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Thursday
Feb162012

New from the EPA: Two new online databases, new fuel economy label  

Search Water Discharges — Try EPA’s new Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) search tool to look up information about pollutants released into local waterways. You can search or map water pollution by local area, watershed, company, industry sector, or pollutant at http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/names/hq_2012-1-25_dmrloadingtool. Try the EZ (easy) search: http://cfpub.epa.gov/dmr/ez_search.cfm.

Search for Greenhouse Gas Emissions — EPA’s new Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting database has data reported from over 6,700 facilities or suppliers, by facility, location, industrial sector, or the type of GHG emitted. Communities or businesses can use this information to identify or compare nearby sources of GHGs, provide information to state and local governments, and more: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/names/hq_2012-1-11_ghgdata.

Try the GHG search: http://ghgdata.epa.gov/ghgp/main.do.

The New Fuel Economy Label — If you are shopping for a new car, you might possibly notice some new cars are already using a different fuel economy label. The newer label (announced last year for 2013 cars but some might use it on 2012 cars too) lets shoppers compare different types of cars — gasoline, electric, hybrid, etc. — and provides more environmental and fuel cost info. Read more about the label at http://www.epa.gov/carlabel/basicinformation.htm.