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Main Title Superfund Public Information System (SPIS) (on CD-ROM with Search and Retrieval Software).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher Sep 2004
Year Published 2004
Stock Number SUB-5462
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Sites ; Data file ; CD-ROM ; Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) ; Records of Decision(RODs) ; Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act(CERCLIS)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  SUB-5462 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/29/2004
Collation two CD-ROM discs
Abstract This newly revised issue of the Superfund Public Information System (SPIS) on CD-ROM has engineered a 'web like' configuation into its overall design scheme. The user will find it easier to travel from screen to screen through the use of button links located in the sidebar on all of the seven menus. There are also 'pop up' screens in RODS which provide definitions of the RODS data elements. Also, the record sizes in the RODS infobase have been reconstructed to include faster inquiry retrieval and flexability. Plus the CERCLIS and Archive (NFRAP) infobases display the data in convenient tables for the SPIS user. The Superfund data is a collection of three databases: Records of Decision (RODS); Comprehensive Environmental, Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS); and Archive (NFRAP). Descriptions of these databases and CD contents are listed below. Data content: The CD contains the complete text of the official ROD documents signed and issued by EPA from fiscal years 1982-2004. The CD also contains 242 Explanation of Significant Difference (ESD) documents, as well as 157 ROD Amendments. RODS is the Records Of Decision System. RODS is used to track site clean-ups under the Superfund program to justify the type of treatment chosen at each site. RODS contains information on technology justification, site history, community participation, enforcement activities, site characteristics, scope and role of response action, and remedy. Explanation of Significant Differences (ESDs) are also available on the CD. CERCLIS is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System. It is the official repository for all Superfund site and incident data. It contains comprehensive information on hazardous waste sites, site inspections, preliminary assessments, and remedial status. The system is sponsored by the EPA's Office of Emergency and Remedial Response, Information Management Center. Archive (NFRAP) consists of hazardous waste sites that have no further remedial action planned; only basic identifying information is provided for archive sites. The sites found in the Archive database were originally in the CERCLIS database, but were removed beginning in the fall of 1995. The FolioViews browse and retrieval engine is used as a graphical interface to the data. Users can access simple 'canned' queries and can do complex searching on key words or fields. In addition, context sensitive help, a Superfund process overview, and an integrated data dictionary are available.
Supplementary Notes Contains search and retrieval software. PC-386SX or higher, 32 Mb of RAM, SVGA 256-color display, Microsoft Windows version 3.1 or greater and Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0. Supersedes PB99-501371, PB98-502354, PB97-502835 and PB98-500341.
Availability Notes Available on subscription for $276; price outside U.S., Canada, and Mexico is $552. Issued quarterly. Single issue price: $69; price outside U.S., Canada, and Mexico is $138. Issued four times a year. The datafile is on two CD-ROM discs. Documentation is on the disc.
Category Codes 68C; 68E; 91A; 43F; 62
NTIS Prices Subscription
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 029100770
Origin NTIS
Type CAT