Question # 888

888. What is Envirofacts?
Envirofacts provides an easy point of Internet access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This Web site provides access to several EPA databases that contain information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, users can learn more about these environmental activities in their area or generate maps of environmental information. Information in Envirofacts is accessible in a variety of ways from the TRI homepage. We suggest that users unfamiliar with Envirofacts begin with Quick Start. This feature allows the user to retrieve a sampling of information pertaining to an area by entering a specific zip code, city and state, or county and state. If users want more in-depth information about a particular subject area, they may select from a list of available topics, which includes waste, water, toxics, air, radiation, land, other, and by facility. Experienced users, however, may be interested in the Advanced Capabilities option. This option allows users to go directly to the Queries, Maps, or Reports feature that interests them.