&EPA
 I'nited States
 Environmental
 Protection Agency
EPA 220-F-00-001
April 2000
                    Office of Environmental Information (3404)
                    INFOTERRA/USA
                    USA National Focal Point
 UNEP
INFOTERRA/USA
                  As a component of the Global Environmental
                  Information Exchange Programme of the
                  United Nations Environment Programme,
                  INFOTERRA/USA responds to requests for
                  information on environmental topics.


                  The service addresses two specific needs:
                   assisting international users in
                  understanding U.S. environmental policy,
                  status, and trends; and
                   assisting domestic users in gathering
                  information about the state of the
                  environment around the world.
Visit the INFOTERRA/USA Wch sue
www.epa.gov/INFOTERRA
INFOTHRRA/USA is a UNIT sponsored pn.rr.un. supported In- the US HPA.

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                                                                                     INFOTERRA/USA can .
      Our Mandate
Sponsored by the United
States Environmental
Protection Agency,
INFOTERRA/USA
serves governments,
scientists, non-
governmental
organizations,  academia,
industry, and concerned
citizens from around the
world.
INFOTERRA/USA staff"
currendy respond to over
4,000 information
requests annually;
providing valuable
documents, referrals, and
citations to environmental
information from a
variety of sources.
                              INFOTERRA provides answers to inquiries through
                                 U.S. Government documents, technical reporrs,
                                 database searches and bibliographies.  II necessary,
                                 referrals are made to the government agency,
                                 international organization,  information
                                 clearinghouse, or environmental expert besr able to
                                 respond to each information request.
INFOTERRA provee respuestas a las solicitudes de
   Informacion aprovechando documentor
   gubernamentales de los EUA,  reporte.s tecmcos,
   btisquedas de bases de dates y  bibliografias.  Si es
   necesario, las encuestas son redirigidas a la agenda
   gubernamental, organizacion internacional,  centro de
   informacion, o experto niedioambieiual capaz de
   responder.
INFOTERRA fournit des reponses aux questions de
   recherches milisam des documents gouvernementaux,
   des publications techniques, des recherches stir le.s
   bases de donnees et des bibliographies. Autant que
   necessaire, I'lNFOTERRA peur rransmertre les
   questions a I agence gouvernementale, a
   I organisation internationale, au centre d echange
   d information, oti a lexpert dc 1 environnemenr avec
   I expertise dans le sujet.
Provide a variety of information and related sources, as well as help locate U.S.
   environmental information, including:
  Links to U.S. environmental regulations
  Information on scientific test methods
  Bibliographies ol selected documents on environmental  topics
  Location and Purchasing information tor U.S. Government reports
  Referrals to international environmental experts, including INFO! ERRA partners
   in over 175 different countries
  EPA and commercial database searches
  EPA documents and resources
  Other U.S. Government documents,
   publications, and resources
  Referrals to individuals and
   organizations working on specific
   environmental issues in the  U.S.


Assist international visitors by:
  Conducting tours ot EPA Information
   facilities
  Guiding research using resources in the
   Washington, DC area
  Providing demonstrations ol searches of selected environmental databases
     For:
     Information on Caribbean Environmental Issues
     Newsletters
     Spanish Language Publications
     U.S. EPA Publications
                                Visit the INFOTERRA/USA Web site at:
                                    http://www.epa.gov/INFOTERRA
                                                                                                  Technical Information Packages
                                                                                                  Links to Other Resources
                                                                                                  INFOTERRA Listserv
                                                                                                  Other National Focal Points

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  UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT
             PROGRAMME'S
         INFOTERRA NETWORK
   INFOTERRA is designed to serve as a global
     gateway to information needed to solve
    environmental problems around the world.

The INFOTERRA network is comprised of:

National Focal Points (NFPs)

Network of over 175 participating nations sponsor
access points where the public can seek answers to
environmental questions.  NFPs can draw on the
resources of network partners to most efficiently
respond to questions.

Regional Sendee Centers (RSCs)

RSCs assist NFPs in a geographical regions by
providing database  searches, promoting
communication and offering training and support
where needed.

Special Sectoral Sources (SSS)

Recognized experts in areas of environmental studies
who provide custom research on issues of special
environmental priority.

Programme Activity Centre (PAC)

Located at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya,
the PAC coordinates network activities and
promotion, provides training and assistance to
NFPs, and publishes a network bulletin as well as
other publications as  needed.
     More Information
  INFOTERRA/USA can be
   reached by any one of the
     following methods:
Mailing Address
INFOTERRA/USA
U.S. EPA (3404)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

Phone
(202) 260-5917

Fax
(202) 260-3923

Internet
www.epa.gov/INFOTERRA

Electronic mail
library-infoterra@epa.gov

       The offices of
  INFOTERRA/USA are also
     available to visit by
       appointment.
                                                      INFOTERRA/USA
                                                    www.epa.gov/INFOTERRA

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