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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Oil notifications : emergency response notification system (ERNS) fact sheet.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response,|
|Report Number||OSWER 9360.0-22FS|
|Subjects||Hazardous substances--Health aspects--Reporting--United States--Computer programs. ; Hazardous waste management industry--United States--Computer programs. ; Hazardous substances--Health aspects--Reporting--Computer programs. ; Hazardous waste management industry--Computer programs.|
|Additional Subjects||United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Data bases ; Superfund ; Oil spills ; Water pollution ; Oil pollution ; Petroleum products ; Crude oil ; Information systems ; Clean Water Act ; Land pollution ; Law enforcement ; Notification procedures ; Emergency plans ; Pollution regulations ; National government ; State government ; Shores ; Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response ; Emergency Response Notification System ; ERNS system|
|Collation||2 pages : map ; 28 cm.|
The Emergency Response Notification System (ERNS) is a national computer database which provides the only centralized mechanism for documenting and verifying incident notification information as initially reported to the National Response Center (NRC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and to a limited extent, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The initial notification data may be followed up with updated information from various Federal, State and local response authorities, as appropriate. ERNS contains data that can be used to analyze release notifications, support emergency planning efforts, and assist decision makers in developing spill prevention programs. The fact sheet provides summary information on notifications of releases of oil reported in accordance with the Clean Water Act (CWA). Under Section 311 of the CWA, discharges of oil which: (1) cause a sheen to appear on the surface of the water; (2) violate applicable water quality standards; or (3) cause sludge or emulsion to be deposited beneath the surface of the water or adjoining shoreline, must be reported to the NRC.
Caption title. "Publication 9360.0-22FS." "April 1992." "Quick reference fact sheet." Microfiche.