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External Resources

Local Bar Associations

Austin Environmental, Natural Resources and Water Law Section
Dallas Environmental Law Section
Houston Bar Association Environmental Law Section

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resources

EPA National Home Page
EPA Finding Aids – Facilitate finding information on the EPA Internet sites.
EPA Search – Keyword search of the EPA site.
EPA Register – Full text of all federal Register documents issued by EPA, and selected documents issued by other Departments and Agencies.
EPA Region 6 Home Page
EPA Data Index – U.S. EPA environmental data; Superfund data; Safe Drinking Water data; Hazardous Waste data; Toxic Release data; Water Discharge permits; AIRS Facility Subsystem; Facility Index System; Chemical Integrator.
EPA Publications
EPA Software – Software for environmental awareness prepared by Region 5 and Purdue University. Designed to make complex environmental subjects clear and understandable.
EPA Envirofacts Overview
EPA Brownfields Home Page

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

TCEQ Home Page
TCEQ Organizational Listings

Air

Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) – contains links to all the sites related to air quality.
Mobile Source Environmental Programs – Reached from the above OAR page.
Office Of Air Quality Planning And Standards (OAQPS) – Link to all the air quality activities involving the public health based air quality standards and nonattainment.
OAQPS Clean Air Programs
EPA Actions Involving Air Quality
EPA Recent Air Actions – User-friendly page designed to link to recent air actions and public information
AIRS Executive Home Page
EPA Ozone Depletion
EPA Greenbook of NonAttainment Areas

Past Chairs

EPA Office of Water
EPA Office of Water/Office of Wastewater Management
EPA Region VI Clean Water Act Forms/Documents

Waste

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)
OSWER Rules and Regulations
RCRA Info
Toxic Release Inventory (TRIS) Entity and Attribute Information
TRIS Query Form
Hazardous waste – RCRA Subtitle C
RCRA Online (contains RCRA permit policy compendium)
Office of Wastewater Management (OWM)
OWM National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Program
Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO)
EPA-Oil Spill Prevention & Response – Oil spill information.
EPA-Oil Spill Program Laws and Regulations

Other Federal Government Agencies

DOE Environmental Safety and Health Technical Guidance Center
DOE NEPA site
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Environmental Impact Analysis Data Links – Covers agricultural, endangered species, energy, hydrologic, meteorologic, pollution prevention, geospatial data, wetlands, international environmental.
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)
U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Home Page

U.S. Center for Disease Control
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH Web Resources – Provides other NIOSH and safety and health sites.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
HUD Lead Programs

Other State Of Texas Sites

Texas Department of Health (TDH)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) – Park conservation, fishing, boating, etc.
Texas Railroad Commission Home Page
Texas Supreme Court
Texas Administrative Code
Texas Register
Texas Health and Human Services Commission Home Page
Texas Environmental Center – Water quality projects, air quality, land and wildlife, river authorities, etc.

International Sites

CNN’s Science and Technology Site – Provides daily news about environmental issues; contains links to stories and a schedule of that day’s Earth Matters segment on CNN television.
Global Directory for Environmental Technology – Reference source for government departments, utility companies, engineering consultants, and others engaged in environmental activities
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development Agreement Collection
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) – Fostering environmental prosperity, business incentives, benchmarking survey results, etc.
ISO 14000 InfoCenter – Overview, articles, accredited registrars, registered companies.

Organizations/Activists

American Society for Testing Materials
American Council of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
American Industrial Hygiene Association
MSDS Solutions – offers online database, software and services for managing and distributing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
Air & Waste Management Association
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Texas Association of Professional GeoScientists
Water Environment Federation
Greenpeace International Home Page
Sierra Club Home Page
National Society of Professional Engineers
National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP)
National Wetlands Inventory – From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Habitat Conservation
American Society of Civil Engineers
Natural Resources Defense Council
EarthWatch U.S.
EarthHouston -a unique environmental news site focused on Houston and the South Coast of Texas
Small Business Administration Home Page

Publications/News Sources

Discover Magazine
Elsevier Science Home Page
Environmental Protection Magazine Home Page
RegScan Home Page
E/The Environmental Magazine
Environmental News Network
Findlaw: Environmental Law – Provides government, law school, and law firm sites.
Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal – Scholarly publication specializing in Texas administrative law.

Groundwater Information

Groundwater.com – An Internet gateway to many online resources relating to groundwater.
Commission for Environmental Protection – English, French, and Spanish.
Vermont SIRI Web Page