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Environmental health hazards - EPA publications, fact sheets, manuals, regulations, interpretations, booklets, Risk Management Program (RMP) requirements, etc. Directives & technical manuals. Complaint procedures, inspections. Alternative fuels. EPA Hotlines. Emergency response guidance. Hazardous waste programs. ISO 14000 materials. Environmental industry requirements. Recycling and Universal Waste Rule.

Air Pollution

EPA outdoor air quality requirements and guidelines. 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.

Animal Control

Fact sheets, guidelines, information relating to safe animal handling, infectious diseases affecting humans, etc. Dog issues - bite prevention, barking dogs, dog parks. Pet laws.

Climate Change

The science of global warming and climate change, legal and regulatory compliance issues

Drinking Water

EPA drinking water regulations and guidance. Information on drinking water and arsenic, radon, MTBE, perchlorate, sulfate, cryptosporidium, etc.

Environmental Law

Environmental litigation, case law, hot topics, alerts, law updates, etc.

EPA Enforcement

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.

Fracking

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

Hotlines

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

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.

Noise Pollution

Reducing outdoor noise mainly from construction and transportation systems, including motor vehicle noise, aircraft noise and rail noise.

Oil Spill Safety

Worker and environmental oil spill safety guidelines from US government agencies - EPA,OSHA, etc

Pest Control

Information related to pest control management - practices to control insects, rodents, etc

Pollution

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.

Recycling

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

Remediation

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.

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.

RMP

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.

TRI

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

Waste Management

Resources on the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials. EPA requirements. Food waste management. Composting. Industrial waste guidelines. Landfills and land disposal restrictions. Used oil management. Waste combustion and incineration. Yard waste.

Wastewater

EPA waste water, run off and sewage requirements. The physical infrastructure, including pipes, pumps, screens, channels etc. used to convey sewage which is termed sewerage. Wet weather management. IDDE - Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination program. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) topics.


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