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Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Database

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Database provides information about EISs prepared by federal agencies, as well as EPA's comments concerning the EISs. This database contains:

  • Records of all EISs received by EPA since 1987
  • EPA comment letters on EISs since 2001
  • Electronic (PDF) versions of EISs received by EPA since October 2012
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Environmental Impact Statements

Database provides records of EISs prepared by federal agencies, as well as EPA's comments concerning the EISs. Records dated from 1987.

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Environmental Impact Statements: Digests

Detailed abstracts and indexing of the hundreds of environmental impact statements issued each year by the federal government.

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National Environmental Policy Act

EPA plays a unique role in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

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Smithsonian Ocean Portal

The Ocean Portal is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Ocean Initiative. Together with the National Museum of Natural History’s Sant Ocean Hall and the Sant Marine Science Chair, the Ocean Portal supports the Smithsonian’s mission to increase the public’s understanding and stewardship of the Ocean.

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Essential Fish Habitat in the Northeast (NOAA)

Resource provides NOAA reports by Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils on fish species in the region.

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Government Agencies

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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NOAA Library Catalog

An online catalog containing the holdings of NOAA libraries around the country. Collections consist of reports, special data files and datasets, documents, articles, and audiovisual resources related to ocean science and atmospheric sciences.

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NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. It has five regional offices, six science centers, and more than 20 laboratories around the United States and U.S. territories, and they work with many partners across the nation.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ireland

Irish federal organization dedicated to environmental protection and policing. Resource provides information related to IE, IPC licensing and enforcement, environmental monitoring and reporting, as well as reports on various sectors including drinking water, urban waste water, and landfills.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Enviornmental Topics

Resource for environmental issues related to air, land, water, health, pesticides, and more.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Beaches

Resource for beach ecological and environmental health including water quality.

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National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA)

NCEI is responsible for hosting and providing access to one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. From the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old sediment records to near real-time satellite images, NCEI is the Nation's leading authority for environmental information.

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Catalog of Government Publications (CGP)

Database of searchable U.S. governmental documents and federal publications. Source also helps users locate nearby Federal Depository Libraries to find a specific publication or locate expert in-person assistance.

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Essential Fish Habitat Mapper

Spatial representation tool for fish species, their life stages, and habitats provided by NOAA. Includes links to supporting materials, fishery management plans, and GIS (geographic information system) data downloads.

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