List of Useful Web Sites for Environmental Claims Analysts by ygs12945

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									Introductory Information

The sheer volume of information available on the Internet can be overwhelming. Concomitantly,
the time necessary to sort through that information leads many to people to limit their use of the
Internet. In an effort to promote the use of the Internet as a cost-effective tool in the adjusting
and defending of environmental claims, the Insurance Coverage Group has compiled a list of
Web Sites that may be useful to environmental claims analysts. The listed Web Sites include
information on hazardous wastes sites, remedial technologies, hazardous wastes, toxins, legal
resources, and general information sources. Although not a complete list of every site available
on these issues, the referenced Web Sites were selected for the breadth and quality of
information that they provide on each issue.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this document, please contact Richard S. Kuhl
or Richard W. Bryan at (202) 457-1600.
                                              TABLE OF CONTENTS


I.        GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL SITES AND SEARCH ENGINES ............................1

II. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ............................2

III.        INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIFIC POLLUTED SITES .............................5

IV. ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES...........................................7

V.        UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS...........................................................................8

VI. ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH ...................................................................9

VII.        INFORMATION REGARDING HAZARDOUS WASTES AND TOXINS.............12

     A.     GENERAL WEB SITES .............................................................................................12

     B.     SPECIFIC HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND TOXINS .........................................14

VIII. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES .............................................18

IX. LEGAL RESOURCES....................................................................................................20

     A.     GENERAL LEGAL RESOURCES............................................................................20

     B.     ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL RESOURCES............................................................22

     C.     INSURANCE LEGAL RESOURCES ........................................................................22

     D.     FEDERAL LEGAL RESOURCES ............................................................................23

     E.     STATE LEGAL RESOURCES ..................................................................................26

     F.     TOXIC TORT RESOURCES.....................................................................................27

X.        STATE AND FEDERAL GENERAL RESOURCES....................................................28

XI. MAPPING PROGRAMS................................................................................................31

XII.        CORPORATE INFORMATION................................................................................32

XIII. NEWSPAPERS ...........................................................................................................33

XIV. PEOPLE FINDERS ....................................................................................................33
I.    GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL SITES AND SEARCH ENGINES

Environmental Law Institute

Web Site:                 ELI conducts research and education services on a wide-variety of
                          environmental issues. This Web site contains a lengthy list of
                          articles published by the ELI. These reports can provide a good
                          resource for analyses of current environmental issues.
Address:                  www.eli.org


Internet.Com

Web Site:                 A compendium of specialized search engines, this site includes the
                          ability to search a large number of state, federal, and private
                          databases pertaining to environmental issues. A good starting
                          point for basic environmental research.
Address:                  www.Internet.com/senviron.html


EPA – Enviro$en$e

Web Site:                 Enviro$en$e is part of the U.S. EPA’s web page. It is a repository
                          for pollution prevention, compliance assurance, and enforcement
                          information databases. The Web site contains a search engine that
                          searches multiple Web sites both inside and outside the EPA.
Address:                  http://es.epa.gov




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II.          UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY


Environmental Protection Agency

Web Site:                  This is an extremely valuable Web site. It provides extensive
                           information regarding the EPA’s enforcement activities, remedial
                           activities, and federal regulations. The breadth of information
                           contained in the EPA’s Web site is extensive and it provides
                           valuable links to other related agencies at both state and federal
                           levels.
Address:                   www.epa.gov

EPA Regional Offices:
     Region 1 (ME, NH VT, MA, RI, CT)
     Address:        www.epa.gov/region01/index.html

      Region 2 (NY, NJ, PR, VI)
      Address:     www.epa.gov/region2/index.html

      Region 3 (PA, DE, DC, MD, VA, WV)
      Address:      www.epa.gov/region3

      Region 4 (KY, TN, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA, FL)
      Address:     www.epa.gov/region04/index.html

      Region 5 (MN, WI, IL, MI, IN, OH)
      Address:     www.epa.gov/region05

      Region 6 (NM, TX, OK, AR, LA)
      Address:     www.epa.gov/region6/index.html

      Region 7 (NE, KS, IA, MO)
      Address:      www.epa.gov/region7/index.html

      Region 8 (MT, ND, WY, SD, UT, CO)
      Address:     www.epa.gov/region8/index.html

      Region 9 (CA, NV, AZ, HI)
      Address:      www.epa.gov/region9/index.html

      Region 10 (WA, OR, ID, AK)
      Address:     www.epa.gov/region10/index.html




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EPA - Superfund Program Home Page

Web Site:                     Great source for obtaining information regarding polluted sites.
                              This web site also includes Superfund and CERCLIS site
                              information (including database queries, text reports, and maps),
                              hazardous waste cleanup programs and accomplishments, a
                              Regional Superfund Program Page, and related laws and
                              regulations.
Address:                      www.epa.gov/superfund/

EPA – Enviro$en$e

Web Site:                     Enviro$en$e is part of the U.S. EPA’s web page. It is a repository
                              for pollution prevention, compliance assurance, and enforcement
                              information databases. The Web site contains a search engine that
                              searches multiple Web sites both inside and outside the EPA.
Address:                      http://es.epa.gov


EPA - Office of Site Remediation Enforcement

Web Site:                     This Web site provides information on cleanup enforcement under
                              Superfund, RCRA, OPA and UST. It includes policy and guidance
                              documents and cleanup news.
Address:                      http://es.epa.gov/oeca/osre/


EPA - Office of Solid Waste

Web Site:                     Provides information on industrial and special waste, municipal
                              solid waste, and hazardous waste, including publications, laws,
                              regulations and policies.
Address:                      www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/index.htm




EPA - Office of Solid Waste RCRA, Superfund & EPCRA Hotline

Web Site:                     The EPA RCRA, Superfund & PECRA Hotline is a publicly
                              accessible service that provides up-to-date information on these
                              programs.
Address:                      www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hotline/




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EPA – Office of Underground Storage Tanks

Web Site:                 This Web site is a source of information relating to the Federal
                          Underground Storage Tank program. It contains information
                          regarding UST laws, regulation, operations, publications, cleanup
                          process, and pictures of underground storage tanks.
Address:                  www.epa.gov/oust

EPA – Office of Underground Storage Tanks – State Web sites

Web Site:                 This Web site contains information regarding a variety of UST-
                          related subdirectories, including UST remedial technologies,
                          MTBE, and a listing of Web site addresses for 43 states, which
                          contain information concerning underground storage tanks,
                          superfund, or leaking underground storage tank trust fund program
                          information for the particular state.
Address:                  www.epa.gov/oust/states/index.htm


EPA – Hazardous Waste Clean-up Information

Web Site:                 The Hazardous Waste Clean-up Information Web Site provides
                          information about innovative treatment technologies to the
                          hazardous waste remediation community. It describes programs,
                          organizations, publications and other tools for federal and state
                          personnel, consulting engineers, technology developers and
                          vendors, remediation contractors, researchers, community groups,
                          and individual citizens. The site is managed by EPA's Technology
                          Innovation Office. Among other things, this Web Site contains
                          analysis of different treatment techniques being used at
                          contaminated sites.
Address:                  www.clu-in.org




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III.         INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIFIC POLLUTED SITES


 Information Network for Superfund Settlements

 Web Site:                An extremely valuable tool for obtaining information on polluted
                          sites. Law firm web site that provides an information regarding
                          important developments effecting the settlement of Superfund
                          cases, including the following issues:

                          Press Releases and Current News
                          EPA's Superfund Administrative Reforms
                          Superfund Settlements Directory
                          Superfund Interest Rates (1980 to 2000) (the FY2001 rate is
                          6.18%)
                          List of Sites at Which EPA Special Accounts Were Established
                          Through FY99)
                          Superfund Records Of Decision Directory
                          Superfund Guidance Directory
                          Superfund Issue Analysis Directory
                          State Hazardous Waste Management Officials Directory
                          Link to EPA National Priority List Sites Fact Sheets

Address:                  www.envinfo.com/insslead.html

EPA - Superfund Program Home Page

Web Site:                 Great source for obtaining information regarding polluted sites.
                          This web site also includes Superfund and CERCLIS site
                          information (including database queries, text reports, and maps),
                          hazardous waste cleanup programs and accomplishments, a
                          Regional Superfund Program Page, and related laws and
                          regulations.
Address:                  www.epa.gov/superfund/


 EPA - EnviroFacts

 Web Site:                This Web site provides access to databases that provide
                          information about environmental activities that may affect human
                          health via air, water, and land pathways. Searches can be
                          performed by EPA region, state, county or zip code.
 Address:                 www.epa.gov/enviro




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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Science
Corner

Web Site:                  Reviews recent studies and information on toxic exposures.
                           Includes listing of minimal risk levels for toxins, Haz Dat lists, and
                           Public Health Assessments conducted at or near polluted sites.
Address:                   www.atsdr.cdc.gov



Environmental Defense Fund Scorecard

Web Site:                 Scorecard is an environmental information service provided by the
                          Environmental Defense Fund. Scorecard covers sources of
                          pollution or exposures to toxic chemicals, and includes profiles
                          which are limited to environmental problems tracked by national
                          data bases. Scorecard uses information from scientific sources and
                          regulatory agencies to provide listings of the chemicals that can
                          cause cancer, harm the immune system, contribute to birth defects,
                          or lead to nine other types of health effects. Scorecard can also
                          rank geographic areas (or facilities) using various measures from its
                          separate modules in order to assess the risk or safety of a chemical
                          being released into the environment.
Address:                  www.scorecard.org




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IV.         ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES


Superfund Basic Research Program

Web Site:                The Superfund Basic Research Program is a federally funded basic
                         research program administered by the Division of Extramural
                         Research and Training at the National Institute of Environmental
                         Health Sciences. The Superfund Basic Research Program Web site
                         provides scientific and engineering information about the human
                         and ecological risks from hazardous substances and the
                         development of new environmental technologies for the cleanup of
                         Superfund sites.
Address:                 http://benson.niehs.nih.gov/sbrp/


Environmental Data Interactive Exchange

Web Site:                A forum for water, waste, and environmental professionals, this
                         Web site contains a search engine designed to search only
                         “specialized environmental Web sites.” A good source for
                         obtaining information on environmental technologies.
Address:                 www.edie.net/powersearch/standalone.cfm




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V.           UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS


EPA – Office of Underground Storage Tanks

Web Site:               This Web site is a source of information relating to the Federal
                        Underground Storage Tank program. It contains information
                        regarding UST laws and regulation, operations, publications,
                        cleanup process, and links to state web sites.
Address:                www.epa.gov/oust


EPA – Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund

Web Site:                This fact sheet was previously released as part of OUST’s
                         publication “UST Program Facts: Implementing Federal
                         Requirements for Underground Storage Tanks.” This site provides
                         answers regarding frequently asked questions about USTs,
                         specifically regarding the leaking underground storage tank trust
                         fund which was created by Congress in 1986 by amending Subtitle
                         I of the Recourse Conversation Recovery Act.
Address:                 www.epa.gov/oust/ustsystm/leakdet.html


J & D Mechanical Industries

Web Site:                This Web site is maintained by a private company that specializes
                         in EPA Compliance and installation of underground storage tanks.
                         It contains useful links on the Web site. For example, there are
                         links to Web sites regarding technical standards and corrective
                         action requirements for underground storage tank replacement,
                         state program approval, and federal government Web sites with
                         additional information about underground storage tanks.
Address:                 www.jdmech.com


Steel Tank Institute

Web Site:                This Web site addresses compliance issues, seminars and other
                         topics of interest regarding steel tanks.
Address:                 www.steeltank.com




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VI.          ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH


EPA - EnviroFacts

Web Site:                  This Web site provides access to databases that include
                           information about environmental activities that may affect human
                           health via air, water, and land pathways. Searches can be
                           performed by EPA region, state, county or zip code.
Address:                   www.epa.gov/enviro


Environmental Medicine

Web Site:                  Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry provides list of
                           searchable topics in environmental medicine.
Address:                   http://pcg.bsd.uchicago.edu



Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Web Site:                  The ATSDR performs public health assessments of waste sites,
                           provides basic information regarding toxins, health consultations
                           concerning hazardous substances, health surveillance and
                           registries, response to hazardous substances, applied research in
                           support of public health assessments, and education and training
                           concerning hazardous substances.
Address:                   www.atsdr.cdc.gov


Toxnet

Web Site:                  This site maintains a comprehensive database of numerous
                           journals, both in the field of toxicology and medical effects.
Address:                   http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov


National Institute of Environmental Health Science

Web Site:                 NIEHS is an agency within the National Institute of Health. Human
                          health and human disease result from three interactive elements:
                          environmental factors, individual susceptibility, and age. The




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                           mission of NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and
                           dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each of
                           these elements and how they interrelate.
Address:                   http://www.niehs.nih.gov

Environmental Health Information Service

Web Site:                  A search engine for NEIHS.
Address:                   http://ehpnet1.niehs.nih.gov/docs/ehpsearch.html



EPA - Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Web Site

Web Site:                  This web site provides information about the endocrine system and
                           why certain chemicals can affect it, how the EPA Endocrine
                           Disruptor Screening Program was developed, and the current status
                           of EPA’s implementation activities.
Address:                   www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo

Carcinogenic Potency Database

Web Site:                  This site maintains the results of chronic long-term animal cancer
                           tests. It has in excess of 5,000 experiments in its database on
                           approximately 1,200 different chemicals.
Address:                   http://potency.berkeley.edu




Index of Toxicology Address Resources

Web Site:                  Listing of searchable miscellaneous medical topics including
                           environmental toxicology.
Address:                   http://www01.srv.cis.pitt.edu/htbin/texis/webinator/search/

New England Journal of Medicine

Web Site:                  Online version of the New England Journal of Medicine
Address:                   www.nejm.org

Illinois State Academy of Science – Journals in Medicine

Web Site:                  Provides links to virtually every online medical journal, including
                           the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American




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                          Medical Association, as well as medical databases such as
                          Medscape and MedLine.
Address:                  www.museum.state.il.us



Medical Journals Online

Web Site:                 Site on the Address that provides links to virtually every online
                          medical journal, broken down by medical category.
Address:                  www.sciencekomm.at/journals/medicine/med-bio.html



Anatomy

Web Site:                 Presents a map of the body and detailed images of the brain, arm,
                          hand, foot, and elbow.
Address:                  http://www.rpisunl.mda.uth.tmc.edu




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VII.         INFORMATION REGARDING HAZARDOUS WASTES AND TOXINS


             A.     GENERAL WEB SITES

ChemFinder.Com

Web Site:                  A valuable database that provides search capacity for virtually any
                           chemical. It provides basic information regarding the physical
                           properties of the chemicals, and links containing articles on
                           applicable regulations, MSDS, structures, usage, biochemistry, and
                           health effects.
Address:                   www.chemfinder.com



MIT Science Library: Chemical And Physical Properties Project

Web Site:                  The site searches Web sites to provide literature regarding specific
                           chemicals. It provides extensive information regarding the
                           physical properties of known substances and links to articles
                           relating to those substances.
Address:                   http://libraries.mit.edu/science/Subjects/Chemistry/



Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Science
Corner

Web Site:                  Reviews recent studies and information on toxic exposures.
                           Includes listing of minimal risk levels for toxins, Haz Dat lists, and
                           Public Health Assessments conducted at or near polluted sites.
Address:                   www.atsdr.cdc.gov




Chemical Information Page

Web Site:                  Chemical information and databases. Search engine provides links
                           to Web sites containing information about the physical properties
                           and effects of chemicals.
Address:                   http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemindex.html




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EPA - Descriptive Record Title Hazardous Waste System

Web Site:                 This site identifies and lists hazardous waste, solvents, CERCLA
                          designations, and reportable quantities. It contains information
                          regarding specific chemicals or solvents found in the environment.
Address:                  www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/hazwaste.html


Toxnet

Web Site:                 This site maintains a comprehensive database of numerous
                          journals, both in the field of toxicology and medical effects.
Address:                  http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov


American Chemical Society – Chem Center

Web Site:                 The ACS Web site is a clearinghouse for both professional
                          education and information regarding the appropriate use of
                          chemicals.
Address:                  www.acs.org



Environmental Chemicals Data and Information Network

Web Site:                 This site contains a multitude of information involving chemicals,
                          their use, and environmental effects. The ECDIN data bank is
                          contained on this Web site, which provides pharmacological and
                          toxicological data concerning thousands of chemicals.
Address:                  http://ecdin.etomep.net


Environmental Defense Fund Scorecard

Web Site:                Scorecard is an environmental information service provided by the
                         Environmental Defense Fund. Scorecard covers sources of
                         pollution or exposures to toxic chemicals, and includes profiles
                         which are limited to environmental problems tracked by national
                         data bases. Scorecard uses information from scientific sources and
                         regulatory agencies to provide listings of the chemicals that can
                         cause cancer, harm the immune system, contribute to birth defects,
                         or lead to nine other types of health effects. Scorecard can also
                         rank geographic areas (or facilities) using various measures from its



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                          separate modules in order to assess the risk or safety of a chemical
                          being released into the environment.
Address:                  www.scorecard.org



             B.     SPECIFIC HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND TOXINS


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ToxFAQs

Web Site:                  ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous
                           substances being developed by the ATSDR Division of
                           Toxicology, including creosote, the name used for a variety of
                           products: wood creosote, coal tar creosote, coal tar, coal tar pitch,
                           and coal tar pitch volatiles.
Address:                   http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaq.html


Alliance for Environmental Technology

Web Site:                  AET’s mandate is to reduce the use of chlorine based solvents,
                           particularly those utilized in the painting industry.
Address:                   http://aet.org




EPA - Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Lead Pages

Web Site:                  A description of available information on all aspects of the Federal
                           Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, with a focus on the efforts
                           within EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Address:                   www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead

National Lead Information Center

Web Site:                  The National Lead Information Center was established in 1992. Its
                           goal is to gather and provide information on environmental lead
                           poisoning and prevention for health professionals and the public at
                           large. The Center is managed and operated by the EPA.
Address:                   www.epa.gov/lead/nlic.htm


Merck Manual



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Web Site:                 The Merck Manual is an important resource for all users of various
                          solvents.
Address:                  www.merck.com




EXTONET – The Extension TOXicology NETwork

Web Site:                 A joint effort by various universities that provides information
                          about pesticides. Search capacity exists to obtain information
                          regarding specific information on pesticides, toxicology
                          information briefs, factsheets, and other technical data.
Address:                  http://ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/


California Energy Commission MTBE

Web Site:                 It provides results of a study performed by the commission of the
                          State of California regarding MTBE contamination.
Address:                  www.energy.ca.gov/mtbe


EPA Blue Ribbon Panel For Reviewing The Use of MTBE In Other Oxygenates and
Gasoline

Web Site:                 This “blue ribbon panel” provides advice and counsel to the EPA
                          on policy issues associated with the use of MTBE and other
                          oxygenates and gasoline. The panel examines the role of
                          oxygenates in meeting the government’s clean air goals, the
                          product’s efficiency in providing clean air benefits versus the use
                          of MTBEs versus alternative additives for gasoline, behavior of
                          oxygenates in the environment, known health effects as well as the
                          cost of the reduction of oxygenates.
Address:                  http://www.epa.gov/oms/consumer/fuels/oxypanel/



EPA - General MTBE Site

Web Site:                 This site provides general information regarding MTBE and also
                          provides links to other EPA and non-governmental sites.
Address:                  www.epa.gov/swerust1/mtbe/index.html




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American Petroleum Institute

Web Site:                  The API is sponsored, in large part, by oil companies. This Web
                           site contains a vast repertoire of information relating to petroleum
                           issues in the environmental, health, and safety fields. It contains
                           studies regarding petroleum toxicity, permeability issues, USTs,
                           MTBE, and petroleum recovery strategies.
Address:                   www.api.org


Center for Health, Environment and Justice Stop Dioxin Exposure Campaign

Web Site:                  Web site organized by a citizen organization that is dedicated to
                           providing information on dioxins, their health effects, and
                           exposure sources, and other dioxin resources online.
Address:                   www.essential.org/cchw


EPA - Dioxin Exposure Initiative

Web Site:                  Web site regarding the sources of dioxin that contribute to human
                           exposure.
Address:                   www.epa.gov/nceawww1/dei.html


New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Web Site:                  Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets from New
                           Jersey’s Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and
                           Occupational Health, including coal tar pitch.
Address:                   www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/rtkweb/rtkhsfs.htm


NIOSH’s Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards – Coal Tar Pitch
Volatiles

Web Site:                  Chemical information related to coal tar pitch volatiles.
Address:                   www.cdc.gov/niosh



             C.     Material Data Safety Sheets

MSDS-Search National Repository




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Web Site:                  Comprehensive database of MSDS, including links to
                           manufacturers.
Address:                   http://www.msdsearch.com




Cornell University – Material Safety Data Sheets

Web Site:                  It contains approximately 250,000 MSDS files. The site is
                           searchable by chemical and company. As a result, you can not
                           only obtain information about a chemical and a company’s recent
                           knowledge of the hazardous nature of the chemical.

Address:                   http://msds.pdc.cornell.edu/msdssrch.asp


Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets On The Address

Web Site:                  A private consulting company has established this Web site that
                           provides a large number of links relating to MSDS, and
                           importantly, an explanation on how to read a MSDS.
Address:                   www.ilpi.com/msds


MSDS Online

Web Site:                  The beginning point for research on MSDS. It contains over
                           300,000 MSDS. It is searchable by company and chemical.
Address:                   www.MSDSOnline.com




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VIII.        OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES



National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Web Site:                 NIOSH is a federal agency established by the Occupational Safety
                          and Health Act of 1970. NIOSH is part of the Center for Disease
                          Control and Prevention and is responsible for conducting research
                          and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related
                          illness and injuries.
Address:                  www.cdc.gov/niosh


American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

Web Site:                 ACGIH provides technical information on environmental and
                          occupational health.
Address:                  www.acgih.org


OSHA Standards

Web Site:                 Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.
Address                   www.osha-slc.gov/OshStdtoc/OSHAStdtoc.html


American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

Web Site:                 Information about scientific information and standards
                          promulgated to promote the health, safety, and welfare of
                          industrial workers.
Address:                  www.acgih.org

American Industrial Hygiene Association

Web Site:                 Information about the scientific application of chemical,
                          engineering, physical, biological, and medical principles dedicated
                          to industrial hygiene.
Address:                  www.aiha.org




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American National Standards Institute

Web Site:                  Information about voluntary national industrial, engineering, and
                           safety standards.
Address:                   www.ansi.org


Yahoo.Com – Workplace Safety Consulting

Web Site:                  This search engine has a category that allows searches of Web sites
                           elating to safety and compliance issues. Almost all of the listed
                           Web sites are privately sponsored, but those sites can provide
                           significant information regarding environmental issues and
                           regulations in the workplace.
Address:
      http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Corporate_Services/
Human_Resources/Workplace_Safety_Consulting/


EHS Compliance.Com

Web Site:                  Established by an OSHA compliance consulting firm, this Web site
                           provides links to sites containing chemical information,
                           government agencies, government regulations, workers’
                           compensation issues, and industrial hygiene associations.
Address:                   www.ehscompliance.com



American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Web Site:                  An extensive list of links in the field of occupational and
                           environmental medicine
Address:                   www.acoem.org




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IX.         LEGAL RESOURCES



            A.     GENERAL LEGAL RESOURCES

Findlaw Address Legal Resources

Web Site:                It serves as an excellent source of information regarding a wide
                         variety of legal topics. In addition to the law articles maintained
                         on the Web site, there are numerous links to other legal sites. It is
                         updated frequently and is relatively easy to use and submit
                         questions. In addition to the information provided, links to other
                         sites which can help in understanding the articles are available.
Address:                 www.findlaw.com


FedLaw

Web Site:                Probably the most comprehensive links to legal information on the
                         Address. Provides legal resources from the judicial, legislative,
                         and executive branches. Also provides links to federal, state, and
                         territorial law, arbitration and mediation professional associations
                         and organizations, and federal agencies, as well as links to the U.S.
                         Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, and
                         Executive Orders. Provides links to general or specialized bar
                         associations, as well as specialized legal organizations.
Address:                 www.legal.gsa.gov


Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Web Site:                This site contains links to the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer locator as
                         well as links to bar associations, law school profiles, continuing
                         legal education and vendors.
Address:                 www.martindale.com


American Law Sources On-Line

Web Site:                The purpose of ALSO is to provide a comprehensive, uniform, and
                         useful compilation of links to all on-line sources of American law
                         that are available without charge.
Address:                 www.lawsource.com/also



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Catalaw

Web Site:                Searchable complex index of law and government sites on the
                         Address. A good source of insurance legal issues.
Address:                 www.catalaw.com


The Internet Legal Resource Guide

Web Site:                This site is a categorized index of more than 4,000 select Web sites
                         in 238 nations, islands and territories as well as more than 850
                         locally stored web pages and downloadable files. This site was
                         established to serve as a comprehensive resource of the
                         information available in the Address concerning law and the legal
                         professional with an emphasis on the United States of America.
Address:                 www.ilrg.com


Law dot Net

Web Site:                Law dot Net is an Address service dedicated to law and provides a
                         wide range of services valuable to anyone desiring legal
                         information. Their homepage provides several links including the
                         Law dot Net Directory which lists legal resources around the
                         Address. To perform your search by category or use the search
                         engine to make it easier to find resources by keywords and
                         geographical areas. The categories are grouped by legal resources,
                         legal services and attorneys by case type.
Address:                 http://law.net


Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy

Web Site:                Provides a comprehensive searchable database of information,
                         special projects, and law locator links related to both federal and
                         state law, including the U.S. Supreme Court, courts of appeal,
                         district courts and state courts. Also provides links to federal laws,
                         including the Code of Federal Regulations and U.S. Code.
Address:                 http://vls.law.vill.edu




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              B.    ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL RESOURCES

Legal Information Institute – Environmental Law

Web Site:                  This Web Site provides links to specific state and federal materials
                           regarding environmental issues. It includes links to state and
                           federal statutes dealing with the environment, such as the Clean
                           Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, CERCLA, and SWDA. It also
                           contains links to Web sites that summarize recent state and federal
                           case law on environmental issues and to federal agencies that deal
                           with environmental issues.
Address:                   www.law.cornell.edu/topics/environmental.html



              C.    INSURANCE LEGAL RESOURCES


Legal Information Institute – Insurance

Web Site:                  It contains Federal and state statutes relating to insurance issues. It
                           allows limited searches for recent case law.
Address:                   www.law.cornell.edu/topics/insurance.html


Megalaw.com

Web Site:                  A large database of legal issues that contains a subdirectory of
                           insurance issues. It provides access to state and Federal codes,
                           state insurance departments, and limited case search capabilities.
Address:                   www.megalaw.com


Insurance Law

Web Site:                  Newsletter with recent articles, decisions, and links relating to
                           insurance law
Address:                   www.ljextra.com/practice/insurance/index.html


A.M. Best Company

Web Site:                  Provides information regarding virtually all insurance companies,
                           including ratings, addresses, and phone numbers for the main
                           office of each listed insurer.
Address:                   www.ambest.com



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National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Web Site:                   A national organization comprised of state insurance regulators. It
                            provides a forum for the development of uniform regulations. The
                            site includes links to Web sites for each of the state insurance
                            departments.
Address:                    www.naic.org


Health Insurance Association of America

Web Site:                   Dedicated to providing a forum for discussions health insurance
                            issues, this Web site provides links, addresses, and phone numbers
                            for each of the state insurance departments.
Address:                    www.hiaa.com



Mealey Publications: The Litigation Resource

Web Site:                   Mealey Publications provides litigation specific publication in a
                            number of key areas including environmental coverage issues.
                            Included in this site are a number of links to other sites.
Address:                    www.mealeys.com


             D.        FEDERAL LEGAL RESOURCES

Federal Case Law

Web Site:                   Searchable database of federal case law.
Address:                    http://phoenix.lrp.com/CF/


Federal Civil Trials

Web Site:                   Database of 3.7 million federal district court civil cases from the
                            last 17 years.
Address:                    http://teddy.law.cornell.edu

The Federal Court Locator

Web Site:                   Searchable database providing means to access information on the
                            Federal Judiciary and related agencies.
Address:                    http://vls.law.vill.edu/locator/fedcourt.html



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Federal Court Opinions

Web Site:                   Index of federal court opinions.
Address:                    http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/lr/lg/justice.html


Federal Judiciary Homepage

Web Site:                   Provides information from and about the federal judiciary,
                            including administrative and public relations matters concerning
                            the federal courts. Also provides proposed amendments to federal
                            rules, as well as discussion of same
Address:                    www.uscourts.gov


Search All Circuit Courts

Web Site:                   Searchable circuit court decisions database with opinions since
                            October 1994.
Address:                    www.ljextra.com/cgi-bin/cir


United States Circuit Court of Appeals Decisions

Web Site:                   Searchable index of all United States Circuit Court of Appeals
                            opinions on the Address.
Address:                    www.supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/hermes.search.html


United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Web Site:                   Opinions of the federal circuit since August 1995.
Address:                    www.law.emory.edu/fedcircuit



United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Web Site:                   First Circuit decisions since 1995.
Address:                    www.law.emory.edu/1circuit


United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit




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Web Site:                  Second Circuit reported decisions since 1995 with links to other
                           federal cases.
Address:                   www.law.pace.edu/lawlib/legal/us-legal/judiciary/second-
                           circuit.html


United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Web Site:                  Third Circuit decisions since 1994 listed by month, party names
                           and keyword.
Address:                   http://vls.law.vill.edu/Locator/3/index.html


United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Web Site:                  Listing of Fourth Circuit decisions from January 1995 to present.
Address:                   www.law.emory.edu/4circuit


United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Web Site:                  Fifth Circuit opinions dating back to 1990.
Address:                   www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions.CFM


United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Web Site:                  Sixth Circuit opinions since 1995.
Address:                   www.law.emory.edu/6circuit


United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Web Site:                  Searchable index of Seventh Circuit database, rules and index of
                           United States federal appellate courts.
Address:                   www.kentlaw.edu.7circuit


United States Court of Appeals & BAP – Eighth Circuit

Web Site:                  Home page for the Eighth Circuit and United States Bankruptcy
                           Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit.
Address:                   www.wulaw.wustl.edu/ithCourt/index.html


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Web Site:                 Ninth Circuit opinions since June 1995.
Address:                  www.ce9.uscourts.gov


United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Web Site:                 Listing of Tenth Circuit opinions from August 1995 through
                          October 1997 with links to recent decisions.
Address:                  www.law.emory.edu/10circuit


United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Web Site:                 Listing of Eleventh Circuit opinions from November 1994 to
                          present.
Address:                  www.law.emory.edu/11circuit


United States Courts

Web Site:                 Searchable database of United States Court of Appeals, United
                          States Court Rules and United States Supreme Court decisions.
Address:                  www.wolfenet.com/-dhillis/STATE3.HTML


U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Web Site:                 All sections of the CFR are located at this site.
Address:                  www.law.cornell.edu/uscode


            E.     STATE LEGAL RESOURCES


World Wide Web Virtual Library: State Government Servers

Web Site:                 Links to official state government information servers.
Address:                  www.law.indiana.edu/law/v-lib/states.html




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Web Site:                  Guide to state and local government sponsored Address sites as
                           well as some federal resources, national organizations, and other
                           links.
Address:                   www.piperinfo.com/state/states.html

New Jersey Court’s Menu

Web Site:                  This site contains links to the New Jersey Supreme Court,
                           Appellate Court and Trial Courts.
Address:                   www.judiciary.state.nj.us


      F.     TOXIC TORT RESOURCES


American Bar Association: ABAnet

Web Site:                  The ABA Web Site provides support and information on a wide
                           range of different legal topics, including Chemical related torts.
Address:                   www.abanet.org


Environmental and Toxic Exposure

Web Site:                  This site contains information regarding toxic torts and product
                           liability issues. Contains summaries of significant cases that are
                           useful for researching case theory and strategy.
Address:                   http://www.footelaw.com/environmental.html


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Science
Corner

Web Site:                  Reviews recent studies and information on toxic exposures.
Address:                   www.atsdr.cdc.gov/dx.html


American Counsel on Science and Health

Web Site:                  This Web site is a comprehensive summary and critique of
                           information regarding Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
Address:                   www.hcrc.org/contrib/acsh/booklets/mcsdoc.html


Toxlaw: The Toxic Tort Defense Connection




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Web Site:                Address resource dealing exclusively with toxic tort litigation
                         issues featuring mailing list and information about chemicals,
                         allergens, and pathogens.
Address:                 www.toxlaw.com



X.          STATE AND FEDERAL GENERAL RESOURCES


Government Sources – Net Connections

Web Site:                Links to government Web resources, colleges and universities,
                         online journals and newsletters, and a Worksite Health Promotion
                         area.
Address:                 www.welltech.com/netconnect


State and Local Governments on the Net

Web Site:                Access to state and local government information.
Address:                 www.piperinfo.com/state/states.html



Government Web Sites – Government on the Web

Web Site:                Links to nearly all official government sites.
Address:                 www.ipcress.com/writer/gov.html



Yahoo! Server List of Government Agencies

Web Site:                Links to all U.S. government agencies.
Address:                 http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/USGovernment/Executive
                         Branch/Departments and Agencies


Federal Government Resources on the Web

Web Site:                Topics covered include budget, law, executive branch, executive
                         orders, president, patents, regulations, grants and contracts, and
                         historical documents.
Address:                 www.lib/umich/libhome/Documents.center/federal.html




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National Archives and Records Administration

Web Site:                 Information on U.S. government databases and archives and
                          records.
Address:                  www.nara.gov


FedStats

Web Site:                 Provides searchable database of statistics produced from numerous
                          federal agencies, including OSHA and the Department of Labor.
Address:                  www.fedstats.gov

Thomas

Web Site:                 Provides searchable database for information about the House of
                          Representatives and Senate, legislation, statutes, bills, historical
                          documents and the Congressional Record.
Address:                  http://thomas.loc.gov


U.S. Bureau of Census

Web Site:                 As the “Factfinder for the Nation” the Census Bureau collects data
                          about the people and economy of the United States and produces a
                          wide variety of statistical data products including printed reports,
                          statistical briefs, and computer files on tape and CD-ROM.
Address:                  www.census.gov


U.S. Department of Transportation

Web Site:                 Department of Transportation site and federal, state, and
                          international government and transportation related sites.
Address:                  www.dot.gov



U.S. House of Representatives

Web Site:                 Provides up-to-date information regarding the House of
                          Representatives.
Address:                  www.house.gov

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Web Site:          Provides up-to-date information regarding the Senate.
Address:           www.senate.gov



Federal Register

Web Site:          Official publication for presidential documents and executive
                   orders as well as notices, rules, and proposed rules from federal
                   agencies and organizations.
Address:           www.access.gpo.gov/sudocs/aces/aces140.html




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XI.           MAPPING PROGRAMS


EPA - EnviroMapper

Web Site:                This Web site, provided by the EPA, is allow mapping of several
                         types of environmental information, including drinking water,
                         toxic and air releases, hazardous waste, water discharge permits,
                         and Superfund sites. EnviroMapper also links to text reports,
                         which provide even more information. Searches can be performed
                         by EPA region, state, county or zip code.
Address:                 www.epa.gov/enviro/html/em/index.html


EPA - Envirofacts

Web Site:                The mapping applications on this Web site can generate maps that
                         display general or specific environmental information for the entire
                         United States – including Superfund sites, brownfields, and other
                         toxic release sites. Information can be obtained regarding specific
                         sites or addresses.
Address:                 www.epa.gov/enviro/html/ef_query.html

Environmental Defense Scorecard

Web sites:               Scorecard is an information database sponsored by Environmental
                         Defense. It contains mapping capabilities for air, land, and water
                         contamination. The site also provides basic information regarding
                         chemical properties, usage, hazard ranking, and regulatory
                         coverage.
Address:                 www.scorecard.org


MapQuest

Web Site:                Provides maps for any area or address in the United States. It also
                         provides topographic maps.
Address:                 www.mapquest.com

TerraServer

Web Site:                Provides aerial photographs and topographic of most locations
                         within the United States that can be viewed online.
Address:                 www.terraserver.microsoft.com



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XII.          CORPORATE INFORMATION


Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval

Web Site:                   Provides information regarding the SEC’s filing system.
Address:                    http://www.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm


How to Find Corporations

Address:                    www.websense.com/locator.cfm


Raging Bull

Web Site:                   This site provides access to numerous 10k reports filed by public
                            corporations. It is searchable by name, industry, and form.
Address:                    http://10kwizard.ragingbull.com


Moody’s Investor Services

Web Site:                   Moody's Investors Service, a leading global credit rating, research
                            and risk analysis firm, publishes credit opinions, research, and
                            ratings on fixed-income securities, issuers of securities and other
                            credit obligations. A good resource for discovering information
                            regarding a company’s financial condition.
Address:                    www.Moody’s.com


FITCH, Inc.

Web Site:                   Fitch's Corporate Finance Group rates securities of industrial and
                            other corporations, as well as utilities.
Address:                    www.fitchratings.com




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XIII.       NEWSPAPERS


Newspapers Online

Web Site:                A Web site that contains links and a search engine for thousands of
                         national and international newspapers and publications. Searches
                         can be narrowed to individual states and cities. An excellent
                         source for locating local news.
Address:                 www.newspapers.com


The Address Public Library

Web Site:                A comprehensive listing of national and international newspapers.
                         It is organized by nation and state.
Address:                 www.ipl.org/reading/news/


Deja News

Web Site:                Searchable index for Address newsgroups and articles.
Address:                 www.deja.com




XIV.        PEOPLE FINDERS

AnyWho

Web Site:                AT&T web site that searches phone numbers and addresses of
                         individuals anywhere in the United States or Canada.
Address:                 www.anywho.com


Yahoo.Com

Web Site:                Yahoo web site that searches available telephone directories to
                         locate identified individuals. It can also be used to find email
                         addresses.
Address:                 http://people.yahoo.com




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InfoBel.Com

Web Site:     Site maintained by the “Baby Bells” that allows searches to be
              conduced for individuals or business located in the United States
              and other countries.
Address:      www.infobel.com




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