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EPA Metadata Style Guide Keywords and EPA Organization Names

Introduction

The following keywords and EPA organization names listed below, along with EPA’s Metadata Style Guide, are intended to provide suggestions and guidance to assist with the standardization of metadata records. Keywords (also known as Tags) are descriptive words that describe aspects of a dataset, including its subject, purpose, geographic extent, originator, etc. Keywords are used when creating EPA/ISO/POD-compliant metadata using EPA’s Metadata Editor (EME), publishing GeoPlatform web services and REST endpoints, and when adding content items to EPA’s GeoPlatform Online (GPO). Keywords assist in locating data when a search is performed. EPA organization names may be used in fields requiring the name of the Office, Region, or Research Laboratory.

Keywords

The following list of words and phrases (derived from EPA’s Metadata Technical Specification) should be considered potential keywords. This is not an exhaustive list. Specific datasets may require additional keywords not included in this list. Where allowed, take advantage of free text to create specific keywords that are not included in this list.

EPA Keywords
Agriculture
Air
Biology
Boundaries and Base Data
Chemicals
Cleanup
Climate
Climate Change
Compliance
Conservation
Contaminant
Disaster
Drinking Water
Ecological
Ecology
Ecosystem
Emergency
Emergency Response
Energy
Enforcement
Environment
Environmental Justice
Estuary
Exposure
Facilities
Grants
Ground Water
Hazards
Health
Human
Impact
Indicator
Indoor Air
Inspections
Land
Management
Marine
Modeling
Monitoring
Natural Resources
Permits
Pesticides
Quality
Radiation
Recreation
Regulated Facilities
Regulatory
Remediation
Response
Risk
Sites
Spills
Surface Water
Sustainability
Toxics
Transportation
Waste
Water
ISO Keywords
biota
boundaries
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
economy
elevation
environment
farming
geoscientificInformation
health
imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
inlandWaters
intelligenceMilitary
location
oceans
planningCadastre
society
structure
transportation
utilitiesCommunication
PLACE KEYWORDS
United States
Canada
Mexico
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas
California
roworado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands
Washington
Washington DC
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

EPA Organization Names

In an effort to standardize the abbreviations of the office names, the following comprehensive list of approved office abbreviations is provided.

OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR:
OA
OA, EAB
OA, IO
OA, OALJ
OA, OCEM
OA, OCEM, CMO
OA, OCEM, CPOS
OA, OCEM, IO
OA, OCEM, PTOS
OA, OCHP
OA, OCHP, IO
OA, OCHPEE, CAHPD
OA, OCHPEE, EED
OA, OCIR
OA, OCIR, IMD
OA, OCIR, IO
OA, OCIR, OCA
OA, OCIR, OIR
OA, OCIR, OIR, IO
OA, OCIR, OIR, NEPPS
OA, OCIR, OIR, SL
OA, OCIR, ORO
OA, OCR
OA, OCR, AEDS
OA, OCR, ECRS
OA, OCR, ECS
OA, OCR, IO
OA, ODA
OA, OEAEE
OA, OEAEE, IO
OA, OEAEE, OLRCP
OA, OEAEE, OMMCT
OA, OEAEE, OMR
OA, OEAEE, OPE
OA, OEAEE, OS
OA, OEAEE, OWC
OA, OES
OA, OEX
OA, OEX, ECS
OA, OEX, IO
OA, OEX, RMOS
OA, OHS
OA, OP
OA, OP, IO
OA, OP, NCEE
OA, OP, NCEE, BAMDD
OA, OP, NCEE, IO
OA, OP, NCEE, RPSD
OA, OP, NCEE, SPAD
OA, OP, ORPM
OA, OP, ORPM, IO
OA, OP, ORPM, PRAD
OA, OP, ORPM, RMD
OA, OP, OSC
OA, OP, OSC, CARD
OA, OP, OSC, CSSDD
OA, OP, OSC, FSD
OA, OP, OSC, IO
OA, OP, OSEM
OA, OP, OSEM, ESD
OA, OP, OSEM, IESD
OA, OP, OSEM, IO
OA, OP, OSEM, PSS
OA, OP, OSEM, SMD
OA, OPEI, ASIS
OA, OPEI, NCEI
OA, OPEI, NCEI, IO
OA, OPEI, NCEI, OBCI
OA, OPEI, NCEI, OEPI
OA, OPEI, RMS
OA, OSBP
OA, OSBP, IO
OA, OSDBU, ODD
OA, SAB
OA, SAB, IO
OFFICE OF AIR AND RADIATION:
OAR, OAA
OAR, OAA, CSIPS
OAR, OAA, IO
OAR, OAA, OPAR
OAR, OAA, OPMO
OAR, OAP
OAR, OAP, CAMD
OAR, OAP, CCD
OAR, OAP, CPPD
OAR, OAP, OD
OAR, OAP, SPD
OAR, OAQPS
OAR, OAQPS, AQAD
OAR, OAQPS, AQAD, AAMG
OAR, OAQPS, AQAD, AQAG
OAR, OAQPS, AQAD, AQMG
OAR, OAQPS, AQAD, EIAG
OAR, OAQPS, AQAD, IO
OAR, OAQPS, AQAD, MTG
OAR, OAQPS, AQPD
OAR, OAQPS, AQPD, GSG
OAR, OAQPS, AQPD, IO
OAR, OAQPS, AQPD, NSRG
OAR, OAQPS, AQPD, OPG
OAR, OAQPS, AQPD, SLPG
OAR, OAQPS, CORE
OAR, OAQPS, HEID
OAR, OAQPS, HEID, AEG
OAR, OAQPS, HEID, ASG
OAR, OAQPS, HEID, ATAG
OAR, OAQPS, HEID, CIMG
OAR, OAQPS, HEID, IO
OAR, OAQPS, HEID, RBG
OAR, OAQPS, OD
OAR, OAQPS, OID
OAR, OAQPS, OID, CTPG
OAR, OAQPS, OID, IO
OAR, OAQPS, OID, IPOG
OAR, OAQPS, OID, ITG
OAR, OAQPS, OID, NADG
OAR, OAQPS, OID, RDPAG
OAR, OAQPS, PACS
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD, NRG
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD, ESG
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD, FIG
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD, IO
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD, MICG
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD, MMG
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD, MPG
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD, PSG
OAR, OAQPS, SPPD, RCG
OAR, ORIA
OAR, ORIA, IED
OAR, ORIA, NAREL-MTG
OAR, ORIA, OD
OAR, ORIA, RIENL-LV
OAR, ORIA, RPD
OAR, ORIA, RSD
OAR, OTAQ
OAR, OTAQ, ASD
OAR, OTAQ, ATD
OAR, OTAQ, CD
OAR, OTAQ, OD
OAR, OTAQ, TATD
OAR, OTAQ, TCD
OAR, OTAQ, TRPD
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT:
OARM
OARM, OA
OARM, OA, FMSD
OARM, OA, IO
OARM, OA, SHEMD
OARM, OA, SMD
OARM, OAA
OARM, OAA, IO
OARM, OAA, OPRM
OARM, OAM
OARM, OAM, CPOD
OARM, OAM, HPOD
OARM, OAM, IO
OARM, OAM, PTOD
OARM, OAM, RTPPOD
OARM, OAM, SRRPOD
OARM, OARM-CINC
OARM, OARM-CINC, FMSD
OARM, OARM-CINC, HRMD
OARM, OARM-CINC, HRMD-LV
OARM, OARM-CINC, HRMD-LV, IO
OARM, OARM-CINC, IO
OARM, OARM-CINC, IRMD
OARM, OARM-CINC-LV, HRSSC
OARM, OARM-RTP
OARM, OARM-RTP, FMSD
OARM, OARM-RTP, HRMD
OARM, OARM-RTP, IO
OARM, OARM-RTP, IRMD
OARM, OGD
OARM, OGD, GIAMD
OARM, OGD, IO
OARM, OGD, SDD
OARM, OHR, EDSD
OARM, OHR, ERD
OARM, OHR, HCMD
OARM, OHR, HQOPERS
OARM, OHR, HRPD
OARM, OHR, IO, PMT, LERS
OARM, OHR, ITD
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER:
OCFO
OCFO, CEF
OCFO, IO
OCFO, OB
OCFO, OB, FCPS
OCFO, OB, IO
OCFO, OB, MMAS
OCFO, OB, RPROS
OCFO, OB, SIMS
OCFO, OB, TFAAS
OCFO, OC
OCFO, OC, APBD
OCFO, OC, FMD
OCFO, OC, FSD
OCFO, OC, IO
OCFO, OC, SPIS
OCFO, OETI
OCFO, OETI, BDSS
OCFO, OETI, IO
OCFO, OETI, SPIS
OCFO, OFM
OCFO, OFM, FPPS
OCFO, OFM, FSS
OCFO, OFM, IO
OCFO, OFM, PCS
OCFO, OFM, RAS
OCFO, OFM, WCFS
OCFO, OFS
OCFO, OFS, CFC
OCFO, OFS, IO
OCFO, OFS, LVFC
OCFO, OFS, OSS
OCFO, OFS, RFC
OCFO, OPAA
OCFO, OPAA, ACCTBLS
OCFO, OPAA, AS
OCFO, OPAA, BDSS
OCFO, OPAA, IO
OCFO, OPAA, PS
OCFO, ORIM
OCFO, OTS, AMS
OCFO, OTS, BSS
OCFO, OTS, IO
OCFO, OTS, PES
OCFO, OTS, RTP
OCFO, OTS, WRS
OFFICE OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND POLLUTION PREVENTION:
OCSPP
OCSPP, OAA
OCSPP, OAA, DAA
OCSPP, OAA, IO
OCSPP, OAA, OPMO
OCSPP, OPP
OCSPP, OPP, AD
OCSPP, OPP, BEAD
OCSPP, OPP, BPPD
OCSPP, OPP, EFED
OCSPP, OPP, FEAD
OCSPP, OPP, HED
OCSPP, OPP, IO
OCSPP, OPP, ITRMD
OCSPP, OPP, PRD
OCSPP, OPP, RD
OCSPP, OPPT
OCSPP, OPPT, CCD
OCSPP, OPPT, EAD
OCSPP, OPPT, EETD
OCSPP, OPPT, IMD
OCSPP, OPPT, IO
OCSPP, OPPT, NPCD
OCSPP, OPPT, PPD
OCSPP, OPPT, RAD
OCSPP, OSCP
OCSPP, OSCP, EACPD
OCSPP, OSCP, HACPD
OCSPP, OSCP, IO
OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE:
OECA
OECA, FFEO
OECA, HSD
OECA, IO
OECA, IO, ARMS
OECA, IO, OEJ
OECA, IO, OPPAC
OECA, OAP, AMD
OECA, OAP, BFMD
OECA, OAP, IO
OECA, OAP, ITD
OECA, OAP, PLCD
OECA, OC
OECA, OC, AD
OECA, OC, CAMPD
OECA, OC, CASPD
OECA, OC, ETDD
OECA, OC, IO
OECA, OC, MAMPD
OECA, OC, NETI
OECA, OCE
OECA, OCE, AED
OECA, OCE, IO
OECA, OCE, RED
OECA, OCE, SLPD
OECA, OCE, TPED
OECA, OCE, WCED
OECA, OCE, WED
OECA, OCEFT
OECA, OCEFT, CID
OECA, OCEFT, HSD
OECA, OCEFT, IO
OECA, OCEFT, LCD
OECA, OCEFT, LCRMD
OECA, OCEFT, NEIC
OECA, OCEFT, RMS
OECA, OFA
OECA, OFA, ICAD
OECA, OFA, IO
OECA, OFA, NCD
OECA, OSRE
OECA, OSRE, IO
OECA, OSRE, PPED
OECA, OSRE, RSD
OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION:
OEI
OEI, OBOS
OEI, OBOS, ISPD
OEI, OBOS, HRAD
OEI, OBOS, RPMD
OEI, OCAPPM
OEI, OCAPPM, CACD
OEI, OCAPPM, PPED
OEI, OCAPPM, PMD
OEI, ODSTA
OEI, ODSTA, TAPD
OEI, ODSTA, DSD
OEI, OEIP
OEI, OEIP, ERMD
OEI, OEIP, ED
OEI, OEIP, FLAD
OEI, OEIP, EFD
OEI, OEIP, RSD
OEI, OEIP, EQMD
OEI, OIM, IAASD
OEI, OIM, DMS
OEI, OIM, IESD
OEI, OIM, IESD, IESB
OEI, OIM, IESD, IESB, WCSD
OEI, OIM, IESD, IEPB
OEI, OISP
OEI, OITO
OEI, OITO, WDOD
OEI, OITO, EHD
OEI, OITO, EHD, ADHPCB
OEI, OITO, EHD, HSTB
OEI, OITO, SBMD
OEI, OITO, SBMD, SMB
OEI, OITO, SBMD, CAB
OEI, OITO, DSSD
OEI, OITO, ECSD
OEI, OITO, NSOD
OEI, OITO, NSOD, NTB
OEI, OITO, NSOD, SIMB
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL:
OGC, ADRLO
OGC, ARLO
OGC, CCILO
OGC, CRFLO
OGC, DGC
OGC, GLO
OGC, PTSLO
OGC, RMO
OGC, SWERLO
OGC, WLO
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL:
OIG
OIG, OA
OIG, OC
OIG, OCIHS
OIG, OCIHS, IO
OIG, OCPM
OIG, OI
OIG, OMS
OIG, OMS, CAPRC
OIG, OMS, CENRC
OIG, OMS, ERC
OIG, OMS, NRC
OIG, OMS, WRC
OIG, OPE
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AND TRIBAL AFFAIRS:
OITA, AIEO
OITA, OGAP
OITA, OMIS
OITA, ORBA
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT:
ORD
ORD, NCCT
ORD, NCCT, IO
ORD, NCEA
ORD, NCEA, IO
ORD, NCEA, IRISD
ORD, NCEA, NCEA-CINC
ORD, NCEA, NCEA-RTP
ORD, NCEA, NCEA-WASH
ORD, NCEA, ODD
ORD, NCEA, PSS
ORD, NCEA, RAFS
ORD, NCER
ORD, NCER, ASD
ORD, NCER, HRFD
ORD, NCER, IO
ORD, NCER, IO-DD
ORD, NCER, ODD
ORD, NCER, PRD
ORD, NCER, QAD
ORD, NCER, RSD
ORD, NCER, TED
ORD, NERL
ORD, NERL, AMAD
ORD, NERL, EERD
ORD, NERL, ERD
ORD, NERL, ESD
ORD, NERL, HEASD
ORD, NERL, IO
ORD, NERL, IO-DD
ORD, NERL, MCEARD
ORD, NERL, ODD
ORD, NHEERL
ORD, NHEERL, ADE
ORD, NHEERL, ADH
ORD, NHEERL, AED
ORD, NHEERL, ECD
ORD, NHEERL, EMAP
ORD, NHEERL, EPHD
ORD, NHEERL, ETD
ORD, NHEERL, GED
ORD, NHEERL, HSD
ORD, NHEERL, IO
ORD, NHEERL, ISTD
ORD, NHEERL, MED
ORD, NHEERL, NTD
ORD, NHEERL, POS
ORD, NHEERL, RCU
ORD, NHEERL, RPCS
ORD, NHEERL, RTD
ORD, NHEERL, TAD
ORD, NHEERL, WED
ORD, NHSRC
ORD, NHSRC, DCMD
ORD, NHSRC, IO
ORD, NHSRC, TCAD
ORD, NHSRC, WIPD
ORD, NRMRL
ORD, NRMRL, APPCD
ORD, NRMRL, GWERD
ORD, NRMRL, IO-ETAVO
ORD, NRMRL, IO-IO
ORD, NRMRL, IO-LSAS
ORD, NRMRL, IO-ROS
ORD, NRMRL, IO-TCOS
ORD, NRMRL, LRPCD
ORD, NRMRL, STD
ORD, NRMRL, WSWRD
ORD, OAA, ORMA
ORD, OAA, OSA
ORD, OAA, OSP
ORD, OARS
ORD, OARS, BED
ORD, OARS, EMD
ORD, OARS, HRD
ORD, OARS, IO
ORD, OARS, OPARM
ORD, OARS, TMD
ORD, OSIM
ORD, OSIM, ASD
ORD, OSIM, CSD
ORD, OSIM, EOD
ORD, OSIM, IMSD
ORD, OSIM, IO
ORD, OSIM, PMSD
OFFICE OF LAND AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
OLEM
OLEM, OAA
OLEM, OCPA
OLEM, FFRRO
OLEM, OBLR
OLEM, OBLR, BMT
OLEM, OBLR, GMT
OLEM, OBLR, PROT
OLEM, OEM
OLEM, OEM, RID
OLEM, OEM, PROD
OLEM, OEM, IO
OLEM, OEM, NDT
OLEM, OEM, NPPD
OLEM, OEM, POCD
OLEM, OEM, RPDD
OLEM, OMIS
OLEM, OPM
OLEM, OPM, IMDQS
OLEM, OPM, PARMS
OLEM, OPM, ARMS
OLEM, ORCR
OLEM, ORCR, MRWMD
OLEM, ORCR, PIID
OLEM, ORCR, OPMCA
OLEM, ORCR, RCSD
OLEM, OSRTI
OLEM, OSRTI, RMD
OLEM, OSRTI, ARD
OLEM, OSRTI, TIFSD
OLEM, OSRTI, ERT
OLEM, OUST
OLEM, OUST, CRD
OLEM, OUST, MCD
OLEM, OUST, RPD
OFFICE OF WATER:
OW
OW, NAIEO
OW, OAA
OW, OAA, AIEO
OW, OAA, IO
OW, OGWDW
OW, OGWDW, DWPD
OW, OGWDW, IO
OW, OGWDW, SRMD
OW, OGWDW, WSD
OW, OST
OW, OST, EAD
OW, OST, HECD
OW, OST, IO
OW, OST, SHPD
OW, OWM
OW, OWM, IO
OW, OWM, MSD
OW, OWM, WPD
OW, OWOW
OW, OWOW, AWPD
OW, OWOW, IO
OW, OWOW, OCPD
OW, OWOW, WLD
REGIONAL OFFICES AND PROGRAMS:
REG 01
REG 01, OARM
REG 01, OEME
REG 01, OEP
REG 01, OES
REG 01, ORA
REG 01, OSRR
REG 02
REG 02, CEPD
REG 02, DECA
REG 02, DEPP
REG 02, DESA
REG 02, ERRD
REG 02, OPM
REG 02, ORA
REG 02, PAD
REG 03
REG 03, APD
REG 03, EAID
REG 03, HSCD
REG 03, LCD
REG 03, ORA
REG 03, PM
REG 03, WPD
REG 04
REG 04, APTMD
REG 04, OEA
REG 04, OPM
REG 04, ORA
REG 04, RCRA
REG 04, SESD
REG 04, SUPERFUND
REG 04, WMD
REG 04, WPD
REG 05
REG 05, ARD
REG 05, LCD
REG 05, ORA
REG 05, OSEC
REG 05, RMD
REG 05, SFD
REG 05, WD
REG 06
REG 06, BOO
REG 06, CAED
REG 06, MD
REG 06, MPPD
REG 06, OEA
REG 06, ORA
REG 06, ORC
REG 06, SD
REG 06, WQPD
REG 07
REG 07, AWMD
REG 07, ESD
REG 07, ORA
REG 07, PM
REG 07, SD
REG 07, WWPD
REG 08
REG 08, OECEJ
REG 08, OEPR
REG 08, OPRA
REG 08, ORA
REG 08, ORA, MO
REG 08, ORA, OCPI
REG 08, ORA, ORC
REG 08, OTMS
REG 09
REG 09, AIR
REG 09, CED
REG 09, MTS
REG 09, ORA
REG 09, ORC
REG 09, SFD
REG 09, WST
REG 09, WTR
REG 10
REG 10, ECL
REG 10, OAWT
REG 10, OCE
REG 10, OE
REG 10, OEA
REG 10, OETPA
REG 10, OMP
REG 10, ORC
REG 10, OW