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Over 40 environmental databases - HAZDAT, RCRIS, TRI, etc. Corporate Environmental Reports. Information related to health hazards and the environment, - EPA publications, fact sheets, manuals, regulations, interpretations, booklets, Risk Management Program (RMP) requirements, etc. Directives & technical manuals. Complaint procedures, inspections. Environmental software programs. Renewable energy sources. Alternative fuels. EPA Hotlines. Emergency response guidance. Hazardous waste programs. Storage tank requirements. ISO 14000 materials. Discussion groups. Educational resources. Environmental industry requirements. Radon and radiation hazard mitigation. Recycling and Universal Waste Rule. EPA agency news and updates.

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Air Quality

General concepts & principles of indoor and outdoor air quality. Research studies. Common pollutants. Emission control standards for motor vehicles, fuels, nonroad engines. Ozone depletion. The Green Book. Air quality standards. EPA air quality information. Guidance on building emissions, height of stacks, exposure analysis. Major issues related to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Tools for estimating emissions of air pollutants & performing air emission inventories. The science of ozone depletion.

Climate Change

The science and regulatory environment of global warming and climate change


More than 40 environmental databases. Examples: ADI - Applicability Determination Index, AIRS - air pollution database, ERNS - Emergency Response Notification System, CEDR: Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource, Chemical Scorecard - TRI, EPA environmental databases, ERNS - Emergency Response Notification System, HazDat, Rachel's Hazardous Waste Newsletters, IRIS - Integrated Risk Information System, maritime environmental safety databases, water quality databases, SEP Database - Supplemental Environmental Projects.


Conferences, workshops and certification resources, such as: Water Environment Federation Conferences and Workshops. AAEE schedule of events. SWANA Certification Programs for MSW Management Professionals & training courses in solid waste management. Information on the Diplomate Environmental Engineer (DEE).


Full text of US EPA Administrative Law Judge decisions and orders as well as formal opinions ordered by the Environmental Appeals Board. Incentives for voluntary discovery, prompt disclosure, and prompt correction of violations to the EPA. Self-audit policy requirements.

EPA Updates

Links directly to the What's New pages where announcements, headlines,rulemakings, the latest website additions, etc. of the major US EPA Agency departments are found.


The impacts of gas industry hydraulic fracturing practices - environmental and health effects, state and federal regulations, etc

Hazardous Wastes

Hazardous waste management guidelines & programs as implemented by various universities, medical schools, government entities, etc. Medical hazardous waste. Full text of hazardous waste programs. Chemical waste programs. Fluorescent waste. Hazardous materials management. Hazardous waste disposal. Overview of hazardous waste regulations including hazardous waste generators. Municipal waste incineration. Radioactive waste management. Superfund. Hazardous waste sites. Universal Waste Rule. Waste management disposal for artists and schools. Hazardous waste minimization. Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits of Hazardous Waste Generators under RCRA. Disposal of PCBs. Chemical Waste Disposal Handbook. Waste Management Disposal for Artists and Schools.


EPA hotlines for EMF, indoor air quality, pesticides, underground storage tanks, superfund, radon, etc.


Examples of environmental industry requirements: agriculture, automotive services, chemical processes, electronics, food & kindred products, printing, real estate, textiles, transportation, wood & paper products. Model Risk Management Program Plans by Industry Sector.

ISO 14000

Guidance on establishing ISO 14000. ISO 14000 overviews, articles, discussion lists, organizations, and other resources. British Standard 7750 (BS7750) specification for an environmental management system. EMAS: European Eco Management & Audit Scheme.

Oil Spill Response

US federal government oil spill response reference materials by US government federal agencies - EPA,OSHA, etc


Guidelines on pollution prevention in the workplace, including regulations, vendor information, technical assistance, management & organization issues on specific industries. Eliminating the pollution in health care practices. Full text of a pollution prevention program. Data on key indicators of air, water, and land pollutant release data for 28 industrial groups.


Radiation dose and risk modeling. Full text of MARSSIM - Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual - used for evaluating requirements with federal radiation regulations. NRC tutorial on radiation. Radioactive waste disposal. Database of EPA toxicity values for radionuclides. How nuclear radiation works. Radiological Emergency Management.


Technical resources related to the hazards of radon and mitigation strategies. Engineering instructions for indoor radon prevention. Hotlines, answers to common questions, state radon contacts, etc. Ionizing radiation protection. Predicted median annual-average living-area concentration, by county. EPA radon mitigation standards.


Recycling reference materials for scrap metals, mercury, paint, steel, tire and rubber, etc. Universal Waste Rule. Mercury refining.


Online access to Field Sampling and Analysis Technologies Matrix - an initial screening tool for using cost effective methods for on-site monitoring & remediation. EPA tools for computing PRGs, including an explanation of their use.

Renewable Energy

Bioenergy, geothermal, hydroelectric, photovoltaic, solarthermal & wind-powered electric plant data. Solar radiation. Natural energy solutions. Alternative fuels.


Analyses of interactions & relationships between the economy & environmental pollution control. Environmental development that meets the needs of the present without compromising future generations. Environmental studies, projects and reports conducted by college students.

Risk Assessments

EPA guidance on ecological and human health risk assessments. EPA soil screening guidelines. Risk assessment in the Superfund Program. News, white papers, etc. on environmental risk assessment and risk management.


EPA resources on Clean Air Act Section 112(r) - Risk Management Plan requirements. Full text of the RMP Rule and List Rule, including final rules and amendments & legal settlements. List of Regulated Substances and Thresholds for Accidental Release Prevention. OSHA vs EPA - Listing of Toxic Substances and Threshold Quantities (TQ). Model RMP plans developed by EPA. RMP Data Element Instructions. Retrieve RMPs submitted by facilities that are required to submit them. General steps to completing and submitting your RMP.


Over 40 software programs on the environment. Environmental exposure assessment modeling software. Ecotox Thresholds calculations. Datasets and software programs for environmental professsionals. Interactive system for selecting models (air, surface water, ground water and multimedia). AFR - Automated Form R - electronic form companies complete to report toxic chemicals released into land, water, or air. Oil spill tools. Soil Screening Calculations.

Solid Wastes

EPA resource documents on solid wastes - their collection, processing and disposal requirements.


Code requirements on above ground storage tanks at motor vehicle fuel dispensing stations. EPA secondary containment storage requirements for chemicals. Requirements for closure of UST temporarily or permanently. EPA guidance on tank & piping installation, spill & overfill prevention, corrosion protection & more. Large number of articles on tank specifications, codes, installation, recommended practices, etc. Guidance on EPA leak detection requirements


Research related to exposures to humans from environmental pollutants and radiation. Cal/Ecotox Database - Exposure factor and toxicity information for 62 California mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians


Large number of RCRA ( hazardous wastes, solid wastes, etc.), Superfund (CERCLA) and EPCRA (SARA Title II), TRI training modules developed by the US EPA. Protocols for conducting environmental compliance audits.


Resources related to Toxic Release Inventory. Access to TRI forms, TRI inventory databases, related national and international programs and more.


Established Regulatory Limits for Surface Water and Groundwater. Storm Water Management Program. Municipal Sewer Discharge Limits. Equipment Cleaning and Pollution. Wash Water Recycling. Model Urban Runoff Program.


EPA drinking water regulations and guidance. Information on drinking water and arsenic, radon, MTBE, perchlorate, sulfate, cryptosporidium, etc. Permit Compliance System (PCS) Database on water discharge permits. How-to guide for developing urban runoff programs. EPA Ground Water Rule.

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