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EPA compliance database expanded to address dirty air

EPA compliance database expanded to address dirty air

The Environmental Protection Agency has added air pollution information to its database of compliance history. With this upgrade, users can now view and compare air quality data and facility compliance information on one web page, as opposed to searching through four different websites and databases.

The addition of air pollution data to the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database gives users a way to combine data and facility compliance information from the Toxic Release Inventory, National Emissions Inventory, Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program and Acid Rain Program.

Users can search by location, facility type, environmental conditions, year, emission amount, pollutant type, and enforcement/compliance actions and violations. Subcategories exist as well, helping users find exactly what they need.

This new feature adds to a string of recent improvements to ECHO:

  • Dashboards featuring interactive graphs, charts and easy-to-analyze data have been added to illustrate facility compliance with pesticide information, as well as public water system violations and compliance data surrounding the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • ECHO widgets and web services allow developers to leverage data and reports into their own websites.
  • A new customizable mapping tool showing the compliance status of EPA-regulated facilities lets users create customized maps using current data.

Posted by Amanda Ziadeh on Jun 15, 2015 at 9:32 AM


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