region for specialized purposes, one of which may be improving geospatial information.
RADINFO contains basic information about certain facilities that the EPA regulates for radiation and radioactivity.
The RFS Program encourages the blending of renewable fuels into our nation's motor vehicle fuel by establishing annual renewable fuel standards, responsibilities of refiners and other fuel producers, a trading system and other compliance mechanisms, and recordkeeping and reporting requirements. In addition to the rule, EPA has published a Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA), which contains analyses of the economic and environmental impacts of the expanded use of renewable fuels under this program. A renewable fuel is defined as a motor vehicle fuel that is produced from plant or animal products or wastes, as opposed to fossil fuel sources. Renewable fuels include ethanol, biodiesel and other motor vehicle fuels made from renewable sources. Currently, FRS only includes facilities using ethanol fuels from the RFS registered facility list.
RCRAInfo is EPA’s comprehensive information system that supports the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 and the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) of 1984 through the tracking of events and activities related to facilities that generate, transport, and treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste. RCRAInfo allows RCRA program staff to track the notification, permit, compliance, and corrective action activities required under RCRA. RCRAInfo also supports generation of the National Hazardous Waste Biennial Report. All generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities who handle hazardous waste are required to report to the EPA Administrator at least once every two years to support creation of the Biennial Report.
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The RI-PLOVER is the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s regulatory programs’ information management system.
The Risk Management Plan (RMP) database stores the risk management plans reported by companies that handle, manufacture, use, or store certain flammable or toxic substances, as required under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
The SRPMICEMS contains facility information for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
The Safe Drinking Water Information System Federal Data Warehouse contains information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's drinking water regulations.
SSTS tracks the registration of all pesticide-producing establishments and tracks annually the types and amounts of pesticides, active ingredients, and related devices that are produced, sold, or distributed.
The SC-EFIS is the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Environmental Facility Information System that integrates information on environmental facilities, permits, violations, enforcement actions, and compliance activities needed to support regulatory requirements and target environmental quality improvements for the water, air, solid waste, and hazardous waste program areas.
The STATE system acronym is used for facilities entered manually through the FRS Linkage Application, used primarily by State users for a variety of state programs.
The Superfund Enterprise Management System (SEMS) integrates multiple legacy systems (e.g., CERCLIS, ICTS, SDMS) into a comprehensive tracking and reporting tool, providing data on the inventory of active and archived hazardous waste sites evaluated by the Superfund program. It contains sites that are either proposed to be, or are on, the National Priorities List (NPL) as well as sites that are in the screening and assessment phase for possible inclusion on the NPL.
SEMS replaced CERCLIS as of October 2013. As of 01/12/2016, the site and atribute data in FRS has been coming from SEMS. The location data will be updated soon and will be coming from SEMS.
The TX-TCEQ ACR is a computer application that allows the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to use a single, centralized area to record common information, such as the company names, addresses, and telephone numbers of those the TCEQ regulates. It also contains additional IDs (permits, registrations, authorizations, etc) and their status.
The database that supports the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, which provides EPA with authority to require reporting, record-keeping and testing requirements, and restrictions relating to chemical substances and/or mixtures. Certain substances are generally excluded from TSCA, including, among others, food, drugs, cosmetics and pesticides. TSCA addresses the production, importation, use, and disposal of specific chemicals including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, radon and lead-based paint.
TRIS is a publicly available EPA database reported annually by certain covered industry groups, as well as federal facilities. It contains information about more than 650 toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment, and includes information about waste management and pollution prevention activities.
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UST is a State of Tennessee system for managing information on underground storage tanks and any underground piping connected to the tanks that have at least 10 percent of its combined volume underground.
The CIM is the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (UDEQ) data system for compliance and permitting data.
The CEDS is the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) electronic data system for maintaining data on sources of pollutants in all media.
The WA-FSIS provides a means to query and display data maintained by the Washington Department of Ecology. This system contains key information for each facility/site that is currently, or has been, of interest to the Air Quality, Dam Safety, Hazardous Waste, Toxics Cleanup, and Water Quality Programs.
The WI-ESR is a database that contains core information about facilities, organizations, and people related to Wisconsin's DNR (Department of Natural Resources).