SERC: Forms

Forms and Software

Commonly Used Forms

Acronym

Software

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader  - Portable Document Form "PDF" is a file format created by Adobe that lets you view and print a file exactly as the author designed it, without needing to have the same application or fonts used to create the file.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, it is available free of charge from Adobe's web site.  The Adobe Acrobat Reader Software link will also provide information and instructions for downloading and installing the reader.

  • CAMEO ® - Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations "CAMEO" is a system of software applications used widely to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies.  It is one of the tools developed by EPA’s Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Response and Restoration (NOAA), to assist front-line chemical emergency planners and responders.  You can use CAMEO to access, store, and evaluate information critical for developing emergency plans.  

    In addition, CAMEO supports regulatory compliance by helping users meet the chemical inventory reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA, also known as SARA Title III).  CAMEO also can be used with a separate software application called LandView ® to display EPA environmental databases and demographic/economic information to support analysis of environmental justice issues.  The CAMEO system integrates a chemical database and a method to manage the data, an air dispersion model, and a mapping capability.  All modules work interactively to share and display critical information in a timely fashion. The CAMEO system is available in Macintosh and Windows formats.  The CAMEO link will also provide information and instructions for downloading and installing the system.

  • Data.Gov - Data.Gov is a government-wide website designed to improve transparency and allow the public to obtain government data in a format useful for their own purposes.  The TRI information available on Data.Gov includes the National Index files, individual state data files, and a file listing all federal facilities for reporting years 2005, 2006 and 2007.   Since its debut on May 21, 2009, Data.Gov has featured key datasets from other government agencies like the National Weather Service, the Emergency Information Administration, and the Census Bureau. Contact Kevin Donovan with any questions concerning TRI information presented in data.gov at donovan.kevin-e@epa.gov.
     
  • Envirofacts - Envirofacts is a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts , you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.

    Information in Envirofacts is accessible in a variety of ways from the EPA homepage. EPA suggests that users unfamiliar with Envirofacts begin with Quick Start. This feature allows you to retrieve a sampling of information pertaining to your area by entering a specific ZIP Code, City and State, or County and State. If you want more in-depth information about a particular subject area, you may select from a list of available Topics . If you are an experienced user, however, you may be interested in our Advanced Capabilities option. This option will allow you to go directly to the Queries, Maps, or Reports feature that interests you.

  • LANDVIEW ® - The LandView  demo software was created by agencies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Census Bureau and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data and Maps and is in the public domain. The software can be copied, used and distributed freely without the requirement for royalty payments or further permissions. However, the Census Bureau cannot provide technical support for products created by others using LandView.  LandView 6 updates the Census 2000 statistical data as well as the EPA and USGS databases contained in LandView 5 that was released in November, 2002.  The LandView link will also provide information and instructions for downloading and installing the software.

  • MARPLOT ® - Mapping Applications for Response, Planning and Local Operational Tasks (MARPLOT®) is the mapping application and is in the public domain.  It allows users to "see" their data (e.g., roads, facilities, schools, response assets), display this information on computer maps, and print the information on area maps.  The areas contaminated by potential or actual chemical release scenarios also can be overlaid on the maps to determine potential impacts.  The maps are created from the U.S. Bureau of Census TIGER/Line files and can be manipulated quickly to show possible hazard areas.  The MARPLOT® link provides software installation instructions for downloading.

  • ALOHA ® - Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres (ALOHA®) is an atmospheric dispersion model used for evaluating releases of hazardous chemical vapors.  ALOHA® allows the user to estimate the downwind dispersion of a chemical cloud based on the toxicological/physical characteristics of the released chemical, atmospheric conditions, and specific circumstances of the release.  Graphical outputs include a "cloud footprint" that can be plotted on maps with MARPLOT® to display the location of other facilities storing hazardous materials and vulnerable locations, such as hospitals and schools.  Specific information about these locations can be extracted from CAMEO information modules to help make decisions about the degree of hazard posed.  The ALOHA® link provides software installation instructions.

  • Tier2 Submit - EPA has developed Tier2 Submit software to help facilities prepare an electronic chemical inventory report.  The Tier2 Submit link provides software installation information and instructions for downloading.  If you have any problems with downloading a copy of Tier2 Submit, contact the Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, RMP & Oil Information Center at www.epa.gov/superfund/contacts/infocenter/  or by phone:  (800) 424-9346 or TDD (800) 553-7672. 
    • Normal Hours of Operation:
      Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
    • Extended Hours of Operation (May, June, and July):
      Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • TRI-MEweb.   The Toxics Release Inventory – Made Easy Web (TRI-MEweb) is a Web-based application that you can access anywhere you have a connection to the internet. Unlike the desktop version of the TRI-ME CD/desktop software, TRI-MEweb requires no downloads or software installs The preferred method to report to EPA is by the use of the TRI-Made Easy Web (TRI-MEweb) application. TRI-MEweb allows facilities to file a paperless report, significantly reduce data errors, and receive instant receipt confirmation of their submissions.  

    Content Last Updated on July 2, 2012