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					                                GUIDE TO USEFUL WEB SITES ON
                             AIR QUALITY AND OPERATING PERMITS

A. Overview of Environmental Issues / Laws
   (To get a better idea of how Federal laws have been structures to handle specific environmental issues)

       a. Summary of Major Environmental Laws
          (Explains what each environmental stature, such as the clean air act and others, is designed to do)
             http://es.epa.gov/ocea/guide/govagen.htm#mjr%20env%20laws%20chptr


B. Overview of the Clean Air Act
   (Focuses on the Clean Air Act, the law primarily designed to clean the air resources of the nation)

       a. The Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act
          (Plain language guide to the Act’s basic purposes and goals)
              http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/peg_caa/pegcaain.html#index

       b. View Text of the Clean Air Act
             http://www.epa.gov/oar/caa/contents.html

       c. Downloadable Text of the Clean Air Act
            http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaq_caa.html/


C. Overview of Operating Permits Programs
   (To gain a better understanding of the overall structure, purpose and goals of EPA’s regulations for State
   operating permit programs)

       a. Air Pollution Operating Permit Program Update – Key Features and Benefits
          (A plain english guide to program features and intended benefits)
              http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/permitupdate/

       b. EPA’s Operating Permits Program Homepage
          (EPA’s Operating Permits Group maintains this page to provide general information about the
          program)
             http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/permits/

       c. Technology Transfer Network Website – Title V Homepage
          (Location of obtaining text versions of policy memos, guidance, white papers, and preamble and
          rule language for parts 70 and 71)
              http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t5main.html

D. Source- or Company- specific Information
   (Useful for finding out which sources are located in a particular geographic area and accessing their
   environmental significance)
       a.   Air Facility Subsystems (AFS)
            AFS contains emissions and compliance status data on individual sources.
               http://www.epa.gov/compliance/data/systems/air/afssystem.html

       b. Air Quality Subsystems (AQS)
          AQS primarily contains data on emissions of the criteria pollutants [VOC, NOX, SO2, CO, PM,
          and Lead]. These data could be used to help you identify large emitters of criteria pollutants in
          particular area. One link describes how to prepare a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
          to obtain data from AQS.
              http://www.epa.gov/ttn/airs/airsaqs/index.htm

       c. Envirofacts Warehouse – Air Releases Query Form
          (Allows you to do real-time search of AFS for information on specific facilities, all facilities in a
          given geographic area, or all facilities with specific SIC codes)
              http://oaspub.epa.gov/enviro/ef_home2.air

       d. Envirofacts Warehouse – Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) –TRI State Reports, TRI Query Form,
          and TRI Customized Query Engine
          (All these sites allow you to generate data reports that identify specific sources and the extent of
          their air emissions of up to 650 toxic chemicals and compounds, including most of the hazardous
          air pollutants (HAP). This information could be used to help you identify large emitters of HAP
          in a particular area.)
              http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/tris/tris_subj.html

       e. Envirofacts Warehouse – Maps on Demand
          (Generates GIS maps that display locations of facilities and the surrounding demographics for a
          State or county)
              http://oaspub.epa.gov/enviro/ef_home2.maps


E. Air Toxics (Hazardous Air Pollutants or HAPs)
   (These pollutants are known or suspected to cause serious health problems, are regulated by MACT or
   NESHAP standards, and are often included in part 70 permits)

       a. Air Toxics Website (ATW) Homepage
          (EPA’s clearinghouse for air toxics information from Federal, State, Tribal and Local air
          pollution control agencies)
              http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/stprogs.html

       b. ATW: Basic Facts
          (Frequently asked general questions about air toxics)
              http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/allabout.html
       c. ATW: EPA Rules and Implementation
          (Guide to EPA Rules, guidance, and additional detailed information concerning air toxics)
              http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/eparules.html
       d. Health Effects Notebook for Hazardous Air Pollutants
          (A compendium of fact sheets concerning the specific health effects of each air toxic)
             http://www.epa.gov/ttnatw01/hlthef/hapindex.html


F. Centers for Disease Control –Atlas of United States Morbidity
   (Shows all leading causes of death for small geographic areas in order to show departures from national
   averages)
              http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/products/pubs/pubd/other/atlas/atlas.htm


G. Sector Notebooks
   (Profiles of the majority of major industrial groups, such as power plants, steel mills, and refineries, that
   have significant emissions and are sommonly permitted. These profiles contain information on the
   industrial process, the types of air pollutants released, and compliance/ enforcement history for the group
   as a whole. These profiles are essential to gaining a detailed understanding of the technical aspects of
   some of the more environmentally significant sources)
               http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assistance/sectors/notebooks/inde
               x.html


H. Environmental Violations – Tips and Complaints / Environmental Emergencies
   (A useful guide for citizens to help them recognize environmental violations and emergencies and
   information on how to report them to teh proper authorities. This is useful because permitting authorities
   often place greater emphasis on investigating citizen complaints than in doing periodic plant-site
   inspections)
              http://www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints.html


I. EPA’s Environmental Justice Homepage
   (Access to available information, such as executive orders and EPA’s strategy for addressing these
   issues)
              http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/index.html


J. Web Access to Information on Other Statutes and Air Programs

       a. OECA – Regulations and Statures Resources
          (Links to environmental statutes, air quality regulations, and court decisions. For example, air
          pollution control regulations adopted under the authority of the Clean Air Act comprise the
          “applicable requirements” that are included in sources’ permits. Except for specific State
          Implementation Plan (SIP) requirements, most “applicable requirements” are promulgated at 40
          Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Subchapter C, Parts 1-99. In addition, the Federal Register,
          organized by date, contains recently promulgated regulations that have not yet been incorporated
          into the published CFR.)
              http://es.epa.gov/oeca/regstat/regstat.html
       b. TTNWeb – OAR Policy and Guidance Information – Actions Sorted by Clean Air Act Title
          (Links to recently-issued EPA policy, guidance and air pollution control regulations for each
          major air pollution control program required by the Act.)
              http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/amend.html


EPA SEARCH ENGINES

EPA Website search                                 www.epa.gov/epahome/search.html
Office of Air and Radiation website search         www.epa.gov/oar/oarsearch.html
TTNWeb search                                      www.epa.gov/ttn/search.html

AIR Websites

Acid Rain
      Allowance Tracking system                    www.epa.gov/acidrain/atsdata2.html
      Emission monitoring and reporting            www.epa.gov/acidrain/so2emis.html#edata
      EPA acid rain web site                       www.epa.gov/docs/acidrain
      NOx reduction                                www.epa.gov/acidrain/noxfs.html
      Policy and guidance documents                www.epa.gov/oarpg/amend.html
      SO2 trading                                  www.epa.gov/acidrain/allsys.htm

Air Quality System (AQS)                           www.epa.gov/ttn/airs/airsaqs/
Air Pollution Control Resources Home Page          members.aol.com/CleanAir/index.htm
Air Pollution Distance Learning Network            www.epa.gov/oar/oaq_apti.html
Air Pollution Training Institute                   ttnwww.rtpncepa.gov/html/apti/apti.htm#ApTI
Air quality dispersion models                      www.epa.gov/scram001/main.htm
Air and Waste Management Assoc.                    www.awma.org/txindex.htm
Ambient Monitoring Technology                      ttnwww.rtpnc.epa.gov/html/amtic/amtic.htm#A
 Information Center

Emission estimation software                       www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/software.html
Emission Factors
       AP-42                                       www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ap42.html
       EPA contacts                                www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/contact2.html
Emissions inventories
       EPA contacts                                www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/reg-ei.txt
       Guidance                                    www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ei_guide.html
Emission Measurement Technical                     ttnwww.rtpnc.epa.gov/html/emtic/emtic.htm#EM02
 Information Center
Emissions Marketing Association                    www.emissions.org
Enforcement
       Compliance information                      ttnwww.rtpnc.epa.gov/html/sscd/compli.htm#SSE5
        on stationary sources
       Policy and guidance documents               www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/amend.html
       Recent regulatory developments           members.aol.com/CleanAir/news/newsoeca.htm

Environmental law libraries
       Cornell Environmental Law Institute      www.law.cornell.edu/topics/environmental.html
       Emory Law Library                        www.law.emory.edu/LAW/library.html

       Environmental Law WWW Site               www.webcom.com/~staber/rectinfo.html
       Federal court web links                  www.fjc.govWWWlinks/govlinks.html

       Pace Virtual Environmental Law Library   joshua.law.pace.edu/env/vel16.html
       Washburn University School of Law        lawlib.wuacc.edu/washlaw/searchlaw.html

Environmental Professional’s Desktop            www.enviroinfo.com
Environmental Professional’s Homepage           www.clay.net/ep.html

EPA
       Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Prgm    www.epa.gov/appd.html
       Contacts, Office of Enforcement          ftp://134.07.104.11/f-drive/sscd/txt/sscdcont.txt
       EPA people locator                       www.epa.gov/docs/CSO.html
       Hotlines                                 www.epa.gov/epahome/hotline.htm
                                                www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/techres.html#PHONE

       Memo on applicability and                134.67.104.12/cfdocs/adiwww/adiwww.html-ssi
                compliance issues
       Office of Air and Radiation              www.epa.gov/oar
       Office of Air Quality Planning and       www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps
        Standards
       Office of atmospheric Programs           www.epa.gov/oar/oap.html
       Office of Enforcement and                www.epa.gov/oeca
        Compliance Assurance
       OECA General guide for various media     www.epa.gov/oeca/guide/
       OECA summary of environmental laws       www.epa.gov/oeca/guide/govagen.htm#mjr

       Office of Radiation and Indoor Air       www.epa.gov/radiation
       Regions, Web links                       www.epa.gov/epahome/Offices.html
                                                www.epa.gov/ttn/chiefs/relsites.htm#epa

       TTNWeb Directory                         www.epa.gov/ttn/direct.html

EPA Documents
     EPA Online Library System                  www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html
                                                www.epa.gov/natlibra/ols.htm

       Government Printing Office               www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aaces002.html
        Access Database
       Guidance memos, Office of Air and        www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg
         Radiation
       National Center for Environmental        www.epa.gov/ncepihom/index.html
         Publications and Information
       National Technical Information Service   www.fedworld.gov/ntis/ntishome.html
Federal Register
       EPA (October 1994-present)               www.epa.gov/fedrgstr
       Government Printing Office
         searchable index

Hazardous air pollutants
        EPA technical documents                 www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/techres.htm#TECHDOC
        Health effects                          www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/hapindex.html
        List of hazardous air pollutants        www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/188polls.txt
        List of source categories and           www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/mactscc.txt
          MACT schedule
        Policy and guidance documents           www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/amend.html
        Recent regulatory developments          members.aol.com/CleanAir/news/newshaps.htm
        Regulations                             www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/eparules.html
        Unified Air Toxics Website              www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw
        Web links                               www.4cleanair.org/toxics.html
Health effects Notebook for hazardous           www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/hapindex.html
  Air Pollutants
Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking    ttnwww.rtpnc.epa.gov/html/iccr/iccr.htm#ICLA
Industry and Trade Assoc. web links             www.neis.com/associations/html
                                                members.aol.com/CleanAir/apc/indus.htm

Locating and estimating toxic emission          www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ap42etc.html#LE
Material Safety data sheets                     ull.chemistry.uakron.edu/erd/sources.html
                                                chemfinder.camsoft.com

Meteorological data                             www.epa.gov/scram001/main.htm

Monitoring
      Ambient Monitoring Info. Center           ttnwww.rtpnc.epa.gov/html/amtic/amtic.htm#AM01
NAAQS
      Policy and guidance documents             www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/amend.html
      Summaries of NAAQS                        www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/greenbk

National emissions inventory data               www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ei_data.htm#psd
National Technical Information Service          www.fedworld.gov/ntis/ntishome.html
National Toxicology program                     ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov
New Source Review                               www.epa.gov/ttn/nsr/nsr.html
Nonattainment areas, lists of                   www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/greenbk

Operating Permits
       Model permits                            www.epa.gov/ttncaaa1/title5/met_t5pg.html
      Plain english guide to permit program     www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/permitupdate/
      Operating Permits – general information   www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/permits/

Particulate matter, web links                   www.4cleanair.org/particulate.html
Permits, web links (STAPPA/ALAPCO)              www.4cleanair.org/permits.html
Pollution Prevention
        ENVIROSENSE                             es.epa.gov/
RACT/ BACT/ LAER Clearinghouse                  ttnwww.rtpnc.epa.gov/html/blis/blis.html#BL02
Source Classification Codes                     www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/scccodes.html
State Agencies                                  www.envirobix.com/govinfo/ustat.htm
                                                www.nasire.org/ss/index.html
                                                www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/relsites.html#epa

				
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