United States	Information Resources	EPA220-N92-010
Environmental Protection Management	October 1992
Agency	(PM-211A)
4>EPA The Catalyst
Information for Environmental Action
An Information Service for EPA HQ Staff from the Headquarters Library
Energy and Environment CD-ROM Orientation
The November CD-ROM Orientation Session will focus on Energy
and Environment, on Tuesday, November 17, from 2-3 p.m. Produced
by Engineering Information, Inc., Energy and Environment provides
coverage of the world's significant literature on energy and environmental engineering and
corresponds to the Engineering Index. Approximately 64,000 records are added to this
database per year on the following subjects: air and water pollution; direct energy conversion;
electric power transmission and distribution; energy conservation, storage, and management;
gas, liquid and solid fuels; geology; geochemistry; hazardous materials; solar energy; and
waste disposal and treatment. To sign up for this session, call the Headquarters Library at
202-260-5921 or fill out the sign-up sheet located at the Reference Desk. Remember, class
size is limited so sign up today!!! ~
The Catalyst Is Online!
You can now access The
Catalyst electronically via the Videotext option
on All-in-One. All articles are full-text in the
electronic format, as is the listing of
conference announcements and the Info
To access, at the electronic messaging
menu, type VTX. The next menu will list the
options available on Videotext. Select the
number for the Catalyst, then select the
monthly issue you wish to read. It's that
Other EPA access bulletins available
on Videotext include EPA Insight, EPA
Journal, and press releases. <*
Register of Lists
The Information Policy Branch (IBP) of
the Office of Regulatory Management and
Evaluation, Office of Policy, Planning and
Evaluation has sent out the first quarterly
update of the Register of Lists (RoL) to the
130 plus EPA users of this new chemical
information system. The update is critical to
this database of chemical lists because some
of these lists are frequently being modified
through rulemaking.
RoL is designed to answer a very
simple question, "Does EPA regulate
chemical X?M And, if so, "Who do I contact
for more information?" It is important that the
response to that question reflect the current
regulatory status X.
The updated database contains 31
lists of regulated chemicals, over 3,300
chemicals, and 9,600 synonyms. This
represents an increase of approximately 10
EPA staff with an interest in installing
RoL on their own personal computer, or in
discussing a new RoL application, or in
arranging a demonstration of RoL to
their Branch should contact Jim
Daley at 202-260-2743 or Matt
Leopard on 202-260-2468. *
Jour next great idea is in the STA headquarters LiBrary
EPA Headquarters Library (PM-211 A) WSM2904 202-260-5922

Author, Author! subject include the following titles:
Agency employees
recently published books and articles. The
authors and the titles of their published works
are listed below:
Cash, Gordon G., Technical Programs
Branch, Chemical Management Division,
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic
Substances (TS-798) and Breen, Joseph J.,
Chief of Industrial Chemistry Branch,
Economics, Exposure and Technology
Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and
Toxic Substances (TS-798). "Principal
Component Analysis and Spatial Correlation:
Environmental Analytical Software Tools."
Chemosphere. Vol. 24, No. 11,
pp. 1607-1623.
Theis, Joseph G., Water Enforcement
Division, Office of Civil Enforcement, Office of
Enforcement (LE-134W). "Wetlands Loss and
Agriculture: The Failed Federal Regulation of
Farming Activities Under Section 404 of the
Clean Water Act." 9 PACE Environmental
Law Review 1 (1991). (published August
What is it?
We've received a
number of requests recently on this subject.
Ecofeminism utilizes feminist theory and
ecology to draw connections between
pollution and oppression of women. It
promotes the idea that women's reproductive
abilities tie them to the earth and encourage
them to work to save life, and that women
activists are inspired by emotional rather than
rational motives. Francoise d'Eaubonne
established the term ecofeminism to
represent the special connection between
women and nature that inspires them toward
environmentalist action. Current writing on the
Kelly, Petra. Beyond the greens. Ms.
Magazine. Vol. 11, No. 3,
November-December 1991, pp. 70-71.
Fox, Warwick. Deep ecology-ecofeminism
debate and its parallels. Environmental
Ethics. Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 1989, pp. 5ff.
Reynolds, Francesca. Ecofeminism. Ecos.
Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 1989, p. 2.
Cheney, Jim. Eco-feminism and deep
ecology. Environmental Ethics Vol. 9,
No. 1, Spring 1987, pp. 21-24.
Rosser, Sue V. Eco-Feminism: Lessons
for feminism from ecology. Women's
Studies International Forum. Vol. 14, No. 3,
1991,	pp. 143-151.
Merchant, Caroline. Ecofeminists draw the
connections between sexism and
environmental degradation. Utne Reader.
November-December 1989, p. 76.
Merchant, Carolyn. Perspectives on
ecofeminism: Viewpoint (positive view).
Environmental Action Magazine. Vol. 24,
No. 2, Summer, 1992, p. 18.
Biehl, Janet. Perspectives on ecofeminism:
Viewpoint (negative view). Environmental
Action Magazine. Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer,
1992,	p. 19.
Nelson, Joyce. Speaking the unspeakable:
understanding ecofeminism will help us
face our future. Canadian Forum. Vol. 68,
March 1990, pp. 15ff.
Copies of these, and other articles on
eco-feminism, are available through the EPA
Library Network. For further assistance,
contact the Reference Desk at 202-260-5921.

You've memorized every last
buzzword, catchphrase and
acronym that's come your way
while working in the agency. But, of course,
that's not enough. Do you have the internal
skills to keep up with it all?
That's where some of the
Headquarters Library audio cassette tapes
may come in handy. The titles featured this
month concentrate on stress reduction and
personal growth.
Relax, Renew and Re-energlze. This
program, produced by CareerTrack, is
designed by Adele Greenfield, director of the
Stress Management Institute in Charlotte, North
Carolina (as of the 1985 date on the tape). "Relax
for a moment," the tape says, "and enter a
powerful state of renewal...that will re-energize
your mind, body and spirit."
Stress-Ease is "a creative approach to stress
management," produced by Alison Freeman and
Lynne Strom-Berg in 1986. The tape presents
muscle tension release exercises and autogenic
training on one side, and relaxing piano solos
(with names like "Silence Before the Rain,"
"Letting Go," and "Morning Dance") on the other.
How to Deal with Stress. Not only do we have
the audio cassette, but we also have the filmstrip!
And you can see the filmstrip by holding it up to a
light (we've tried it—it works). This 1986
production by J. Weston Walch features practical
advice for stress management—holistic
suggestions that will affect every part of your life.
The filmstrip is a colorful accompaniment to the
You can obtain these tapes, and many
more, at the Headquarters Library. Just come
to the Circulation Desk, and ask one of the
technicians for the title of your choice. Or,
you can browse through the entire collection.
We loan audio tapes for up to three weeks,
and we'll loan you a personal tape player and
headphone so you'll have everything you
need. ~
i Journal Kernels
As we approach election day,
more and more of us take a closer
look at the issues which will sway
our vote. Two of the greast issues
of this campaign season are
business and the economy.
Before stepping into that voting
booth, you may wish to
supplement your knowledge of
these issues by looking at some of
the business and economic journals in the
EPA Headquarters Library collection.
Business Week. The businessman's bible, it
gives you the who, what, when, where and why of
the business world and lets you know what might
happen next. If you want to keep up with the
business world, then this is the publication to read,
(weekly; Holdings: 1987—present)
The Economist. Not only does this journal
cover it all in business, finance and science but it
also covers world politics and current affairs as
well. Founded in 1843, this journal gives more of
an international business overview, (weekly;
Holdings: 1987—present)
Forbes. Malcolm, Sr. might be gone but his son
has ably taken over the reins of this insightful and
informative magazine. Regular features include
stories on money and investing, laws, marketing,
and science and technology, (bi-weekly; Holdings:
Fortune. On those weeks that Malcolm, Jr. does
not publish his magazine, Time Inc. publishes its
own business and economic journal. Regular
features include the Fortune Forecast, Personal
Investing and the annual Fortune 500. (bi-weekly;
Holdings 1967—1986 on microfilm, 1986—present
in hardcopy)
For more information about these and
other journals call 202-260-5922 or stop by
the Headquarters Library. ~

Congress has issued a
joint resolution with forty
Governors declaring
1992 the Year of Clean Water and October as
Clean Water Month. October 18,1992 is the
20th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. The
act existed before 1972, but in 1972 it
underwent a major overhaul. The final
legislation was a comprehensive
environmental public works act (Public Law
92-500). There was little organized scientific
data or information in 1972, but our Nation's
waters were seriously polluted and the
Congress acted on that knowledge. Had they
not done so our waters would probably be
beyond repair today. The Clean Water Act
was sound, workable, and proved to be a very
effective statute. This legislation set a
standard for the environmental laws that
followed. However, there is still more work to
be done. One issue which has to be
addressed in the 103rd Congress convening
in January will be finding a balance between
State and Federal responsibilities. Hopefully,
this and other issues will be addressed and
the Act will be reauthorized.
—Joan Platten
Legislative Librarian
202-260-5425 (A-102)
Conferences, Meetings,
Symposiums, Workshops
This is a selected list of meetings and
conferences chosen for their potential interest
to EPA staff, if EPA staff wish to have an
EPA-sponsored event listed here, please
forward the information to The Catalyst, HQ
Library, 401 M St., SW - PM-211A,
Washington, DC 20460 or email Library. HQ.
Practical Environmental Regulation
Course. November 16-18,1993,, Washington, DC
Sponsored by Executive Enterprises, Inc. For more
information contact: Executive Enterprises, Inc., 22
West 21st Street, New York, NY 10010-6990 or call
(800) 831-8333 or (212) 645-7880 or Fax
(212) 645-8689.
Pollution Prevention Exposition and
Conference. November 18-20, 1992, Dallas TX.
Sponsored by the National Solid Wastes Management
Association, the Air & Waste Management Association,
the Water Environment Federation and the American
Institute for Pollution Prevention. For more intormation
contact: Water Environment Federation at
(703) 684-2400.
LAN—WAN '92. December 1-2,1992.
Washington, DC. Sponsored by The Institute tor
International Research. For more information contact:
Conference Administrator, Institute for International
Research, Inc., 437 Madison Ave., 23rd Floor, New
York, NY 10022 or call (800) 345-8016 or
(212) 826-1260 or Fax (212) 826-6411 or
(212) 826-6412.
Total Quality Management. Building
Facilitation Skills. December 7—11,1992,
Washington, DC. Sponsored by the U.S. General
Services Administration. For more information contact:
Jim Alden, GSA Interagency Training Center Quality
Management Institute at (703) 557-1318.
Household Hazardous Waste Management.
December 8-12,1992, Minneapolis MN. Sponsored by
the US EPA Office of Solid Waste and co-sponsored by
the State of Minnesota. For more information contact
Kathy O'Neill, SWANA, P. O. Box 7219 Silver Spring
MD 20910 or call (301) 585-2898 or Fax
(301) 585-0297. ~
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Hazardous Waste-Reference 202-260-59214
INFOTERRA-Reference 202-260-5917
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Info Page: Endangered Species
Allman, William F. Endangered species:
Can they be saved? In US News and World
Report, Vol. 107, No. 13, pp. 52-59, 1989.
Baker, Sylva. Endangered vertebrates: a
selected annotated bibliography,
1981-1988. New York, NY: Garland
Publishing, 1990.
Bean, Michael J. Reconciling conflicts
under the Endangered Species Act: the
habitat conservation planning experience.
Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund, 1991.
Bergman, Charles. Wild echoes:
Encounters with the most endangered
animals in North America. New York, NY:
McGraw-Hill, 1990.
Bonnett, Mark; Kurt Zimmerman. Politics
and preservation: the Endangered Species
Act and the northern spotted owl. Ecology
Law Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 105-172,
Burton, John. Atlas of endangered species.
New York, NY: Macmillan, 1991.
Clark, Tim W. Designing and managing
successful endangered species recovery
programs. Environment Management,
Vol. 13, No.2, pp. 159-171, 1989.
DeBlieeu, Jan. Meant to be wild: the
struggle to save endangered species
through captive breeding. Golden, CO:
Fulcrum, 1991.
DiSilvestro, Roger. The endangered
kingdom: The struggle to save America's
wildlife. New York, NY: Wiley, 1991.
Decline of the sea turtles:
Ehrlich, Paul R. Extinction: the causes and
consequences of the disappearance of
species. New York, NY: Ballantine Books,
Endangered and threatened wildlife and
plants: 50CFR 17.11 and 17.12.
Washington, DC: U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Office of Endangered Species.
1986. OL82.E56 1986
Favre, David S. International trade in
endangered species: A guide to CITES.
Dordrecht, Boston, MA: M. Nijhoff Publishers,
Fitzgerald, Sarah. International wildlife
trade: Whose business is it? Washington,
DC: World Wildlife Fund, 1989.
INTL QL82.F58 1989
Johnson, J.E. Protected fishes of the United
States and Canada. Bethesda, MD:
American Fisheries Society, 1987.

Kilbourne, James C. The Endangered
Species Act under the microscope: a
closeup look from a litigator's perspective.
Environmental Law, Vol. 21, No. 3,
pp. 499-586,1991.
Kohm, Kathryn. Balancing on the brink of
extinction: The Endangered Species Act
and lessons for the future. Washington,
DC: Island Press, 1991.
INTL KF5640.B4335 1991
Manning, Laura L. The dispute processing
model of public policy evolution: The case
of endangered species policy changes
from 1973-1983. New York,NY: Garland
Publishing, 1990.
Moore, H.S., ed. Biotechnology and the
conservation of genetic diversity. New
York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Official World Wildlife Fund guide to
endangered species of North America. 3
vols. Washington DC: Beacham Publisher,
1990-1992. QL84.2.035 1990 v. 1-2
Paladdino, F.V. Tracking endangered
species. Environmental Science &
Technology, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 424-427,
March 1992.
Phillips, Michael K. The red wolf: recovery
of an endangered species. Endangered
Species Update, Vol. 90, No. 1, pp. 79-82,
Rohlf, Daniel J. Endangered Species Act:
A guide to its protections and
implementation. Stanford.CA: Stanford
Environmental Law Society, 1989.
Rohlf, D.J. Six biological reasons why the
Endangered Species Act doesnt work—
and what to do about it. Conservation
Biology, Vol. 5, No. 3 pp. 273-283,
September 1991.
Thornton, Robert D. Searching for
consensus and predictability: habitat
conservation planning under the
Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Environmental Law, S/ol. 21, No. 3,
pp. 605-657, 1991.
Thornton, Robert D. Takings under
Endangered Species Act section 9. Natural
Vol. 4, No. 4,
pp. 7-12, 1990.
S. Threats to
diversity in the
United States.
Washington, DC:
EPA Office of
Policy, Planning
and Evaluation, 1990. PB91 -1255757
Watts, Tim J. Public policy and the
protection of endangered species during
the Reagan years: A bibliography.
Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, 1989.
Williams, T. Open season on endangered
species. Audubon, Vol. 93, No. 1 pp. 26-34.
The preceding list of documents may
help provide answers to some questions
about endangered species. EPA
Headquarters staff can borrow these items
through the Headquarters Library. ~