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HERO contains the key studies EPA uses to develop environmental risk assessments for the public. EPA uses risk assessments to characterize the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans and the ecosystem from pollutants and chemicals in the environment.
The Unit Cost Compendium (UCC) Calculations raw data set was designed to provide for greater accuracy and consistency in the use of unit costs across the USEPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR), as well as increased accessibility to unit costs inside and outside the ORCR.
EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) designates recycled content products that government agencies should buy. EPA publishes purchasing guidance and recommendations for recycled content levels in Recovered Material Advisory Notices (RMANs) that accompany each CPG, and updates its guidance annually. For the convenience of procurement officials, this document represents a compilation of the five RMANs published by EPA to date.
This downloadable package contains the following layers: EPA facility points, EPA region boundary polygons and EPA region boundary polygons extended to the 200nm Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Included in this package are a file geodatabase (v. 10.0), Esri ArcMap map document (v. 10.0) and XML files for this record and the layer level metadata. This dataset was produced by EPA Office of Environmental Information (OEI).
2010 water sample results of unregulated livestock water sources near the NECR uranium mine. These unregulated water sources were sampled as part of EPA's work on the multi-agency Five-Year Plan to address uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation.
2009 water sample results of unregulated livestock water sources on the Navajo Nation. These unregulated water sources were sampled as part of EPA's work on the multi-agency Five-Year Plan to address uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation.
This asset includes information related to Cleanups at Federal Facilities. Information is provided about contaminated federal facility sites in specific communities, with access to technical fact sheets and tools and resources to help government agencies and their contractors fulfill cleanup obligations. EPA's federal facility information is easily accessible to ensure effective stakeholder involvement and accountability at federal facilities. Multiple federal statutes establish requirements for EPA and other federal agencies to protect health and the human environment through cleanups at Federal Facilities, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, which was amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) in 1986; the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Realignment and Closure Acts (BRAC) of 1998 and the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990; and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HS WA) including Subtitle C (hazardous waste), Subtitle D (solid waste), Subtitle I (underground storage tanks), and Subtitle J (Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988).
Each year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) produces a report titled Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures. It includes information on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation and management. The 2018 report provides information on recycled commodity values for MSW, and information on construction and demolition debris, which is outside of the scope of MSW, but is a significant component of the non-hazardous waste stream. The Facts and Figures report also provides summary information on the benefits of recycling from EPA’s 2020 Recycling Economic Information Report. The Facts and Figures webite includes recent reports (2012 to 2018) as well as historical information on materials in the U.S. municipal waste stream 1960 to 2018 (in tons). The reports for both current and historical waste prevention can be accessed at EPA’s sustainable materials management (SMM) website. The recent Annual Facts and Figures reports are accessible at the following link: https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling. Historical data as well as studies and summary tables related to the Advancing Sustainable Materials Management Report are accessible here: https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/studies-summary-tables-and-data-related. An Excel file containing the data from 1960 – 2018 is located here: https://edg.epa.gov/data/PUBLIC/OLEM/Materials_Municipal_Waste_Stream_1960_2018.xlsx. EPA also maintains a list of state and local waste characterization studies (reports are not available for all states). You can search for your state at https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/state-and-local-data-about-materials-waste-and.
This EnviroAtlas dataset is a digital hydrologic unit (HUC) boundary layer to the Subwatershed (12-digit) 6th level for Puerto Rico, based on the May 2016 NHDPlus V2.1 WBD (Watershed Boundary Dataset) Snapshot for Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands. Information on the percent land area has been added, and HUCs for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have been split into two separate files. The location of one HUC (a small island) has been adjusted to align with aerial imagery and GAP (Gap Analysis Program) land cover data. This dataset was produced by the US EPA to support research and online mapping activities related to EnviroAtlas. EnviroAtlas (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas) allows the user to interact with a web-based, easy-to-use, mapping application to view and analyze multiple ecosystem services for the contiguous United States. The dataset is available as downloadable data (https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/ORD/EnviroAtlas) or as an EnviroAtlas map service. Additional descriptive information about each attribute in this dataset can be found in its associated EnviroAtlas Fact Sheet (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-fact-sheets).
The Physiological Parameters Database for Older Adults is available for download and contains physiological parameters values for healthy older human adults (age 60 and older), as well as data for some individuals with adverse health conditions that may relate to environmental exposure. The information in this database was collected from review of peer-review published papers.