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Databases and Software

Alphabetical List of Databases and Software

General Information - Find directories of systems and software to download for use in the home or office.

Media Specific - Find databases and tools that apply to specific environmental media (e.g. water, air, land, pesticides)

Integrated Media - Find tools that address the relationships of all environmental media.

Geographic Information Systems - Information about systems and software used to support mapping of environmental data.

Technical Tools - Find tools to assist in modeling environmental conditions, assessing water quality and more.

Environmental Test Methods & Guidelines - Test methods found on the Agency Web site and sources for acquiring test methods from the EPA.

EPA Models - Models are used to increase the level of understanding about natural systems and the way in which they react to varying conditions.


Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) - Go to database to search for facilities in your community to see if an agency has conducted air, water or hazardous waste compliance inspections, violations were found, or enforcement actions were taken.

Envirofacts - A national information system that provides a single point of access to data extracted from seven major EPA databases.

Environmental Data Registry - A data registry which allows you to retrieve information about the data elements used in selected EPA systems.

Environmental Information Management System - Access to descriptive information (metadata) for data sets, databases, documents, models, projects, and spatial data.

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), prepared and maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), is an electronic data base containing information on human health effects that may result from exposure to various chemicals in the environment.

Registry for EPA Applications and Databases (READ) - The Registry for EPA Applications and Databases (READ) is a catalogue of the Agency's diverse information resources, including computer application systems, databases, and models.

Science Inventory - A searchable Agency-wide catalog of science activities and scientific and technical work products (for example, risk assessments, technical studies and guidance, and research).

Substance Registry System (SRS) - The Substance Registry System (SRS) provides information on substances (e.g., chemicals, biological organisms) and how they are represented in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and information systems.

Surf Your Watershed - A service to help you locate, use, and share environmental information on your watershed or community.

Terminology Reference System (TRS) - The Terminology Reference System (TRS) has been created as a single resource of environmental terminology for the Agency by compiling collections of terms from EPA and other sources.

Window to My Environment - Use interactive maps and tools to answer popular questions about environmental conditions affecting air, land and water in your community; and learn what is being done locally to protect the environment.


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