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Auke Bay Laboratories Hydrocarbon Database

  NOAA - Alaska Fisheries Science Center Collection includes reference samples. Database including sample collection information and analytical hydrocarbon analyses of Hydrocarbon samples collected by the Auke Bay Lab since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Tables include Alkane, PAH, and Biomarker together with quality control codes for each analyze (tables QC code Alkane and QC code PAH). Metadata on reference samples can be found at URL listed. Reference samples and further data may be obtained by contacting the point of contact listed. There are no restrictions on who may access the database, and access is free.   Physical samples and digital records are stored. Emily Fergusson
Alaska Fisheries
Science Center, NOAA
907.789.6613
AFSC.metadata@
noaa.gov
emily.fergusson@
noaa.gov
Cruise Operations Database   NOAA -Alaska Fisheries Science Center Database includes records of each Cruise operation off the US West Coast, in the Gulf of Alaska, in the Bering Sea, and north of the Bering sea. Records include the date, time, and location of the operation, as well as the types of gear deployed and the samples collected. Access database with details on each scientific marine operation conducted by the Cruise program off the US West Coast, in the Gulf of Alaska, in the Bering Sea, and north of the Bering sea. There are no restrictions on who may access the database, and access is free.   Digital records. Jeff Napp
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
206.526.4148 jeff.napp@
noaa.gov
Envirofacts   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Envirofacts consists of the following datasets: Air Facility System (AFS), Biennial Report (BR), Brownfields Cleanups, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLIS), Cleanups, Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO), Facility Registry System (FRS), Grants Information and Control System (GICS), Information Collection Rule (ICR), Locational Reference Table (LRT), Permit Compliance System (PCS), Radiation Information Database (RADINFO), RadNet, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo), Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS), Substance Registry Service (SRS), Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and UV Index. Centralized database for EPA information on topics such as facility emissions and clean water data. Data can be searched and viewed online, or CSV reports can be created for many of the search criteria. Envirofacts is a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. Access through the URL; numerous different search functions across multiple data types. No cost to access; anyone can access. Data is contributed by the EPA, EPA-regulated entities, and state and local agencies. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Air Facility System (AFS)   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contains compliance and permit data for stationary sources of air pollution (such as electric power plants, steel mills, factories, and universities) regulated by EPA, state and local air pollution agencies. Access through the URL; search by facility name, geographic location, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), and pollutant. Returns detailed information about facilities and the pollutants they produce. No cost to access; anyone can access. Information comes from facilities that are sources of air pollution, such as electric power plants, steel mills, factories, and universities. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/ef_
feedback.html
Envirofacts - Biennial Report (BR)   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Data on the generation, management, and minimization of hazardous waste. This provides detailed data on the generation of hazardous waste from large quantity generators and data on waste management practices from treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. Includes data on handler identification and certification, waste generation and management, waste receipt from off-site, waste treatment, disposal or recycling, and off-site installations and transporters. Access through the URL; search by facility name, geographic location, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), waste code, form code, and source code. Returns detailed information about facilities and the pollutants they produce. No cost to access; anyone can access. Data is contributed by EPA-regulated, waste-generating facilities. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Brownfields Cleanups Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields sites are abandoned or underused industrial or commercial facilities that are available for reuse once the site has been cleaned up. These sites contain low concentrations of hazardous waste and/or pollution (compared with Superfund sites which have high concentrations). Contains profiles of Brownfields sites. Access through the URL; search by zip code, or city and state. Also searchable by a clickable map with site locations marked with a legend. No cost to access; anyone can access. Data is from sites, facilities, and properties for which EPA collects information by law, or voluntarily via grants. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Cleanups   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contains profiles for all sites recorded by the EPA where pollution is being or has been cleaned up throughout the United States. Includes Superfund, RCRA, and Brownfields sites. Access through the URL; search by geographic unit/location. Also searchable by a clickable map with site locations marked with a legend. No cost to access; anyone can access. Data is from sites, facilities, and properties for which EPA collects information by law, or voluntarily via grants. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Comprehensive Environmental   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund is a program administered by the EPA to locate, investigate, and clean up the worst hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. CERCLIS allows the user to retrieve Superfund data from the database. Access through the URL; search by geographic location or facility. Also searchable by a clickable map with site locations marked with a legend. No cost to access; anyone can access. Data is from sites, facilities, and properties for which EPA collects information by law, or voluntarily via grants. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Enforcement & Compliance   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspection and violation information on EPA-regulated facilities, including if a facility has been inspected/evaluated, if violations have been found, whether enforcement actions have been taken, and contextual information about the demographics surrounding the facility. Access through the URL; search by facility characteristics, geographic location, inspection/enforcement history, compliance information, watershed criteria, TRI chemical releases, and demographic profile. No cost to access; anyone can access. Data is from facilities regulated by the EPA as Clean Air Act (CAA) stationary sources, as Clean Water Act (CWA) permitted dischargers (under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste sites, and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) public water systems. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Facility Registry System (FRS)   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) A centrally-managed database that identifies facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. Access through the URL; search by facility name, geographic location, facility industrial classification, affiliated organization and contact, program category, and national systems. No cost to access; anyone can access. Information is from program national systems, state master facility records, data collected from EPA's Central Data Exchange registrations, and data management personnel. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Grants Information & Control System   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA's management information system for grants programs. Access through the URL; search by applicant name, award date, grant, geography, or text. A list of grants that match criteria will be returned. No cost to access; anyone can access. Grants are for Federal, State, or local government agencies, universities, and other institutions that support EPA's environmental programs. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Information Collection Rule   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contains information on disease-causing microbes/pathogens in drinking water sources, indicators of fecal contamination, the amount of disinfectant and presence of disinfection byproducts in treated drinking water, and the effectiveness of certain treatment technologies. Access through the URL; search by national, state, and water system levels. Results provide summary reports on microbial and disinfection byproduct data. No cost to access; anyone can access. The study was conducted on water systems serving 100,000 or more people. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Locational Reference Table   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Locational data for entities of environmental concern. Access through the URL; search by facility name, EPA Facility ID, Program System ID, or geographic location. No cost to access; anyone can access. Entities include: EPA's regulated facilities and sites, operable units, and environmental monitoring and observation locations. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Multisystem Search   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Subject areas include: Air, Waste, Facility, Land, Toxic Releases, Compliance, Water, Radiation, and Other. Allows a search multiple environmental datasets for facility information, including toxic chemical releases, water discharge permit compliance, hazardous waste handling processes, Superfund status, and air emission estimates. Access through the URL; search by facility name, geography, facility industrial classification, or pollutant. A search returns a list of facilities that match the criteria entered. No cost to access; anyone can access. Data is contributed by facilities that are required to report activity to a state or federal system. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Permit Compliance System (PCS)   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Information on companies which have been issued permits to discharge wastewater into rivers. Access through the URL; search by facility name, geographic location, facility industrial classification, and chemicals. Returns information on  when a permit was issued and expires, how much the company is permitted to discharge, and the actual monitoring data showing what the company has discharged. No cost to access; anyone can access. Subjects include companies that have been issued permits under PCS. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Radiation Information Database   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Information about facilities that are regulated by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for radiation and radioactivity. Access through the URL; search by facility name, geographic location, and radiation regulation. Searches return location and/or regulatory data. No cost to access; anyone can access. Information is from EPA-regulated facilities for radiation or radioactivity. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact
Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - RadNet   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Samples taken of the nation's air, precipitation, drinking water, or pasteurized milk for a variety of radionuclides and radiation types. Access through the URL; search by location, media, nuclides/radiation, and date range. Results are based on the temporal changes in radiation level or radionuclides concentration. No cost to access; anyone can access. Data collected from a national network of over 200 monitoring stations in the US and its territories. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo)   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tracks EPA-regulated hazardous waste handlers. Access through the URL; search by facility information, geographic location, NAICS data search, handler universe, and storage/ disposal/ treatment processes. Results return facility information, handler/ facility classification, and process information. No cost to access; anyone can access. Hazardous waste generators, transporters, treaters, storers and disposers of hazardous waste are required to provide information on their activities to state environmental agencies. These agencies then provide the information to regional and national EPA offices through the RCRAInfo System Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Safety Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's drinking water regulations. For a drinking water supplier, lists its violations and enforcement history since 1993. Access through the URL; search by geographic location or water system ID number. Search results return violation information, including violation code, dates, type of violation, and information on the contaminants. Also returned are enforcement actions taken. No cost to access; anyone can access. Reported to the EPA by states. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Substance Registry Service (SRS)   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contains every substance (chemicals, biological organisms, physical properties, misc. objects) that is tracked or regulated at EPA. Each record provides basic information about that substance, such as the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number for a chemical or the Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN) for a biological organism. Each record also identifies standardized nomenclature about the substance and any synonyms in use at EPA. When available, there also are links to fact sheets or other documentation available from other web sites. SRS contains over 100,000 records. Substance Registry Services (SRS) is the EPA's central system for information about substances that are tracked or regulated by EPA or other sources. Access through the URL; search by name/synonym, substance identifiers, and substance type. Substances are also categorized in lists that can be filtered. Searches return a list of matching records. No cost to access; anyone can access. Any substance that is tracked or regulated by EPA is contained in this database. Digital records. EPA Registry Service:
202.564.1333
EPA_registries_data
_standards_admin
@epa.gov
Envirofacts - Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contains information about production, importation, use, and disposal of specific toxic substances included under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976. Examples include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, radon, and lead-based paint. The repository contains over 83,000 substances. The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 provides EPA with authority to require reporting, record-keeping and testing requirements, and restrictions relating to chemical substances and/or mixtures. Access through the URL; search by facility, geographic search, and chemical selection. No cost to access; anyone can access. Section 8 of TSCA requires reporting and record-keeping by any entity who manufactures, imports, processes, and/or distributes chemical substances in commerce. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - Toxics Release Inventory   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contains information about more than 650 toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment. Access through the URL; search by facility information, geographic search, SIC code, NAICS code, chemical name, and CAS number. No cost to access; anyone can access. Manufacturers of these chemicals are required to report the locations and quantities of chemicals stored on-site to state and local governments. The reports are submitted to the EPA and state governments. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
Envirofacts - UV Index   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The Ultraviolet (UV) Index predicts the ultraviolet radiation levels on a 1-11+ scale. The UV Index provides a daily forecast of the expected intensity of UV radiation from the sun. Access through the URL; search by geographic location. No cost to access; anyone can access. Data is from daily forecasts by geographic region. Digital records. Envirofacts Contact Form:
http://www.epa.
gov/enviro/facts/
ef_feedback.html
SeaCAT Data Sets   NOAA - Alaska Fisheries Science Center Data sets include water temperature and salinity data. Datasets including water temperature and salinity data collected using SeaBird SeaCat sensor off the US West Coast, in the Gulf of Alaska, in the Bering Sea, and north of the Bering sea. Database is accessed via flat text files. There are no restrictions on who may access the database, and access is free. Data is collected using SeaBird SeaCAT sensors. Digital records. Tiffany Vance
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
206.526.6767 tiffany.vance@
noaa.gov
Sediment Type Data from the Eastern Bering Sea   NOAA - Alaska Fisheries Science Center Data includes percent by weight of sand, gravel, and mud of sediment samples taken from stations in the Eastern Bering Sea. Data describing the bottom sediment at various stations in the Eastern Bering Sea. Data can be obtained by contacting point of contact listed. There are no restrictions on who may access the database, and access is free. Samples are collected at sea during surveys. Digital records. Dan Cooper
Alaska Fisheries Science Center,
NOAA
206.526.4330 dan.cooper@
noaa.gov
US Geological Survey Geochemical Minerals US Geological Survey

Powdered Geochemical Reference Materials include:AGV-2 Andesite, BCR-2 Basalt, BHVO-2 Basalt, BIR-1 Basalt, COQ-1 Carbonatite, CLB-1 Coal, SDO-1 Oil Shale, DNC-1 Dunite, RGM-2 Rhyolite, GSP-2 Granodiorite, NOD-A-1 Mn Nodule, NOD-P-1 Mn Nodule, SDC-1 Mica Schist, QLO-1 Quartz Latite, SGR-1 Shale, SCo-1 Cody Shale, W-2A Diabase, and BSK-1 Sediment

Microanalytical Reference Materials include:MACS-1 coral matrix, MAPS-1 bone matrix, MASS-1 sulfide matrix, MAOS-1 organic matrix, BCR-2G basalt glass, BHVO-2G basalt glass, BIR-1G basalt glass, GSA-1G synthetic glass, GSC-1G synthetic glass, GSD-1G synthetic glass, and GSE-1 synthetic glass. Listing of powdered reference samples of various different minerals available for sale. Samples come with a certificate covering a detailed analysis of the sample contents. Can be used for calibration purposes.

Samples can be ordered directly from POC. Access is available after filling out a user agreement; prices vary by material ($80 for most samples). Samples were collected from the continental United States and Hawaii. Physical samples are available for purchase through the online catalogue. Dr. Stephen A. Wilson
U.S. Geological Survey
Box 25046, MS 964D
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225303.236.2454
swilson@usgs.gov

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