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             United States
             Environmental Protection
             Agency
             Office Of Water
             (WH-556)
EPA 500/9-90-002
August 1990
Office Of Water
Environmental And
Program Information Systems
Compendium

FY 1990
                 Water
                Programs
        Data for
        Decision
        Making
                       Information Resources
                          Management:

                         Tools For Making
                      Water Program Decisions
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                         Environmental and Program Information Systems Compendium    FY 1990

                         Acknowledgments
                         This document was prepared for the U.S. Environmental
                         Protection Agency, Office of Water, under Contract Number
                         68-W9-0039. Ms. Wendy Blake-Coleman, of the Office of
                         Resources Management and Administration, served as the
                         manager for the project.

                         The information in this document was collected with the
                         assistance of a network of Program Office liaisons. I would like
                         to thank the following persons for their assistance in
                         developing the compendium:

                            Norbert Dee, OGWP
                            Rod Frederick, OWRS
                            Joyce Hudson, OMPC
                            Bob King, OMEP
                            A. W. Marks, ODW
                            Steve Martin, OWEP
                            Joan Warren, OWP
                            Michelle Zenon, OIRM

                         I would also like to extend thanks to all the approximately 100
                         other Office of Water, EPA Program Office, and other Federal
                         Agency staff who were instrumental in collecting systems
                         information and reviewing the compendium.
                                               °NW<
                                                Mary EvBlakeslee, Director
                                                Office of Resources Management
                                                 and Administration
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                  Environmental and Program Information Systems Compendium        FY 1990
                                  Table of Contents
                      Title
                      Acknowledgements	   i
                      Table of Contents	  iii
                      Introduction 	   1
                      Matrices 	   5
                      Key Word List 	   9
                      Key Office of Water Information System Profiles ..  13
                      Drinking Water Regulatory Impact Analyses (DWRIA) ..  16
                      Drinking Water Supply File (DWS)	  18
                      Effluent Guidelines Studies (EFG)	  20
                      Federal Reporting Data System (FRDS)	  22
                      Gage, City, and Dam Files (GCD)  	  24
                      Grants Information Control System (GICS-CG/SRF)	  26
                      Hazardous Waste Injection Well Data Base (HWIWDB) .  28
                      Industrial Facilities Discharge File (IFD)	  30
                      Lists (L)  	  32
                      Needs Survey (NS)  	  34
                      Ocean Data Evaluation System (ODES)	  36
                      Permit Compliance System (PCS)	  38
                      Reach File (RF) 	  40
                      STORET	  43
                         Biological System (BIOS)	  44
                         Daily Flow System (DFS)	  46
                         Fish Kill File (FK)	  48
                         Water Quality System (WQS)	  50
                      UIC Program Summary System UICS)	  52
                      Waterbody System (WBS)  	  54
                      Additional OW HQ Environmental
                      and Program Information Systems	  57
                      Selected Water Related Environmental and
                      Program Information Systems Outside OW	  91
                      Acronyms	  113

                      Appendix:
                      Index of Information Systems	  119
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                           Environmental and Program Information Systems Compendium    FY 1990
                           Introduction
             Overview    The Federal statutes that govern water programs convey a
                           unique stewardship role to EPA and its State counterparts:
                           protecting and restoring the integrity of the Nation's water
                           resources.  In order to carry out this mission, the Agency and its
                           partners collect and manage large amounts of information.
                           The type of information collected ranges from site-specific
                           information on water and sediment chemistry, biota, and
                           hydrogeology to national summary information on program
                           implementation.

                           Although the Agency's water programs collect information
                           primarily to support their own program decision making, each
                           individual program collects information that can also be
                           valuable to programs elsewhere within and outside the Agency.
                           However, there is not a widespread awareness of what
                           information is available from sources outside each individual
                           program.

                           The purpose of this compendium is to increase the awareness of
                           water program managers about the kinds of information
                           available for their use as they make policy and program
                           decisions. This is accomplished with a combined text and
                           graphic profile of 19 key Office of Water information systems.
                           These profiles highlight the type of information contained in
                           the 19 systems and the management tools (statistical, graphical,
                           and linkage packages) associated with each.

                           This compendium contains several tools that help users quickly
                           determine which profiled systems contain information
                           germane  to their specific needs. These tools consist of two
                           matrices and a key word index arrayed so that users can easily
                           determine which systems contain information  in the six
                           natural resource areas managed by the Water Program, in the
                           functional areas  covered (permitting, monitoring, etc.), and
                           where more than one system  contains  similar information.
                           The matrices and key word index are also intended to provide a
                           cross-program perspective so that decision makers can better
                           understand and  use water information within the broader
                           community of water information providers and users.
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                      Environmental and Program Information Systems Compendium    FY 1990
                      Introduction
The Process for
 Developing the
   Compendium
The compendium also contains summary descriptions of nearly
100 additional Office of Water environmental and program
information systems and 20 water-related systems from other
EPA program offices, other Federal agencies, and special interest
groups. The purpose of including these systems is to emphasize
the availability of a wide range of water information and to
stress the importance of cross-program information sharing for
successful program management.

Interviews were held with approximately 50 Office of Water
Division Directors, Branch Chiefs, and Section Chiefs to  discuss
the need for an Office of Water Information Systems
Compendium and how to best organize such a document.  In
these interviews, program managers and their staff emphasized
that the compendium should focus on the availability and
usefulness of the information in the systems.  They requested
that the information in the systems be discussed in the context
it was collected and that its  completeness, timeliness, and
quality be addressed. The managers  also emphasized the
importance of identifying non-Office of Water information
systems that would be useful to the Water Program. They also
indicated that they wanted an easy tool to help identify where
they can find topic-specific information.

Interviewees suggested a variety of different ways to array
information to help  them decide  whether or not to further
investigate a specific information system. The tools  most
frequently identified were profiles, matrices, key words, and a
system inventory. All these tools have been incorporated into
the document.

National system  managers have worked closely in the
development of this compendium to ensure that it accurately
represents the information systems maintained by the water
program.  They and their staffs have provided extensive
background information about their  systems, participated in the
design of profiles, and reviewed drafts of materials.  Their
contributions have helped significantly  in ensuring that the
compendium provides a clear and accurate summary of the
information and  the historical context of each system. These
factors are important to decision makers as they decide if
available information is relevant  or useful for their specific
program activities.
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                            Environmental and Program Information Systems Compendium    FY 1990
                           Introduction
           Next Steps
              How the
      Compendium is
            Organized
The Office of Water (OW) considers this compendium a first
step toward developing a comprehensive picture of water
program information available to potential users.  The
compendium is meant to be a living document, and as such,
will be revised in the future based on user comments. In
addition, future versions of the compendium will  address
additional water program systems maintained in Regional EPA
Offices both within and outside the Office of Water and look
closely at available water information systems managed by
Regional programs and other Federal agencies.

Water program managers and staff  throughout OW have
suggested additional tools to make information about water
program information systems more available.  These include
clearinghouses to share information about water program
information and automated tools to aid potential users in
determining the value of water program information to
support their decisions. These suggestions will serve as the
foundation for future efforts to increase the awareness and  use
of water program information.

Each information system profile is two  pages in length. The first
page consists of text that describes the information in the system
and its uses. The second page visually arrays the type of
information and management tools provided in the system.

Two tools have been incorporated into  the document to enable
users to quickly identify which of the 19 systems profiled are
most pertinent to their informational needs. These are:

•  Cross-Program Matrices that graphically portray which
   systems contain information on specific  natural resources
   and/or on program functions such  as permitting and
   monitoring.

•  A Key Word List that contains over 40 key water resource
   management terms enabling the user to determine which
   systems contain information in a particular topic area.

In addition to the 19 System Profiles, the document also
contains an OW Environmental and Program  Information
Systems Inventory  in which nearly 100  additional  Headquarters
Office of Water information management systems are described.
The short descriptions focus on the purpose and key
information available in these systems.
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Introduction
At the request of water program managers, a section with
descriptions of selected water-related systems not maintained by
EPA, but containing information useful to meeting the Water
Program's mission, have been included.

At the beginning of each chapter of the Compendium is an
introduction that summarizes the purpose and content of that
chapter. Where appropriate, the chapter also discusses how to
use the tools that follow.
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                           Environmental and Program Information Systems Compendium    FY 1990
                           Matrices
         Introduction     Two Matrices have been developed to help readers quickly
                           identify which of the 19 systems profiled contain information
                           useful to them. The two matrices are:

                           •   Office of Water Information Systems by Water Resource
                               Area and Data Base—This is a checklist of which
                               information systems contain information  about the six
                               water resource areas managed by the Water Program
                               (coastal and marine waters, rivers and streams, lakes,
                               wetlands, ground water, and drinking water).

                           •   Office of Water Information Systems by Water Resource
                               Area and Function-This is a checklist of which of the 19
                               key information systems profiled in the compendium
                               contain information supporting program  functions (e.g.,
                               research, monitoring, standard setting, permit writing, and
                               enforcement)  and indicates to which of the six water
                               resource areas managed by the Water Program the
                               information  applies.

                           These matrices also promote cross-program information
                           sharing by enabling users to see where more than one source of
                           information is available to support work in each of the six water
                           resource areas.
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    Office of Water Information Systems and the
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BIOS STORE! Biological System IFD Industrial Facilities Discharge File
DFS STORE! Daily Flow System L Lists
DWRIA Drinking Water Regulatory Impact Analyses NS Needs Survey
DWS Drinking Water Supply File ODES Ocean Data Evaluation System
EFG Effluent Guidelines Studies PCS Permit Compliance System
FK STORE! Fish Kill File RF Reach File
FRDS Federal Reporting Data System DIGS Underground Injection Control Program
GCD Gage, City, and Dam Files Summary System
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HWIWDB Hazardous Waste Injection Well Data Base WQS STORE! Water Quality System
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                           Key  Word List
         Introduction
The Key Word List is another tool that quickly points potential
users to those system profiles that contain information useful to
them in implementing their programs. The List was developed
with the assistance of water program managers and contains
over 40 terms commonly associated with the implementation
of water programs. The words are arrayed alongside the 19
systems profiled in the compendium.  Check marks indicate in
which systems information associated with the key words can
be found. The Key Word List is not intended as a substitute for
the data element dictionaries available for many of the water
program information systems, but rather it  seeks to provide a
broad overview of the types of information available in key
water information systems maintained by the Water Program.

Due to space and time constraints, key words are sometimes
generalized and can  cover numerous related topics.  For
instance, the key  word—Location—might mean
latitude/longitude, Section/Township/Range, city, county, and
so on.  The reader will need to use the profiles to obtain a more
precise determination of the types of  information within each
of the 19 systems.  To assist the reader, several of the most
general key words have been defined in the footnotes.
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Location = site of a facility, pollution source, discharge point, water intake, well, or monitoring point as indicated by address; latitude/longitude; or section, township and range.

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                          Key  OW Information
                          System Profiles
         Introduction
     Profile Narrative
This portion of the compendium consists of a series of two page
profiles that describe 19 of the over 100 environmental and
program information systems maintained by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's Headquarters Water
Program.  The term "system" is defined as an ordered and
comprehensive assemblage of information.  Therefore, the 19
systems profiled are not limited to "data bases", but also include
non-automated systems and flat files. These 19 systems were
most frequently  identified during interviews as containing
information that would be most  useful to water program
managers in making program decisions.

During the interviews, program  managers emphasized their
need to know not only what information is in the system, but
also how that information could be useful to them.  Therefore,
the focus of each profile is on the information in the system.
The profile attempts to answer:  What information is in the system
and how can this information support program decision making?  The
compendium does not seek to address the mechanics of the
information systems.

The profiles consist of two sections:  a narrative and a graphic,
both of which describe the information and management tools
associated with the highlighted system. The graphic
representation was added at the  request of interviewees who
indicated the need for a quick and easy way  to determine the
types of information available to them.

Each narrative includes the following:

•   Description—An opening statement identifying the system,
    the information it contains, its users, the office that
    maintains the information system, and the program needs
    the system was designed to address.

•   Information~A discussion about what and how much
    information  is in the system, how complete the
    information  is, how users employ the information, what
    limitations of the information are important to know, and
    what linkages  to other information systems exist.
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                            Key OW Information  System Profiles
                           •   Information Collection—Information about who provides
                               the information to the system and how often and in what
                               way they provide it, as well as what provisions have been
                               made for information quality.

                           •   Access—Details on how to access the information and
                               availability of training.

                           •   National Manager—The telephone number and
                               organization of the national manager of the information
                               system.

       Profile Graphic    Each system graphic is divided into two parts.

                           •   A listing that identifies the most representative or
                               important information available in the system.

                           •   A listing of the management tools available through the
                               system, such as:

                                   Statistical applications

                                   Graphic applications

                               --   Linkages to other information systems

                           The graphic depicts major categories of information available
                           within the profiled system. In some profiled systems there are a
                           limited number of data elements within the system and they
                           can all be listed. However, for most profiled systems only the
                           most representative or important information available is
                           identified in the graphic.  The graphic  should be used in
                           conjunction with the system profiles to ensure that potential
                           users are aware of any limitations or other caveats  associated
                           with information contained in a given system.
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                           Key OW Information System Profiles
                             Drinking Water Regulatory Impact Analyses



                             Drinking Water Supply File (DWS)



                             Effluent Guidelines Studies (EFG)



                             Federal Reporting Data System (FRDS)



                             Gage, City, and Dam Files (GCD)



                             Grants Information Control System (GICS-CG/SRF)



                             Hazardous Waste Injection Well Data Base



                             Industrial Facilities Discharge File (IFD)



                             Lists (L)



                             Needs Survey (NS)



                             Ocean Data Evaluation System (ODES)



                             Permit Compliance System (PCS)



                             Reach File (RF)



                             STORET



                               Biological System (BIOS)



                               Daily Flow System (DPS)



                               Fish Kill File (FK)



                               Water  Quality System (WQS)



                             UIC Program Summary System UICS)



                             Waterbody System (WBS)
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                           Drinking Water Regulatory Impact Analyses
Description
The Drinking Water Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIA) are a paper collection of
studies performed by the Office of Drinking Water in accordance with Executive
Order 12291.  The Order requires that an analysis of benefits and costs be
performed for every major rule to be promulgated by the Public Water System
Supervision (PWSS) and Underground Injection Control (UIC) Programs.  An RIA
provides the EPA Administrator with analyses of the potential costs and benefits
of, and alternative approaches to, the regulation of drinking water contaminants
and/or injection practices.
RIA
Information
Preliminary or final RIAs have been developed for surface water treatment, lead
and copper, volatile organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, synthetic organic
chemicals, and filtration and coliform. As other major PWSS and UIC rules are
promulgated (e.g., disinfectants, disinfection by-products, Phase II contaminants,
and UIC well classes), more RIAs will be published. Various types of information
have been used and are contained in RIAs, including:

       Number of entities affected by regulation
       Monitoring, engineering, and waste disposal costs
       Population exposed to contaminants
       Cancer cases resulting from exposure
       Cancer cases /exposure avoided through regulation
Information
Collection
The information used to assess the costs and benefits of regulations is drawn
primarily from existing information collections such as: national surveys -
National Inorganic Radionuclides Survey, Community Water Supply Study,
Community Water Supply Survey, Rural Water Survey, National Organics
Monitoring Survey, and the National Urban Pesticide Applicator Survey; State
studies; U.S. Geologic Survey studies - Pesticides in the Nation's Rivers; EPA
data bases - the Federal Reporting Data System and STORET; the Agricultural
Data Base, DRASTIC, County and City Data Book, the Census of Agriculture, and
documents developed for PWSS rules - Occurrence documents and Cost and
Technology documents.
Access
RIAs are maintained in hard copy format only. They are available to personnel
from the National Manager and from EPA Regional Offices. Copies may be
ordered, at cost, from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at
(703) 487-4650 or 1-800-33^-4700.
National
Manager
(202) 382-5515
Economic, Policy Analysis, and Data Management Branch
Program Development and Evaluation Division
Office of Drinking Water
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              Drinking Water
Regulatory Impact Analyses (DWRIA)
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         What Types of Information are in the
                        System?
        1"™""™^r*M™""™"
                   Regulatory Impacts
           Users can obtain information about the
           following impacts of regulations:
             Costs
             --  monitoring
             •-  engineering
             --  waste/disposal
             --  number of entities affected

             Benefits
             --  population exposed
             --  adverse health effects resulting from exposure
             -  reduction in population exposed
             --  disease cases avoided

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                               What Management Tools are
                              Available through the System?
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                                          Reports
                             Users can obtain analytical reports on:


                             • Regulatory Alternatives

                             • Assessment of Costs

                             • Assessment of Benefits

                             • Paperwork Reduction Act

                             • Regulatory Flexibility Act
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                                       Drinking Water Supply File
Description
The Drinking Water Supply (DWS) file is an automated data base developed by the
Office of Water Regulations and Standards to identify the locations of Public
Water Supplies (PWSs), their intakes, and sources of surface water supplies across
the United States. The DWS also contains some information for ground water
sources, i.e., wells, but it was designed initially to provide locational information
on surface water sources for PWSs serving more than 25,000 persons.
DWS
Information
Information
Collection
DWS tracks information about PWS characteristics, sources of water, and PWS
intake locations. It contains information for approximately 850 PWSs serving
more than 25,000 persons and for approximately 6,800 PWSs serving between
1,000 and 25,000 persons.

Information for PWSs serving more than 25,000 persons includes the PWS name,
water source, and intake locations and waterbody names and reach numbers.  The
plants, intakes, and sources associated with a PWS have a hierarchical relationship.
A single PWS may be composed of one or more plants, each having one or more
intakes (direct sources), which may have one or more secondary (indirect) sources.
As part of the information collection effort, each plant, intake, and secondary
source was  assigned a unique code.
Information for PWSs serving between 1,000 and 25,000 persons include the same
basic information as for the other PWSs, but the information is not as accurate.
Source and  intake information is often missing and no treatment information is
included for these facilities.
The DWS can be linked through the Reach number to other water data bases,
including STORET and the Reach file.


The DWS was first implemented in 1979 - 1980 based on information from the
STORET Water Quality System and information collected during the Public Health
Service's 1963 inventory of public water supplies.  Source names and intake
locations for utilities serving more than 25,000 persons were derived from the
Federal Reporting Data System  (FRDS). Reach numbers for surface water were
taken from  the Reach File. This information was supplemented and verified by
directly contacting each utility serving more than 25,000 persons.  Information for
utilities serving less than 25,000 persons was derived from topographic maps.
Updates are made as needed and as resources are available to make updates and
add new facilities and location coding.
 Access
 Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer
 has access to the DWS file.
 National
 Manager
 (202) 382-7046
 Water Quality Analysis Branch
 Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
 Office of Water Regulations and Standards
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        Drinking  Water Supply  File
                        (DWS)
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              What Types of Information are in the
                                  System?
                  Utilities Serving More Than 25,000 Persons
          Users can obtain information on:
           • City, County, State
           • Utility Location
           • Source Location
           • Waterbody Names
           • Daily Production
           • Well Types
           • Aquifer Code
Region
Intake Location
Latitude/Longitude
Reach Numbers
Flow
Well Depths
                  Utilities Serving Fewer Than 25,000 Persons
           Users can obtain the same basic information as available for utilities serving
           more than 25,000 persons, but it is much less complete and accurate. No
           treatment information is available for these smaller systems.
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Available through the System? |

Reports
Users can obtain reports
on drinking water
supplies listed by:
• State, County
• Flow
• Reach Number
• Population Size








Analytical Tools
Users can employ
linkage tools to
access STORET and
the Reach File.



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                                        Effluent Guidelines Studies
Description
EFG
Information
Information
Collection
Access
The Effluent Guidelines Studies (EFG) are a collection of information collected by
the Office of Water Regulations and Standards on an industry-by-industry basis to
support development of technology-based effluent guidelines, as required by the
Clean Water Act. These guidelines are designed to control discharges into
waterways resulting from industrial processes. Regulations are set for both direct
and indirect dischargers based on a determination of which pollutants can be
removed through treatment technology.

Since 1974, regulations have been developed for approximately 50 industries.
Currently, 9 studies are underway, some for new industries, others for industries
already regulated and under review.  Information collection includes questionnaires
covering engineering and economic information on individual plants. The
questionnaires are supplemented by sampling and analyses from waste water
discharge points, and secondary engineering and economic information.
Information collected includes:
                            Plant name and location
                            Plant size (by production
                                 and/or employment)
                            Wastewater characteristics
                            Wastewater controls
                            Treatment technologies
                                       Plant age
                                       Types of products/services
                                       Waste use
                                       Results of wastewater sampling
                                       Costs of wastewater treatment
                                       Pollution prevention practices
Because the studies were conducted separately and with different study leaders,
there are variations in the information collected from each industry.

Information is collected on an as-needed basis to develop or revise effluent
guidelines on an industry-specific basis. Samples are collected by contractors.
Although the basic information collected is generally similar across studies, there is
great variation in the particular parameters. Efforts are underway to standardize
data definitions and collection  and analysis methods. Most information is collected
at one time only, although waste water sampling for some industries may include
short-term series.  Over the last ten years, all sample and analysis information has
been managed by a sample control center, where the information is checked for
accuracy and consistency.
Linkages to other data bases are possible through NPDES numbers (for direct
dischargers).

Some questionnaires are maintained in paper form only and may be examined by
EPA personnel cleared for confidential business information.  Some questionnaire
information and sample and analysis information is maintained in data sets on the
EPA National Computer Center IBM 3090 or on tapes stored off-site.
National
Manager
(202)382-7120
Industrial Technology Division
Office of Water Regulations and Standards
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                  (EGS)
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                     What Types of Information are in the
                                       System?
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                                  What Management Tools are
                                 Available through the System?
                        1
                  Sampling Analyses
            Users can obtain the following
            information about water
            samples:
            •  Sampling Description
              - date
              - time
              - location
              - amount
              - method

            •  Analysis of Sample
              - date
              - laboratory
              -- method
              -- results
  Questionnaire Results
Users can obtain the following
information from Effluent
Guideline Questionnaires:
  Facility
  -- location
  -- state
  -- city
  -- SIC code
  - NPDES number

  Economic
  - revenues
  -- production amounts
  -- number of employees

  Technical
  -- manufacturing process
  - plant diagram
  -- wastewater treatment
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        Analytical Tools
Users can employ these statistical
tools to analyze effluent guidelines
information:

 •  SAS Data Sets

 •  Regression Analyses

 •  Variance Analyses
Users can also employ linkage tools
to access PCS.
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                                    Federal Reporting Data System
Description
The Federal Reporting Data System (FRDS) is an automated data base for the
Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program maintained by EPA's Office of
Drinking Water. It is a centralized data base designed as a repository for
information about Public Water Supplies (PWS) and their compliance with
monitoring requirements, maximum contaminant level (MCL) regulations, and
other requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments (SDWA) of 1986.
FRDS
Information
FRDS contains approximately 12 million records. Information tracked includes:
                         PWS identification number
                         Location
                         Violations
                         Variances and exemptions
                         On-site visits
                         Sources/plants
                                    Enforcement actions
                                    Treatment
                                    State discretionary information
                                    Historical information
                                    Population
                  FRDS tracks PWS with both surface water and ground-water sources.  FRDS does
                  not track information for private wells or PWSs excluded from coverage by the
                  SDWA.
Information
Collection
The SDWA stipulates that all Public Water Supplies must conduct monitoring,
maintain records, and provide compliance and enforcement information to the
Agency for it to carry out its responsibilities with respect to the SDWA.

PWS owners and operators are required to report monitoring results to the State (or
in non-primacy States or Indian lands, to the Region) at frequencies specified in
State and Federal regulations. State (or Regional) enforcement officials are
required to assess the monitoring results and submit quarterly reports to EPA
Headquarters containing any new information for FRDS. Some States submit
FRDS information manually, while others have developed automated data
processing systems compatible with FRDS.  Regions perform extensive inventory
data verification to ensure accuracy.
Access
 Computer access rights to FRDS are determined by Headquarters, the States and
 the Regions, which authorize user accounts and passwords. FRDS training is
 periodically available in both Headquarters and the Regions.
National
Manager
 (202) 382-7276
 Drinking Water Branch
 State Programs Division
 Office of Drinking Water
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                   (FRDS)
What Types of Information are in the |
System? 1
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Inventory
Users can obtain the following
information about PWSs:
• Owners/Operators
- name(s)
- owner type
-- addresses
• Operational Status
• Location (Latitude/Longitude
and Section/Township/Range)
• Area the System Serves
-- population served
- county
• Regulating Entity
• On Site Visits/Surveys
• Additional Information is
Entered at Each State's
Discretion






Compliance
Users can obtain information on:
• Violations
-- type
-- contaminant
-- contaminant levels and
MCLs
-- dates
-- link to enforcement actions
• Enforcement Actions
-- type
-- dates
-- link to violations
• Compliance
-- SNCS
- non-compliance profile
• Variances/Exemptions

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                                                                                   What Management Tools are
                                                                                   Available through the System?

                                                                                 Reports
                                                                       Users can obtain these standard
                                                                       reports:
                                                                        •  Comprehensive Report
                                                                        •  Service Area and Source Data
                                                                        •  Facilities and Population Served by
                                                                          Primary Water Supply Source
                                                                        •  Distribution of PWSs (by
                                                                          State.Source)
                                                                        •  Violation by Population
                                                                        •  PWSs Months in Violation
                                                                        •  Annual Data Evaluation/Random
                                                                          Selected Sample Systems
                                                                        •  Violation by Primary Water Supply
                                                                          Source
                                                                        •  Summary and Violation Date
                                                                        •  Months in Violation by Date
                                                                        •  Random Selected Systems
                                                                        •  State Follow-up on Significant
                                                                          Noncompliers/Exceptions Report
                                                                        Customized Reports are also
                                                                          available.
                                                               Analytical Tools
                                                           Users can analyze FRDS
                                                           information statistically through
                                                           the use of:

                                                            •  Frequency Distribution
                                                              Information that looks at the
                                                              status of Public Water
                                                              Supplies across a range of
                                                              activities.
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                                        Gage, City, and Dam files
Description
GCD
Information
Information
Collection
Three automated data files have been developed by the Office of Water
Regulations and Standards to provide additional information for analyses based on
the STORET and Reach files. These files maintain information on gaging stations,
city names and codes, and dams on waterways. The Gage File provides a common
file for gage information to assist those involved with water quality studies, waste
load allocations, distribution studies, and advanced waste treatment assessments.
The City file provides a comprehensive inventory of U.S. cities. The Dam file
provides an inventory of U.S. dams.

The Gage file contains mean and low flow values for each hydrologically
connected reach in EPA's reach file, and every reach in the Reach File 1 has a mean
and low flow value associated with it.  These values are for 'artificial' gages located
at the  end of each reach. In addition to the artificial gages, the file contains
descriptive information for selected USGS stream gaging stations throughout the
U.S. There are approximately 36,000 records in the Gage file.  Information
includes gage locations and flow and velocity values.
The City file contains location and population information for all U.S. cities. The
cities  are also linked to nearby water segments. Information includes city name,
State and county, latitude and longitude, and population information from the 1960,
1970, and 1980 censuses.
The Dam file contains records for 68,155 dams across the country identified during
a 1980 census. These records are for dams greater than 6 feet in height and with
maximum water impounding capacities of at least 50 acre-feet, or at least 25 feet
high with maximum water impoundment capacities in excess of 15 acre feet. There
are an estimated 2 million additional dams that were too small to be included in the
census. Information includes the dam locations and characteristics.


The Gage file was derived from the National Water Data Exchange, the Master
Water Data Index, the Basic Characteristics File, and the STORET Daily Flow
System, which is in turn supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey. A model was
used to assign flows to reaches without gaging stations.
The Dam file was derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's 1980 inventory
of dams as part of the National Program of Inspection of Non-Federal Dams.
The City file information was derived from the Post Office (the city number), the
Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide (Rand-McNally), the Federal Information
Processing Standards Publication, and the Congressional District Atlas.

All three files can be linked to other data bases through reach numbers.
Access
Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer
has access to these files.
National
Manager
(202) 382-7046
Water Quality Analysis Branch, Monitoring and Data Support Division
Office of Water Regulations and Standards
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      Gage, Ciiy, and Dam Files
                     (GCD)
                                  I
              What Types of Information are in the
                                 System?

           For each of the three topic areas, users can obtain
           this information:

                                  Gage
             Gage Station ID
             Kind of Data Collected
             Collection Frequency
             Mean and Annual Flow
             Location
Latitude/Longitude
Reach Number
Agency ID
7Q10 Low Flow
                                  City
             City Name
             Latitude/Longitude
             Census Population
FIPS State-County Numbers
Stream Names
Reach Numbers
                                  Dam
             Name
             Impoundment Volume
             Length of Dam Crest
             Power Generating Capacity
             Location
Latitude/Longitude
Reach Number
Maximum Depth
Purposes
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                               What Management Tools are Available
                                            through the System?
                                    Reports
Users can obtain these
Reports:


•  Listings of Gages, Cities, and
  Dams by Stream Reaches

•  Listings of Gages, Cities, and
  Dams by County and State

•  User Selectible Listings of
  Dam Data
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                                   Analytical Tools
Users can employ
linkage tools to access:

• The Reach File

• STORE! Data

• Reach File Statistical and
  Mapping Tools
                              Maps can be generated
                              to show State-by-State
                              distributions based on
                              data selected by users.
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                        Grants Information and Control System—Construction Grants
Description
The Municipal Construction Program's subsystem of the Grants Information and
Control System (GIGS) tracks the processing of all wastewater treatment grant
applications and active construction grant projects funded by the Construction
Grant Program authorized by the Clean Water Act. Also tracked is Federal funding
provided to each State's State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program authorized by the
Water Quality Act of 1987. The largest part of the GICS data base deals with
wastewater treatment construction projects, but there is a non-construction grants
component of GICS that contains information for many other EPA grants-related
programs including State program grants and research grants.
GICS
Information
Construction Grants-GICS contains administrative, financial, technical, and project
status information on each construction grant funded by EPA. There are over
113,000 records of construction grants information in GICS, with each record
containing 75 nationally required data elements.

Information is organized by a grant number assigned to each project, by State.
Linkages to other data bases are possible through the authority/facility (A/F)
number to the Needs Survey and the NPDES permit number to PCS.
The State Revolving Fund portion of GICS contains identification and financial
information on Capitalization Grants and on SRF projects. Nationally required
data elements are used to report on SRF implementation.  In addition, States may
utilize the SRF GICS State Optional System to enter additional SRF project status
information of particular interest to the State and design more detailed customized
reports.
Information
Collection
Access
National
Manager
GICS utilizes an on-line menu driven system for data entry. For construction
grants information, States (and Regions that operate construction grants programs
not delegated to a State) create and then update their individual data files on grants
as they are approved or modified.  For the State Revolving Fund program, Regions
are ultimately responsible for all data entry.  In general, Regions enter information
related to the State Revolving Fund grants and States enter information related to
the SRF funded projects.
Quality assurance is an integral part of GICS.  On-line data entry edits are
programmed for quality checks during data entry. Audit Reports are system
generated  for broad scale quality control.  Error rates for data entry are generally
less than 3% nationwide, as estimated by the quarterly audit reports.
Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center's IBM-3090
computer has access to GICS. In FY 90, training in Natural 2 and Report Writer
features is being conducted in the Regional offices so that State and Regional users
can design and generate individual, specialized and ad hoc reports.

(202) 382-5831
Program Management Branch
Municipal Construction Division
Office of Municipal Pollution Control
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Construction Grants/State Revolving Fund    (GICS-CG/SRF)
           What Types of Information are in the
                              System?
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             Construction Grants
           Users can obtain the
           following information on:

           •  Financial Assistance
             -  grant amount
             -  grant amendment
               amount
             -  innovative/alternative
               set aside
             -  grant number

           •  Facility Information
             -  category
             -  permit number
             -  grantee

           •  Milestones
             --  award
             --  audit
             -  close-out
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                    State Revolving Fund
                   Users can obtain
                   information about:

                  Capitalization Grant Which
                  Funds SRF:

                    • Identification
                     - grant number
                     -- State

                    • Financial
                     - grant amount
                     -- State match
                   SRF Funded Projects:

                    • Identification
                     -- type of project
                     -- applicant name

                    • Financial
                     -- type of assistance
                     -- loan amount

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                                                          What Management Tools are
                                                         Available through the System?
 ConstructionGrant Reports
Users can obtain these
Summary reports:


  • Information About Financial
   and Administrative Statistics
   of Projects Funded by EPA's
   Construction Grants

  • Technical and Project Status
   for Each Grant
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 StRevolving Fund Reports
 Users can obtain these
 Summary reports with:


• Grants States have Received
  from EPA to Capitalize Their
  SRFs

• SRF Projects per State,
  Including Funding and
  Project Identification


Users can also obtain
optional State SRF
Reports on the status of:

• Active SRF Projects

• Priority List and Grant and
  Loan Information
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                                                                  FY1990
                           Hazardous Waste Injection Well Data Base
Description
HWIWDB
Information
Information
Collection
The Underground Injection Control Branch maintains an automated inventory of
all Class I-Hazardous Waste injection wells as defined by the Safe Drinking Water
Act.  The system is used to store information that was obtained during a special
study to collect information for the 1985 Report to Congress on Injection of
Hazardous Waste.  The system also provides information on alternative treatment
capacity analysis in addition to scheduling which wells are affected by the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

The Hazardous Waste Injection Well data base contains detailed information
concerning all Class I-Hazardous Waste injection wells.  Information in the system
includes:

     Facility or well owner/operator

     Identification and well class codes

     Chemical information concerning the injectate

     Well construction information

     Hydrogeological information about the area where injection occurs

     Waste information

     RCRA codes and volumes

The data base consists of 322 well records of active, inactive, and abandoned Class
I wells. These records also include information on Class I nonhazardous and Class
IV wells.  Since the completion of the special study, some, but not all, States have
elected to update their information.


The information was originally collected as part of a special study conducted in
response to a Congressional request on the Injection of Hazardous Waste into
injection wells. EPA obtained the information from States and entered them into a
data base on a personal computer for analysis.

Regions are not required to update information in the data base; some do, but
others do not. Though there is no ongoing information collection, Regions
periodically report and update information.  Reports were generated annually for
comparison with the  Federal UIC Reporting System (FURS) until the use of the
latter system was discontinued in fiscal year 1989.
Access
The data base is maintained on a PC and is not directly accessible. Users can
obtain information from the national manger in disk or report form.
National
Manager
(202) 382-5561
Underground Injection Control Branch
State Programs Division
Office of Drinking Water
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                                             Hazardous Waste  Injection  Well
                                                         Data Base (HWIWDB)
                                I
            What Types of Information are in the
                                System?
                              Inventory
                  Users can obtain information about:

                   •  Injectate
                     --  type
                     --  volume
                     -  chemical composition
                     --  RCRA requirements
                   •  Well Construction
                     --  packers
                     -  tubing and casing
                   •  Hydrogeology
                     --  injection zone lithology
                     --  hydraulic parameters
                     --  USDWs in the injection zone
                     --  water quality
                   •  Site Identification
                     --  owner/operator
                     --  well class
                     --  location (section/township/range)
                     --  identifiers (e.g., RCRA)
                     --  operational status
                   •  Operations
                     --  injection rate, pressure
                     --  inspection frequency
                     --  dates of inspection
                   •  Enforcement and Compliance Summaries
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                                Available through the System?
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                               Reports
                       Users can obtain standard reports
                       on:
                       • General Well Information
                       • Report to Congress on Hazardous
                         Waste Injection Wells
                       • Alternative Treatment Capacity
                         Analyses
                       • Land Band Effective Dates


                       Users can also obtain ad hoc reports
                       on specific areas of interest.
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     Analytical Tools
Users can employ linkage tools
to access:

 •  Flow and Transport Models
   for analyzing HWIWDB's
   hydrogeologic data.

 Users can also reference the
 following studies on hazardous
 waste injection wells, whose
 results, in part, were supported
 by data from HWIWDB:

 •  Engineering Studies
 •  Regulatory Impact Analyses
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                                  Industrial Facilities Discharge File
Description
The Industrial Facilities Discharge (IFD) File is an automated data base of
industrial point source dischargers to surface waters in the United States. The IFD
was created specifically to provide the Office of Water Regulations and Standards
with a comprehensive data base of industrial point source dischargers.
IFD
Information
The IFD contains approximately 120,000 records. The IFD has three basic kinds of
information: facility, direct discharge, and indirect discharge facilities. Facility
information includes site identification codes and summary effluent discharge
information. Discharge information includes the components of individual
discharges, including location, flow, and Standard Industrial Code (SIC).  Nearly
half of the direct dischargers tracked are POTWs. Indirect discharger information
is for industrial flows from industries that discharge to other facilities, such as
POTWs, rather than directly to surface waters.

In addition, the IFD contains information for Superfund sites on the National
Priority List. This information includes the location name, State and county codes,
latitude and longitude coordinates, reach number, and the mileage offset within the
reach (i.e., the distance of site from the reach's end point).

The IFD can be used for regulatory impact analyses, best available technology
studies, regulation development, and special projects.
Linkages to other data bases, such as PCS and STORET can be made through
Reach numbers, and NPDES permit numbers. In addition, cross references to
outside data bases, such as CETIS (Complex Effluent Toxicity Information
System) and the Organic Chemical Producers Data Base, have been built into IFD.
Information
Collection
IFD information is derived from several sources.  The Permit Compliance System
(PCS) was used to identify NPDES permitted facilities to be included in IFD;
general information about each facility was extracted from PCS to form the basis of
the IFD. The actual NPDES permits from EPA Regional Offices provided
discharge and location information for both direct and indirect point source
dischargers.  In addition, various States and local agencies provided additional and
more recent information not found in the Regional NPDES files.  The Needs
Survey data base provided information on POTW identified  by a NPDES number.
When a new NPDES number is issued, the facility is added to the IFD. Otherwise,
users may use an interactive program to report discovered gaps or errors, which are
reviewed and added to IFD weekly.
Access
Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer
has access to the IFD.
National
Manager
 (202) 382-7046
 Water Quality Analysis Branch
 Monitoring and Data Support Division
 Office of Water Regulations and Standards
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                      (IFD)
                     What Types of Information are in the
                                       System?
                   Industrial Facilities
              Users can obtain the following
              information about Facilities:

              •  Identification
                 - NPDES number
                 -- name
                 - address
                 - Dunn & Bradstreet number

              •  Location
                 -- latitude/longitude
                 - stream, waterbody
                 - reach number
                 -- state
                 - county
                 -- city
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  Users can obtain the following
  information about Discharges:

  Direct and Indirect Discharges

  •  Facility

  •  Pipe Number

  •  Discharge Type

  •  SIC Code

  •  Flow

  •  Receiving Water

  •  Latitude/Longitude
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 Available through the System?

            Analytical Tools
   Users can employ linkage tools to
   access:
      PCS

      STORE!

      Gage File

      Needs Survey

      Complex Effluent Toxicity Information
      System (CETIS)

      Organic Chemical Producers Data Base
      (Industry Data Base)
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                                                      Lists
Description
Lists is an automated inventory of information about chemical substances regulated
by EPA; it cross-references the substances, the Agency lists on which the
substances appear, and the analytical methods commonly used to identify the
substances. Lists was developed by the Office of Water Regulations and Standards
in response to a need for a single source of chemical lists and a data base
cataloguing standard EPA analytical methods.
Lists
Information
The Lists data base contains information on 1,716 regulated analytes that are
identified on 26 statutorily mandated lists and office-based lists, and 150 analytical
methods. Lists include the Priority Pollutant List, the RCRA Appendix VIE and
IX lists, and the SARA Section 110 and 313 Lists. The system includes
information on method availability and method source, by analyte and across
media and regulatory programs.

Information tracked for each analyte includes its CAS number, names and
synonyms, its physical properties, and the analytic methods used to identify the
substance.

Information tracked for methods includes their origin, the instrumentation needed,
and the detection limit for specific substances.

Information tracked for lists includes list name, source, Office responsible,
chemicals on the list, and any reportable quantities associated with the substances.

Linkages to other data bases are theoretically possible, although no such linkages
have been implemented. The CAS number is a unique chemical substance
identifier used by many other chemical related data bases and could serve as the
link between the Lists and other systems.
Information
Collection
The first Lists was developed in 1985 and has been updated (most recently in 1988)
as new lists have been promulgated and new substances have been regulated. The
chemical and methods information has been checked by chemists working at the
Sample Control Center for accuracy (including all CAS numbers and compound
names).
Access
Users may obtain lists of information by requesting reports or acquiring a copy of
the data base to install on their IBM or compatible PCs from the National Manager.
National
Manager
(703) 557-5040
Sample Control Center
Industrial Technology Division
Office of Water Regulations and Standards
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             What Types of Information are in the
                             System?
                     Lists

                          What Management Tools are Available
                                    through the System?
Users can obtain information about:
Analytes
• Chemical Name
• CAS Number and Base
• Physical Properties
• EPA/NIH Spectral File Reference
Methods
• Origin
• Instrumentation
• Detection Limit
Lists
• List Name
• Responsible Office
• Reportable Quantity

Synonyms
Analytical Methods
Source of Standard

EPA Method Number
Matrix or Fraction

Source
Substances
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                                                                      Reports
                                                               Users can obtain reports
                                                               listed by:

                                                               •  CAS Number

                                                               •  Name

                                                               •  Base CAS Number

                                                               •  Apparatus and Method

                                                               •  Method and Apparatus

                                                               •  Origin and Sequence

                                                               •  Organization
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                                                       Users can load
                                                       information from
                                                       Lists on other
                                                       computers for further
                                                       analysis or use.
                                                       Users can conduct
                                                       searches for
                                                       chemical data on any
                                                       field or category
                                                       across the chemical
                                                       lists included In Lists.
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                                               Needs Survey
Description
The Needs Survey is an automated inventory, maintained by the Office of
Municipal Pollution Control (OMPC) of all existing or proposed publicly owned
treatment works (POTWs) that need construction or renovation to meet the
requirements of the Clean Water Act. Files of past surveys are also available in the
Needs Survey data base.
Needs
Information
The official 1990 Needs Survey data base contains 24,153 records, each of which
includes over 230 data elements organized by 19 subject areas.  Among the
information included is:
                        Location and characteristics of POTWs
                        Construction cost estimates and how they were documented
                        Populations served by collection and treatment
                        Flow capacity
                        Effluent characteristics
                        Treatment processes

                  The Needs Survey's authority/facility (A/F) number allows linkages to the Grants
                  Information Control System; the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
                  number to the Permits Compliance System and the Industrial Facilities Data Base;
                  and the reach number to the Reach File.
Information
Collection
The information in the Needs Survey File is collected and/or updated every two
years from each State, in order to compile the biennial Needs Survey Report to
Congress. The File contains the final survey information from 1984,1986,1988,
and 1990. In order to record new or updated information about facilities in the file,
facility fact sheets are sent out for each collection effort containing information
from the previous survey.  States use these fact sheets and the current Needs
Survey Guidance to complete their new surveys.
Access
All past Needs Survey files are open to the public. Current Needs Survey
information is only accessible to authorized EPA and State users. Anyone having a
valid user ID and password may access the past needs survey files.  Access to the
data base is through the Review, Update, and QUery System (RUQUS).
National
Manager
(202)382-7251
Needs and Priorities Branch
Municipal Facilities Division
Office of Municipal Pollution Control
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                     Publicly Owned Treatment Works
                                (POTW)
                    Users can obtain information about POTW
                    sites, financing, and treatment:
                    •  Facility Name and Location
                    •  Facility Description
                    •  Documentation of Needs
                    •  Population Served
                    •  Wastewater Flow
                    •  Chemical Composition of Effluent
                      - concentration of pollutants
                      - presence of toxics
                    •  Unit Process
                    •  Receiving Water
                    •  Compliance Schedule and Record
                    •  EPA Needs Dollar Estimates
                    •  Grant/Loan Deduction
                    •  State Needs Dollar Estimates
                                                   Reports
                                       Users can obtain these summary reports:
                                       • Needs/Grants Information Data by
                                         Authority/Facility Number
                                       • Facility Fact Sheet
                                       • Facility Listing by City/State/County
                                       • Flow and Effluent Characteristics
                                       • Facility Funding Category Needs
                                       • Flow, Population, and Treatment
                                         Process by Facility/Authority Name
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                                    Ocean Data Evaluation System
Description
The Ocean Data Evaluation System (ODES) is an automated data base, maintained
by the Office of Marine and Estuarine Protection, supporting Federal, State, and
local decision-makers associated with marine monitoring programs. The data base
was designed in 1985 specifically to support managers and analysts in meeting
regulatory objectives through the evaluation of marine monitoring information.
ODES
Information
ODES contains over two million records from a wide range of EPA programs
including the 301(h) sewage discharge program, the National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) program, the 403(c) program, the ocean dumping,
program, and the National Estuary Program. Records pertain to:
                      Water quality
                      Oceanographic descriptions

                      Sediment pollutants
                                 Physical/chemical characteristics
                                 Biological characteristics
                                 Estuary information
                  Mapping tools provide a means of examining spatial relationships between
                  pollutant sources, important resources, geographic features and sampling station
                  location. Plotting tools show spatial and temporal relationships between
                  measurements of selected variables.
                  EPA uses information as a basis for permit compliance determinations, permit
                  reissuance decisions, impact assessment and evaluation, and evaluation of
                  monitoring program designs. Currently, there are no electronic linkages to other
                  EPA systems, although a link to STORET is being developed.
Information
Collection
Publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) submit information quarterly to EPA.
Information submitted to ODES is compatible and in accordance with coding
schemes and standard formats for marine data developed by the National
Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). Before entering the system, information is
verified with a multi-step  set of review and evaluation procedures.
Access
The ODES Manager can provide access by issuing a valid User ID, password, and
account for the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer.
National
Manager
(202)475-7119
Marine Operations Division
Office of Marine and Estuarine Protection
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                        (ODES)
                                  L
                What Types of Information are in the
                                    System?
                     J
             Monitoring
              Users can obtain
              information about:
              •  The Prescate Effluent Priority
                Pollutant
              •  Water Quality
              •  Benthic Surveys
              •  Fish Histopathology
              •  Bioaccumulation Results
              •  Trawl, Seine Sampling
              •  Bioassay Results
              •  Bacterial, Viral
              •  Sediment Contamination
              •  Sediment Grain Size
'rogram/Historical Data
  Users can obtain the
  following information
  about:
  •  Facilities
    -- name
    - location
    -- processes
  •  NPDES Permits/Applications
    -- permit number
    - application data
    -- EPA Region
  •  Monitoring Plans
    -- data types
    -- frequency of collection
    -- permit limits
  •  Ongoing data collection
    activities
  •  Archive Information at the
    National Oceanographic Data
    Center (Department of
    Commerce)
                                                           i
   What Management Tools are Available
                 through the System?
        Reports
Users can obtain reports
providing:
• Monitoring Results
• Program Information
• Frequency of Results
      Analytical Tools
 Users can employ
 statistical tools to conduct:
• Univariate Analyses
• Multivariate Analyses
• Correlation and
  Regression Analyses
Users can also employ
graphics tools to
conduct:
 • X-Y Plots
 • Bar Charts
 • Mapping
 Models are available to
 undertake additional
 analysis.
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                                       Permit Compliance System
Description
The Permit Compliance System (PCS) is an automated information management
system maintained by the Office of Water Enforcement and Permits, to track the
permit, compliance, and enforcement status of facilities regulated by the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program under the Clean Water
Act.  PCS is designed to support the NPDES program at the State, Regional, and
National levels.
PCS
Information
PCS tracks information about wastewater treatment facilities discharging into
navigable waters. Items tracked include:
                       Facility characteristics
                       Discharge Characteristics
                       Compliance schedules
                                   Permit conditions
                                   Inspections
                                   Enforcement actions
                  The NPDES Program and the PCS information it collects distinguishes between
                  major and minor wastewater treatment facilities, based on the potential threat to
                  human health or the environment. Factors determining a facility's classification
                  include the discharge amount per day, the wastewater sources, and the population
                  affected by the discharge.
                  Although all major and minor facilities must be permitted, only major facilities
                  must provide complete records to PCS. These currently number around 7,100.
                  PCS also contains substantial information collected from States and Regions
                  submitting information for the approximately 56,300 minor facilities in the United
                  States. The collection of latitude/longitude (end of pipe) location information is
                  now under way.
                  The NPDES permit number allows linkages to IFD,  the Needs Survey, and GIGS.
Information
Collection
 Access
Facilities report their compliance and status information by submitting
Compliance Schedule Reports and Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR) to
Regions or delegated States, which enter the information into PCS. Inspection and
enforcement information is collected and entered by Regions and/or delegated
States.

Computer access to PCS is determined by the States and Regions and EPA
Headquarters, which authorize user accounts and passwords. Plans are underway
to allow general access to all PCS information, except enforcement and other
sensitive information. PCS training is available from EPA Headquarters and
Regional staff.
 National
 Manager
 (202)475-8313
 Compliance Information and Evaluation Branch
 Enforcement Division
 Office of Water Enforcement and Permits
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                           (PCS)
                                       L
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                                     System?
                                    What Management Tools are Available
                                                  through the System?
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                  Permit Related
             Users can obtain
             information about:

             •  Permitted Facility
                -- name
                - location
                - classification
             •  Parameter Limits
                - monitoring requirements
                -- quantity
                - concentration
             •  Permit Event
                - date and type
             •  Compliance Schedule
                - milestone events
                - scheduled dates
                -- achieved dates
    Compliance Related
Users can obtain information
about:
•  Compliance Schedule Violations
   -- date
    -- event
•  Evidentiary Hearing
•  Inspections
   -- date and type
•  Enforcement Actions
   -- date and type
   -- violation types
•  Outfall Pipes
   -- pipe description
   -- effluent waste type
    -- treatment type
•  Measurement Violations of
   Parameter Limits
    -type
   -- actual measurement values
•  Pretreatment Compliance
   Inspection/Audit
•  Pretreatment Performance
   Summary	
         Reports
Users can obtain these
standard reports:

    Facility
    Compliance Forecast
    Compliance Forecast with
    Violations
    Limitation Summary
    Limitation Summary with
    Measurement Violations
    DMR administrative, summary
    and forecast Reports
    Quarterly Noncompliance
    Report (QNCR)
    Moving Base
    Violations Recognition
    Industrial User Compliance
    POTW Implementation
    Compliance
    POTW Enforcement Action
    Summary
    Ad Hoc Reports (Quick  Look,
    Milestone, and Preformatted)
     Analytical Tools
Users can employ these
graphical and statistical
tools to analyze the data:

•  Management Graphics
   Package (Capable of
   producing five types of
   graphs. For example, a bar
   chart showing the number of
   permits issued in each
   Region could be produced.)
•  PCS Effluent Data Statistics
   (Statistical Analysis with
   Optional Graphics)
Users are also able to
employ a PCS/STORET
Interface to link the
systems and support
additional analysis.

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                                                 Reach File
Description
Reach
Information
Information
Collection
Access

National
Manager
The Reach File is an automated data base of surface water features developed by
the Office of Water Regulations and Standards; it identifies all streams, lakes,
reservoirs, coastlines, and estuaries in the United States. Each of these is divided
into segments called 'reaches'.  Reaches reference each other, so it is possible to
hydrologically traverse the nation's rivers and open waters while scanning other
data bases for information associated with any reach along the traversal path. This
is the foundation of EPA's ability to integrate information from other data bases in
hydrological order and in common by river mile relationships.

The Reach File is currently in its third generation. Reach File 1 was created in
1982 and contained information for 68,000 reaches, covering approximately
700,000 miles of streams. Reach File 2, implemented in 1988, added new reaches,
doubling the number of streams in the file. RF3, currently under way, will result in
data files for 3 million reaches, with 93 million associated coordinates.

Each of the reaches in the Reach File is uniquely identified by a sixteen digit reach
number. The following kinds of information are maintained for each reach:
                       Hydrologic Structure
                       Reach Trace
                       Open Waterbody Characteristics
                                       Reach name, type, length, up
                                       and down stream connections,
                                       State and county.
                                       Latitude/Longitude coordinates
                                       along reaches.
                                       Description of whole
                                       waterbodies (e.g., ponds, bays,
                                       reservoirs), including surface
                                       area and depth.
The information in Reach File 1 was based on NOAA aeronautical charts, which
provided line traces that were scanned into the data base. Cataloguing Unit
boundaries from the United States Geological Survey were added to the traces.
Reach File 2's information was based on Reach File 1, with additions from the
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) data base.
Reach File 3, now under development, is based on the two  earlier Reach Files, with
additional information from the USGS.  This new information includes cataloguing
unit boundaries, new names from GNIS, and scale digital line graph data to add
precision. All information has been verified to the extent possible by OWRS.

Reach numbers are used in a number of other water data bases, allowing linkages
to the Reach Files.

Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer
has access to the Reach File.

(202) 382-7046
Water Quality Analysis Branch
Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
Office of Water Regulations and Standards
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                                 System?
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            Users can obtain the following information about:

                               Hydrologic Units
                Reach Name
                Length
                Downstream Connection
                Cataloguing Unit
Segment Number
Upstream Connection
Location (City, County)
Segment Type
                                Reach Traces
                Reach Number                  •  Coordinate Pairs Count
                Latitude and Longitude Coordinates


                        Open Waterbody Characteristics

                Name                       •  Type
                Connections                   •  Surface Area
                Depth                       •  State, County
                Latitude/Longitude of Shoreline Trace
                                                                     1
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                              What Management Tools are Available
                                            through the System?
                                    Reports
Users can obtain these
Reports:


Reach File Directory Options

After a 'directory' option has
been created by the user
through the Reach File
Management System, reports
that can be generated include:

•  Alphabetic, by State

•  Numeric, by Cataloguing Unit

•  Hydrologic - Upstream to
  Downstream
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                                    Analytical Tools
Users can employ the
Reach File Management
System (RFMS) to:
•  Access Reach Files 1 and 2
•  Create Directories ol Reach
   Data
•  Match Sites and Reaches
•  Copy Information to Tapes

Mapping and Data Display
Manager tools are
available to:
 •  Create Color and Black:White
   Maps
 •  Incorporate Data from
   STORE! - WQS, IFD, and
   Gage, City, Dam File

 Users can employ
 linkage tools to access:
 •   STORET
 •   IFD
 •   Waterbody System
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                                                 STORET
Description
STORET
Information
Information
Collection
Access
National
Manager
STORET (STOrage and RETrieval of U.S. waterways parametric data) is one of
the oldest and largest water information systems currently in use. In conjunction
with the Reach file, STORET forms the basis for many other water information
systems.
STORET was first developed by the U.S. Public Health Service in 1964 to collect
and disseminate basic information on chemical, physical, and biological water
quality of the Nation's waters. In 1966, STORET moved to the Department of the
Interior, where it remained until 1970, when EPA was given responsibility for
maintaining the system. Today, STORET is jointly maintained by EPA's Office of
Information Resources Management and the Office of Water Regulations and
Standards.

STORET stores information on ambient, intensive  survey, effluent, and biological
water quality monitoring information.

Although most STORET information has been added since 1975, records go back
to 1899. Information is contributed by a number of organizations, including
Federal, State, and Interstate agencies.  Each organization is responsible for the
information it submits to STORET; STORET is a user owned system. There are
currently about 800 organizations that have submitted information to STORET.
There are over 700,000 sampling stations in STORET and more than 150 million
parametric observations covering some 11,000 water quality parameters. STORET
has three main information areas:

1 STORET

1
Water Quality
System



1
Biological
System (BIOS)

Daily Flow
System
The Fish Kill File, although listed separately, also comes under the STORET
umbrella. These information areas are profiled on the following pages.

New information is submitted daily by the users. Actual updates to STORET data
files are made once each week. States submitting information follow quality
assurance and control procedures as specified in Section 106 of the CWA.
Information is checked for reasonableness when added to the system, but users are
largely free to define the information they submit.

Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer
has access to STORET. Although Agencies may lock their STORET information,
almost all information is available to all users.

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Water Quality Analysis Branch
Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
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                                     STORET - Biological System
Description
BIOS
Information
The Biological System (BIOS) is an automated component of STORET, developed
by the Office of Water Regulations and Standards, that contains information on the
distribution, abundance, and physical condition of aquatic organisms in waters
within and contiguous to the United States, as well as descriptions of their habitats.
BIOS was developed to provide a central repository for biological information and
analytical tools for data analyses.

The BIOS data structure is similar to the STORET Water Quality System_(WQS),
with two basic kinds of information: the sites (or stations) where information is
collected and the samples collected at these sites. BIOS information is collected at
sampling locations called stations, which have several identifiers, including:
                      Agency code
                      USGS Hydrologic Unit code
                      State and county code
                      EPA Eco-region
                                  Station ID
                                  EPA Basin code
                                  Latitude and longitude
                                  Narrative description
                  For each station, information from one or more sampling events is recorded.
                  Sampling events are identified as belonging to a particular survey, which may
                  include sampling events from more than one station. Each sampling event is
                  further identified by a date and identifier. The sampling gear used may also be
                  identified. The sampling environment may also be included: meteorological
                  conditions, physical and chemical water conditions, and descriptions of the habitat.
                  For each sample, a complete record of the observed biota is stored.  Minimally,
                  information will include the taxonomic identities and counts of observed
                  organisms.
                  BIOS information can be linked to WQS and PCS. BIOS also links to a taxonomic
                  nomenclature file maintained by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
                  Administration (NOAA).
Information
Collection
Access
National
Manager
Several organizations submit information to BIOS, including: Federal Agencies
such as EPA; State, Interstate, and International agencies. New information is
submitted daily by the users. Actual updates to BIOS data files are made once each
week.

Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer
has access to BIOS.  Although Agencies may lock their STORET information,
almost all information is available to all users. To add or change information, you
must have a special Agency ID and password; Agencies may change only  their
own information.

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Water Quality Analysis Branch
Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
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               What Types of Information are in the
                                  System?
                Sampling Stations
              Users can obtain this
              information about the
              sites where samples
              are collected:

              •  Collecting Agency

              •  Station ID

              •  Location
                 - latitude/longitude
                 -- state
                 -- county

              •  Hydrology

              •  Description

              •  Station Type
        Sampling
Users can obtain the
following information about
Samples:

•  Sample Collection
   -- date
   -- time
   -- depth
   -- environment

•  Sample (Monitoring) Equipment

•  Species Counts
                                What Management Tools are Available
                                             through the System ?
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        Reports
Users can obtain these
Reports:

•  Text
  --  site information
  --  site data
  --  tables of species counts

•  Graphic
  --  map of selected area, with
     user selectible overlays
  --  graph of site number vs. site
     data

•   Rapid Bioassessments
     Analytical Tools
Users can use statistical
tools for:

 •  Generating Summaries

 •  Plotting

 •  Formatting for use with SAS,
   dBase, LOTUS, Other
   Mainframes

 Users can also employ
 linkage tools to access:

 •  STORET-WQS

 •  Reach File 1
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                                      STORET - Daily Flow System
Description
The STORET Daily Flow System (DPS), an automated data base maintained by the
Office of Water Regulations and Standards, contains daily observations of stream
flow and miscellaneous water quality parameters collected at gaging stations
belonging to the U.S. Geological Survey's national network. The DFS contains
essentially the same information as the U.S. Geological Survey's Daily Values File;
the DFS provides an alternative source for the information and simplifies linkages
to other, non-USGS water data bases.
DFS
Information
Information
Collection
The System contains more than 695,000 records, each representing a single water
year's worth of information, for over 29,585 gaging sites.

The System is composed of approximately 85% stream flow information,
indicating the quantity of water flowing past the gaging sites (cubic feet per
second).  The remaining 15% of the information consists of water level and water
quality measurements, including:
                         Temperature
                         Dissolved oxygen
                         Chloride
                                     Conductivity
                                     PH
                                     Suspended sediment
Uses of Daily Flow System information include reviewing NPDES permits,
conducting regulatory impact analyses (RIA), developing water monitoring
strategies, and analyzing waste load allocations, where the flow information is used
to compute loadings. The computation of loadings allows users to convert water
quality measurements, i.e., concentrations, to quantitative measurements, e.g.,
pounds per day.

DFS information can be linked to information in the other STORET sub-systems
through Reach numbers.


The EPA receives new information for the System from the US Geological
Survey's  Daily Values File twice each year, usually in April and October,  at which
time the information is merged into the daily flow system and made available to
users.
Access
Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer
has  access to the Daily Flow System.
National
Manager
 (202) 382-7046/1-800-424-9067
 Water Quality Analysis Branch
 Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
 Office of Water Regulations and Standards
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              What Types of Information are in the
                                 System?
               Gaging Stations
            Users can obtain this
            information about
            Gaging Stations:

            •  Collecting Agency

            •  Collecting Station ID

            •  Location
               -- latitude/longitude
               -- state
               -- county

            •  Description of Site

            •  Station Type

   Flow Parameters
Users can obtain the
following information
from Gaging Stations
Readings:

•  Flow Sample
   -- date
   -- time
   -- flow rate

•  Water Quality Data at a
   Limited Number of Stations
   -- pH
   -- temperature
   - conductivity
                               What Management Tools are Available
                                           through the System ?
        Reports
Users can obtain these
Reports:


•  Summary by Station

•  Raw Data by Station

•  Flow Analysis by Station,
  Including Tables, Statistics, and
  Plots
     Analytical Tools
Users can employ these
statistical tools to
analyze flow information:


 •  SAS Data Sets

 •  Mapping
                              Users can also employ
                              linkage tools to:

                              •  Merge Flow Data with
                                 STORET-WQS Data

                              •  Download to Other Water
                                 System Mainframes
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                                         STORET - Fish Kill File
Description
Fish Kill
Information
Information
Collection
Access
National
Manager
The Fish Kill File is an automated component of STORET, developed by the
Office of Water Regulations and Standards, that tracks fish kills caused by
pollution that have occurred throughout the United States. The kills are a result of
a variety of industrial, municipal, agricultural, and transportation related
operations. The Fish Kill File was first implemented in 1960 by the Public Health
Service under the authority of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

The intent of the Fish Kill File is to secure information about the effects of
pollutants discharged to surface waters on fish. The principal objective is to allow
EPA and States to determine the causes of fish kills and to place responsibility
when kills are caused by man-made pollution.

The Fish Kill File includes information describing the location and circumstances
of the kill, total number of fish killed, and the number of each species that died.
Beginning in 1960, and ending in mid-1990, when information collection was
discontinued, Fish Kill information includes:

     Primary land use surrounding the kill site
     Cause of the kill
     Pollutants identified at site
     Sources of the pollutants

Users can retrieve information from the file by State, county, city, basin, period of
record, and pollution cause code.  The system can also generate standard reports.

Information submission is voluntary.  Most States submit information on fish kills.
The EPA provides States with a post card reporting form that States fill out and
submit when fish kills occur. Forms are submitted as States collect information,
which may be on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. Some States report fish
kills immediately after they occur. During the 1970s, as many as 800 incidents
were reported each year; since then, the number of reports has declined.
Because reporting is voluntary, it is probable that numerous kills go unnoticed or
unreported, and some significantly large kills are not included due to lack of
sufficient information to determine if the kills were caused by pollution or were
due to natural causes. Linkages to other systems are theoretically possible through
the reach number associated with a fish kill site, but information is not always
reported.

Information from 1960 through 1986 is maintained in an electronic file accessible
through the STORET umbrella, so any person with access to the EPA National
Computer Center IBM-3090 computer has access to this information. Information
collected since 1986 is available only in paper format; users may obtain this
information by request from the national manager.

(202) 382-7017
Monitoring Branch
Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
Office of Water Regulations and Standards
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Location of Fish Kill
Users can obtain the
following information
about Fish Kill
Locations:
• Waterbody Name
• Waterbody Type
• Longitude/Latitude
• Reach Number
• USGS Number
• Site History












Fish Kills
Users can obtain the
following Information
about Fish Kills:
• Number of Fish Killed
• Severity of Kill
• Duration
• Geographic Extent
• Species Affected
• Primary Land Use in Area
Proximate to Fish Kill
• Cause of Kill
• Pollutants
• Source of Pollutants







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Reports
Users can obtain reports on Fish
Kills sorted by:
• State, County, City
• Year or Period
• Pollution Cause










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                                  STORET - Water Quality System
Description
WQS
Information
The STORET Water Quality System (WQS), the main component of STORET, is
an automated system, maintained by the Office of Water Regulations and
Standards in close cooperation with the Office of Information Resources
Management. It contains chemical and physical information obtained during
monitoring of waterways within and contiguous to the United States. This includes
information for estuaries, streams, lakes, rivers, ground water, canals, and coastal
and international waters. Additionally, STORET contains some information on
sediment and fish tissue samples. WQS was first developed by the U.S. Public
Health Service in 1964 to collect and disseminate basic information on chemical,
physical, and biological water quality of the Nation's waters.

The Water Quality System is composed of two basic kinds of information: the sites
(or stations) where information is collected and the samples collected at these sites.
There are currently nearly 700,000 stations, over 300 of which are unique
collection points for ground-water data. Station information includes:
      Station type                   State and county/EPA Basin code
      Latitude/longitude             Reach number
      USGS Hydrologic Unit         Narrative description
The information on sampling reports where, when, and how samples were
collected, the parameter(s) tested for, and the testing results.  The analyses report
ambient water quality and effluent chemistry. There are currently ~25 million
sample records and -150 million analysis records. WQS information can be linked
to PCS, BIOS, and other water data bases through Reach numbers.

Information is collected, coded, and submitted by State, EPA, and other Federal
Agencies with monitoring programs, as well as contractors, universities, and
individuals.  Providers and users of information are called Agencies, and each is
provided an account.  Information providers submit information and EPA updates
the data base as information becomes available. Information from the U.S.
Geological Survey's WATSTORE (WATer STOrage and REtrieval system) is
transferred to STORET periodically. Recent changes have provided special
measures to facilitate the user's retrieval of ground-water information.
Each Agency submits its own information, which is submitted to basic tests of
reasonableness (e.g., that results for parameter tests fall within the possible range)
as it is added to WQS. EPA guidelines exist for data definition and quality. They
are optional, but EPA strongly encourages their use.

Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer
has access to WQS. Although Agencies may lock their STORET information,
almost all information is available to the public. To add or change information, you
must have a special Agency ID and password; Agencies may change only their
own information.

(202) 382-7046 /1-800-424-9067
Water Quality Analysis Branch
Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Information
Collection
Access
National
Manager
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Users can obtain these
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-- State
-- county
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                                                                         Reports
                                                                 Users can obtain these
                                                                 Reports:
                                                                   Text Reports
                                                                   - site information
                                                                   -- site data
                                                                   - statistics
                                                                   -- standards and criteria
                                                                     comparison

                                                                   Graphics Reports
                                                                   -- map of selected area, with
                                                                     user selectitte overlays
                                                                   -- graph of site number vs. site
                                                                     data
                                                        Analytical Tools
                                                     Users can employ
                                                     statistical tools to
                                                     obtain:
                                                     • Statistical Summaries

                                                     Users can employ
                                                     graphics tools for:
                                                     • Plotting of Water Quality
                                                       Results

                                                     Users can employ
                                                     linkage tools to format
                                                     data to use with:
                                                     • SAS
                                                     • dBase
                                                     • Lotus
                                                     • PCS
                                                     • BIOS
                                                     • Reach File
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                                    UIC Program Summary System
Description
The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program Summary System is a personal
computer-based (PC) system, maintained by the Office of Drinking Water, that
stores and processes information concerning basic inspection, permitting, violation,
and enforcement in UIC program activities reported by Regions and States. It was
designed to support Headquarters oversight of State and Regional UIC programs.
UIC
Summary
System
Information
The UIC Program Summary System contains complete summary information for
all State UIC programs (whether administered by the States or an EPA Region).
Among the types of information in the data base are:
    Permit determination
    Violation identification
    Field inspections & testing
    Well inventory
Permit issuance
Enforcement actions
Grant utilization
                  The system also contains detailed information from the Exceptions List Report that
                  shows wells in significant non-compliance (SNC) not addressed by an enforcement
                  action within 90 days. EPA uses the summary information to track wells reported
                  as significant non-compliers for two or more consecutive quarters that have not
                  been subject to formal enforcement action or returned to compliance.

                  The system produces a report of quarterly Regional and State totals and submits the
                  information to OMSE for its submission to the Strategic Targeted Activities for
                  Results System (STARS). No automated links to other data bases are provided,
                  but the information may be transferred to Lotus 1-2-3 for use in resource allocation.

                  Summary information on wells cannot be linked to individual wells.
Information
Collection
Each primacy State and each Region that directly implements a UIC program in a
State submit program information quarterly on EPA 7520 information collection
forms. The Program Management and Evaluation Section enters the information
from the forms and checks it for accuracy.
Access
The UIC Program Summary System can not be accessed directly. The National
Manager will provide reports on request.
National
Manager
(202) 382-5542
Underground Injection Control Branch
State Programs Division
Office of Drinking Water
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                               System?
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              Program Activity
          Users can obtain information
          about:

          •  Permit Determination and
            Issuance
            --  permit applications
            --  permits issued, modified

          •  Violation Identification and
            Enforcement Actions (Total and
            SNCs)
            --  violations (types, number)
            --  enforcement actions
               (types, number)
            --  USDW contamination
            --  number of wells returned to
               compliance

          •  Mechanical Integrity Tests and
            Field Inspections
            --  inspections (types, number)
            --  test results
            --  remedial actions (number,
               types)
    Grant Resources
Users can obtain information
about:
 •  Grant Utilization
   -- expenditures by object
     class
   -- expenditures by program
     element
  What Management Tools are Available
                through the System?

          Reports
Users can obtain these reports:

Exceptions List
Measures of various program
activities by State and Region
•   Permit Determination
•   Mechanical Integrity
•   Field Inspection
•   Compliance/Enforcement Actions
•   Remedial Actions
•   State Inventory of Wells
•   Indian Land Inventory of Wells
     Analytical Tools
Users can employ statistical
and graphic tools to analyze
UIC wells and obtain:

•  Statistical Summaries
•  Graphic Plottings
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                                        The  Waterbody System
Description
The Waterbpdy System (WBS) is an automated data base of State water quality
assessment information maintained by the Office of Water Regulations and
Standards. WBS facilitates collection, storage, retrieval, and analysis of water
quality assessment information collected by the States to meet the Agency's
Congressional reporting requirements under §305(b) of the Clean Water Act.
WBS
Information
The WBS contains information that helps program managers report accurately and
quickly on the water quality status of a particular water body. It may also be used
to target resource expenditures and to set surface water program priorities.
                      Waterbody identification
                      Water quality status
                      Sources of impairment
                                     Assessment information

                                     Causes of impairment
                  Under the Clean Water Act, States submit information to EPA on several types of
                  surface waters affected by point or nonpoint source pollution, lakes monitored
                  under the Clean Lakes Program, and surface waters requiring the assigning of total
                  maximum daily loads limits to restore or maintain their water quality.

                  The Waterbody System serves as an inventory of each State's navigable waters that
                  have been assessed for water quality and is used as the basis for the 305(b) report to
                  Congress every two years. States assemble available monitoring information and
                  make judgements on water quality before summary information can be entered into
                  the system.  WBS stores the components and the results of the assessment. The
                  WBS is not designed to store, manipulate, or analyze raw monitoring data.

                  The WBS has linkages to the EPA Reach File and STORET via Reach numbers.
                  Also, the NPDES number links facilities reported in the WBS to IFD and PCS.
Information
Collection
The Clean Water Act requires each State, territory, and interstate commission to
develop a program to monitor the quality of its water and to prepare a report every
two years describing the status of water quality. The information is collected and
entered into WBS by the States, territories and interstate commissions. This
information is submitted to EPA every two years to update the National data base.
Access
Any person with access to the EPA National Computer Center IBM-3090 computer
has access to the WBS. This will allow the user to view information and generate
reports. Only State approved contacts are given a password and allowed to add or
edit information. User support is available from the Monitoring Branch.
National
Manager
 (202) 382-6228
 Monitoring Branch
 Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
 Office of Water Regulations and Standards
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                                                                                  through the System?
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                      Waterbodies
              Users can obtain information
              about:

              •  ID number
              •  Name
              •  Type (River, Lake, etc.)
              •  Size
              •  Description
              •  County Code and Name
              •  Basin

              •  Lake Latitude and Longitude
              •  Hydrological Indexing

                                             J.
                                   Waterbody Assessment
                               Users can obtain information about:

                               •  Type of assessment
                                  -  assessment date
                                  -  toxics monitoring
                                  --  media pollutants assessed
                                  -  new or revised TMDL
                                     needed
                                  -  TMDL date
                                  --  type of assessment
                                  -  sampling dates
                               •  Status of Waterbody
                                  -  CWA goal status
                                  -  use support status
                                  -  water quality limited status
                                  -  aquatic contamination
                                  --  designated uses
                                  --  trophic status and trend
                                     controls
                                  --  restoration

                               •  Causes and Sources of
                                  Impairment
        Reports
Users can obtain these reports:

 •  Summary Reports
   - designated use support
   --  attainment of CWA goals
   --  cause of impairment
   --  source of impairment
   --  total waterbody size
      affected by toxics
 •  Listing Reports
   - trophic status
   -  toxics status
   --  use support
   --  CWA goal status
   --  general report of all
      waterbody data
   --  waterbody index report
   -  lake quality report

 •  Custom Reports
   Specified by User

    Analytical Tools
Users can employ mapping
tools available from other
systems to analyze
waterbody information.
These include:

 •  PC and Mainframe
   Mapping Using the EPA
   Reach File for Hydrologic
   Line Traces

 •  Geographical Analysis
   Using STORET
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                          Additional OWHQ Environmental
                          and  Program Information Systems
         Introduction
This chapter contains an inventory of approximately 75
additional environmental and program information systems
maintained by the Headquarters Office of Water, but not
profiled.  Although most of these systems are narrower in scope
than the 19 systems that the compendium highlights, they
contain information that could be useful for cross media  and
program assessments.

Most, but not all, of the systems in this inventory are
automated. Each system narrative consists of the name of the
system, the office responsible for its operation, the hardware
and software used, and a point of contact.  A brief description
summarizes each system's purpose and the types of
information available from it.

The systems have been organized into three broad categories,
each with several subcategories:

•   Environmental and Program Systems

    ~   Tracking systems

        Informational systems

•   Program and Information Tools

    --   Models

    --   Analytical tools

•   Outreach Services

    —   Hotlines

        Clearinghouses

    —   Bulletin boards

An overview matrix is included at the beginning of the section
to provide users of the compendium with a listing  of systems
(including the 19 that have been profiled in greater detail). It
also helps users to quickly determine which systems are
available in each of the seven OW Program Offices. Each
system shown in the matrix can be found in the more detailed
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                            Additional OWHQ Environmental and
                            Program Information  Systems
                           narrative that follows that describes the purpose of the system
                           and the type of information it contains. The systems are
                           arranged alphabetically under each major category within the
                           narrative section.

                           The information in this section has been excerpted from a larger
                           document, the Office of Water Information Systems and
                           Services, that contains descriptions of approximately 175
                           systems and information outreach services maintained by the
                           Office of Water.  Systems in this document have been placed
                           into the following broad categories:

                           •   Administrative Systems.

                           •   Environmental and Program Systems.

                           •   Outreach Services (e.g., hotlines, clearinghouses, bulletin
                               boards).

                           •   Program and Information Management Tools (e.g.,
                               models, analytical tools, and access tools).

                           A copy of the complete inventory is available from the Office of
                           Water.
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ENVIRONMENTAL AND PROGRAM SYSTEMS
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Tracking
Systems



















Immediate
Office



































ODW
Administrative Order
Tracking System (SPD;
PC; dBASE)

National Pesticide
Survey Budget Tracking
System (10; PC; Lotus
1-2-3)

National Pesticide
Survey Sample
Tracking System (TSD;
PC; dBASE)

TSD Sample Tracking
System (TSD; PC;
dBASE)

UIC Program Summary
System (SPD; PC; PFS)

















OGWP



































OMEP
National Estuary
Program Tracking
System (TSD; PC;
dBASE/Clipper)

Sludge Dumping
Activities Monitoring
System (MOD; PC;
dBASE)



























OWP
Inventory of 309(g)
Orders (RAD; PC;
WordPerfect)

































OWRS
State Dioxin Criteria
Tracking System
(CSD; PC; dBASE)

Sfate Toxics Criteria
Tracking System
(CSD; PC; dBASE)

304(1) Progress
Tracking System
(AWPD; PC; dBASE)

























OWEP
Administrative Order
Inventory and
Tracking System
(ED; PC; dBASE IV)

Administrative
Penalty Orders
Inventory and
Tracking System
(ED; PC; dBASE IV)

Discharge Monitoring
Report (DMR)
Quality Assurance
Studies Tracking
System (ED; MF;
ASCII file)

Judicial Case Review
Tracking System
(ED; PC; dBASE IV)
National Municipal
Policy Inventory and
Tracking System
(ED; PC; dBASE)
NPDES Permit
Backlog (PD; PC;
Lotus 1-2-3)
Permits Compliance
System (ED; MF;
ADABAS)
Pretreatment Audit
Summary System
(PD; PC; dBASE)
Pretreatment
Tracking System
(PD; PC; dBASE)
OMPC
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                            ENVIRONMENTAL AND PROGRAM SYSTEMS (cont'd)
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Informational
Systems











Immediate
Office
Nationwide
Volunteer Monitoring
System (WPO; PC;
Lotus 1-2-3)



















ODW
Additive Information
System (CSD;MF;S2K)

Drinking Water
Regulatory Impact
Analyses (PDED; non-
automated)

Federal Reporting Data
System (SPD;MF;S2K)

Hazardous Waste
Injection Well Data Bast
(SPD; PC; dBASE)
Inventory of Certified
Labs (TSD; PC; dBASE)

Summary of State and
Federal Drinking Water
Standards and
Guidelines (CSD; PC;
dBASBFoxBase)
Unregulated
Contaminants Data
Base (TSD; MF;
FOCUS)
OGWP
Local Exchange
Ground-Water Data
Base (SAIMS, MF,
SQL/Informix)

State Files Data Base
(SAIMS; PC; dBASE)
















OMEP
Ocean Data
Evaluatbn System
(MOD; MF;
SAS/TSO)



















OWP
Wetlands Data Base
(WSSPD; PC;
dBASE)

Wetlands and Aquatic
Species List
(WSSPD;PC;
dBASE)















OWRS
Effluent Guidelines
Studies (HD; non-
automated/ MF;
various software)

L/STS(ITD;PC;
System J)

National Sewage
Sludge Survey (AED;
MF; SAS)
S70RE7(AWPD; MF;
in-house software)
Waterbody System
(AWPD; MF; in-house
software)









OWEP























OMPC
G/CS(MCD;MF;
ADABAS)

Innovative and
Alternative Systems
Data Base (MFD; MF
COBOL)

NEEDS Survey
(MFD; MF; S2K)

SRF Information Data
Base (PAD; PC;
dBASE)












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       OUTREACH SYSTEMS
^^^Ottice
Category -^

Bulletin
Boards







Bibliographies







Clearinghouses








Hotlines
Immediate
Office






OW Resource Center
(WPO; PC; dBASE)








State Funding Study
Financial Information
Clearinghouse (WPO;
PC; dBASE)











ODW






ODW Publications
Inventory and
Bibliography (\0; PC;
dBASE/Clipper)

Office ot Drinking
Water Risk
Communication
Bibliography (CSD;
non-automated)








Safe Drinking Water
Hotline (SPO; non-
automated)

OGWP
Local Exchange
Ground-Water Bulletin
Board (SAIMS;MF;
SQL/Informix)

























OMEP
COASTNET Bulletin
Board (ISO;
Galactacon
Hardware and
Software)

























OWP
Regulatory
Communication and
Knowledge-Based
System (WSSPD;MF;
various)

























OWRS















Clean Lakes
Clearinghouse
(AWPD; PC; dBASE)
Monitoring Branch
Clearinghouse
VWVPD; automation ir
jrogress)

Water Quality
Standards
Clearinghouse (CSD;
PC; dBASE)




OWEP























Storm Water Hotline
(PD; non-automated)


OMPC
GICS Users' Bulletin
Board(MCD; MF;
ISO)
National Small Flows
Clearinghouse
Computer Bulletin
Board (MFD; PC;
RBBS)
Referral List ol Waste
Water Treatment
Related Publications
(MFD; PC; dBASE)






Environmental
Financing Information
Network (EFIN)
(MFD; under
development)

National Small Flows
Clearinghouse (MFD;
non-automated)









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                             PROGRAM AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Category***-*-^






Scientific/
Technical
Models
f











Immediate
Office




















ODW
Class 1 Hazardous
Waste Models (SPD;
PC; various)
Packed Column
Aeration System
Design Procedure
(TSD; HP)
WHAT-IF\PDED; PC;
SMART)
















OGWP




















OMEP




















OWP




















OWRS
DyNHVD5(AWPD;
PC/MF; FORTRAN)
DVWrOX(AWPD;
PC/MF; FORTRAN)

EXAMS-II (AWPD;
PC/MF; FORTRAN)
FGE7S(AWPD;
PC/MF; FORTRAN)

GCSOMflfAWPD;
PC/MF; FORTRAN)
HSPF(AWPD; PC/MF;
FORTRAN)
Land Application/
Distribution /Marketing -
Model for Terrestrial
Pathways (CSD; PC;
RAMMS)
Land Application/
Distribution/Marketing -
Model fir Surface
Runoff (CSD; PC;
SLAPMAN)
OWEP




















OMPC
CAPDET(MCD; MF;
FORTRAN)



















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              Program Information Systems
PROGRAM AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TOOLS (Cont'd)
^^<>ttice
Category******^
SclentificI
Technical
Models
(cont'd)















Immediate
Office

















ODW

















OGWP

















OMEP

















OWP

















OWRS
Landfill (Monofill) -
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                                      Program Information Systems
                        PROGRAM AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TOOLS (Cont'd)
^"^iDffice
Category -v^










Analytical
Tools



















Access
Tools
Immediate
Office





























ANNIE-IDE (AWPD,
PC/MF, FORTRAN

ANNIE-WDM (AWPD,
PC/MF, FORTRAN)
ODW





























FRDS-II Data Entry
(SPD; PC;
dBASE/Clipper)

OGWP

































OMEP





























ODES Data Entry
System (MOD; PC;
dBASE)

OWP

































OWRS
City File (AWPD;MF;
in-house software)

Dam File (AWPD;
MF; in-house
software)

Drinking Water
Supply File (AWPD;
MF; in-house
software)

Gage fife (AWPD;
MF; in-house
software)
Industrial Facilities
Discharge File
(AWPD; MF; in-house
software)
OWRS Pollutant
Ranking System
(CSD; PC; dBASE)
fleach Fife (AWPD;
MF; in-house
software)
Water Quality
Analysis System
(AWPD; MF; in-house
software)




OWEP
Model Permit OCPSF
(PD; PC;
dBASE/Clipper)

PRELIM Version 4
(PD; PC;
dBASE/Clipper)


























OMPC

































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                           Additional OWHQ Environmental and
                           Program Information Systems
  Environmental and
   Program Systems;

   Tracking Systems
Administrative Order (AO) Tracking System (PC,
dBASE, ODW/SPD/UIC)

The purpose of the system is to track the progress of
proposed Administrative Orders. The system contains
information on the proposed and final AOs, penalty
amounts, name of the facility, permit number, the  docket
number and violations.

Contact: Peter Bahor - (202) 382-7280

Administrative Order Inventory and Tracking System
(PC, dBASE IV, OWEP/ED)

The purpose of the system is to track the progress of
proposed Administrative Orders. The system contains
information on the proposed and final dates, type of
penalty involved, penalty amounts, the name of the
facility and its permit number, and the docket number.

Contact: Beryl Roman - (202) 475-8310

Administrative Penalty  Orders  Inventory and Tracking
System (PC, dBASE IV, OWEP/ED)

The purpose of this system is to track the status of
administrative penalty orders in each of the Regions, and
to enable staff to assess the consistency of penalties  across
the Regions.  This system contains information on: the
number and type of violations, the duration and severity
of violations, and the amount of proposed and  final
penalties.

Contact: Ken Keith - (202) 245-3714
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                           Program Information Systems
  Environmental and
   Program Systems:

   Tracking Systems
          (Continued)
Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Quality Assurance
Studies Tracking System (Mainframe, ASCII, OWEP/ED)

Assurance Studies analyze the quality of NPDES permittee
self-monitoring information.  The system contains
information for approximately 7500 major permittees.  The
permittee laboratories have been required to analyze and
report on pollutants specified in their NPDES permits.
Parameters tested include: nutrients, total suspended
solids, oxygen demand, heavy and trace metals, PH, oil and
grease, total chlorine residual, total cyanide, and total
phenolics. Information has been stored in this system
since the  inception of the Performance Evaluation
Program in 1980.

Contact: Samuel To - (202) 475-8322

Inventory of 309(g) Orders (PC, Word Perfect List,
OWP/RAD)

This system contains an inventory of all 309(g)
administrative penalty orders. The following information
is recorded: respondent's name/company, issue date,
proposed penalty, consent agreement issue date, settlement
penalty, concurrence by Headquarters, and status of case.

Contact: Gregory Peck - (202) 475-7799

Judicial Case Review Tracking System (PC, dBASE IV,
OWEP/ED)

The purpose of the system is to enable staff to track the
status of ongoing cases and to maintain a historical record
of case results. Information contained in the system
includes:  the date cases were referred to EPA, name of the
case, who reviewed the case, dates when it was reviewed,
facility name, facility type, and the penalty assessed.

Contact: Elson Lim - (202) 475-8321
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                           Additional OWHQ Environmental and
                           Program Information Systems
  Environmental and
   Program Systems:

   Tracking Systems
          (Continued)
National Estuary Program Tracking System (PC,
dBASE/Clipper, OMEP/TSD)

The purpose of this system is to track grants, interagency
agreements, contracts, and progress toward national
program goals. Milestones and products are conveniently
tracked, as well as amendments and closeouts. The system
provides clear, concise reports on due dates and status of
projects. The system is used by the Regions and the
National Estuary Program Management Conferences to
manage their estuary programs.

Contact: Joe Hall - (202) 475-7102

National Municipal Policy Inventory and Tracking
System (PC, dBASE, OWEP/ED)

The purpose of the system is to track the status of
compliance and enforcement action plans.  The system
includes: facility descriptions ( e.g., location, NPDES permit
number, size, population served, type of treatment, etc.),
compliance schedule, construction schedule, starting date,
and ending date.

Contact: James Ferretti - (202) 475-8317

NPDES Permit Backlog (PC, Lotus 1-2-3, OWEP/PD)

The purpose of this system is to assist staff in calculating
the backlog of NPDES permits in both the Regions and the
NPDES States. The system contains the universe of major
permits by State and/or  Region, and tracks the number of
permits that have expired by State. The user can use the
information within the system to calculate permit
backlogs.

Contact: Kim Ogden - (202) 475-9545
as. EPA/OW
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                           Program Information  Systems
  Environmental  and
   Program Systems:

   Tracking Systems
          (Continued)
National Pesticide Survey Budget Tracking System (NFS)
(PC, Lotus 1-2-3, ODW/IO)

This system tracks the expenditure of funds for survey
activities against the total funds allocated for the Pesticides
in Drinking Water Well Survey. It also tracks the degree to
which project milestones are being met (e.g., sampling
schedule).

Contact: Jean Briskin - (202) 382-5508

National Pesticide Survey Sample Tracking System (PC,
dBASE, ODW/TSD)

This system allows the automated scheduling and tracking
of all water samples being taken for the National Pesticide
Survey as they go to and from the field and to and from the
lab.  It also contains the results  of the laboratory analyses.

Contact: Dave Munch - (513) 569-7843 or FTS-684-7934

Pretreatment Audit Summary  System (PASS) (PC,
dBASE, OWEP/PD)

The purpose of this system is to track pretreatment audits
performed by the OWEP contractor.  The system contains
information on the Region and State in which the audited
facility is located, the name of the controlling authority,
and the results of the audit check list used to assess the
facility.

Contact: John Hopkins - (202) 475-9525

Pretreatment Tracking System (PC, dBASE, OWEP/PD)

The purpose of this system is to track the number of
pretreatment programs that have been approved across the
nation.  The system currently contains information on the
1,442 pretreatment programs nationwide. Information
available on each program includes: the name of the
program, the Region and State in which the program
resides, and the NPDES number of the facility where the
program resides.

Contact: John Hopkins - (202) 475-9527
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Sludge Dumping Activities Monitoring System (PC,
dBASE, OMEP/MOD)

This system was developed by Region 9 and is being
modified by OMEP for potential use in all Regions.  It
contains site specific information on permits  and
environmental parameters at each dredge dumping site.

Contact: Bob King - (202) 475-7130

State Dioxin Criteria Tracking System (PC, dBASE,
OWRS/ CSD)

The purpose of this system is to provide a tool for tracking
numerical water quality criteria for the priority pollutant
2,3,7,8,- TCDD (dioxin). The data base includes aquatic life
and human health criteria for 57 States and Territories.
The system tracks criteria in three status categories: (1)
adopted, (2) formally proposed, and (3) expected.
Information pertaining to assumptions made in deriving
human health criteria is also included. The system
produces several standard reports (e.g., summary tables,
detailed fact sheets) and supports a national report on State
dioxin that is issued periodically.

Contact: David Moon - (202) 475-7328

State Revolving Fund (SRF) Award List (PC, Lotus 1-2-3,
OMPC/PAD)

The purpose of this system is to track the amounts and
dates of SRF grant awards to States. Information contained
in the system includes: the State to which the grant is being
made, the grant number, grant amount, date grant
awarded, the appropriation from which the grant was
provided, and the amount of State match.

Contact: Bob Drake - (202) 382-7267
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State Toxics Criteria Tracking System (PC, dBASE,
OWRS/CSD)

The purpose of this system is to provide a tool for tracking
126 priority pollutants for which 57 States and Territories
have adopted numerical water quality criteria for surface
waters. The system tracks pollutants in two status
categories: (1) pollutants for which criteria are adopted, and
(2) pollutants for which criteria are expected. Adopted and
expected criteria are tracked in four use categories: (1) fresh
water aquatic life, (2) marine aquatic life, (3) human health,
and (4) other uses. The data  base does not track the actual
criteria values. The system produces  several standard
reports (e.g., by State, by pollutant, by State totals), and
supports periodic national reports on State actions in
response to CWA Section 303(c)(2)(B).

Contact: David Moon - (202)  475-7328

Technical  Support Division (TSD) Sample Tracking
System (PC, dBASE, ODW/TSD)

This system tracks all water samples being taken for special
studies. It tracks the date and time that the samples are
received from the field and the dates they are sent to and
back from the lab. Additional information in the system
includes: the city, state, and site where the sample was
collected; project ID; time the sample was taken; type of
preservatives used on the sample; the number of bottles
received per sample; the  person logging in the sample; and
methods used to analyze the sample.

Contact: Bonnie Newport - (513) 569-7934 or FTS-684-7934
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             Systems
304(1) Progress Tracking System (PC, dBASE,
OWRS/AWPD)

The system is used by OWRS to maintain an inventory of
the short list of waters identified as water quality impaired
under section 304(1) CWA requirements.  It is used by
OWEP to track the development and issuance of
individual control strategies for these water quality
impaired segments. OWEP staff uses the system to track
permits issued as part of the water control strategies
associated with specific water quality impaired waters.

Contacts: (OWRS) Mary Belefski - (202) 382-7076; (OWEP)
Kathy Smith - (202) 475-9539

Additive Information System (Mainframe, System 2000,
ODW/CSD)

This system contains a list of products intended for use in
the treatment, storage and distribution of drinking water.
Information in the system includes:  a list of EPA accepted
products and the manufacturers of these products. EPA's
Additive program was terminated on October 4,1989. The
list expired on April 7, 1990 and is no longer available.

Contact: Jeet Saxena - (202) 475-9579
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Innovative and Alternative Systems Data Base
(Mainframe, COBOL, OMPC/MFD)

The purpose of this system is to provide the Regions,
States, and local governments information on innovative
and alternative wastewater treatment technologies.  This
system contains 1,962 records of information on
innovative/ alternative  wastewater treatment technologies
funded by EPA, FMHA, and the private sector.
Information in the system includes:  type of technology
available, facility receiving the grant, facility number, basic
facility description (flow capacity etc.) applicant's name and
address, consultant's name and address, project cost, cost
savings  from implementing  the innovative or alternative
technology, and energy savings. The data base is
maintained by the National Clearing House at West
Virginia University.

Contact: Charles Vanderlyn - (202) 382-7277

Inventory of Certified Labs (PC, dBASE  III +,
ODW/TSD)

This system contains a list of laboratories certified to do
compliance analyses and the chemicals and methods for
which they are certified  to test in each State.

Contact: Ed Click - (513) 569-7939 or (FTS) 684-7939

LOCAL EXCHANGE Ground Water Data Base
(Mainframe, SQL INFORMIX, OGWP/SAIMS)

The LOCAL EXCHANGE is an electronic source of
information services, including bulletin boards and data
bases  available through  Public Technology Inc.  The service
currently has over 1,000 users. The OGWP is in the process
of placing a data base within the the LOCAL EXCHANGE.
OGWP's intent is to build a solid body of ground-water
information relevant to municipal  concerns. The System
provides for key word searches on ground-water
publications, ground-water projects, ground-water
activities and announcements, and a ground-water
information  directory.

Contact: Robin Heisler - (202) 382-7707
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Systems (Continued)
National Sewage Sludge Survey (Mainframe, SAS,
OWRS/AED)

This system contains the questionnaire and chemical
analytical portions of a one-time survey.  The
questionnaire portion contains responses from a national
survey of treatment practices and disposal practices at
Publicly Owned Treatment Works. The chemical
analytical portion contains measurements of sludge from a
subset of the respondents to the questionnaire. Both
surveys  used stratified random sampling to develop
national estimates.

Contact: Chuck White - (202) 382-5411

Nationwide Volunteer Monitoring System (PC, Lotus 1-
2-3, OW/WPO)

This system contains the results of a nationwide survey of
the 50 States and major voluntary  water quality
monitoring groups. The survey was jointly designed by
the Association of State Water Pollution Control
Administrators (ASWIPCA), the Izaack Walton League of
America, and the Office of Water.  The system tracks the
names and addresses of volunteer monitoring groups, type
of waterbody monitored, type of activity conducted,
parameters sampled, number of volunteers, budget, and
State  use of information.

Contact: Elizabeth Miner - (202) 382-5818

State  Files Data  Base (PC, dBASE, OGWP/SAIMS)

This data base provides the OGWP staff with a source of
information on State ground-water programs. This system
contains a file containing the following information for
each State: the final ground-water protection strategy,
legislation, local ground-water protection efforts, and
information on existing or planned wellhead protection
programs.

Contact: Norbert Dee - (202) 382-7077
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SRF Information Data Base (PQdBASE, OMPC/PAD)

This data base provides a summary description of the SRF
in each state. It is a one-time inventory that provides
information on the structure of each State SRF program.
Information in the system includes: which State agency
manages the SRF program and the contact, general
program description and main features of the program,
assistance provided by the state program, and how the state
program is capitalized (State grants, bonds etc.).

Contact: Bob Drake - (202) 382-7267

Summary of State and Federal Drinking Water Standards
and Guidelines (PQdBASE/Foxbase, ODW/CSD)

This system contains the results of the 1989 survey of State
and Federal drinking water standards and guidelines as of
January 1,1989, conducted by the Federal/State toxicology
and Regulatory Alliance Committee (FSTRAC). The data
base contains information from 41 States, including
information on existing and planned standards,
descriptions of State Drinking Water Programs, and State
recommendations on  contaminants for which there
should be future Federal standard development.

Contact: Bruce Mintz - (202) 382-7571

Unregulated Contaminants Data Base (Mainframe,
FOCUS, ODW/TSD)

This system contains the results of monitoring done by
public water supply systems to detect the presence of
unregulated  chemicals (those with no MCLs) in their
surface and/or ground-water supplies.  Information
contained in the system includes: the public water supply
identification number; if available latitude and longitude;
when the sample was collected; method used for analysis;
and results of the sample analysis.  This monitoring is
required once every five years under the Safe Drinking
Water Act Amendments of 1987.

Contact: Jim Walasek - (513) 569-7919 or (FTS) 684-7919
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  Outreach Systems:

      Bulletin Boards
Wetlands Data Base (PC, dBASE, OWP/WSSPD)

The purpose of this data base is to provide an information
exchange tool for the States and public. It contains
information on State Wetland Protection programs.
Specific information includes: status and structure of each
State Program, and program contact names. EPA provided
the Council of State Governments, which maintains the
system, with the initial funds to develop the system.

Contact: Lori Williams - (202) 382-5084

Wetland and Aquatic Species  List (PC, dBASE,
OWP/WSSPD)

The purpose of the system is to aid EPA 404 permit
reviewers.  This system contains lists of vertebrates,
invertebrates, and plants characteristic of wetland species
in each State. Information in the system includes types of
habitats the species occupy and the States where these
species are present. EPA provided funds to The Nature
Conservancy to develop this system, and the system can
not be  distributed  without written permission from The
Nature Conservancy.

Contact: Martha Stout - (202) 475-6745

COASTNET (Galactacom software and hardware,
OMEP/TSD)

COASTNET provides rapid access to a wide array of
information to  those involved  in coastal and estuarine
planning, management, and protection.  It includes a
timely bulletin board section, which can be read on-line, a
state-of-the-art electronic mail facility, and an extensive file
library. It is designed to foster networking and
communications among the  user community.

Contact: Joe Hall - (202) 382-7102
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GIGS Users' Bulletin Board (Mainframe, TSO,
OMPC/MCD)

The purpose of this bulletin board is to provide GICS users
with notices of publications and announcements of
meetings related to waste water management.

Contact: Jannie Latta - (202) 382-5831

LOCAL EXCHANGE Ground-Water Bulletin Board
(Mainframe, SQL INFORMIX, OGWP/SAIMS)

The LOCAL EXCHANGE is an electronic source of
information services which includes bulletin boards and
data bases available through Public Technology Inc.  The
service currently has over 1,000 users. OGWP is in the
process of putting a bulletin board on the exchange to
enable OGWP and the Regions to interact more effectively
with local governments.  The bulletin board will focuses
specifically on ground-water and wellhead protection
issues.

Contact: Robin Heisler - (202) 382-7707

National Small Flows Clearinghouse Computer Bulletin
Board (PC, RBBS, OMPC/MFD )

The purpose of this bulletin board is to provide waste
water treatment operators easy access to information
pertaining to small waste water treatment systems.
Information provided includes: research on waste water
management, updates of Environmental Protection
Agency programs, new clearinghouse services, new
products from industry, and scheduled conferences and
seminars. Users are able to send messages to other users.
Users are also able to to hold private electronic conferences
on waste water topics such as construction of new
wetlands, waste water operator's solutions to specific
problems, a wastewater and water equipment exchange,
and guidance on  infrastructure financing.

Contact: Randy Revetta -  (202) 382-5685
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         (Continued)
       Bibliographies
Regulatory Communication and Knowledged-Based
System (DIALCOM Mainframe accessed through any
terminal and a variety of software packages,
OWP/WSSPD)

The purpose of this system is to facilitate communication
of current wetland regulatory information among EPA
Headquarters, EPA Regions, States, and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers' nine Regional  offices and 37 districts.
OWP and the U.S. Army Corps of  Engineers Regulatory
Branch jointly operate and maintain this system.

Contact: Cory Giacobbe - (202) 382-5907

ODW Publications Inventory and Bibliography  (PC,
Clipper,  ODW/IO).

The purpose of this system is to provide ODW staff and the
public with an up to date inventory of ODW publications.
This system contains an updated list of all ODW
publications and tracks the number of each document in
stock. The system contains an abstract for each publication
in the inventory list.

Contact: Charlene Shaw - (202) 382-5508

Office of Drinking Water Risk Communication
Bibliography (non-automated, ODW/CSD)

This is a list of all the materials that  the Criteria and
Standards Division has in their  files  on the topic of
drinking water risk communication.  The system  consists
of publications prepared by EPA, other Federal Agencies,
States, local governments, and public interest groups about:
risks associated with  various chemicals, methods  to
analyze risks, and risk communication techniques.

Contact: Bruce Mintz - (202) 382-7571
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       Bibliographies
          (Continued)
      Clearinghouses
OW Resource Center (PC, dBASE, OW/IO/WPO)

The OW Resource Center contains key water quality
management documents published by the Office of Water
and other organizations.  Approximately 600 documents
are indexed and described in an annotated bibliography.
The bibliography includes information such as: title,
author, publication date, abstract keywords, and, if
applicable, EPA report number.

Contact: Elizabeth Miner - (202) 382-5818

Referral List of Waste Water Treatment Related
Publications (PC,dBASE, OMPC/MFD)

The purpose of this system is to maintain an inventory of
waste water treatment related publications. This is an
automated list of municipal pollution control related
documents by title, key word, source, document number,
and cost.  The system currently contains 3,000 records.

Contacts: Bernita Starks - (202) 382-7287 and Bernice Harper
- (202) 382-7373

Clean Lakes Clearinghouse (PC and/or Mainframe,
dBASE III+, OWRS/AWPD)

The Clearinghouse contains a core of technical
information on lake restoration, protection and
management.  It provides a computerized bibliographic
data base, printed bibliographies, and user support services.

Contact: Terri Hollingsworth - (202) 382-7111
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          (Continued)
Environmental Financing Information Network (EFIN)
(Under Development, OMPC/MFD)

The purpose of EFIN is to provide information on
alternative financing mechanisms to support State
environmental programs and local environmental
infrastructure projects (e.g., publicly owned treatment
works, publicly owned drinking water and wastewater
treatment facilities, combined sewer overflow and
stormwater). During FY 1991, EFIN will provide a
computerized bibliographic data base, printed
bibliographies, and searches of data bases and literature,
upon request. Hotline and expert referral services will also
be provided. The data base will be accessed directly
through existing electronic bulletin board systems.

Contact: June Lobit - (202) 382-7372

Monitoring Branch Clearinghouse (In process of being
automated, OWRS/AWPD)

The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to provide the public
with Final Waste Load Allocation Guidance Documents,
Draft Waste Load Allocation Guidance Documents,
Monitoring Guidance Documents and a series of
miscellaneous documents  dealing with the activities of the
Monitoring Branch.

Contact: Nina Harllee - (202) 382-7040

National Small Flows Clearinghouse (Non-automated,
OMPC/MFD)

Clearinghouse staff gather and distribute information
about small community wastewater systems. They offer
educational materials including brochures, films,
videotapes, handbooks and manuals.   The clearinghouse
also has a referral service (by State) of experts who design
and operate wastewater treatment facilities (1-800-624-8301).
The referral service also conducts seminars.

Contact: Randy Revetta - (202) 382-5685
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              Hotlines
State Funding Study Financial Information
Clearinghouse (PC, dBASE, OW/IO/WPO)

This system serves as a repository for approximately 300
documents that provide information on alternative
sources of funding for State Water Programs. Documents
are indexed and described in an annotated bibliography
containing the following information: title, author,
publication date, abstract, and keyword.

Contact: Elizabeth Miner - (202) 382-5818

Water Quality Standards Clearinghouse (Under
Development) (PC, dBASE, OWRS/ CSD)

This system will summarize the basis for each State's water
quality standards. Information provided includes: Water
Quality Standards citations, definitions of designated
stream uses, numeric and narrative criteria,
antidegradation statements, and state contacts. The system
will also summarize specific State activities performed to
facilitate technical information exchange as well as enable
tracking of State activities. Activities tracked include: State
standards  review, criteria development, use attainability
analyses, implementation methods, standard related
research, and water quality surveys.

Contact: Robert Shippen - (202) 475-7318

Safe Drinking Water Hotline (Non-Automated,
ODW/SPD)

The hotline helps the regulated community and the public
to understand the regulations and programs developed in
response to the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments.
The  Hotline staff provides explanations and updates on
ODW regulations, policies, and information on the
availability of educational materials, technical publications,
and guidance documents.

Contact: Carl Reeverts - (202) 382-5522
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  Management Tools:

  Scientific Technical
               Models
Storm Water Hotline (Non-Automated, OWEP/PD)

The purpose of the hotline is to answer the public's
questions about the new stormwater regulations.

Contact: Hotline Staff - (202) 475-9518

Class I Hazardous Waste Models (FORTRAN, Pascal,
Lotus, and other mathematical software, ODW/SPD)

Several models are used by the Office of Drinking Water to
provide technical support for decisions about no-
migration, land ban petitions of hazardous waste.  The
models simulate flow and  transport, with the majority of
them simulating diffusion  dominated transport.  Many of
these models are generated for one time applications and
are not user friendly. The type of model used is
determined on a case-by-case basis.

Contact: David Morganwalp - (202) 382-5544

Computer Assisted Program for the Design and
Evaluation of Treatment Systems (CAPDET)
(Mainframe, FORTRAN, OMPC/MCD)

This mathematical model enables the user to estimate: the
construction and operating costs for wastewater treatment
plants, quantities of labor and materials necessary,
treatment efficiency, and amount of sludge generated by
wastewater treatment plants. Calculations are based on a
large historical data base of: cost, labor, construction, and
operating information.  The model is designed so  it could
be modified to accommodate the modeling of costs and
material needs for drinking water treatment plants and
contaminated groundwater. The model was originally
developed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and
substantially upgraded by EPA.

Contact: Thomas Moran - (202) 382-7274
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DYNHYD5 (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN,
OWRS/AWPD)

This model simulates variable tidal cycles, wind, and
unsteady flows in large rivers and unstratified estuaries.
This model can be used in conjunction with WASP4 to
predict chemical transport and fate, and its uptake and
distribution throughout a user-described food chain.

Contact: Robert Ambrose - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

DYNTOX (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN, OWRS/AWPD)

This is a waste load allocation model that uses a
probabilistic dilution technique to estimate the
concentrations of toxic substances or fractions of whole
effluent toxicity. The model performs three types of
simulations that can aid in the frequency and duration of
toxic concentrations from a waste discharge.

Contact: Robert Ambrose - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

EXAMS-II (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN,
OWRS/AWPD)

This is an interactive model that evaluates the behavior
and probable fate of synthetic organic chemicals in lakes,
rivers, and estuaries for either steady state or quasi
dynamic conditions.

Contact: Larry Burns - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

FGETS (Mainframe PC, FORTRAN, OWRS/AWPD)

This model simulates the bioaccumulation of nonpolar
organic chemicals in fish from both water and tainted food.
The routes of exchange are modeled as diffusion processes
that depend upon the physical-chemical properties of the
pollutant and morphological/physiological characteristics
of the fish.  The model can also simulate time to death
from chemicals whose mode of action is narcosis.

Contact: Luis Suarez - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549
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GCSOLAR (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN,
OWRS/AWPD)

The GCSOLAR program is a set of routines that computes
direct photolysis rates and half-lives of pollutants in the
aquatic environment. The half-lives are calculated as a
function of season, latitude, time-of-day, depth in the water
bodies, and ozone layer thickness.

Contact: Robert Ambrose - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

HSPF (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN, OWRS/AWPD)

This model simulates watershed hydrology and water
quality for both conventional and toxic organic pollutants.
The model framework includes pollutant transport and
transformation within stream channels. The model can
predict: flow rate, sediment load, and nutrient and
pesticide concentrations.

Contact: Tom Barnwell - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

Land Application/Distribution and Marketing Model for
Terrestrial Pathways (PC, RAMMS, OWRS/CSD)

The model calculates concentrations of individual
pollutant exposure caused by  sludge disposed and released
at varying rates and through  several exposure routes. The
model also derives the numerical limits for the
distribution and marketing of sewage sludge analogous to
land application.

Contact: Al Rubin - (202) 475-7306
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Land Application/Distribution and Marketing Model for
Ground Water Infiltration and Surface Runoff (PC,
SLAPMAN, OWRS/CSD)

The model calculates concentrations of individual
pollutant exposure caused from runoff from sludge
disposal sites due to varying disposal and release rates. The
model also derives the numerical limits for the
distribution and marketing of sewage sludge analogous to
land applications. This model has been incorporated into
the RAMMS  model above.

Contact: Al Rubin - (202) 475-7306

Landfill (Monofill Model, PC, SLUDGEMAN,
OWRS/CSD)

The model evaluates two exposure pathways for sludge
monofills: (1) pollutant infiltration to ground water and
subsequent ingestion from drinking water, and (2)
vaporization  from the fill material and subsequent
inhalation.

Contact: Al Rubin - (202) 475-7306

MINTEQA2  (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN,
OWRS/AWPD)

This is a geochemical model that calculates equilibrium
aqueous speciation, adsorption, gas phase partitioning,
solid phase saturation states, and the precipitation-
dissolution of 13 metals.

Contact: David Brown - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

Packed Column Aeration System Design  Procedure
(Hewlett Packard, ODW/TSD)

This is a mathematical model that determines the
performance  and cost of pack column air strippers.

Contact: Mike Cummins - (513) 569-7979 or FTS 684-7979
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PRZM (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN, OWRS/AWPD

This model predicts the vertical movement of pesticides in
unsaturated soil both within and below the plant root
zone, and extending to the water table.  The model consists
of hydrology and chemical transport components that
simulate runoff, erosion, plant uptake, leaching, decay,
foliar wash off and volatization of a pesticide.

Contact: Robert Carsel - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

QUAL2E (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN, OWRS/AWPD)

This tool  models the behavior of conventional pollutants
in one-dimensional streams and well-mixed  lakes  under
steady state conditions. Version 3 incorporates several
uncertainty analysis techniques useful in risk assessments.

Contact: Tom Barnwell - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

RUSTIC (Risk of Unsaturated/Saturated Transport and
Transportation  of Chemical Concentrations)
(Mainframe, FORTRAN, OWRS/AWPD)

RUSTIC links three subordinate models (PRZM, VADOFT,
SAFTMOD) in order to predict pesticide fate and transport
through the crop root zone, unsaturated zone, and
saturated zone to drinking water wells.  PRZM is a one-
dimensional finite-difference model which accounts for
pesticide fate and transport in the crop root zone.
VADOFT is a one- dimensional finite element model
which solves the Richard's equation for flows in the
unsaturated zone. VADOFT may also simulate the fate of
two parent and two daughter products.  SAFTMOD is a
two-dimensional finite element model which simulates
saturated solute flow and transport in either an X-Y or X-Z
configuration.

Contact: Robert Carsel - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549
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 Scientific Technical
  Models (Continued)
Sludge Incineration Model (PC, FORTRAN,
OWRS/CSD)

The model evaluates exposure from the inhalation of
incinerator emissions.  The following substances were
evaluated: arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel,
mercury, beryllium, and total hydrocarbons.

Contact: Al Rubin - (202) 475-7306

SWMM (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN, OWRS/AWPD)

This model simulates all aspects of the urban runoff
hydrologic and quality cycles. This includes: surface runoff,
transport through the drainage network, and storage and
treatment.

Contact: Robert Ambrose - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

WASP4 (Mainframe or PC, FORTRAN, OWRS/AWPD)

This model simulates contaminant fate and transport in
surface waters in one, two or three dimensions. A toxicant
version handles organic chemical or metals and sediment,
while a conventional pollutant version handles DO, CBO,
nutrients  and eutrophication.

Contact: Robert Ambrose - (404) 546-3549 or FTS-250-3549

WHAT -IF (PQSMART, ODW/DED)

This model enables the user to estimate the differences in
the costs of implementing a range of proposed MCL
regulatory schemes for specific  chemical contaminants.

Contact: David Schnare - (202) 382-5515
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                            Additional OWHQ Environmental and
                            Program Information Systems
         Program and
          Information
  Management Tools:

      Analytical Tools
Model Permit OCPSF (Organic Chemicals, Plastics,
Synthetics, and Fibers) (PC, dBASE IHWClipper,
OWEP/PD)

This expert system is a permit writing tool for the Organic
Chemicals, Plastics, Synthetics, and Fibers Industries.  This
tool automates the process by which a permit writer
calculates the permit limits for a particular facility.
Calculations are based on the effluent guidelines
developed for the Organic Chemical, Plastics, Synthetics,
and Fibers Industries.  Information that is input into the
system includes: facility name, NPDES number, outfall
name, list of possible products to be produced, annual
production rates for  these products and the process waste
flows expected.  The calculations made are technology
based and do not include stream flow information.  The
system is in its draft form and is available on disk.

Contact: Mary Anne Episcopo - (202) 475-9523

OWRS Pollutant Ranking System (PC, dBASE, OWRS/
CSD)

The purpose of the system is to provide a screening
mechanism for prioritizing chemicals that may be the
subject of water criteria and advisories. The fifteen ranking
categories include: acute and chronic toxicity to aquatic
organisms; acute and chronic toxicity to wildlife; acute
mammalian toxicity; chronic mammalian/human  health
effects (mutagenicity, carcinogenicity and teratogenicity);
bioaccumulation in animals; plants uptake rates; and
environmental persistence in water.  The dBASE software
calculates a score of 0 to 5 for each of the 15 categories,
averages the category scores to produce 3 group scores, then
adds the group scores to generate a total for each pollutant,
which is used in ranking the more than three hundred
chemicals in the data base.  Several standard reports are
available (e.g., ranked list of all chemical, detailed
information for a particular chemical).

Contact: Warren Banks - (202) 475-7322
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PRELIM VERSION 4  (PC, dBASE HI/CLIPPER,
OWEP/PD)

This is a computer program to assist POTWs, States, and
Regions with the development of local discharge limits.
The system allows the permit writer to input the
environmental criteria that POTWs must meet and
automates the calculations that enable a permit writer to
determine the amount of load that can be discharged into
the receiving stream. The system also assists a permit
writer to determine how to allocate loads between the
various dischargers to the POTW.

Contact: Jeff Lape - (202) 475-9525

Water Quality Analysis System (Mainframe) -  (In-House
Software, OWRS/AWPD)

The purpose of this system is to link a series of water
quality data files (IFD, Gage, Water Supply, Dams, City,
Complex Effluent Toxicity Information System (CETIS),
Reach File, and Storet) and to enable the user to  create
reports and graphics from the environmental information
maintained in these data files. By using this software,
users can obtain access to a wide variety of information
related to: cities,  stream impairment, the NPDES permits
and pipe discharge information, and stream flow
information by stream reach, stream gages, drinking water
supply locations, facility discharge locations information,
monitoring, and bioassay results.

Contact - Phil Taylor - (202) 382-7046
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          information
  Management Tools:

        Access Tools
ANNIE-IDE (Mainframe, PC, or Minicomputer, Fortran,
OWRS/AWPD)

ANNIE-IDE provides a straightforward, consistent
methodology for designing and implementing interactive
user interface systems for environmental software.  Its
purpose is to reduce the difficulty a programmer will
encounter in developing interfaces. ANNIE-IDE currently
implements five basic interaction models:  1) display and
entry of text; 2) menu selection; 3) single value data entry;
4) entry of data in tables; and 5) file specifications.

Contact: Alan M. Lumb - (703) 648-5306 or FTS-959-5306

ANNIE-WDM  (Mainframe, PC, or Minicomputer,
Fortran,  OWRS/AWPD)

ANNIE-WDM is a toolkit of FORTRAN subroutines that
allow manipulation of data bases and screen information
to perform many functions supporting model operation.
The user can interactively perform tasks related to
information management, table and graphical
presentation, statistical analysis, and data input preparation
for hydrological models.  Information is stored in a file
called the Watershed Data Management (WDM)  file.

Contact: Alan M. Lumb - (703) 648-5306 or FTS-959-5306

FRDS-II  DATA ENTRY (FRDS-DE): (PC, Clipper,
ODW/SPD)

The purpose of the system is to facilitate data entry into
FRDS-II by providing users with a PC-based data entry tool.
The system enables those who may be unfamiliar with
FRDS-II to enter data easily and quickly.

Contact: Arnetta Davis - (202) 382-2803
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                        Program Information Systems
        Program and   •   ODES DATA ENTRY SYSTEM (PC, dBASE,
         Information       OMEP/MOD)
 Management Tools;
                            The purpose of the system is to facilitate data entry into
       Access Tools       ODES by providing users with a PC-based data entry tool.
         (Continued)       The system enables those unfamiliar with ODES to enter
                            data easily and quickly.

                            Contact: Bob King - (202) 475-7130
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                         Information  Systems  Outside OW

        Introduction    Water Program managers have indicated that many
                         information systems outside the Office of Water contain
                         information useful in  implementing their programs. These
                         systems are maintained by a variety of organizations including:
                         other EPA offices/ Federal agencies, and special interest groups.
                         This chapter contains descriptions of 20 information systems
                         that are frequently used by water program managers and have
                         been recommended for inclusion in this compendium.
                         The systems included in this chapter are:
                         U.S. Environmental Protection  Agency
                         •   AQUIRE      AQUatic Information REtrieval Data Base
                         •   IRIS          Integrated Risk Information System
                         •   PC-CETIS     Personal Computer-Complex-Effluent
                                          Toxicity Information System
                         •   TRIS         Toxic Chemical Release Inventory System
                         U.S. Geologic Survey (Department of the Interior)
                         •   Master Water Data Index
                         •   Water Data Sources Directory
                         •   WATSTORE   Water Data Storage/Retrieval System
                         •   National Water Use Data System
                         U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of the
                         Interior)
                         •   National Wetlands Research Center Data Base
                         •   National Wetlands Inventory Digital Data Base
                         •   List of Plants That Occur in Wetlands
                         •   Wetlands Values  Citation Data Base

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         (Continued)
                          •   CHRIS/HACS  Chemical Hazards Response Information
                              System/Hazard Assessment Computer System

                          •   MPRS      Marine Pollution Retrieval System

                          National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                          (U.S. Department of Commerce)

                          •   NEDRES  National Environmental Data and
                                        Referral Service Data Base

                          •   NMPIS    National Marine Pollution  Information
                                        System

                          •   NSTDB    National Status and Trends Data Base

                          Izaak Walton League of America

                          •   Monitors  Save Our Streams Information Network

                          American Water Works Association

                          •   Water Industry Data Base

                          •   WATERNET

                          This is not intended as a comprehensive list of all water
                          systems. Discussions with managers of water-related systems,
                          both inside and outside the Agency, indicate that there may be
                          several thousand such systems nationwide and many more
                          internationally.  In addition, the purpose of this document is
                          limited in scope and is not meant to function as a
                          comprehensive clearinghouse of water information.  Several
                          Federal agencies  do have organizations that serve this function.

                          Key water information clearinghouses include the U.S. Geologic
                          Survey's National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX) and
                          National Water-Use Information Program, and the National
                          Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's  (NOAA)  National
                          Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), which manages the Ocean
                          Pollution Data and Information Network (OPDIN) and
                          National Environmental Data and Referral Service (NEDRES).
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          (Continued)
U.S. Geologic Survey

The USGS National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX) is a
confederation of water-oriented organizations working together
to improve access to water information.  Members include
Federal, State, interstate, local government, academic, and
private sectors of the water information community.  Its
primary objective is to assist water information users in
identifying, locating, and acquiring information they need. This
is accomplished through a nationwide network of 75 Assistance
Centers located in 45 States and territories.

NAWDEX is not a repository of water information; instead, its
staff provides a  central index of water information available
from a large number of organizations. This information is
available through a computerized Water Sources Directory
maintained in the USGS computer system in Reston, Virginia.
In addition, NAWDEX's Master Water Data Index  identifies
more than 450,000 sites for which water information is available
from over 450 organizations.  The specific information
contained in this system is described in greater detail in the body
of this chapter.  For further information on NAWDEX, contact:

(703) 648-5663
FTS 959-5663
National Water  Data Exchange
U.S. Geologic Survey

The USGS also supports the National Water-Use Information
Program. The Program is a Federal-State cooperative program
designed to collect, store, and disseminate water-use
information both nationally and locally.  The Program was
begun in 1978 to meet the need for a single source  of uniform
information on water use. The water-use information from
this program complements long-term USGS information on
the availability and quality of the Nation's water resources. For
more information, contact:

(703) 648-5670
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geologic Survey
National Water-Use Information Program
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         Introduction     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
         (Continued)
                           Among the many services that NOAA supports is the National
                           Oceanographic Data Center (NODC).  NODC provides marine
                           environmental information for governmental and
                           nongovernmental organizations. NODC's role includes:

                           •    Acquiring, processing, archiving, and disseminating
                               environmental information.

                           •    Providing data base management support to marine
                               environmental assessment studies.

                           •    Maintaining the National Marine Pollution Information
                               System (NMPIS).

                           •    Managing the  Ocean Pollution Data and Information
                               Network (OPDIN).

                           •    Managing the National Environmental Data and Referral
                               Service (NEDRES).

                           Within the NODC framework is the Ocean Pollution  Data and
                           Information Network (OPDIN). The purpose of OPDIN is to
                           facilitate access to ocean pollution information generated by
                           eleven participating Federal departments and agencies.  These
                           agencies are:  the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy,
                           Health and Human Services, Interior, Transportation, and
                           Commerce; the Environmental Protection Agency; the National
                           Aeronautics and Space Administration; the National Science
                           Foundation; and the  Council on Environmental Quality.

                           OPDIN provides a wide variety of products and services to
                           scientists, managers, and others who need information about
                           marine pollution. Several personal computer-based data bases
                           are maintained by NODC. These contain inventories and
                           directories of Federal programs, projects, scientists, managers,
                           literature, systems, and services pertaining to ocean pollution.
                           Specialized searches for information can be provided upon
                           request.  In addition, the information within these systems has
                           been published in guides, handbooks, and catalogues, also
                           available upon request.
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         (Continued)
The National Environmental Data and Referral Service
(NEDRES) is a network of Federal, State, local, academic, and
private organizations working together to improve access to
environmental information.  The NEDRES staff is responsible
for gathering the information and maintaining an on-line
computer data base that identifies the existence of
environmental data sets.

For more information on NODC and OPDEM, contact:

(202) 606-5594
FTS 266-5594  (NODC/NEDRES)

(202) 606-5539
FTS 266-5539 (OPDIN)
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and  Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanographic Data Center
Central Coordination and Referral Office
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  U.S. Environmental    AQUatic Toxicity Information Retrieval Data Base
   Protection Agency    (AQUIRE)

                           The AQUatic Toxicity Information REtrieval Data Base
                           (AQUIRE) is an automated data base of information about the
                           toxic effects of chemical substances on aquatic organisms.
                           AQUIRE was developed jointly by  EPA's Environmental
                           Research Laboratory in Duluth, Minnesota and the Office of
                           Toxic Substances to provide decision makers with information
                           in support of risk management and standards setting.

                           The data base contains aquatic toxicity information for over
                           5,000 chemicals and 2,400 test species extracted from scientific
                           papers, and research materials published worldwide over the
                           last 20 years. The toxicity information  covers acute and chronic
                           toxicity, bioaccumulation, and sublethal effects information
                           from test performed on freshwater and salt-water species, except
                           aquatic mammals, birds, and bacteria.

                           For more information, contact:

                           (202) 382-3760
                           U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                           Office of Toxic Substances
                           Information Management Division
                           Existing Chemicals Team

                           Integrated Risk Information  System (IRIS)

                           The Integrated  Risk Information System (IRIS) is an electronic
                           data base containing health risk information and EPA
                           regulatory information on specific chemicals. The health risk
                           information is developed by two intra-Agency work groups
                           composed of EPA scientists  from program offices and  the Office
                           of Research and Development.  It is maintained by EPA's Office
                           of Research and Development.  IRIS was developed for EPA
                           staff in response to a growing demand for consistent health risk
                           information on chemical substances for use in decision making
                           and regulatory activities involving  risk assessment.
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IRIS is not an exhaustive toxicological data base, but rather
presents a collection of files covering over 400 individual
chemicals. Each contains summary descriptive and quantitative
information on hazard and dose response assessments in the
following areas:

•   Oral reference doses (RfDs) and inhalation reference
    concentrations (RfCs) for chronic noncarcinogenic health
    effects.

•   Oral and inhalation slope factors and unit risks for chronic
    exposures.

•   Drinking water health advisories from EPA's Office of
    Drinking Water.

•   EPA regulatory action summaries.

•   Supplementary information on acute health hazards and
    physical/chemical properties.

The data base also contains background documents on the risk
assessment methods used to develop the assessments on IRIS.

For more information, contact:

(513) 569-7254
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Office of Research and Development
Office of Health and Environmental Assessment
Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office
IRIS User Support

or

(202) 382-5949
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (Washington, D.C.)
Office of Research and Development
Office of Health and Environmental Assessment
EPA IRIS Coordinator
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  U.S. Environmental    Personal Computer/Complex Effluent Toxicity
   Protection Agency    Information System (PC-CETIS)
          (Continued)
                           The Personal Computer/Complex Effluent Toxicity Information
                           System (PC-CETIS) is designed to be used by permitting and
                           compliance staff at all levels of government and by industrial
                           and municipal waste dischargers to support compliance with
                           the Clean Water Act. PC-CETIS is a computerized repository of
                           national toxicity test information.  It is designed to support
                           individual work station use by providing standardized entry,
                           maintenance, storage, and retrieval of toxicity test information.

                           PC-CETIS has been chosen to interface with the EPA's new BIOS
                           toxicity test information system.  It currently uploads data into
                           the Complex Effluent Toxicity Information System (CETIS), a
                           national toxicity test information system maintained by EPA's
                           National Computer Center (NCC) which is available to users  of
                           STORET, the Agency's water quality monitoring data base. PC-
                           CETIS can be used independently to store and access toxicity test
                           information.

                           Information available in the PC-CETIS system includes:

                           •   Facility and receiving water information identifying and
                               characterizing the discharger and discharge conditions.

                           •   Test parameter information such as:  sample, test, water
                               chemistry, QA/QC, and organism  information.

                           •   Test result information for acute and chronic tests such as:
                               concentration, effect, and statistical method information.

                           PC-CETIS system features include:

                           •   Comprehensive modularized data  entry quality assurance
                               validation.

                           •   User-friendly design including on-line user help  function
                               and expandable set of system utilities.

                           •   Complete system security including password protection.

                           •   Extensive set of print/view retrieval functions.

                           •   Updates to reflect current toxicity testing methodologies.
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         (Continued)
For more information, contact:

(218) 720-5714
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Duluth, Minnesota)
Office of Research and Development
Environmental Research Laboratory

Toxic Chemical Release Inventory System (TRIS)

The Toxic Chemical Release Inventory System (TRIS) is an
automated data base containing information on the annual
estimated releases by industry of approximately 300 toxic
chemicals to the environment.  The reporting of these release
results is required by Section 313 of the Superfund Amendment
and Reauthorization  Act of 1986.

Information in the system includes:

•   The names, addresses, and public contacts of plants
     manufacturing, processing, or using the reported
     chemicals.

•   The maximum amount of toxic chemicals  stored on site.

•   The estimated quantity emitted into the air, discharged
     into bodies of water, injected underground, or released to
     land.

•   Methods used in waste treatment and their efficiency.

•   Information on  the transfer of chemicals off-site for
     treatment or disposal, either to publicly owned treatment
     works or elsewhere.

EPA maintains TRIS on the EPA IBM 3090 mainframe
computer at Research Triangle Park. It is available to EPA
Headquarters program offices, EPA Regions, and States. The
system is publicly accessible on the National Library of
Medicine's Toxicity Data Network (TOXNET).
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          (Continued)
U.S.  Geologic Survey
For more information, contact:

(202) 382-3757
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances
Office of Toxic Substances
Information Management Division

or

(301) 496-6531
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services

The U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) maintains the National
Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX) data base system which
includes two major automated water data bases. These are the
Master Water  Data Index and the Water Data Sources Directory.

Master Water  Data Index (MWDI)

The Master Water Data Index (MWDI) identifies more than
450,000 sites for which water information is available. The
information is provided by over 400 organizations and includes
the geographic location of these sites, the information-collecting
organization, the  type of information available (conductance,
sediment concentration, pesticides, and so on), the periods of
time for which information is available, the frequency of
measurement  of the parameters, and the media in which the
information is stored.

Wafer Data Sources Directory (WDSD)

The Water Data Sources Directory (WDSD) identifies
organizations  that collect water information, the locations
within these organizations from which water information may
be obtained, the geographic areas in which an organization
collects water  information, and the types of water information
collected and available.
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      U.S. Geological    The MWDI and the WDSD data bases contain common
 Survey  (Continued)    identifiers that allow them to be used together.  For example,
                          MWDI may be used to identify what type of water information
                          is available in a geographic area and WDSD may, then, be used
                          to obtain the names and addresses of the organizations from
                          which the identified information may be obtained.

                          For further information about NAWDEX or its information
                          systems and services, call  or write to the NAWDEX Program
                          Office of USGS in Reston, Virginia, at the  following address:

                          (703) 648-5684
                          FTS 959-5684
                          U.S. Geological Survey
                          National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX)

                          Water Data Storage/Retrieval System (WATSTORE)

                          The Water Data Storage/Retrieval System (WATSTORE) is an
                          electronic data base that contains location, chemical, and flow
                          information on surface  and ground water collected by the Water
                          Resources Division of USGS to support its program staff.
                          WATSTORE was designed to help USGS  decision makers
                          survey, assess, and report on the status of the nation's waters.

                          Information collected includes:

                          •   Streamflow, and stage information for over 30,000 sites.

                          •   Peak flow information at over 23,000 sites.

                          •   Chemical analyses of surface and ground water quality
                              including information on sediment  concentration at over
                              300,000 sites.

                          •   Inventory and descriptive information about ground water
                              at over 1,000,000 sites.

                          For more information, contact:

                          (703) 648-5659 (WATSTORE)
                          U.S. Department of the Interior
                          U.S. Geologic Survey
                          Water Resources Division
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               Service
National Water-Use Data System (NWUDS)

The National Water-Use Data System (NWUDS) is a water-use
information storage and retrieval system maintained by USGS.
The system is comprised of two parts: the Site-Specific Water-
Use Data System (SSWUDS) and the Aggregated Water-Use
Data System (AWUDS). The Site-Specific Water-Use Data
System contains water-use information for individual users or
systems, and includes five types of data files: water use,
measurement point, conveyance, annual measurements, and
extended data.  States routinely collect information in these
areas for inclusion in the  system, but the level of detail and
coverage varies from State to State.

The Aggregated Water-Use Data System contains  information
for 12 major categories of water use.  The categories are public
supply, domestic, commercial, industrial, mining, energy
(including thermoelectric, nuclear, geothermal, and
hydroelectric power generation), irrigation, livestock, and
sewage treatment. The information is aggregated by county and
hydrologic subregion.  The latest information available is for
1985 and plans are to update the system with 1990 information.

For more information, contact:

(703) 648-5670
U.S.  Department of the Interior
U.S.  Geological Survey
Branch of Water-Use Information

National Wetlands  Research Center Data Base
(NWRCDB)

The National Wetlands Research Center  Data Base (NWRCDB)
provides information related to the U.S.  Fish and Wildlife
Service (USFWS) mission in wetland and coastal areas.  This
information is used to  provide natural resource inventories for
selected geographic areas which are displayed as statistical maps
developed by using geographic information systems (GIS).
Although most of the information in the system pertains to the
Gulf of Mexico region, information on other areas of the United
States is also included on a project-specific basis.
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                           •  Characterization of various types of coastal habitats.

                           •  Sources of pollution.

                           •  Biological community modeling.

                           •  Waterfowl population statistics.

                           In addition to the NWRC Data Base, the National Wetlands
                           Research Center also provides documents, publications, and
                           graphics to support the USFWS in its programs related to
                           wetlands resources and wintering waterfowl.

                           For more information, contact:

                           (504) 646-7564
                           U.S. Department of the Interior
                           U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
                           National Wetlands Research Center

                           National  Wetlands Inventory  Digital Data  Base

                           The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) is constructing a geo-
                           referenced wetland data base using GIS technologies. To date,
                           more than 5,700 NWI maps, representing 10.5 percent of the
                           continental United States, have been digitized.  State-wide data
                           bases have been built for New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland,
                           Illinois, Indiana, and Washington and are in progress for
                           Virginia. NWI digital data also are  available for portions of 25
                           other States.

                           Copies of data base files can be purchased from the National
                           Wetlands Inventory Offices in St. Petersburg, Florida (813) 893-
                           3873.  Other products that are available include acreage statistics
                           by quad, county, or study area, and color-coded wetland maps.
                           These digital data are being used for such applications as
                           resource management planning, impact assessment, wetland
                           trends analysis and information retrieval.
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                            Program Information Systems Outside  OW
U.S. Fish and Wildlife     List of Plants That Occur in Wetlands
 Service (Continued)
                            The Wetland Plant List data base is a listing of plants associated
                            with wetlands, as defined by USFWS's wetland definition and
                            classification system.  It lists scientific and common names of
                            plants, their distribution, and regional wetland indicator status
                            of almost 6,700 species. It can be accessed by plant name, region,
                            State, and wetland indicator status. The data base is updated as
                            additional information is received. Regional subdivisions of
                            the Wetland Plant List data base are available.

                            For  more information, contact:

                            (303) 491-7767
                            Colorado State University
                            Office of Conference Services

                            State subdivisions of the Wetland Plant List data base also are
                            available in a wide variety of formats.

                            For  more information, contact:

                            (303) 987-2557
                            BIO-DATA, Inc.

                            Wetlands  Values Citation Data Base

                            The Wetlands  Values Citation Data Base is a bibliographic
                            listing of over 14,000 scientific articles concerning the functions
                            and values of wetlands.  The data base includes a number of
                            fields with information on the author, year, sequence, title,
                            source, and subject of each article.

                            For  more information, contact:

                            (703) 358-2201
                            U.S. Fish and  Wildlife Service
                            Branch of Special Projects
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                         Program Information Systems Outside OW
   U.S. Coast Guard     Chemical Hazards Response Information System
                          and the Hazard Assessment Computer System
                          (CHRIS/HACS)

                          The Chemical Hazards Response Information System (CHRIS)
                          provides timely information essential for proper decision
                          making by responsible Coast Guard personnel and others
                          during emergencies involving the water transport of hazardous
                          chemicals. CHRIS consists of a set of manuals and two
                          computerized components, the Hazard Assessment Computer
                          System and MicroHACS. The manuals provide detailed
                          information on the chemical, physical, and biological properties
                          of over 1,000 chemicals.  Hazards for each chemical are
                          identified, as are appropriate responses in the event of an
                          accidental release.

                          The HACS component of CHRIS provides detailed information
                          on the fate of the chemical once released and defines the extent
                          and duration of the hazards that can be expected. MicroHACS is
                          a new and updated version of the HACS program which
                          contains improved spill  models, user-friendly input and output
                          routines, and  graphical contour plotting capability. MicroHACS
                          and HACs both provide  hazard assessments for water spills;
                          however, MicroHACS has the added capability to provide
                          hazard assessments for land spills.

                          For more information, contact:

                          (202) 267-0001
                          U.S. Department of Transportation
                          U.S. Coast Guard
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                           Program Information Systems Outside OW
    U.S. Coast Guard
          (Continued)
    National Oceanic
    and Atmospheric
      A dminis tra tion
Marine Pollution Retrieval System (MPRS)

The Marine Pollution Retrieval System was designed in
response to the regulations stemming from the Federal Water
Pollution Control Act of 1972. This system is used to assist the
Coast Guard in compiling and retrieving information about
pollution incidents occurring on or near the navigable waters of
the United States.  Included in these historical documents is
information about spill location, type, and amount of product
spilled, size and type of vessel or non-vessel (i.e., trains,
facilities), cause of the incident, and agency responsible for
overseeing the cleanup. The Coast Guard uses this information
to respond to Congressional, Federal, internal, and private
inquiries about past pollution incidents.

For more information,  contact:

(202) 267-0450
U.S.  Department of Transportation
U.S. Coast Guard

National Environmental Data and Referral Service
Data Base  (NEDRESDB)

The National Environmental Data and Referral Service
(NEDRES) within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) maintains an automated data base that
identifies the existence, location, characteristics, and availability
of environmental information collected and maintained by
Federal, State, and local government organizations, and private
and  academic institutions.  Environmental information
referenced by the NEDRES data base includes climatological,
meteorological, oceanographic, geophysical, geographic,
hydrological, limnological, ecological, toxic pollution, and
satellite remote sensing information sources. NEDRES
documents over 22,000 data sets that are accessible using a
personal computer and telecommunication networks.
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                           Program Information Systems Outside OW
    National Oceanic
    and Atmospheric
      A dministra tion
          Continued)
For more information, contact:

(202) 606-5594
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Environmental Data and Referral Service

National Marine Pollution  Information System
(NMPIS)

The National Marine Pollution Information System (NMPIS) is
an automated catalogue containing descriptions of marine
pollution research, development, and monitoring projects
conducted or funded by agencies of the Federal government.
Approximately 600 projects from 47 programs, funded by 11
Federal departments and agencies, are reported to NMPIS
annually.  Each project description includes:

•  Project title, duration, and description.

•  Principal investigator name, address, and organization.

•  Funding sources and levels.

•  Percentage of funds spent by region, zone, pollutant,
    polluting activity, and project activity.

The data base is updated annually by NOAA to satisfy legislative
mandates  contained in the National Ocean Pollution Planning
Act (Public Law 95-273 and amendments).

NMPIS was developed cooperatively by the NOAA National
Ocean Pollution Program Office (NOPPO) and  the Ocean
Pollution Data and Information Network (OPDIN), a
cooperative effort of 11 Federal departments and agencies with
responsibilities for various aspects of ocean pollution research
and monitoring. The principal product generated from NMPIS
is an annual publication, the National Marine Pollution Program
Summary of Federal Programs and Projects, which includes
descriptions  of each Federally-funded project.
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                           Program Information Systems Outside OW
     National Oceanic
     and Atmospheric
       A dm/n fs f ra fion
           Continued)
For more information, contact:

(301) 443-8823
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Pollution Information System

(202) 673-5539
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ocean Pollution Data and Information Network

National Status and Trends Data Base (NSTDB)

The National Status and Trends Data Base (NSTDB) contains
monitoring information collected through NOAA's National
Status and Program for Marine Environmental Quality.
Information from the Benthic Surveillance Project, Mussel
Watch projects, special studies, and historical assessments are
stored in this data base. The system contains both field and
laboratory measurements of potentially harmful contaminants
in fish, shellfish, sediments, and biological responses to
contamination.

NSTDB  has information from the Benthic Surveillance Project
consisting of annual sampling from about 75 selected sites in
the estuaries along the coasts of the United States.  This includes
concentrations of toxic chemicals in sediments and bottom
dwelling fish (both taken at the same locations) and the
frequency of external disease and internal poisons in the bottom
fish. The system also includes annual sampling information
from the zoo mussel watch sites nationwide.  The type of
information is the same as for the bottom fish in the Benthic
Surveillance Project.

Information in NSTDB from the special studies provides
information on biological properties such as reproductive
impairment, genetic damage, and sediment toxicity, as well as
contaminant concentrations.

To date, more than 65 publications, reports, technical
memoranda, and presentations have been derived from
National Status and Trends information. These reports are
available upon request.
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                           Program Information  Systems Outside OW
                          For more information, contact:

                          (301) 443-8815
                          U.S. Department of Commerce
                          National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                          National Status and Trends Program

      Walton League    Monitors
           of America
                          Monitors is an automated list of all groups across the country
                          that are involved in volunteer water quality monitoring and
                          protection.  It supports the Save Our Streams (SOS) national
                          river protection program of the Izaak Walton League of
                          America. The goal of SOS is to teach concerned citizens how to
                          monitor and restore the nation's rivers. The Monitors data base
                          includes listings ranging from people who are involved in only
                          restoration, such as river clean-up projects, to those who
                          monitor chemical, biological and physical parameters.
                          Monitors lists people who monitor any type of surface water
                          including rivers, lakes, wetlands and estuaries. The Monitors
                          data base also includes the parameters which these groups
                          monitor such as pH, dissolved oxygen, and benthic
                          macroinvertebr ates.

                          Computer printouts of data base information are available free
                          to interested persons by contacting the League at the address
                          below.  Printouts can be given according to State, river name, or
                          type of waterbody monitored, such as wetland or stream.

                          For more information, contact:

                          (703) 528-1818
                          Izaak Walton League
                          Save Our Streams Data Base
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                           Selected  Water Related Environmental and
                           Program Information Systems Outside OW
     American Water    Water Industry Data Base (WIDB)
   Works Association
                           The Water Industry Data Base (WIDB) includes profiles from
                           surveys of 59,000 water supply systems in the United States by
                           the American Water Works Association. The surveys collected
                           information from water supply systems evaluating their
                           treatment and distribution facilities, water quality information,
                           financial management, and overall system characteristics.  The
                           data base will continue to expand as new water systems are
                           added, as new information is collected, and as new sets of
                           questions are surveyed.

                           Survey questions  for which information has been collected
                           cover six broad areas that are often used to profile water utility
                           facilities.  These areas profile the:

                           •   Overall water system

                           •   Surface water treatment plant

                           •   Groundwater treatment

                           •   Water quality monitoring

                           •   Water distribution

                           •   Financial information

                           WATERNET

                           The WATERNET  data base is a comprehensive index of
                           publications relating to drinking water and wastewater
                           treatment. Brief abstracts accompany most references; all
                           AWWA publications are abstracted. Records are indexed using
                           terms from the WATERNET Thesaurus.

                           WATERNET provides international coverage of books, journal
                           articles, government reports, conference proceedings,
                           handbooks, manuals, and miscellaneous technical reports on
                           the following subjects:
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                         Program Information Systems Outside OW
    American Water
  Works Association
         (Continued)
•   Drinking Water Industry

•   Water Pollution

•   Waterborne Diseases

•   Watershed Management

•   Wastewater Treatment

•   Water Conservation

•   Water Utility Management

•   Distribution Systems

•   Automated Process Control

•   Water Treatment

•   Water Quality

•   Water Use

•   Sludge Disposal

•   Water Rates

•   Wastewater Reuse

•   Desalination

•   Water Analysis

•   Litigation and Water

For further information,  contact:

(303) 794-7711
American Water Works  Association
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                         Acronyms
                         AA
                         AAA
                         AC&C
                         A DP
                         A ED

                         AO
                         AQUIRE
                         ARTFO

                         ASIWPCA

                         ATS

                         AWSPD

                         BASIC

                         BIOS
                         BUD-2
                         CAS

                         CETIS
                         CG
                         CHRIS/HACS

                         COBOL
                         COE

                         CSD

                         CWA
                         DA
                         DAA
                         DCN

                         DPS
                         DMR
                         DRASTIC
                         DWRIA
                         DWS
Assistant Administrator
Associate Assistant Administrator
Abatement Control and Compliance
Automated Data Processing
Analysis and Evaluation Division (OWRS/OW)

Administrative Order
AQUatic Information REtrieval Data Base
Alaska Restoration Task Force Office
(OMEP/OW)
Association of State and Interstate Water
Pollution Control Administrators
Administration Training System

Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
(OWRS/OW)
Beginner's Ail-Purpose Symbolic  Instructed
Code
Biological System  (STORET)
Budget Form 2
Chemical Abstracts Service

Complex-Effluent Toxicity Information System
Construction Grants
Chemical Hazards Response Information
System/Hazard Assessment Computer System
COmmon Business Oriented Langauage
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Criteria and Standards Division (both in ODW
and OWRS/OW)
Clean Water Act
Deputy Administrator
Deputy Assistant Administrator
Document Control Number

Daily Flow System (STORET)
Discharge Monitoring Report
Depth, Recharge, Aquifer, Soil, Topography,
Impact (of the Vadose Zone), Conductivity
Model
Drinking Water Regulatory Impact Analyses
Drinking Water Supply File
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                        Acronyms
                        DYNHYD5
                        DYNTOX
                        ED
                        EFG
                        EFIN

                        EPA
                        EXAMS-II
                        FGETS

                        FK
                        FRDS

                        FSTRAC

                        FTE
                        GCD
                        GICS
                        GIS

                        GNIS
                        GWMPS

                        HARTS
                        HEB
                        HSPF

                        HWIWDB
                        IFD
                        IO
                        IRIS
                        IRM

                        ITD
                        L
                        LOE
                        MOD
                        MCL

                        MFD
                        MOD
                        MPRS
                        NAWDEX
                        NCC
Dynamic Hydrodynamic Model
DynamicToxicity Model
Enforcement Division (OWEP/OW)
Effluent Guidelines Studies
Environmental Financing Network

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Exposure Analysis Modeling System n
Food and Gill Exchange and Toxic Substances
Model
Fish Kill File (STORE!)
Federal Data Reporting System

Federal/State Toxicology and Regulatory
Alliance Commission
Full Time Equivalent (workyear)
Gage, City, and Dam File
Grants Information and Control System
Geographic Information System

Geographic Names Information Service
Ground Water Management and Policy Staff
(OGWP/OW)
Health Advisory Request Tracking System
Health Effects Branch(CSD/ODW/OW)
Hydrological Simulation Program-FORTRAN

Hazardous Waste Injection Well Data Base
Industrial Facilities Discharge File
Immediate Office (OW)
Integrated Risk Information System
Information  Resources Management

Industrial Technology Division (OWRS/OW)
Lists
Level of Effort
Municipal Construction Division OMPC/OW)
Maximum Contaminant Level

Municipal Facilities Division (OMPC/OW)
Marine Operations Division (OMEP/OW)
Marine Pollution Retrieval System
National Water Data Exchange
National Computer Center
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                         Acronyms
                          NEDRES

                          NMPIS
                          NOAA

                          NODC
                          NPDES
                          NPRM
                          NPS

                          NS
                          NSTDB
                          NTIS

                          OATS
                          OCPSF

                          ODES
                          ODW
                          OGWP

                          OIRM
                          OMEP
                          OMPC
                          OMSE
                          OPDIN

                          OPTS
                          OW
                          O1VDC
                          OIVEP
                          OWP

                          OWRS
                          PAD
                          PC
                          PC&B
                          PC-CETIS
National Environmental Data and Referral
Service
National Marine Pollution Information System
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
National Oceanographic Data Center
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System

Notice of Preliminary Rule Making
National Pesticides Survey Budget Tracking
System
Needs Survey
National Status and Trends Data Base
National Technical Information Service

Office Activities Training System
Organic Chemicals, Plastics, Synthetics, and
Fibers
Ocean Data Evaluation System
Office of Drinking Water
Office of Ground-Water Protection

Office of Information Resources Management
Office of Marine and Estuarine Protection
Office of Municipal Pollution Control
Office of Monitoring Systems and Evaluation
Ocean Pollution Data and Information Network

Office of Pesticides and Toxic Pollutants
Office of Water
Office of Water Data Coordination
Office of Water Enforcement and Permits
Office of Wetlands Protection

Office of Water Resources and Standards
Planning and Analysis  Division (OMPC/OW)
Personal Computer
Personnel Compensation and Benefits
Personal Computer-Complex-Effluent Toxicity
Information  System
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                         Acronyms
                         PCS          Permit Compliance System
                         PD           Permit Division (OWEP/OW)
                         PD&ED       Program Development and Evaluation Division
                                       (ODW/OW)
                         PIRS         Pollution Incident Reporting System
                         PMSS        Policy and Management Support Staff
                                       (OMEP/OW)

                         POTW        Publicly Owned Treatment Works
                         PRZM        Pesticide Root Zone Model
                         PWS         Public Water Supply
                         PWSS        Public Water Supply Supervision Program
                         QUAL2E     Stream Water Quality Model 2

                         RAD         Regulatory Activities  Division (OWP/OW)
                         RCRA        Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
                         RF           Reach File
                         RFMS        Reach File Management System
                         I? IA          Regulatory Impact Analysis

                         RMAO        Resources Management and Administration
                                       Office (IO/OW)
                         RUQUS      Review, Update, and QUery System
                         RUSTIC      Risk Unsaturated/Saturated Transport and
                                       Transformation for Chemical Concentration
                         S&E         Salaries and Expenses
                         SAIMS       Source Assessment Information  and
                                       Management Staff (OGWP/OW)

                         SAS          Statistical Analysis  Software
                         SOW A        Safe Drinking Water Act
                         SIC          Standard Industrial Code
                         SPD         State Programs Division (ODW/OW)
                         SJ?F          State Revolving Fund

                         STARS       Strategic Targeted Activities For  Results System
                         STB          Science and Technology Branch
                                       (CDS/ODW/OW)
                         STORET     STOrage and  RETrieval Data Base
                         S1VMM       Stormwater Management Model
                         TA           Travel Authorization
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                         Acronyms
                         TMDL
                         TOXNET
                         TRAS

                         TRI
                         TSD
                         TSP
                         TVA
                         UIC
                         UICS

                         USFWS

                         USGS
                         WASP4
                         WATSTORE
                         WBS

                         WHP
                         WIC
                         WPO
                         WQS
Total Maximum Daily Load
Toxicology Data Network
Technical and Regulatory Analysis Staff
(OGWP/OW)
Toxic Chemical Release Inventory
Technical Support Division (both in ODW and
OMEP/OW)

Time Series Process
Tennessee Valley Authority
Underground Injection Control
Underground Injection Control Program
Summary System
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Geologic Survey
Water Analysis Simulation Program
Water Data Storage/Retrieval System
Waterbody System

Wellhead Protection
Washington  Information Center
Water Policy Office (IO/OW)
Water Quality System (STORET)
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                                                                         Page
                         System                                        Number
                         Additive Information System (CSD/ODW/OW)	71

                         Administrative Order (AO) Inventory and Tracking
                         System (ED/OWEP/OW)	65

                         Administrative Order Tracking System
                         (SPD/ODW/OW)	65

                         Administrative Penalty Orders Inventory and
                         Tracking System (ED/OWEP/OW)	65

                         ANNIE-IDE (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	89

                         ANNIE-WDM (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	89

                         AQUIRE (OPTS/EPA)	97

                         Biological System (BIOS/STORET)
                         (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	44

                         Chemical Hazards Response Information System/
                         Hazard Assessment Computer System (CHRIS/HACS)
                         (U.S. Coast Guard)	106

                         Class I Hazardous Waste Models (SPD/ODW/OW)	81

                         Clean Lakes Clearinghouse (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	78

                         COASTNET (TSD/OMEP/OW)	75

                         Computer Assisted Program for the Design and
                         Evaluation of Treatment Sytems (CAPDET)
                         (MFD/OMPC/OW)	81

                         Daily Flow System (DFS/STORET) (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	46

                         Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Quality Assurance
                         Studies Tracking System (ED/OWEP/OW)	66

                         Drinking Water Regulatory Impact Analyses (DWRIA)
                         (PDED/ODW/OW)	16

                         Drinking Water Supply File (DWS)
                         (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	18
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                                                                          Page
                         System                                        Number

                         DYNHYD5 (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	82
                         DYNTOX (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	82
                         Effluent Guidelines Studies (EFG)
                         (ITD/OWRS/OW)	20
                         Environmental Financing Information Network (EFIN)
                         (MFD/OMPC/OW)	79
                         EXAMS-II (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	83
                         Federal Reporting Data System (FRDS II)
                         (SPD/ODW/OW)	22
                         FGETS (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	83
                         Fish Kill File (FK) (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	48
                         FRDS-II DATA ENTRY (FRDS-DE) (SPD/ODW/OW)	89
                         Gage, City, and Dam Files (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	24
                         GCSOLAR (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	83
                         GICS Users'  Bulletin Board - (MCD/OMPC/OW)	76
                         Grants Information and Control System-Construction
                         Grants/State Revolving Fund (GICS-CG/SRF)
                         (MCD/OMPC/OW)	26
                         Hazardous Waste Injection Well Data Base (HWIWDB)
                         (SPD/ODW/OW)	28
                         HSPF (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	83
                         Industrial Facilities Discharge File (IFD)
                         (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	30
                         Innovative and Alternative Systems Data Base
                         (MFD/OMPC/OW)	72
                         Inventory of Certified Labs (TSD/ODW/OW)	72
                         Inventory of 309(g) Orders (RAD/OWP/OW)	66
                         IRIS (OPTS/EPA)	97

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                          Index

                                                                             Page
                          System                                         Number


                          Judicial Case Review Tracking System
                          (ED/OWEP/OW)	66

                          Land Application/Distribution and Marketing - RAMMS
                          Model  for Terrestrial Pathways (CSD/OWRS/OW)	83

                          Land Application/Distribution and Marketing -
                          SLAPMAN Model for Surface Runoff
                          (CSD/OWRS/OW)	84

                          Landfill (Monofill) Sludgeman Model
                          (CSD/OWRS/OW)	84

                          List of  Plants That Occur in Wetlands (U.S. Fish and
                          Wildlife Service)	105

                          LISTS (ITD/OWRS/OW)	32

                          LOCAL EXCHANGE Ground-Water Data Base
                          (SAIMS/OGWP/OW)	72

                          LOCAL EXCHANGE Ground-Water Bulletin Board
                          (SAIMS/OGWP/OW)	76

                          Marine Pollution Retrieval System (U.S. Coast Guard)	107

                          Master Water Data Index (U.S. Geologic Survey)	101

                          MINTEQA2 (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	84

                          Model  Permit OCPSF (PD/OWEP/OW)	87

                          Monitoring Branch Clearinghouse
                          (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	79

                          Monitors (Izaak Walton League)	110

                          National Environmental Data and Referral Service
                          Data Base (National Oceanic and Atmospheric
                          Administration)	107

                          National Estuary Program Tracking System
                          (TSD/OMEP/OW)	67

                          National Marine Pollution Information System
                          (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)	108


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                                                                            Page
                         System                                         Number
                         National Municipal Policy Inventory and Tracking
                         System (ED/OWEP/OW)	67

                         NPDES  Permit Backlog Tracking System
                         (PD/OWEP/OW)	67

                         National Pesticide Survey Budget Tracking System
                         (NPS) (IO/ODW/OW)	68

                         National Pesticide Survey Sample Tracking System
                         (TSD/ODW/OW)	68

                         National Sewage Sludge Survey (AED/OWRS/OW)	73

                         National Small Flows Clearinghouse
                         (MFD/OMPC/OW)	79

                         National Small Flows Clearinghouse Computer
                         Bulletin Board (MFD/OMPC/OW)	76

                         National Status and Trends Data Base (National
                         Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)	109

                         National Water-Use Data System (U.S. Geologic
                         Survey)	103

                         National Wetlands Inventory Digital Data Base
                         (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)	103

                         National Wetlands Research Center Data Base
                         (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)	103

                         Nationwide Volunteer Monitoring  System
                         (WPO/IO/OW)	73

                         Needs Survey (NS) (MFD/OMPC/OW)	34

                         Ocean Data Evaluation System (ODES)
                         (MOD/OMEP/OW)	36

                         ODES DATA ENTRY SYSTEM (MOD/OMEP/OW)	90

                         ODW Publications Inventory and Bibliography
                         (IO/ODW)	77
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                                                                      Page
                     System                                        Number

                     Office of Drinking Water Risk Communication
                     Bibliography (CSD/ODW/OW)	77
                     OW Resource Center (WPO/IO/OW)	78
                     OWRS Pollutant Ranking System (CSD/OWRS/OW)	87
                     Packed Column Aeration System Design Procedure
                     (TSD/ODW/OW)	84
                     PC-CETIS (ORD/EPA)	99
                     Permit Compliance System (PCS) (ED/OWEP/OW)	38
                     PRELIM VERSION 4 (PD/OWEP/OW)	88
                     Pretreatment Audit Summary System
                     (PD/OWEP/OW)	68
                     Pretreatment Tracking System (PD/OWEP/OW)	68
                     PRZM (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	85
                     QUAL2E (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	85
                     Reach File  (RF) (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	40
                     Referral List of Waste Water Treatment-Related
                     Publications (MFD/OMPC/OW)	78
                     Regulatory Communication and Knowledge-Based
                     System (WSSPD/OWP/OW)	77
                     RUSTIC (AWPD/OWRS)	85
                     Safe Drinking Water Hotline (SPD/ODW/OW)	80
                     Sludge Dumping Activities Monitoring System
                     (MOD/OMEP/OW)	69
                     Sludge Incineration Model (CSD/OWRS/OW)	86
                     State Dioxin Criteria Tracking System
                     (CSD/OWRS/OW)	69
                     State Files Data Base (SAIMS/OGWP/OW)	73
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                          Environmental and Program Information Systems Compendium    FY 1990
                          Index
                                                                             Page
                          System                                         Number
                          State Funding Study Financial Information
                          Clearinghouse (WPO/IO/OW)	80
                          State Revolving Fund (SRF) Award List
                          (MCD/OMPC/OW)	69
                          State Revolving Fund (SRF) Information Data Base
                          (MCD/(OMPC/OW)	74
                          State Toxics Criteria Tracking System
                          (CSD/OWRS/OW)	70
                          STOrage and RETrieval (of U.S. waterways
                          parametric data) Water Quality System
                          (STORET-WQS)  (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	50
                          Storm Water Hotline (PD/OWEP/OW)	81
                          Summary of State and Federal Drinking Water
                          Standards and Guidelines (CSD/ODW/OW)	74
                          SWMM (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	86
                          Toxic Chemical Release Inventory  System
                          (TRIS) (OPTS/EPA)	100
                          TSD (Technical Support Division) Sample Tracking
                          System (TSD/ODW/OW)	70
                          Underground Injection Control Program Summary
                          System (UICS) (SPD/ODW/OW)	52
                          Unregulated Contaminants Data Base
                          (TSD/ODW/OW)	74
                          WASP4 (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	86
                          WATer Data STOrage/REtrieval System
                          (WATSTORE) (U.S. Geologic Survey)	102
                          Water Data Sources Directory (U.S. Geologic Survey)	101
                          Water Industry Data Base (AWWA)	Ill
                          Water Quality Analysis System (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	88
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                          Environmental and Program Information Systems Compendium    FY 1990
                          Index
                                                                            Page
                          System                                         Number
                          Water Quality Standards Clearinghouse (Under
                          Development) (CSD/OWRS/OW)	80
                          Waterbody System (WBS) (AWPD/OWRS/OW)	54
                          WATERNET  (AWWA)	Ill
                          Wetland and Aquatic Species List (WSSPD/OWP/OW)	75
                          Wetlands Data Base (WSSPD/OWP/OW)	75
                          Wetlands Values Citation Data Base (U.S. Fish and
                          Wildlife Service):	^	105
                          WHAT-IF (PDED/ODW/OW)	,	86
                          304(1) Progress Tracking System (PD/OWEP,
                          AWPD/OWRS/OW)	71
U.S. EPA/OW                                                                  125

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