The sites listed below represent some of the more commonly visited environmental sites and are being made available for your convenience.
If you know of a particularly good internet resource addressing air quality issues, or environmental issues as a whole, please contact us.
Air and Waste Management Association
- URL: http://www.awma.org/
- Description: Founded in 1907, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization enhancing knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 5,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society. The Mission of A&WMA is to assist in the professional development and critical environmental decision-making of our members to benefit society.
Applicability Determination Index for Clean Air Act Compliance Monitoring
- URL: https://cfpub.epa.gov/adi/
- Description: The Applicability Determination Index (ADI) is a Web-based database that contains memoranda issued by EPA on applicability and compliance issues associated with the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (with categories for both NESHAP, Part 61, and MACT, Part 63), and chlorofluorocarbons (CFC). There are also separate categories for asbestos (Part 61, Subpart M) and woodstoves (Part 60, Subpart AAA). Recently issued determinations are added to the database on a quarterly basis. The Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurances (OECA), Compliance Assessment Media Programs Division (CAMPD) maintains the database. ADI allows users to search for determinations by a combination of categories, control numbers, subparts, regulatory citations (references), issue dates, EPA Region or office, author name, and word search strings connected with an "AND", an "OR", an "AND NOT", or an "OR NOT". Users can then view information from the determinations found including the header (which gives basic data about the determination), the determination abstract, and the full text of the determination. ADI users can select one or more determinations to download to their computers. The downloaded information will be in an ASCII text file that contains all of the selected determinations. The ASCII text file can be read or printed using a word processor or a text editor. For additional information on ADI or on a specific determination, please contact your EPA Regional Office.
Code of Federal Regulations
- URL: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/ECFR?page=browse
- Description: The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the official legal print publication containing the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) is a continuously updated online version of the CFR. It is not an official legal edition of the CFR.
- Beta eCFR Search: https://ecfr.federalregister.gov/
Environmental News Networks
- URL: http://www.enn.com/
- Description: When ENN was started over twenty years ago, it was our intention that our service would bring attention to the present and future environmental issues facing the health of our planet and the people it supports. Now, in a world where these issues have migrated to the mainstream, we are looking forward and asking: what more can we do to help? ENN has a serious editorial mission. Our mission is to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for global environmental action.
Library of Congress
- URL: https://www.loc.gov/
- Description: The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. The Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors. Whether you are new to the Library of Congress or an experienced researcher, we have a world-class staff ready to assist you online and in person.
Sheltering in Place as a Public Protective Action
- URL: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1233/ML12339A626.pdf
- Description: Sheltering in place as a public protective action has received large amounts of attention as a result of the submission of Risk Management Plans (RMP). Although sheltering in place has been used by emergency management officials for many years, very little data have been collected on how it has been used and its effectiveness. Both supporters and critics alike have expressed interest in such a collection of data about sheltering in place.
EPA Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
- URL: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-air-and-radiation-oar
The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) develops national programs, policies, and regulations for controlling air pollution and radiation exposure. OAR is concerned with:
OAR is responsible for administering the Clean Air Act, the Atomic Energy Act, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act, and other applicable environmental laws.
- pollution prevention and energy efficiency
- indoor and outdoor air quality,
- industrial air pollution,
- pollution from vehicles and engines,
- acid rain,
- stratospheric ozone depletion,
- climate change, and
- radiation protection.
EPA Guide to the Sector Facility Indexing Project
- Description: EPA's Sector Facility Indexing Project (SFIP) is a pilot program that provides consolidated information about the environmental track records of many industrial facilities. SFIP integrates and consolidates environmental information that can be used by the public, as well as by government organizations and industry, to evaluate and compare the compliance records and chemical emissions of individual facilities.
EPA: Acid Rain
- URL: http://www.epa.gov/acidrain
- Description: Acid rain, or acid deposition, is a broad term that includes any form of precipitation with acidic components, such as sulfuric or nitric acid that fall to the ground from the atmosphere in wet or dry forms. This can include rain, snow, fog, hail or even dust that is acidic.