United States	Information Resources	EPA220-N-93-001
Environmental Protection	Management	January/February 1993
Agency	(PM-211A)
oEPA The Catalyst
Information for Environmental Action
An Information Service for EPA HQ Staff from the Headquarters Library
Further Cuts to Library Services
As stated in the December Catalyst, the Headquarters Ubrary has reduced Its daily
operating schedule to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Further cuts wffi Impact on the library's Interllbrary loan service for Agency staff. The
Headquarters Library utilizes the Online Computer Library Center (QCLC), an electronic
bibliographic utility listing the holdings for over 4,000 libraries, to Identify potential sources for
materials borrowed through Interllbrary loan (ILL). A temporary freeze on the use of this utility
has been Issued. Staff will still respond to ILL requests, but their ability to locate sources for
materials will be severely limited. This will impact on the ability to fill the requests, as well as
the length of time it takes to obtain the materials. The Library must also suspend Interllbrary
loan and online searching for Agency contractors. We apologize for any Inconvenience and
thank you for your understanding.
The Library has also suffered a 60 percent cut in Its Journal budget. Titles have been
cancelled based on observed usage patterns and immediate relevance to the Library and
Agency mission. The full impact of these cuts will probably not be felt until later in the Spring
of 1993. If you feel a title should be reinstated, please notify Library staff, and we will consider
reinstating it for FY 94. ~>
Check These Out!
(pun intended)
Harnessing Science for Environmental
Regulation edited by John D. Graham.
Praeger, New York, 1992.
This book examines the role of
science in toxic chemical regulation at the
Environmental Protection Agency. Through a
series of chapter essays, the authors
expound the view that scientific knowledge
and advice from experts outside government
is essential to the competence and credibility
of regulations designed to protect public
health. An early chapter examines the
contributions of the EPA Science Advisory
Board (SAB) in improving regulatory science
and discusses potential new directions and
challenges for the board. KF3775.H3651991
Ecology, Economics, Ethics: The Broken
Circle edited by F. Herbert Bormann and
Stephen R. Kellert. Yale University Press,
New Haven, CT, 1991.
Based on a lecture series at the Yale
University School of Forestry and
Environmental Studies, prominent
environmental experts assert the need for
better knowledge of the science underlying
environmental problems. Causes and
consequences, as they relate to economic
and political systems, must also be
understood. The essays address a range of
concerns, from biological diversity to
sustainable agriculture.
QH541.E31934 1991 *
This month's InfoPage topic: Recycling
EPA Headquarters Library (PM-211 A) WSM2904 202-260-5922
Printed on Recycled Paper

The EPA Headquarters
Library has a collection of
materials to help you
through the maze of contract management.
The following sources will be found in the
Management Collection:
The government contract reference book: A
comprehensive guide to the language of
procurement by Ralph C. Nash Jr. and Steven
L. Schooner. Washington D.C.: The George
Washington University, 1992.
MGMT REF KF846.4.N37 1992
Quality: The reference book for government
contracts by Robert E. Schomberg. Tampa,
Florida: Book Publishers Inc., 1989.
MGMT REF HD3861.U6536 1989
Federal acquisition regulations (FAR) issued
by General Services Administration, Department
of Defense, and the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration. Washington D.C.: U.S.
Government Printing Office.
MGMT REF KF844.7.F421990
This is also available on CD-ROM in the Library.
Government contractors: Are service
contractors performing inherently government
functions? Issued by the United States General
Accounting Office. Washington D.C.: U.S.
Government Printing Office, November 1991.
Formation of government contracts by Ralph
C.	Nash Jr. and John Cibinic Jr. Washington
D.C.:	The George Washington University, 1986.
MGMT REF KF849.L52 1986
Federal procurement law. by Ralph C. Nash Jr.
and John Cibinic Jr. Washington D.C.: The
George Washington University, 1977.
MGMT REF KF848.N3 1977 ~
In response to requests
for programs on cultural
diversity, the Headquarters
Library has acquired a new video, produced by
WGBH Boston, entitled The Multicultural
Workplace. The running time is 32 minutes, but
the message of the video is best delivered in a
workshop combining the video with discussions
and exercises. If you use the companion Leader's
Guide and Participants' Workbook, the running
time of your program would be about 3 hours, 15
The tape consists of an introduction and
five "scenes". Characters in the video represent
four cultures: Hispanic, African-American, Asian
and White/Anglo. The scenes present typical
interactions among colleagues involving
promotions, working styles and project
management. The goal of your workshop
sessions should be to uncover how cultural
context may contribute to the interaction.
In another recent acquisition, True
Colors, ABC News's Diane Sawyer presents a
look at today's prejudice. This tape is an eye-
opener, especially for those who feel that we've
come a long way since the civil-rights era of the
1960's. Two "testers", one white and the other
black, place themselves into identical situations-
applying for apartments, loans and jobs, waiting at
taxi stands—which require the people they come
in contact with to make choices. The results,
consistently favorable to the white man,
demonstrate that prejudicial thinking still prevails.
True Colors is 19 minutes in length, comes with a
short discussion guide, and is best when viewed
in its entirety with discussion before and after.
If you are an EPA employee in the
Washington area, let us serve your video-training
needs. Give us a call and ask us about our video
collection. Our telephone number is 202-260-
5922. ~

Journal Kernels
In the early days of the new
EPA administration, the novice
agency staffers (and even some not
so novice staffers) were in a quandry.
"Where can we find the best sources
for information on environmental
policy and regulations?" they asked
It was then that a great voice
arose from the hinterlands. "Seek and ye
shall find," it boomed. The staffers followed
the voice to the Headquarters Library where a
smiling librarian (equipped with a mike and a
10,000-watt vocal amplifier) showed them the
Chemical Regulation Reporter—This
publication of the Bureau of National Affairs
(BNA) provides coverage of all important
aspects of chemical regulation, including
legislative activities, regulatory activity under
TSCA and FIFRA, and packaging and
shipping requirements for hazardous
materials. Included are a reference file for
materials of permanent reference value and
an index to chemical regulations, (weekly;
Holdings: 1982 - present)
Environment Reporter—BNA also publishes
this periodical that delivers comprehensive
coverage of federal and state governmental
actions related to pollution control, including
updates on legislation, research, and
litigation. Also included are binders on federal
and state court decisions; federal laws and
regulations; mining; and state air, water and
solid waste land use laws and regulations,
(weekly; Holdings; 1971 - present)
Environmental Law Reporter—Keeping the
environmental lawyer up to date for over 20
years, this publication provides updates on
legal issues in hazardous waste, air and water
pollution, environmental impact statements
and key ongoing litigation. This journal also
provides reference copies of statutes and
administrative documents and tracks
proposed laws and rules as they are
developed, (monthly; Holdings: 1980 -
Inside EPA's Weekly Report—Published by
Inside Washington, this publication details the
activities of the EPA. Included are court
decisions, news on hazardous waste laws
and regulations, legislative activities and
executive actions. This has become the
unofficial newsletter of the EPA insider,
focusing strictly on the EPA. (weekly;
Holdings: 1980 - present)
The staffers were overjoyed with their
discovery. They swore they would visit Room
M2904 with frequency or if circumstances
prevented it, would call 202-260-5922 for any
information they so desired. ~
The 103rd
Congress convened on
January 5,1993. The
new Congress is already
busy on many environmental issues. Bills
have been introduced and hearings are being
scheduled. Call the Library when you need
information on Congressional schedules, new
bills, members, or histories of legislation.
We are pleased to announce that the
Legislative Library now has cable television.
When EPA is testifying before Congressional
Committees we invite you to come to the
Library and watch the proceedings in our
comfortable surroundings.
—Joan Platten
EPA/OCLA Legislative Librarian
(202)260-5425 (A-102L) ~



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-211 A,
Washington, DC 20460 or email Library.HQ.
Eighth Annual Conference on
Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils.
September 19-23, 1993. Call for papers due
March 1, 1993. Sponsored by the Council for the
Health and Environmental Safety of Soils
(CHESS) and the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst. For more information contact: Paul T.
Kostecki, PhD, CHESS, N334 Morrill, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 or call (413)
545-2934 or Fax (413) 545-4692.
Indoor Air Quality/Pollution Prevention
Workshop. March 9-10, 1993, Raleigh, NC.
Sponsored by US EPA, Office of Research and
Development. For more information contact:
Kelly Leovic, AEERL at 919-541-7717.
Keys to Managerial Excellence. March 9-11,
1993, Washington, DC. Sponsored by EPA
Institute. For more information contact: Clare
Shea, EPA Institute at 202-260-3328.
NALMS 2nd Annual Southeastern Lakes
Management Conference: Forging
Partnerships for Lake and Watershed
Management. March 11-13,1993,
Chattanooga, TN. Organized by North
American Lake Management Society and
cosponsored by the US EPA and Tennessee
Valley Authority. For more information contact:
NALMS, 1 Progress Blvd., Box 27, Alachua FL
32615-9536 or call (904) 462-2554.
The Next Generation of U.S. Agricultural
Conservation Policy. March 14-16, 1993,
Kansas City, MO. Supporting the conference are
USDA, USFWS, US EPA, Pioneer Hi-Bred
International, Deere and Company and Montsanto
Co. For more information contact: SWCS, 7515
Northeast Ankeny Rd., Ankeny LA 50021-9764 or
call (800) THE SOIL.
Riparian Ecosystems in the Humid U.S.:
Functions, Values, and Management.
March 15-18, 1993, Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by
Agricultural Research Service, and other
agencies. For more information contact: Nancy
Barron, Riparian Ecosystems Conference, US
EPA, 345 Cortland Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30365
or call (404) 347-2126 or Fax (404) 347-3269.
Contract Administration. March 16-18, 1993.
Washington, DC. Sponsored by EPA Institute.
For more information contact: Gwen James, EPA
Institute at 202-260-6678.
Role of the Clean Air Act in Implementing
Pollution Prevention. March 28 April 2,1993,
Palm Coast, FL. Sponsored by US EPA. Office of
Research and Development. For more
information contact: Elizabeth Shaver, AEERL at
1993 International Conference on
Municipal Waste Combustion. March 30-
April 2, 1993, Williamsburg, VA. Sponsored by
US EPA, Office of Research and Development.
For more information contact: James D. Kilgroe,
AEERL, 919-541-2854. ~
Reference Inquiries	202-260-5921
Circulation Inquiries	202-260-5922
Interlibrary Loan	202-260-5060
Hazardous Waste-Reference 202-260-5934
INFOTERRA-Reference	202-260-5917
Water-Reference	202-260-8670
Email	Library,HQ
The Headquarters Library is contractor
operated and managed by the Office of
Information Resources Management (OIRM)
Information Access Branch.

St*-	United States	EPA/IMSD
X,	Environmental Protection	January/February 1993
Info Page: Recycling
4Averett, Sam. Debate on
federal recycling legislation
takes shape. Resource
Recycling. January 1992,
Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 51-55.
Ball, Robert; Tavitian, Nicholas. Public
response to waste paper recycling
schemes. Resources Conservation &
Recycling. February 1992, Vol. 6, No. 2,
pp. 117-132.
Basu, Tapan K. Selection of control
technologies from remediation of lead
battery recycling sites. Washington, DC:
Environmental Protection Agency, 1991.
HW EPAX 9012-0025, EPA 600/9-90/039
Beverage container deposits in the 90s.
Washington, DC: Container Recycling
Institute, 1992. TD794.5.B48
BioCycle guide to collecting, processing
and marketing recyclables including the
special report on materials recovery
facilities. Emmans, PA: JG Press, 1990.
Cichonski, Thomas J.; Hill, Karen.
Recycling sourcebook: a guide to
recyclable materials, case studies,
organizations, agencies, and publications.
Detroit: Gale Research, 1993.
HW TD794.5 R55 1993
Developing a comprehensive federal office
recycling program. Washington, DC:
Environmental Protection Agency, 1990.
EPAX 9103-0023
Everett, Jess W.; Peirce, J. Jeffrey.
National analysis of recycling material
recovery rates. Journal of Resource
Management & Technology. December 1991,
Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 148-153.
Franklin, William E. Paper recycling: the
view to 1995: summary report. Prairie
Village, KS: Franklin Associates, 1990 .
TS1120.5.F7 1990
Glenn, Jim. Regulating recycling facilities.
BioCycle. December 1991, Vol. 32, No. 12,
pp. 40-43.
Hochbrueckner, George J. A survey of
recycling activity within the federal
government. Washington, DC: House of
Representatives, 1992. TD 794.5 S97
Howell, S. G. Ten year review of plastics
recycling. Cincinnati, OH: US EPA Risk
Reduction Engineering Lab., 1992.
PB92-153402, EPA/600/J-92/085
McClay, Brian. Recycling In the Canadian
pulp and paper industry. Forestry
Chronicle. October 1991, Vol. 67, No. 5,
pp. 532-535.
McMahon, Jim. Measuring effectiveness of
recycling. BioCycle. December 1991,
Vol. 32, No. 12, pp. 38-40.

PaperMatcher: a directory of paper
recycling resources. New York: American
Paper Institute, 1990. REF TS1120.5.P36
Powell, Jerry. The RAP program: buying
back recyclables from public housing
residents. Resource Recycling. February
1992, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 36-39.
Powell, Jerry. To each its
own: recent state
recycling legislation.
Resource Recycling.
October 1991, Vol. 10,
No. 10, pp. 32-35.
Recycling and incineration: evaluating
the choices. Washington, DC: Island
Press, 1990.
Recycling nontraditional materials: a
source guide to new technology options.
Rochester, NY: Center for Environmental
Information, Inc. through a grant from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, Region II,
Ruston, John. Developing recycling
markets for the components of residential
mixed paper. Resource Recycling. January
1992,	Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 26-34.
Second International Symposium,
recycling of metals and engineered
materials. Warrendale, PA: Minerals, Metals
& Society, 1990. INTL TD799.5.I57 1990
Sresty, Guggilam C. Recycling of electric
arc furnace dust. Chicago, IL: Hazardous
Waste Research and Information Center,
1990. HW TP159.F87R43
States efforts to promote lead-acid battery
recycling: a report. Washington, DC : US
Environmental Protection Agency, 1991.
HW EPAX 9203-0051, EPA 530-SW-91-029
Tillman, Joseph W. Achievements in
source reduction and recycling for ten
industries in the United States. Cincinnati,
OH: Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
ORD, EPA, 1991. EPAX 9112-0045, EPA
White, Michele Marie. Big
cities recycle. Resource
Recycling. December
1991, Vol. 10, No. 12,
pp. 38-42.
Wolf, Paris. Big three to
study recycling auto
plastics. Recycling Today.
January 1992, Vol. 30,
No. 1, pp. 30-32.
The preceding list of documents may help
provide answers to some questions about
recycling. EPA Headquarters staff can
borrow these items from the Headquarters
Library. ~
Sombke, Laurence.
Solution to pollution:
your personal
handbook to
recycling and cleaning up your home. New
York: MasterMedia Ltd., 1990.