"List of Useful Web Sites for Environmental Claims Analysts"
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 1 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 2 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/ 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 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 20 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 21 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 22 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 23 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 24 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 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 25 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 State and Local Government on the Net 26 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 27 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 28 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 U.S. Senate 29 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 30 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 31 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 32 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 33 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 34