Sunday, November 13, 2005

EPA TRI Data Availability

The U.S. EPA might scale back its Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Program, a common data source for environmental mapping.

via: FCW.COM

Full Text of TRI forms Modification Rule: 39931 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 132, Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Here are two key snippets from the TRI Reporting Forms Modification Rule (Final) FAQ:
  • "This final rule eliminates certain information from the TRI reports, simplifies other reporting elements..."

  • "EPA will no longer require TRI facilities to report locational information (latitude and longitude data) and several facility identifiers (regulatory assigned identification codes for each facility). Instead, the data will be obtained from existing EPA databases and made available to TRI data users."

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