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                                                                                           Environmental and
                                                                                        Public Interest Groups
                                                                                     Many groups with an environ-
                                                                                 mental or community health focus are
Agency for Toxic Substances
and Disease Registry (AfSDR)
ATSDR is a federal public health agency designated
to prevent or mitigate adverse health effects and
diminished quality of life resulting from exposure to haz-
ardous substances. To accomplish its mission, ATSDR conducts
public health assessments and sponsors and conducts research to                            your personal concerns about health issues, or
increase scientific knowledge in this area. Health-care providers,                        they may bu abb to refer you to a particular source.
state and local agencies, and the public are provided information and                Many of the larger organizations have local chapters and
                                                              active grassroots organizations.
                                                          fire Departments Rre departments are a good source of information
                                                          about the hazardous chemicals used by facilities within their jurisdiction.
                                                          Since fire departments are often the first to respond to a chemical emer-
                                                          gency, they receive material;; safety data sheets (MSDS) or lists of MSDS
                                                          chemicals and hazardous chemical inventory forms that provide infor-
                                                          mation about the properties and effects of a specific chemical.
                                                          Facilities Each business or facility that reports chemical releases to the
                                                          Toxic Release Inventory is required to designate an individual to serve as
                                                          the public contact for inquiries about TRI. The name and phone number
                                                          for the contact is included on the actual reporting form (Form R) submit-
                                                          ted by the facility.

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Call A15DR at (404) 639-0727 or write to: A15DR, 1600 Clifton Road, HL
(E-28), Atlanta, GA 30333.

Academic Institutions The TRI is available in the collections of Federal
Depository Libraries, many of which are located at academic institutions
across the country. Universities may also employ physical chemists and bio-
chemists who can describe the properties and uses of hazardous chemicals.
Universities with public health curriculum would likely have faculty who are
familiar with risk assessment procedures. Academic institutions, in qeneral,
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                                                                         SE INVENTORY

The Toxic Release Inventory
(TRI) is only as valuable as the
number of people who use the information.
It's as important as ever to raise the awareness of the availability and
value of TRI across the nation. Individuals and organizations are important
"rungs" of the information ladder that links each concerned citizen with
top corporate and government decision makers.

lhafs why EPA is dedicated to making TRI easy to access for everyone around
the country. In the spirit of the right-to-know legislation, a
 of customized text options built into the
 system. Users can also sort and manipulate
 the TRI data. The menu-driven search
 package allows individuals with limited
formats and at a broad range of public facilities. TRI products have been dis-
tributed to over 4,000 locations, many of which are public libraries where indi-
viduals can use the 1 data free of charge. Many states also make 1 data
publicly available, either on a computerized system or in published reports.
More information is provided below for other sources for obtaining TRI.

       Potion        HI  PRODUCT FORMATS
     assistance about
   . ffting requirements
   fe^JK9?!?L..      On-line The Toxic Release Inventory
                            data base is a part of the National Library
                            of Medicine's TOXNET system, offering
                            state-of-the-art, user-friendly on-line
                            searching. Ihe system features a variety
                            of on-line user assistance features, a flexi-
                            ble command language, and free text
                            search  capability. Users can print entire or
                            specific portions of the records either on-
                            line or  off-line, as there are a wide variety
       Jo-Know Art
     !RA) and Toxk Release
       (toil free): 1-800-
  lours: 8:30 AM -7:30
     Eastern Time)
 base efficiently and effectively,
 Demonstration diskettes are available to
 assist those with limited computer knowl-
 edge. With TRI on-line, EPA furthers its
 commitment to the spirit of the right-to-
 know legislation and expands Ihe accessi-
 bility of TRI to our nation's concerned citi-
 zens and environmentally conscious busi-
 nesses and organizations.

 CD-ROM The complete Toxic Release
 Inventory and Hazardous Substance Fad
 sheets containing reference material on the
 health and ecological effects of the regulat-
 ed substances are available on CD-ROM.
 (Compact Disc Read-Only Memory is a
 medium for retrieving data on a specially
 equipped microcomputer. The use of CD-
 ROMs has become commonplace in
 libraries.) The CD-ROM offers March flexi-
 bility comparable to on-line searching, but
 often at a fraction of the cost. CD-ROM is
 available from the GPO or the IITIS.

 Diskette The Toxic Release Inventory is
 available on high density diskette, compat-
 ible with the IBM PC microcomputer in
dBASE jll PLUS, Lotus 1-2-3, ad
Macintosh Excel format. User can select
 Right-Jo-Know Network
 RTK-Net is an online net-
 work concerned with envi-
 ronmental issues, in partic-
 ukir, matters arising from

 Know provisions embodied
 in the tPCRA legislation.
 This network was oriainal-
 ly established in 1989 as a
 pt project by OMB
 Watch and The Unison
 Institute (two non-profit
 organizations), to provide
 access to the TRI, fink TRI
 with other environmental
 daiu, and exchange infof-
 iMtfononwng public inter-
 est groups.
into a full service center,
providing free dial-in
aaess privileges to gov-
ernment and industry as
wdi, more complete data
                                                                                                           municate via e-mail,
                                                                                                           exchange documents elec-
                                                                                                           tronically, and partidpate
                                                                                                           in "live" and "computer"
                                                                                                           conferences. Conference
                                                                                                                  are selected by
                                                                                                           to health, activism, and
                                                                                                           environmental racism.
tact RTK-Net; 1731
Connecticut Ave.,NW,
Washington, DC  20009-
1146 or phone Unison
Institute aj202-797-7200
You can also register online
by modem at 202-234-
8570, parameters 8,n,l,

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        you dstoitt, use and
     to a TRI User
        Is ore available to
either 5.25 or 3.5 inch diskettes by state
or for the U.S. The diskettes provide the
following data: TRI facility identification
number, facility name, county, city, zip
code, Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC) Code; name of parent company,
chemical name and Chemical Abstracts
Service (CAS) Registry Number, aggregat-
ed chemical releases to the air, land,
underground injection, and water, and
total chemical transfers to disposal loca-
tions and publicly owned treatment
works. Diskettes for 1988 and beyond
also include the public contact and phone
number; longitude and latitude;
state/county, Federal Information
Processing Standards (FIPS) code,
and various EPA-assigned waste permit-
ting identification numbers. Diskettes are
accompanied by documentation and are
available from the GPO or the NTIS.
            The Toxic Release Inventory fiche is comprised of three
parts. Part 1 includes the introduction and contains a list of regulated
chemicals, a directory of EPA and State TRI contacts, a guide to searching
the tithe, and other reference material. Part 2 is an index to: chemical
substance names; names of facilities, publicly owned treatment works,
       for kin the TRi CD-
     i ami th« public onik
   •computerized TRI  rod-
     , tmd training is
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and off-site disposal locations; facility city, county and zip code; and chem-
icals released into the air, land, or water. Part 3 contains the TRI submis-
sions for facilities in each State and U.S. Territory. Fiche can be obtained
for the whole United States or for a specific state. The fiche can be
accessed in over 3,000 libraries across the country or it can be ordered
from the GPO.
Magnetic life Each annual Toxic Release Inventory is available  on 9-
track tapes and includes tape documentation. Tapes can be ordered in
ASCII or EBCDIC format in a 1600 or 6250 bpi density. The reporting
facilities names and addresses are also available on tape in the same for-
mats and densities with tape documentation. The tape identifies facilities
by name, address, city, state, county, zip code, Standard Industrial
Classification code, Dun and Bradstreet Number, parent company name
and Dun and Bradstreet number, public contact and phone number, and
TRI facility identification number. The magnetic tapes are available from
the GPO or the NTIS.
Reports  Several detailed annual reports on the Toxic Release Inventory
are available,  providing summaries, analyses and comparison of TRI data
by year. The reports summarize data on total releases and transfers of
TRI chemicals; geographic distribution of TRI releases and transfers; indus-
trial patterns of releases and transfers; the interstate and intrastate trans-
port of TRI wastes; chemicals with the largest releases and transfers;
waste treatment and minimization, and other insightful analyses. The lat-
est report is available from the Government Printing Office (GPO).
 Reports may no/ be available for all years.
  To pwdtoi fte TRI on CD-ROM, Mkroti&e, DMef te, %ie/fc Jape,
          Reports, or ekdtonk metin board (GPO) contatl:
                    Government Printing Office (GPO)
                     710 North Copito! Street til
                       Washington, D.C.  20401
                     Phone: (202) 783-3238 (sales)
                    (202) 512-1530 (diskettes, tapes)

                     U.S. Department of Commerce
                National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
                        5285 Port Royal Road
                      Springfield, Virginia 22161
             Phone: Toll free 1-800-553-MTIS (rush orders only)
                        (703) 487-4650 (sales)
                   (703) 487-4763 (computer products)
                                                                      for On-line Atcess contort:
                                                                       Bethesda, Maryland 20894

                                                             SE INVENTORY
   J a SERC to designate
  s within the state, and
  finate activities and
   I plans of the local com-
     .TheSERCs serve as
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                                              USES TRI?

                           ,      The Toxic Release Inventory is a rich
                       r    source of data for a broad-based audience
                        that includes manufacturers, environmental con-
                    sulting firms, trade associations, labor groups, health
 professionals, state and local environmental agencies, Local Emergency
                              Planning Committees (LEPCs), and federal
                              agencies. An important and growing user
                              group is concerned citizens who, on their
                              own or through organized groups, use TRI
                              to raise and answer questions about chem-
                              ical releases in their communities.

                              Whether the TRI is used to influence local
                              government action, emergency planning,
                              the education of citizens, or to spur indus-
                              try-citizen cooperation, it is clear that it
                              plays an important role in understanding
                              trends in environmental releases and
                              chemical waste management.

                              Here are some examples...
                              Gtizens The Emergency Planning and
                              Community Righf-To-Know Act (EPCRA)
                             was written with individual citizens in
                              mind, on the principle that the more citi-
                             zens know the more effective they can be
                             in improving health and safety by avoiding
                             chemical hazards in their communities. TRI
                             enables citizens to become more aware of
toxic chemicals in their own neighborhoods. It encourages dialogue between
individuals and local companies which can result in a change in current
practices, and improve the local environment. For example, a group of
Minnesota residents used TRI data to pressure a local firm to reduce the use
of a carcinogen by 90 percent! The state later passed tougher regulations
  ) collect TRI data.  Each
RCwoH(s to ensure that its
 i the federal law to
    s IffCs—using its
      : to help individuals
         sunder the Act.
                                                                     limiting the amounts of chemical releases
                                                                     allowable under state permits,, One neigh-
                                                                     borhood near Houston, Texas worked
                                                                     directly with a local plant to develop an
                                                                     emissions reduction plan, using recent TRI
                                                                     data as the basis for discussions. Glizens
                                                                                                             -.,.,..       ,„   ,,aml
                                                                                                             businesses that are subject to
                                                                                                             EPCRA requirements. The

 respond to chemical emergen-
 cies. LEPCs also receive emer-
local facilities and make this
information available to the
              ,   request
information from facilities for
Each LEPC serves as a focal
point for each community for
information and discussions
about hazardous substances,
                             ,  jre
 health-related risks in their communities.
 Businesses Manufacturers can use the
 TRI data as a basis for reducing large
 stocks of toxic chemicals located in dense
 population areas or to lower levels of
 chemical releases. TRI data is cilso used to
 cut costs and improve operations.
 "Wastes" represent an expense—chem-
 ical wastes leftover after manufacturing
 must be managed, which may include
 treatment or disposal or transportation
 away from the facility. Companies are
 using TRI to increase awareness of envi-
 ronmental business opportunities and, as
 aresult, reduce the use of toxic chemicals.
 TRI is also used to market a chemical or
 process that is cleaner, safer, or more cost-
 effective for the reporting facilities. Law
 firms, real estate companies, and banks
 use TRI  to identify potential liability issues
 associated with a particular parcel of land.
 Most important of all, the publicity that
 has resulted from the availability of TRI data has caused many companies
 to voluntarily pledge toxic chemical release reductions.

 Educators  Academic researchers rely on TRI data to conduct important
studies of the  environment. Several universities use TRI reports to study
how chemicals are used and develop alternative technologies for the pre-
vention of toxic releases. Hie Environmental Studies Program at Dickinson
College in Pennsylvania requires its undergraduates to prepare toxic waste
audits on communities or facilities, using TRI as a resource. According to the
Professor of Environmental  Studies, "Our students work in multi-disciplinary
research teams to answer reakorld problems, and acquire both the infor-
 LEPCs include representatives
 from state and local govern-
 ment, law enforcement, civil
 drfense, foe fighting, first aid, j
 health, environmental and
risks. LEPCs ccn be effective in.
taking steps to educate the   |
  Me about chemical risks and •
working with businesses to   |
minimize those risks.        j

motion retrieval and social skills necessary to network with industry, citi-
zens, and regulatory personnel."
PA Merest Groups Public interest groups make effective use of the
TRI data to educate citizens, prepare revealing company profiles and influ-
ence change. Most often, they use TRI to bring public pressure to bear on
facilities and public officials. For example, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
usedlRI to identify companies emitting potentially harmful chemicals and
urged them to cut releases. National public interest groups often publish
reports based on the TRI data.  For example, a study highlighting the
nation's toxic polluters and a report naming companies releasing known
ozone-depleting chemicals were developed as a result of the availability of
the TRI data. The 1 data is also vital for presenting a convincing case to
influence legislators. The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group fig-
 ured prominently in the passage of the nation's first state toxics-use reduc-
 tion law, and many other slates have followed suit.
         Concern for worker safety was a key factor in the original passage
                                of the national right-to-know legislation.
                                The right-to-know about chemical haz-
                                ards in the workplace has been a consis-
                    rograms.     fentg	„
                                and Textile Workers Union teamed up
                                with a Minnesota community and used
                                the TRI data to pressure their company
                                to reduce the use of methylene chloride,
                                a known health hazard to the workers,
                                and search for safer alternatives. Union
                                members and activists pressured the
                                state for tougher regulations that would
                                force the company to cut emissions by
                                 93%. One worker remarked, "Right-to-
                                 Know provided the catalyst. Once the
                                 community got involved, there was
                                 tremendous pressure on the business to
                                 reduce the risks!" Publication of toxic
                                 release data often generates pressure on
                                 companies to improve environmental
                                 performance. Unions can capitalize on
                                 public awareness to help protect their
                         ,        Stofea/H/iofa/Aje/if/esTRIdatais
                                  and local governments for emergency
                                  planning and response at the state and
                                  local level. Many emergency manage-
ment agencies, fire departments, and emergency medical services use TRI
to identify chemicals in use and map facility locations for more effective,
quicker response to emergencies. The TRI data is also used to identify the
need for and pass state and local legislation. In 1989, Louisiana used the
TRI data as the basis for passing a new Air Toxics law requiring a 50 percent
reduction of emissions by 1996. TRI is also used in combination with other
data to determine whether companies are complying with environmental
legislation already in effect. For example, TRI data on off-site transfers can
be used to identify chemicals or wastes being transported from a facility, to
verify that the receiving landfill has the proper permits for incoming
amount and type of waste.
 0.5. Environmental Protection Agency {EPA) TRI is used by
 EPA as a baseline for measuring improvements in companies across the
 nation. Company performance records are tracked over time to monitor
 efforts, such as the 33/50  program, and to monitor emission reductions
 called for under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. TRI is used
 throughout the EPA to measure company compliance with other laws and to
 target areas where enforcement of other regulations is needed, to gauge
 the need for additional regulatory efforts to clean up water, air, and solid
 waste problems, and to develop strategies for assessing pollution prevention
  Health Officials TRI data can be used to build an information base
  on hazardous chemicals used, manufactured, or transported in a state
  or community. Health professionals can use this information to better
  prepare personnel for emergencies. TRI can help diagnose, treat, or
  study health effects resulting from chemical exposure in the community
  or workplace.
  Media TRI is important to the education of the community about facilities
  and potential hazards in the local area. Many large newspapers, such as
  USA Today, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal have run sto-
  ries on the effectiveness of the right-to-know statute, as have scores of
  local newspapers, trade and labor union publications and periodicals.
  International  TRI  enhances the ability of the world to work as one in
  monitoring the earth's environment. Several nations use the data to assist
  in their efforts to become more environmentally conscious. Environment
   Canada uses the TRI data to determine  which industries and chemicals
   needed greater regulation in their country and is preparing a National
   Pollutant Inventory modelled on TRI. The Russian Federation Embassy
   used TRI data to evaluate companies interested in opening facilities in
   their country. Other users of TRI around the world include Great Britain,
   continental Europe, India, and Japan. This is  one of the fastest growing
   segments of the TRI-user community.

I What are these chemicals and
   how toxic are they?

I Will these chemicals affect my health?

§ What other chemicals are made or stored at this facility?

I What is the government doing aboot these releases?

1 How do I find out what's going on in my community?
These are not easy questions to answer.  Many factors must be considered
in order to evaluate what risks, if any, you face from the presence of
toxic chemicals in your local environment. Risk is the measure of the
chance that you will experience health problems or the environment
will be degraded.  Risk screening uses available information, such as TRI,
to develop a relative estimate of risk for a given set of conditions.
Risks are ranked as high, medium, or low in order to set priorities for
further evaluation.
 #1 Ranking the potency o/ie chemical.
to harm human health and the Environment. Health effects include the poten-
tial to cause cancer, genetic damage, reproductive damage, or harm to the
nervous system. Environmental effei ts incorporate potential for damage to
#2 Ranking the expos^e of the chemical.
                              , it cannot do harm unless it has contact
with the environment or a human being. In ranking exposure, you must first
look at the amount of the chemical tint is being released...the duration and
the intensity of the releases-, and how long the chemical remains in the
environment. Then it is important to define the route of the exposure. Is the
chemical moving through the air, surlace water, or ground water? Finally the
exposed population must be defined, as the more people exposed the higher
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                                                                         chemicals, facilities, and routes pf exposure that present a "high", "medi-
                                                                         um", or "low" priority for a follow IB investigation. This final step estab-
                                                                         health or the environment.

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           1AM) The ATSDR is the leading federal public health
           agency concerned with risks resulting from chemcial expo-
sure. Located in Atlanta, GA, it was created by the Superfund legislation in
1980. ATSDR makes information on the health effects of hazardous sub-
stances available to the public, conducts health assessments, and sponsors
research. The ATSDR publication series titled Toxicologkal Profiles charac-
terizes toxicological properties and health effects information for specific
chemicals so they can be understood by a lay person. These publications,
widely distributed to libraries across the country, are invaluable if you are
interested in a specific chemical. ATSDR maintains contacts with state and
ATCHD „* iai\ MO n?97  \
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            Contact EPA for free fact ste...EPA publishes fact sheets
            that summarize health and environmental effects of TRI
            chemicals.  A typical 4-5 page fact sheet describes the symp-
                                                              toms that may result from exposure as well as accepted methods of treat-
                                                              ment. Fact sheets are free on request when you call the EPCRA Hotline
                                                              (800-535-0202).  EPA also administers ten regional offices across the
                                                              country for additional assistance.
                                                                          Contact your local college or mversity..Mm experts con
                                                                          often be found in the academic community, and professors
                                                                          and staff are often wi ling to share their  nowledge with
                                                              local residents  Be prepared to make a few phone calls - several
                                                              attempts may be necessary to find the right department or person.
                                                                                            ;     ompany representatives/ Dn(|
                                                               plan activities that address your concerns  The more people who are
                                                               involved, the more attention you ore likely to receive from industry otti-
                                                               cials, government agencies, and the news media.
 ^i^^biiMliidiviiM^^iimiifMn^     800-535-0202 (703-535-0202 jttaiVA).
(202-260-5606, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST)                Hazardous Substances in Our Environment: A Citizen's Guide to Understanding

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Keith R. Carter
Alabama Emergency Response Commission
al Management
1751 Congressman W.L Dickinson Drive
Montgomery, AL 36109
Fox (205) 272-8131

(Mk Stephens
Alaska State Emergency Response Commission
Government Preparedness
and Response Program
410 Willoughby, Suite 105
Juneau,AK 99801-1795
Fax (907) 465-5244

Amerkan Samoa Environmental
Protection Agency
Office of the Governor
Amerkan Samoa Government
Pago Pago, AS  96799
International Number (684) 633-2304

Ethel DeMarr
Arizona Emergency Response Commission
(Include "Building 341" when shipping!
5636 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ  85008
Fax (602) 231-6313

John Ward
(Send Reports and Related Mail to:)
Artta SARA Division
Arkansas Department of labor
10421 West Morkham
little Rock, AR 72205
Wlher Correspondence and Spill Reports to:)
Arkansas Department of Pollution Control
8001 National Drive
little Rock, AR 72209
Fax (501) 570-2129

Steve Hanna
Catforaia Environmental Protection Agency
555 Capitol Mall
Suite 235
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax (916) 322-6005
Colorado Emergency Planning Commission
Colorado Department of Health
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80220-1530
Fax (303) 759-5355
Suzanne Vaugn
Right-to-Know Program Coordinator
State Emergency Response Commission
DEPc/o Waste Management
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, a 06106
Fax (203) 566-4924

Robert Pritchett
Division of Air and Waste Management
Department of Natural Resources
and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 1401
Dover, DEI 9903
Fax (302) 739-3106

Pamela Timber
(Send Reports to Stephen £ Rickman)
Emergency Response Commission for Title III
Office of Emergency Preparedness
Frank Reeves Center for Municipal Affairs
200014th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Fax (202) 673-7054

Florida Emergency Response Commission
Secretary, Florida Department
of Community Affairs
2740 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, R 32399-2100
(800) 635-7179 (in Florida)
Fax (904) 488-6250

Georgia Emergency Response Commission
205 Butler Street, Southeast
Floyd Tower East, Suite 1166
Atlanta, GA 30334
Fax (404) 651-9425

FredNL Castro
Guam Environmental Protection Agency
D-l 07 Harmon Plaza
130 Rojas  Street
Harmon, Guam 96911
International Number (671) 646-8863 (or 8864)

Hawai State Emergetxy Response Commission
Hawai Department of HeM
5 Waterfront Plaza, Suite 250C
500 Alamona Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96813
Fax (808) 586-4370
                                              1109 Main
                                              Stale House
                                              Boise, ID 83720-7000
                                              Fax (208) 334-3267
Joe Goodaer
Office of Chemical Safety
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, II 62794-9276
Fax (217) 782-1431

John Rose
Indiana Emergency Response Commission
5500 West Bradbury Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Fax (317) 243-5092

Pete Hamlin
Department of Natural Resources
Wallace Office Building
900 East Grand Avenue
Fax(515) 281-8895

Jon Flint
Kansas Emergency Response Commission
Mills Building, Suite 501
109 Southwest 9th Street
Topeka,KS 66612
Fax (913) 296-0984

Valerie Hudson
Kentucky Department for
Environmental Protection
Frankfort, KY 40601-1132
Fax (502) 564-4245

Jeany Anderson-labor
(Certified mail only to:)
7290 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(Other correspondence to:)
Office of Secretary
P.O. Box 82263
Baton Rouge, IA 70884-2263
Fax (504) 765-0742

Rayna leibowitz
State Emergency Response Commission
Station Number 72                   :!
Augusta, ME 04333
Fax (207) 2894079

Patricia Williams
SARA nielli Reporting
Maryland Department of the Environment
Toxics Inventory Program
2500 Broening Highway
Baltimore, MD  21224
Fax(410) 631-3321
 Massachusetts Department of
 Environental Protection
 Bureau of Waste Prevention
 Toxics Use Reduction Program
 1 Winter Street
 Boston, MA 02108
 Fax (617) 556-1090

 Kent Kanagy
 Emergency Planning and Community
 Right-to-Know Commission
 Michigan Department of Natural Resources
 P.O. Box 30028
 Lansing, Ml  48909
 (Certified Mail Only:)
 300 South Washington Square
 Lansing, Ml  48933
 Fox (517) 335-3624

 Steve Tomlyanovlch
450 North Syndicate Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
Fax (612) 643-3005

John David Bums
Mississippi Emergency Response Commission
P.O. Box 4501
Jackson, MS 39296-4501
(Certified Mail Only.)
1410 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Attention: Maher or Burns
Fax (601) 352-8314

Dean Martin
Missouri Emergency Response Commission
P.O. Box 3133
Jefferson Gly, MO 65102
(Certified Mail Only:)
2710 W. Main Street
Jefferson Cry, MO 65109
Fox (314) 526-3350

Cogswell Building A-l 07
Capitol Station
Helena, MT 59620
Fax (406) 444-1374

John Steinauer
State of Nebraska Department of
Environmental Quality
1200 N. Street
Suite 400
Lincoln, NE  68509-8922
Fax(402) 471-2909

Nnada Kviska ol Environmental Protection
Copitoi Complex
Corsofi Cry, HV 89710
(702J 687-5872
Fa (702) 885-0668
rhwHaeapsStt Office of
Tide 111 Program
Stats OlfiaPotk South
107 PkasonJ Street
Oxrotd.HH 03301
fax (603) 225-7341

ianai or Hcaodous Substances Information
DMskn of firwhwmaif J Safety, Health
Ntwkfitf Department of Eminxmealal
Prolfctba and Energy
401 ESkfc Sired, QMOS
Trenton, HJ 08625
(609) 584-3219
Fax (609) 633-7031

NewMtxko Emergency Response Commission
CkemktJ Safety Offka
Etatrgtacy Management Bureau
P.O. Box 1628
Sarta re, HM 87504-1628
Fax (505) 827-3456
 New York Emergency Response Commission
 (/o Stale Deportment ot
 Emironmefilol Conservation
 Bureau of Spl Prevention and Response
 50 WoS Rood/Room 340
 Albany, HY 12233-3510
 Fox (518) 457-4332
 Horn Cento Emergency Response Commission
 lUVtel Jones SlteeJ
 Rol^HC 27603-1335
 fo(919) 733-6327
 Nortk Dakota StatiDMska
 of Etoffgeixy Mcn-zgazcnl
 P.O. lax 5511
 iisnwtk, NO 58502-5511
 fox (701)224-2119
 Kviska cf ExvroxnctttcJ Quotty
 Comxmwteltk ofth» Northern
 Moriaoat sheds
 Doctor Torres Hospital
 P.O. Ioxl304
 Soipoo,MP 96950
 IrJwmHsood Humber (670) 234-6984
Division of Air Pollution Control
1 800 Walermnrk Drive
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax (614) 644-3681

lory Coles
Oklahoma Department of Health
Environmental Health Adamstratha - 0200
1000 Northeast Tenth Slree!
Oklahoma Oly, OK  73117-1299
Fax (405) 271-7339

Dennis WcJthd
Oregon Emergency Response Commission
r/o Stole Rre Marshall
4760 Portland Road, Northeast
Solem, OR 97305-1760
(503) 378-3473 Extension 231
Fax(503) 373-1825

Lynn Snead
Pennsylvania Emergency
Management Council
i/o Bureau of Right-lo-Know
Room 1 503/Lahor and Industry Building
7lh and Forsler Streets
Hamshurg, PA 17120
Fax (717) 787-8363

Hector Russe, Chairman
Environmental Quality Board
Banco National Plaza
Avenue Ponce de Leon 431
Halo Rey, PR 00917
Fax (809) 766-2483

Martha Dehaey Hlukahey
Deportment of Environmental Management
Division of Air and Hazardous Materials
Attention: Toxic Release Inventory
291 Promenade Street
Providence, Rl 02908-5767
Fax (401) 277-2017
 2600 Bull Street
 Columbia, SC 29201
 Fax (803) 935-6322

 Lee Am Smith
 Sooth Dakota Emergency Response Commisskn
 DejitMlnKnt oiiiivironflKril
 and Natural Resources
 Joe Foss Building
 523 East Capitol
 Pierre, SD 57501-3181
 Fax (605) 773-6035

 Betty Eaves
 Tennessee Emergency Response Council
 Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
 3041 Sidco Drive
 Nashville, TN 37204
 Fax (615) 242-9635
Becky Kurka, TRI Coordinator
Office of Pollution Prevention
and Conservation
Texas Water Commission
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Fax (512) 475-4599

Neil Taylor
Utah Hazardous Chemical Emergency
Response Commission
Utah Division of Environmental
P.O. Box 144840
Snlt Lake City, UT 84116
Fax (8011359-8853

Ray McCandless
Vermont State Health Department
10 Baldwin Street
Monlpelier.VT 05602
Fax (802) 828-2878
(As of 2/18/93, newaddress will be:)
Vermont State Health Department
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Fax (802) 865-7745

Department of Planning and Natural Resources
U.S. Virgin Islands Emergency
Response Commission
Title III
Nisky Center, Suite 231
Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas, VI 00802
(809) 773-0565 (St. Croix)
(809) 773-9310 (St. Croix Fax)
(809) 774-3320 (St. Thomas)
(809) 774-5416 (St. Thomas Fax)

Cathy Harris
Virginia Emergency Response Counol
c/o Virginia Department of Waste Management
James Monroe Building /14th Floor
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Fnx(804) 371-0193
Ross Dunst
Department of Natural Resources
101 South Webster
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, Wl 53707
(608)266-9255   .    -
Fax (608) 267-3579

Wyoming Emergency Response Commission
Wyoming Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 1709
Cheyenne, WY 82003-1709
Fax (307) 635-6017
 Department of Ecology
 Community Right-to-Know Unit
 P.O. Box 47659
 Olympio,WA 98504-7659
 (Fax (206) 438-7759

 Carl L Bradford
 West Virginia Emergency
 Response Commission
 West Vtrajma Office of Emergency Services
 Main Capital Building 1, Room EB-80
 Charleston, WV 25305-0360
 Fax (304) 344-4538

                                           ESS  RELEASE
                                                                          General Version

                                                      EPA is making a concerted effort to let the public know abovt the availability of 7RI and
                                              how it can be used to promote a safer environment.  Jhe sample press release below  provides
                                            background information about JRI.  EPA would like for you to help promote this  unique piece of
                                           environmental information by publishing information about 7RI in your news bulletins, newsletters,
                                            magazines, etcetera. 7he sample press release be/owf can be tailored to your specific organiza-
                                       tion's needs and is provided as guidance.
                     Citizens  Embrace New Tool To Improve The ErJviijonment
    Washington, D.C	Information on chemical releases into the environment
submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by manufacturers is being used
across the nation by private citizens, citizen groups, governments, businesses and
legislators to improve the quality of the environment.

    According to [YOUR NAME AND TITLE], the Toxic Release Inventory is
being used by diverse groups across the country to positively influence the views of
companies, legislators and the public regarding the overall condition of our
nation's environment.  The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) was established under the
provisions of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of
1986. Because the public has unprecedented access to detailed information about
toxic chemicals in their communities, they essentially have a report card on how
industry and its practices affect the environment.
    The TRI is a collection of information on releases of toxic chemicals into the air,
land, and water across the nation. By law,  certain businesses are required to
report releases of toxic chemicals into the air, land and water. These businesses
are also required to report to E:PA and the state in which they reside, information
on transfers of toxic wastes for transfer to off-site locations along with pollution pre-
vention activities and chemical recycling activities.

    The  philosophy behind the TRI is that the public has a right to know what is
happening with chemicals in their neighborhoods and local communities across
the nation. The TRI is available! to the public and  is an important resource for dis-
covering potential high- risk chemicals in localities. The TRI enables Americans at
a grassroots level to take responsibility for the local environment and safeguard
their community's quality of life. Equipped with a greater knowledge of chemical
usage in their communities, cifoens can use this information to affect environmental
policy and manufacturing praclices.
                                                                       [SUBSTITUTE OR ADD INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR
                                                                                    ORGANIZATION HERE.]
                                                                       The EPA has provided TRI to more than 4,000 libraries across
                                                                  the nation. It is also available for sale in a variety of formats from
                                                                  Government Printing Office (202-783-3238) and  the National
                                                                  Technical Information Service (703-487-4650), and on-line through
                                                                  the National Library of Medicine's TOXNET System (301-496-6531).
                                                                  To find out the location of the library nearest you,  contact your EPA
                                                                  regional office or call the  EPCRA Hotline, sponsored by EPA, toll-
                                                                  free at 1-800-535-0202.  For a free TRI Information Kit, call the
                                                                  EPCRA  Hotline or write  to:  TRI User Support (TS-793), U.S.
                                                                  Environmental Protection Agency, 401  M Street S.W., Washington,
                                                                  D.C. 20460.


                                                           EPA recognizes the important role that libraries play in providing citizens access to
                                                      public information,  libraries are the primary community information resource visited by
                                                   people of all ages, and all cultural and soc/o-econom/c groups.  With this in mind, EPA chose
                                                   libraries to be the primary access point for obtaining JRI at the local level and provided
                                                    copies of TRI to nearly 4,000 libraries across the country.  Citizens nationwide have easy
                                               access to information about the presence of chemicals in their communities but many do not know
                                        that this information is available to them.

                          EPA would like for you to use the sample press releases below to inform community residents that JRI is in your collection.
7he press release can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the library. It is appropriate for publication in newsletters,  newspapers, bulletins, maga-
zines, and other forms of written communication.
                      Libraries Play Important Role  In Improving Environment
Director   of  the
pleased to announce the addition of the
EPA Toxic Release Inventory to its collection.
The TRI is being used by citizens across the
country as a resource for looking at toxic
chemical releases in their communities.

     "The Inventory is among our most potent environ-
mental weapons. The Inventory is really a road map of toxic
chemicals, right down to the local level, and it puts that information
directly at the fingertips of citizens.  We  all can act to reduce those
risks, and measure the results of our efforts," according to Administrator
Carol Browner, head of the EPA. By promoting citizen access to the Toxic
Release Inventory, libraries can meet the needs of citizens who exercise their
right to know about toxic chemicals.being released  in their community.
Using this important information, individuals can begin working with local
groups, businesses, and governments to improve cooperation and work
towards safeguarding their local environment.
                       Emergency Planning and Community
                       Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), certain  busi-
                      nesses are required to report releases of
                    toxic chemicals into the air, land and water.
                  These businesses are also required to report to
                     and the state in which they reside, informa-
                    tion on  transfers of toxic wastes to off-site
                         s-         locations along with any
                                pollution prevention activities
                          and chemical recycling activities.

                 Our reference librarian will be happy to assist you
   learn more about TRI or to find out the location of the library nearest
you which has TRI in its collection. Please call	
for assistance.  You may also contact your EPA regional office or call
the EPCRA Hotline sponsored by the EPA toll-free at 1-800-535-0202.
For a free TRI Information Kit, call the EPCRA Hotline or write to: TRI
User Support (TS-793), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M
Street SW., Washington, D.C  20460, Attn: TRI Information Kit.
     The TRI is a collection of information on releases of toxic chemi-
 cals into the air, land, and water across the nation.  Under the


                                      CE ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                          / fs easy to help spread the word about the public availability of the
                                       Toxic Release Inventory through your focal media. Simply prepare a list
                                   of local radio stations, TV stations, and cable companies. Then distribute the
                                  below announcements to this list on your letterhead, including a contact name
                                  and phone number at the top of the page and your company, organization, or
                             library name and a phone number inserted at the bottom, as indicated
Are there toxic chemicals in your community? Find
out by using the Toxic Release Inventory - TRI -
a database of information available to the public.
                                  Are toxic chemicals being released into your air, land,
                                  or water? You can find out through the Toxic Release
                                  Inventory-TRI -a database of toxic chemical releas-
                                  es available from state environmental agencies, the
                                  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and public
                                  libraries across the nation.
Are toxic chemicals being released into your air, land,
or water? You have the right to knowl Get involved
in reducing the risk to your health or your local envi-
ronment. Start by using the Toxic Release Inventory -
TRI -You can access this national database of infor-
mation on toxic chemical releases through public
libraries, state environmental agencies, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, and on-line through
the National library of Medicine's TOXNET System.
                              Tag line for each public service announcement:
                                    This is a public service message
                                     from [insert your name here],
                           Call [insert your number hereJ for more information.