[Parameters: Topic='TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE', Term='WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY', Variable_Level_1='TOXIC CHEMICALS']
Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System (RCRIS)Entry ID: EPA0169
Abstract: The "Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System
(RCRIS)" database has been compiled by state and federal
environmental agencies under the direction of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). It provides comprehensive
information on all the hazardous material handlers in the U.S.
and its territories. Its primary objectives ... are to track and
regulate notification, permit, compliance, and corrective action
activities conducted by hazardous waste management facilities
across the nation.
Included in RCRIS, are various address information for the
Handlers, the name of contact persons familiar with its site
operations. Each record also classifies its site as one of the
following: LQG (Large Quantity Generator), SQG (Small QG), CESQG
(Conditionally Exempt SQG), Transporter, and/or TSD (Treatment,
Storage, Disposal) Facility.
RCRIS also contains detailed information on the types of waste
(with amounts) handled; various agency inspections of the
Handler sites, operating permits, and discovered violations. For
TSD's, RCRIS also contains detailed quantity and type
information on the processes used in Treating, Storing, or
Disposing of the waste.
A good portion of the data in RCRIS is updated on an annual
basis when data from the Handlers is received (via the Annual or
Biennial Report) by various state and regional environmental
agencies. As of September 1993, over 435,000 sites could be
found in RCRIS.
Data Center: National Technical Information Service
Dissemination Media: Hard copy reports, tape, diskette, online
File Format: ASCII
RCRIS is available on EPA's mainframe and through standard
reports. The National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
provides access to the system's information, with the exception
of information-sensitive information, on magnetic tape.
Availability Status: On Request
Data Set Citation
Online Resource: http://www.epa.gov/region4/r4data/rcris/index.htm
Start Date: 1980-01-01
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CARCINOGENS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TOXIC CHEMICALS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TRACE METALS
OCEANS > WATER QUALITY > OCEAN CONTAMINANTS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > TOXICITY LEVELS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) 401 M Street, S.W.\5305
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). May 1992.
Inventory of Exposure-related Data Systems Sponsored by Federal
Agencies. Washington, DC : USEPA.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-17