Comprehensive List of Environmental Government and Free Private Hotlines

for Environment, Safety, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Response and Transportation Questions

This page provides a comprehensive, alphabetized list of free government environmental hotlines and services, from acid rain, drinking water, indoor air testing to emergency response to hazardous waste, wastewater and more.


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  • Acid Rain Hotline
    202-343-9620, 202-343-9620 (fax), (then press 3)
    email: Mail Form
    The Acid Rain Hotline records questions and document requests covering all areas of the Acid Rain Program. The Hotline assists callers who have specific technical or policy questions by forwarding those inquiries to experienced EPA Acid Rain Division personnel, who review them and respond to the caller, typically within 24 hours. Utilities may find the Hotline especially useful for obtaining information that may help them comply with the acid rain regulations. Order Process: Dial the main hotline phone number. Listen to categories. Leave technical questions in the mail box; request documents from a menu, if desired. All documents are free and will be mailed promptly.
  • Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) - Airs Quality Subsystem (AQS)
    1-866-411-4EPA
    email: Mail Form
    AIRS is an information management system which is the national repository for data about airborne pollution in the United States, and to a limited extent, in various other countries. As with many systems, the completeness of the data in this data base depends on what data has been submitted. AIRS comprises three major subsystems. This hotline is dedicated to AQS and GCS systems:
    AQS - Air Quality Subsystem- measurements of ambient concentrations of air pollutants and associated meteorological and monitoring site data.
    GCS - Geo-Common Subsystem- reference information that is used with all of the AIRS subsystems. Reference information includes codes and code descriptions to identify places, pollutants, processes, geo-political entities, etc. The EPA compiles and maintains this information.
  • Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) - AIRS Facility Subsystem (AFS) - Helpline
    1-800-367-1044
    email: Mail Form
    AIRS is an information management system which is the national repository for data about airborne pollution in the United States, and to a limited extent, in various other countries. As with many systems, the completeness of the data in this data base depends on what data has been submitted. AIRS comprises three major subsystems. This hotline is for users of the AFS subsystem, who must have an I.D. assigned to them by the National Computer Center. AFS - The AIRS Facility Subsystem contains estimates of aerometric emissions, regulatory compliance data, and permit tracking data on point sources in the U. S.
  • Air Risk Information Support Center Hotline
    Telephone: (919) 541-0888
    Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday
    This hotline provides technical assistance and information in areas of health, risk, and exposure assessment for toxic and criteria air pollutants.
  • Ambient Monitoring Technology Information Center
    email: amtic@epamail.epa.gov
    The Ambient Monitoring Technology Information Center (AMTIC) is operated by EPA's Monitoring and Quality Assurance Group (MQAG). AMTIC Contains information and files on ambient air quality monitoring programs, details on monitoring methods, relevant documents and articles, information on air quality trends and nonattainment areas, and federal regulations related to ambient air quality monitoring.
  • AgSTAR Program Hotline
    1-800-95-AgSTAR (1-800-952-4782)
    The AgSTAR Program is a voluntary effort jointly sponsored by EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Energy. The program encourages the use of methane recovery (biogas) technologies at concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that manage manure as liquids or slurries. The technologies reduce greenhouse gas (methane) concentrations while achieving other environmental benefits. To talk to an AgSTAR representative please call between 9am and 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
  • Antimicrobial Information Hotline
    1-703-308-6411 (M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm EST), 1-703-308-6467(fax)
    email: Info_Antimicrobial@epa.gov
    The Antimicrobials Information Hotline provides direct answers to questions concerning current antimicrobial issues. Please call during normal business hours (Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or leave a message after hours. The information provided can cover issues relevant to any or all antimicrobial pesticides including health and safety issues, registration and reregistration issues, as well as information on pesticide laws, rules, and regulations relating to antimicrobials.
  • Asbestos Hotline
    1-800-368-5888, 202-566-1970 (Washington, DC Area Local), 202-566-1505 (fax)
    The assigned mission of the Asbestos Ombudsman is to provide to the public sector, including individual citizens and community services, information on handling, abatement, and management of asbestos in schools, the work place, and the home. Interpretation of the asbestos in schools requirements is provided. Publications to explain recent legislation are also available. Services are provided to private citizens, state agencies, local agencies, local public and private school systems, abatement contractors, and consultants.
  • Best Workplaces For Commuters
    Fax: 813-974-5168, Attention: Phil Winters
    email: Mail Form  or bwc@epa.gov
    Best Workplaces for Commuters is a joint EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation recognition and partnership program that encourages employers to offer their employees an outstanding level of commuter benefits such as tax-free transit passes, vanpool benefits, or telecommuting.
  • Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling (CEAM) Help Desk
    Voice: 706/355-8403, Fax: 706/355-8302
    email: Mail Form or ceam@epa.gov
    The Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling (CEAM) works to meet the scientific and technical exposure assessment needs of the EPA other state environmental and resource management agencies. CEAM provides proven predictive exposure assessment techniques for aquatic, terrestrial, and multimedia pathways for organic chemicals and metals and distributes environmental simulation model and database software for urban and rural nonpoint sources, conventional and toxic pollution of streams, lakes and estuaries, tidal hydrodynamics, geochemical equilibrium, and aquatic food chain bioaccumulation.
  • Clean Air Technology Center (CATC) Infoline formerly Control Technology Center
    919-541-0800 (English), 919-541-1800 (Spanish), 919 541-3207 (fax)
    email: catcmail@epa.gov
    The CTC provides technical support and assistance to state and local agencies and others in evaluating air pollution problems and pollution prevention and control technology applications at stationary air pollution sources. Specifically, hotline assistance provides quick access and consultation with appropriate EPA staff on air pollution technology questions. It also provides information on EPA's RACT/BACT/ LAER Clearinghouse (RBLC), Federal Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP), and International Technical Information Center for Global Greenhouse Gases.
  • Clearinghouse for Inventories and Emission Factors' Info CHIEF Help Desk
    919-541-1000
    email: info.chief@epa.gov
    The Clearinghouse for Inventories and Emission Factors is a means of exchanging information regarding air pollutant emissions between state and local pollution control agencies, private citizens, universities, contractors, and foreign governments. It addresses criteria pollutants and toxic pollutants from both stationary and area sources. The Clearinghouse offers several electronic air emission estimation tools, including the Factor Information Retrieval (FIRE) database, TANKS database, and Air CHIEF CD-ROM.
  • Drinking water: Safe Drinking Water Hotline
    1-800-426-4791, 703-412-3333 (fax)
    email:Mail Form Hours: 9:00 a.m -5:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday
    This hotline provides information about EPA's drinking water regulations and other related drinking water and ground water topics. Technicians are available to provide details on legislation and regulations or provide important contacts for water resources and information on drinking and groundwater.  Specifically, the Hotline clarifies drinking water regulations, provides appropriate 40 CFR and Federal Register citations, explains EPA-provided policies and guidelines and gives update information on the status of regulations. The Hotline can also provide State and local contacts.
  • Emissions Measurement Center (EMC)
    email: emc@epa.gov or Mail Form
    The Emissions Measurement Center hotline provides callers with a variety of technical emissions testing information. EMC also includes connections to technical material through an automatic facsimile link and with technical staff during working hours.
  • Endangered Species Protection Bulletin (Pesticides) Request Line
    1-800-447-3813
    email: opp-web-comments@epa.gov or Mail Form
    This toll-free Information Line is maintained to aid people striving to protect endangered species from harm that may result from the use of some pesticides. Please call Monday - Friday during normal business hours (Eastern Time), or leave a message after hours to request bulletins describing locations where pesticides may not be used due to endangered species concerns. The Web page, www.epa.gov/espp, provides an introduction to the Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP) and its goals: 1) to protect endangered species from harmful pesticides and 2) to minimize the impact of the program on pesticide users. Questions or publication requests other than bulletins should be directed to the email address shown above. Questions about endangered species that are not related to pesticide issues should be directed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/questions.html.
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center
    1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463)
    The EERE Information Center answers questions on EERE's products, services, and 11 technology programs, refers callers to the most appropriate EERE resources, and refers qualified callers to the appropriate expert networks.
  • Energy Star
    1-888-STAR-YES, (1-888-782-7937)
    email: hotline@energystar.gov
    ENERGY STAR was a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products, in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. EPA partnered with the US Department of Energy in 1996 to promote the ENERGY STAR label, with each agency taking responsibility for particular product categories. ENERGY STAR has expanded to cover new homes, most of the buildings sector, residential heating and cooling equipment, major appliances, office equipment, lighting, consumer electronics, and more product areas. Call to receive helpful information regarding your household products.
  • Environmental Education Clearinghouse
    1-800-424-4372, 206-553-1200 (Washington, DC Area Local)
    Region 10's searchable database of environmental education material available in the Pacific Northwest. Resources from hundreds of organizations have been organized in a number of categories.
  • Environmental Finance Information Network (EFIN)
    202-564-4994, 202-565-2587 (fax)
    email: efin@epa.gov
    The EFIN Center operates an infoline that provides callers with referrals, assistance with accessing and searching the EFIN database, and a point of contact for ordering documents.
  • Environmental Justice Hotline
    1-800-962-6215
    email: environmental-justice-epa@epa.gov
    Established to receive calls from concerned citizens about justice issues in their communities, the purpose of the Hotline is to make information easily accessible to the public and to the media, and to assist in the resolution of environmental justice issues. The Hotline is answered by staff of OEJ. A procedure has been established to ensure thorough follow-up. A brochure describing the Hotline (in both English and Spanish) is available.
  • EPA Enforcement Economic Models Helpline
    1-888-ECONSPT, (1-888-326-6778)
    email: benabel@indecon.com
    EPA Enforcement Economic Models helpline offered by OECA provides information and assistance with enforcement financial computer models that calculate an individual's, municipality's or corporation's financial ability to pay environmental penalties. This service is primarily targeted at local state, and federal agency employees. This service is staffed by a agency contractor.
  • EPA Grants and Fellowships Hotline (NCER Hotline)
    1-800-490-9194
    email: Mail Form
    This hotline provides easy access to research funding opportunities--grants and fellowships as well as past and present research projects and programs.
  • EPA Imported Vehicles and Engines Public Help Line
    734- 214-4100, 734-214-IMPO (4676) (fax)
    e-mail: Imports@epa.gov
    The EPA Imported Vehicles and Engines Public Help Line is an automated telefax system which lets callers order documents about the importation of vehicles. Additional information can be found on the EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality's (OTAQ) [formerly the Office of Mobile Sources (OMS)] Web site at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/index.htm and the U.S. Customs Service's Web site at http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/toolbox/publications/travel/importexportcar.ctt/importingacar.doc. The Importation Section of the EPA Vehicle Programs and Compliance Division, which can be reached at 734- 214-4100 during business hours (Eastern Standard Time), may also be helpful.
  • EPA Test Methods
    617-918-1991, 617-918-1992 (fax)
    Email: nelson.peg@epa.gov
    This is a referral point for information on EPA measurement methods. These test methods are used in complying with Agency regulations and for general environmental monitoring.
  • EPA Model Clearinghouse
    919-541-5693, 919-541-0044 (fax)
    Established at the request of the EPA Regional Offices, the EPA Model Clearinghouse reviews dispersion modeling techniques for criteria pollutants in specific regulatory situations. This is a service to the EPA Regional Offices only.
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center
    1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463)
    The EERE Information Center answers questions on EERE's products, services, and 11 technology programs, refers callers to the most appropriate EERE resources, and refers qualified callers to the appropriate expert networks.
  • Ground Water and Ecosystem Restoration Information Center (GWERIC)
    580-436-8502, 580-436-8503 (fax)
    email: gwerd_pub@epa.gov
    GWERIC, developed by and through the Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Research Division, maintains a repository of highly specialized scientific and technical information relating to ground-water and ecosystem restoration. This information includes fact sheets, project summaries, environmental research briefs, reports, models and user's guides, issue papers, journal articles, symposium papers, conference proceedings, book chapters, presentations, posters, and other documents, and is easily searched using the GWERIC Search Form.
  • Hazardous Waste: RCRA / UST, Superfund and EPCRA Hotline
    Telephone: (800) 424-9346 or (703) 412-9810. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)/Underground Storage Tanks (UST), Superfund and EPCRA hotline answers factual questions about EPA regulations and programs under RCRA, Superfund, and EPCRA, and responds to requests for relevant documents. Specifically, the hotline responds to inquiries about waste minimization programs required under RCRA, source reduction and hazardous waste combustion, Section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, which expanded data collection under EPCRA 313, and other components of the waste management regulatory .programs
  • Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse (IAQINFO)
    1-800-438-4318
    email: iaqinfo@aol.com
    The IAQ INFO provides access to public information on indoor environments through a range of services including: an operator-assisted hotline; distribution of relevant EPA publications at no charge; literature searches on a topic for further reference; referrals to appropriate government agencies, research, public interest, and industry representatives; and information about training courses and materials.
  • Inspector General Hotline
    1-888-546-8740, 202-566-2476 (Washington, DC Area Local), 202-566-2549 (fax)
    email: Mail Form
    The Inspector General Hotline was established to receive and control complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement within the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Hotline
    202-566-1676, 202-566-1749 (fax)
    email: Hotline.IRIS@epa.gov
    IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment. The hotline can assist you in using IRIS and understanding the methods used by the EPA for deriving values and the limitations of use.
  • International Innovation Gateway - This Web site is a gateway to information and resources on innovative environmental projects and programs from around the world.
  • Land Use Controls (LUCs) [also known as Institutional Controls (ICs)]
    e-mail: lucs@icma.org
    Established by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) through cooperative agreements with EPA, this site provides a clearinghouse of information on land-use controls (LUCs). LUCs are legal covenants that restrict land use to protect public health and the environment. They are often used in combination with physical or engineering measures. LUCs ensure that future land uses and on-site activities do not violate physical barriers, impair the effectiveness of the remedy, or otherwise expose people and the environment to contamination in a manner that poses an unacceptable risk.
  • Local Government Reimbursement Program Helpline
    1-800-431-9209
    email: lgr.epa@epa.gov
    In 1987, Congress established the Local Government Reimbursement program under Superfund. The purpose of this program is to help defray expenses incurred by local municipalities in responding to hazardous substance threats such as chemical fires and explosions, tire fires, or fires at landfills. The reimbursement limit is $25,000 per response. The Agency employed its major contractor to help inform local governments about the program.
  • Methods Information Communication Exchange Service (MICE)
    703-676-4690, 703-318-4682 (fax)
    email: mice@cpmx.saic.com
    The Methods Information Communication Exchange (MICE) Service provides answers to questions and takes comments over the telephone on technical issues regarding the EPA Office of Solid Waste's methods manual known as "Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste: Physical/ Chemical Methods" or SW-846. Questions regarding the status of the methods, organic analyses, inorganic analyses, characteristics tests, and quality control issues are answered by chemists, groundwater monitoring specialists, and sampling experts who are experienced and knowledgeable in SW-846 procedures.
  • Mexico Border Hotline
    1-800-334-0741 (English/Spanish)
    email: border.team@epa.gov
    This hotline answers questions concerning the the U.S.-Mexico Border XXI Program. This binational effort is working to ensure sustainable development through protection of human health and the environment and proper management of natural resources in both countries.
  • National Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse
    202-564-0697
    email: Mail Form
    The National Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse is your guide to compliance information on the Internet. It provides quick access to compliance tools, contacts, and planned activities from across EPA as well as other compliance assistance providers.
  • National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP, formerly NCEPI)
    1-800-490-9198, 301-604-3408 (fax)
    email: nscep@bps-lmit.com
    The National Service Center for Environmental Publications maintains and distributes EPA publications in hardcopy, CD ROM and other multimedia formats. The publication inventory includes over 7,000 titles, NSCEP also develops and distributes the annual EPA National Publications Catalog.
  • National Hispanic Indoor Air Quality Hotline
    1-866-528-3187 (Spanish/English)
    email: Mail Form
    The National Hispanic Indoor Air Quality Hotline provides bilingual (Spanish/English) information about indoor air pollutants that consumers may find inside their homes, offices or schools.
  • National Lead Information Center Hotline
    1-800-424-LEAD, (1-800-424-5323)
    email: epa-hotline@abvi-goodwill.com
    The Environmental Health Center (EHC) of the National Safety Council manages the National Lead Information Center (NLIC) under a cooperative agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency. The Hotline distributes a basic information packet on lead that includes the EPA brochure "Lead Poisoning and Your Children," three fact sheets, and a list of state and local contacts for additional information.
  • National Pesticide Information Center
    1-800-858-7378, 541-737-0761 (fax)
    email: npic@ace.orst.edu
    A cooperative effort of Oregon State University and the EPA, this hotline offers science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects and serves as a source of factual chemical, health, and environmental information about more than 600 pesticide active ingredients incorporated into over 50,000 different products registered for use in the United States since 1947.
  • National Poison Control Hotline
    1-800-222-1222 (emergency only), 202-362-3867 (for administrative and materials requests), 202-362-8563 (TDD)
    The National Poison Control Hotline was established to respond to emergency calls from concerned citizens about poison prevention. Housed in The National Capital Poison Center in Washington, DC, this hotline is manned 24 hours a day/7 days a week by registered nurses or pharmacists with backgrounds in critical care. All specialists have passed a national certification exam in toxicology. The Poison Center staff has access to a 24 hour interpreter service, with over 140 languages available, so callers who do not speak English are able to receive immediate help for emergency calls.
  • National Radon Hotline
    1-800-SOS-RADON, (1-800-767-7236), 1-800-55-RADON (helpline), 1-866-528-3187 (Spanish/English), 202-293-2270 (EHC), 202-293-0032 (fax)
    email: airqual@nsc.org
    Run by the National Health Center of the National Safety Council, this hotline provides answers to questions regarding radon. Their Web site also offers fact sheets, educational materials, and activity reports.
  • National Response Center Hotline
    1-800-424-8802, 202-267-2675 (Washington, DC Area Local)
    email: Mail Forms or lst-nrcinfo@comdt.uscg.mil
    The National Response Center is the federal government's national communications center, which is staffed 24 hours a day by U.S. Coast Guard officers and marine science technicians. The NRC receives all reports of releases involving hazardous substances and oil that trigger the federal notification requirements under several laws. Reports to the NRC activate the National Contingency Plan and the federal government's response capabilities. This hotline provides information and answers questions regarding Facility Response Plan rulemaking, SPCC plans, Oil Pollution Act of 1990, NCP Product Schedule, emergency response notification system (ERNS), and additional questions related to EPA's oil spill program.
  • National Small Flows Clearinghouse Hotline
    1-800-624-8301, 304-293-4191 (West Virginia Local)
    Managed by West Virginia University, the National Small Flows Clearinghouse provides information and technical assistance to help small communities and homeowners reach practical, affordable solutions to their waste water treatment problems. Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday.
  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Clearinghouse for GIS Data
    email: nsdi@epa.gov
    A component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, this service provides information about geospatial data available from the EPA. Geospatial data is used in Geographic Information System (GIS) to identify the geographic location and characteristics of natural or man-made features and boundaries on the earth.
  • Office of Water Resource Center (OWRC)
    202-566-1729, 202-566-1736 (fax), 1-800-832-7828 (Wetlands Helpline)
    email: center.water-resource@epa.gov
    OWRC is a contractor-operated facility providing document delivery, information/ referral, and reference services to public users and EPA staff interested in Office of Water Program information. The Center catalogs and distributes documents published by three of the Office of Water's Program Offices: Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Office of Science and Technology and Office of Wastewater Management.
  • Ozone Protection Hotline
    1-800-296-1996, (202) 343-9210 (Washington, DC Area Local)
    The Stratospheric Ozone Information Hotline offers consultation on ozone protection regulations and requirements under Title VI of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990. Title VI covers the following key aspects of the production, use, and safe disposal of ozone-depleting chemicals: 1) production phaseout and controls; 2) servicing of motor vehicle air conditioners; 3) recycling and emission reduction; 4) technician and equipment certification; 5) approval of alternatives; 6) a ban of nonessential uses; 7) product labeling; and 8) federal procurement. The hotline also sends out publications: Title VI of CAAA and all published rules, Federal Register notices, science and policy reports, and fact sheets.
  • Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Helpline
    1-888-EPA-PAYT, (1-888-372-7298)
    email: canterbury.janice@epa.gov or Publications Order Form
    In communities with pay-as-you-throw programs (also known as unit pricing or variable-rate pricing), residents are charged for the collection of municipal solid waste-ordinary household trash-based on the amount the throw away. This creates a direct economic incentive to recycle more and to generate less waste. EPA supports this new approach to solid waste management because it encompasses environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and equity. The hotline provides information and tools to support this ongoing effort.
  • Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC)
    202-566-0799, 202-564-8899 (fax)
    email: ppic@epa.gov
    The Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC) is a free, nonregulatory service of the U.S EPA. PPIC is dedicated to reducing or eliminating industrial pollutants through technology transfer, education, and public awareness. A Reference and Referral Telephone Service is available to answer questions, take orders for documents distributed by PPIC, or refer callers to appropriate contacts.
  • RCRA / UST, Superfund and EPCRA Hotline
    Telephone: (800) 424-9346 or (703) 412-9810. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)/Underground Storage Tanks (UST), Superfund and EPCRA hotline answers factual questions about EPA regulations and programs under RCRA, Superfund, and EPCRA, and responds to requests for relevant documents. Specifically, the hotline responds to inquiries about waste minimization programs required under RCRA, source reduction and hazardous waste combustion, Section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, which expanded data collection under EPCRA 313, and other components of the waste management regulatory .programs
  • Reasonably Available Control Technology/ Best Available Control Technology/ Lowest Achievable Emission Rate Clearinghouse (RBLC)
    919-541-0800, 919-541-0242 (fax)
    The RBLC provides information on the application of pollution prevention and control technologies to stationary air pollution sources through the OAQPS Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Bulletin Board System (BBS). The RBLC offers an on-line database with menu based searching, downloading of user-selected information, complete data viewing capabilities, context sensitive help functions, and data entry capabilities. It also offers a brochure, an informational flyer, the RBLC User's Manual (EPA- 456/B-98-002), and annual reports documenting additions and changes to the system (1999 edition: EPA456/R-99-004).
  • Safe Drinking Water Hotline
    1-800-426-4791, 703-412-3333 (fax)
    email:Mail Form Hours: 9:00 a.m -5:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday
    This hotline provides information about EPA's drinking water regulations and other related drinking water and ground water topics. Technicians are available to provide details on legislation and regulations or provide important contacts for water resources and information on drinking and groundwater.  Specifically, the Hotline clarifies drinking water regulations, provides appropriate 40 CFR and Federal Register citations, explains EPA-provided policies and guidelines and gives update information on the status of regulations. The Hotline can also provide State and local contacts.
  • Small Business Ombudsman Hotline
    1-800-368-5888, 202-566-2075 (Washington, DC Area Local), 202-566-1505 (fax)
    email: suber.angela@epa.gov
    The mission of the EPA Small Business Ombudsman Clearinghouse/Hotline is to provide information to private citizens, small communities, small business enterprises, and trade associations representing the small business sector regarding regulatory activities. Mailings are made to update the audience on recent regulatory actions. Special attention is directed to apprising the trade associations representing small business interests with current regulatory developments. Technical questions are answered following appropriate contacts with program office staff members. Questions addressed cover all media program aspects within EPA.
  • Storet Water Quality System Hotline
    1-800-424-9067
    email: STORET@epa.gov
    The EPA maintains two data management systems containing water quality information: the Legacy Data Center (LDC)and STORET. STORET contains data collected beginning in 1999, along with older data that has been properly documents and migrated from the LDC. Both systems contain raw biological, chemical and physical data on surface and ground water collected by federal, state and local agencies, Indian Tribes, volunteer groups, academics, and other. All 50 States, territories, and jurisdictions of the US, along with portions of Canada and Mexico are represented in these systems.
  • Storm Water Hotline
    Telephone: (800) 245-6510. Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday
    The Region 6 Multi-Sector General Permit Hotline serves as a clearinghouse for information concerning U.S. EPA Storm Water General Permits. Information specialists are available to answer technical questions concerning permit eligibility, specific permit requirements, and more. In addition, callers may order many storm water-related documents and guidance manuals.
  • Stratospheric Ozone Information Hotline
    Telephone: (800) 296-1996
    Fax: (202) 775-6681
    Hours: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday
    The Stratospheric Ozone Information Hotline provides in-depth information on ozone protection regulations and requirements under Title VI of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Information on the transition to non-ozone-depleting chemicals in various use sectors, as well as retrofitting equipment and refrigerant management is also available. In addition, the hotline serves as a distribution center and point of referral for an array of information pertaining to other general aspects of stratospheric ozone depletion and its protection. The Hotline maintains a library of relevant policy and science documents, reports, articles, and contact lists.
  • Superfund Document Center
    202-566-0276, 202-566-0224 (fax)
    email: superfund.docket@epa.gov
    The Superfund Docket maintains the rulemaking materials from the Superfund and Oil Spill Programs for the Office of Emergency and Remedial Response (OERR) within the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). The Docket fulfills the requirement for public participation under CERCLA by serving as the EPA public access point for Superfund rulemaking material, which is contained in individual "dockets."
  • Superfund and EPCRA Call Center
    Note: The RCRA, Superfund and EPCRA Call Center will no longer provide support for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Underground Storage Tanks (UST), and Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) programs at the close of business on March 31, 2005. For more information, see the Federal Register Notice - March 4, 2005 [PDF File, 2 pages, 63 KB, About PDF]. It will still respond to Superfund and EPCRA questions. 1-800-424-9346, 703-412-9810 (Washington, DC Area Local), 1-800-553-7672 (TDD) , 703-412-3323 (Washington, DC Area Local TDD) For RCRA information, please try the RCRA FAQs Database. This database enables users to search frequently asked questions or submit their own question or comment on a variety of RCRA issues and topics.
  • Tools for Schools (IAQ) Technical Assistance Hotline
    1-866-837-3721
    email: tfs_help@epa.gov
    A Technical assistance information hotline for users of the IAQ Tools for Schools Kit, the Tools for Schools Technical Assistance Hotline provides information and answers questions on topics including mechanical systems, ventilation, pollutant sources, and application of the Kit. The hotline can be accessed weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm central time through a toll-free telephone number, 1-866-837-3721.
  • Toxic Release Inventory - User Support Service
    202-566-0250
    email: tri.us@epa.gov
    TRI-US offers specialized assistance to individuals seeking Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data collected by EPA under Section 313 of EPCRA (Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act). It provides comprehensive search assistance for the TRI on-line and CD-ROM databases. In addition to access, user support and search assistance, TRI-US conducts training and demonstrations for both the TRI CD-ROM and the National Library of Medicine/ TOXNET databases.
  • Toxic Release Inventory - Community Right To Know - EPCRA Hotline
    1-800-424-9346, 703-412-9810 (Washington, DC Area Local), 1-800-553-7672 (TDD) , 703-412-3323 (Washington, DC Area Local TDD)
    email: tri.us@epa.gov
    The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a source of information concerning waste management activities and toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment. Two statutes, Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), mandate that a publicly accessible toxic chemical database be developed and maintained by US EPA.
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hotline
    Phone: 202-554-1404
    Fax: 202-554-5603
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday Friday
    email: tsca-hotline@epa.gov
    The TAIS provides technical assistance and information about programs implemented under TSCA, the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act (ASHAA), the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA), the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act (Title X of TSCA), and EPA's 33/50 program. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) assistance information service provides technical assistance and general information about programs implemented under TSCA. The service also provides copies of TSCA information and regulations through its clearinghouse function.
  • Used Filter Hotline
    Telephone: (800) 99-FILTER (993-4583)
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. EST
    This hotline, sponsored by the Filter Manufacturers Council, provides commercial generators of used oil filters with a summary of the state's filter management regulations, referrals to companies that provide filter management services, referrals to state agencies, and a brochure entitled AHow to Choose a Filter Management Service.
  • Water Efficiency Clearinghouse - WaterWiser
    1-800-926-7337, 303-347-0804 (fax)
    email: bewiser@watewiser.org
    Operated by the American Water Works Association and the US Bureau of Reclamation, the WaterWiser program offers information on water conservation.
  • WasteWise Helpline
    1-800-EPA-WISE, (1-800-372-9473), 703-308-8686 (fax)
    email: OSWWasteWise@epa.gov
    WasteWise is a free, voluntary, EPA program through which organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefiting their bottom line and the environment. WasteWise provides free technical assistance to help you develop, implement, and measure your waste reduction activities. WasteWise offers publicity to organizations that are successful in reducing waste through EPA publications, case studies, and national and regional events.
  • Wetlands Information Hotline
    1-800-832-7828, 202-566-1730 (Washington, DC Area Local), 202-566-1736 (fax)
    email: wetlands.helpline@epa.gov. Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST Monday-Friday
    The EPA Wetlands Helpline is a contactor operated, toll-free telephone service and e-mail correspondent, which answers requests for information about wetlands regulation, legislation and policy pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, wetlands values and functions, and wetlands agricultural issues.

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