||User's guide to federal accidental release databases
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. ;National Response Team, Washington, DC.
||United States Environmental Protection Agency,
Hazardous substances--Environmental aspects--United States--Databases ;
Pollution--Environmental aspects--United States--Databases
National Response Team (U.S.)--Databases ;
Hazardous material spills ;
Accident reports ;
Chemical spills ;
Industrial accidents ;
Information systems ;
Fields(Computer programs) ;
Data links ;
User guides ;
Accidental releases ;
Pipeline accidents ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
Chapter II of the guide provides a list of the databases featured in this document, and outlines some general search strategies to assist the user in formulating a search and choosing the appropriate databases. Chapter III includes brief, descriptive profiles of seven federal accidental release databases maintained by the National Response Center (NRC), EPA, DOT, OSHA, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Each profile is two to four pages in length and briefly describes the database for those unfamiliar with the specific characteristics of the database. Additional databases not featured in the these profiles are described at the end of Chapter III. Chapter IV provides a quick cross reference to the databases and to information of interest (e.g., chemicals covered, number of records). By reviewing Chapter IV's comparison of different databases, users of this guidance document may be better equipped to choose the database that best meets their information needs. Chapter V discusses the value of and possible pilot project for linking the databases to enable comparative analysis.
"EPA 550-B-95-001; September 1995"--Cover.