Following is a list of freeware that provides site-specific environmental quality information. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Actions and Orders Search Tool
By Indiana Department of Environmental Management. A searchable online database of environmental enforcement actions and orders issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

AirCasting App
By HabitatMap. AirCasting is an Android app for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap. AirCasting is an open source project.

AirCompare
By Cross-Agency U.S. Government. How does the air quality in my city compare with other cities? What time of year has the best air quality? Has the air quality in my city improved? AirCompare provides local air quality information to help you make informed, health-protective decisions about moving or vacationing.

AIRData
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The AIRData Web site gives you access to air pollution data for the entire United States. Want to know the highest ozone level measured in your state last year? Ever wonder where air pollution monitoring sites are located? Are there sources of air pollution in your town? You can find out here! AIRData produces reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that you specify.

AIRNow Mobile App
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The AIRNow mobile application provides real-time air quality information that you can use to protect your health when planning your day. You can get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as "code orange." Available for iPhone and Android.

Bioremediation in the Field Search System (BFSS)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Technology Innovation Office. A database of information on waste sites where bioremediation is being tested or implemented, or has been completed

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry
By Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry contains information about projects undergoing environmental assessment across Canada.

Cleanups in My Community
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Use this tool to map and list areas where pollution is being or has been cleaned up throughout the United States.

Commercial Storage Applications
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). A list of approved PCB storage facilities by region

Commercially Permitted PCB Disposal Companies
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). A list of PCB disposal facilities with contact information

Dioxin Sources Database
By US Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). The Database of Sources of Environmental Releases of Dioxin-like Compounds in the United States (US)(EPA/600/C-01/012, March, 2001) was developed by EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) to be a repository of certain specific chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin/dibenzofuran (CDD/CDF) emissions data from all known sources in the US.

E-GRID Spreadsheets Version 2002
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Acid Rain Program. The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (E-GRID) contains data on environmental characteristics of electric power generation. An integration of 12 different federal data bases, E-GRID provides air pollutant emission and resource mix information for thousands of individual power plants and generating companies. E-GRID provides emissions per unit of electricity, permitting direct comparisons of pollution levels from different power sources, and also shows, for individual plants, companies, states, and regions, the amount and percentage of power from different resources, such as coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. E-GRID Spreadsheets Version is accessible by viewing spreadsheets. Requires MS Excel or comparable spreadsheet software.

eGRID
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Acid Rain Program. The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) is a comprehensive inventory of environmental attributes of electric power systems. The preeminent source of air emissions data for the electric power sector, eGRID is based on available plant-specific data for all U.S. electricity generating plants that provide power to the electric grid and report data to the U.S. government. eGRID contains air emissions data for nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and mercury.

eGRIDweb
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) is a comprehensive source of data on the environmental characteristics of almost all electric power generated in the United States. eGRID is unique in that it links air emissions data with electric generation data for United States power plants.

EIS Mapper
By US Environmental Protection Agency. This map displays information from EPA’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Database.

EJView
By US Environmental Protection Agency. EJView, formerly known as the Environmental Justice Geographic Assessment Tool, is a mapping tool that allows users to create maps and generate detailed reports based on the geographic areas and data sets they choose. EJView includes data from multiple factors that may affect public and environmental health within a community or region, including: demographic, health, environmental, and facility-level data.

Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Search for facilities in your community for the purpose of determining whether: EPA or State/local governments have conducted compliance inspections, violations were detected, or enforcement actions were taken and penalties were assessed in response to environmental law violations.

Envirofacts Warehouse
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Allows you to retrieve environmental information from EPA databases on Superfund sites, drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste and Biennial Reporting System data, water discharge permits, and grants information. Use online queries to retrieve data or generate maps of environmental information by choosing from several mapping applications available through EPA's Maps On Demand.

EnviroStor
By California Department of Toxic Substances Control. EnviroStor is an online computerized database that provides Californians with information on over 5,100 site cleanups under the jurisdiction of the DTSC.

European Pollutant Release and Transfer Registry (E-PRTR)
By European Environment Agency. The European-wide register of industrial emissions into air and water gives you access to information on the annual emissions of industrial facilities in the Member States of the EU.

GEF Project Database
By Global Environment Facility. The Global Environment Facility (GEF), established in 1991, helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. Search projects by country, type, date, keyword, etc.

GeoTracker
By California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). Your link to environmental data for regulated facilities in California.

GeoTracker Cleanup Sites
By California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). This file contains statewide regulatory information stored within GeoTracker related to cleanup sites in California.

GeoTracker ESI Information
By California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). Contains electronic submittal of information (ESI) by county for soil and groundwater of underground storage tank (UST) cases and non-UST cleanup programs, including Spills-Leaks-Investigations-Cleanups (SLIC) sites, Department of Defense sites (DOD), and Land Disposal programs sites in California.

How's My Waterway
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Learn the condition of local streams, lakes and other waters anywhere in the US. See if your local waterway was checked for pollution, what was found, and what is being done. The source of this information is a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) database of State water quality monitoring reports provided under the Clean Water Act.

My Green Apps
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Find more than 100 apps that developers have made about the environment. You can sort the apps by topic or platform, or suggest an existing app you think EPA should add to the site.

My Place History App
By ESRI. A tool that links your personal place history to personal environmental experience using several governmental databases, including the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Health's known chemical database. Using U.S. street addresses to create and maintain a personal place history, My Place History allows you to gather general information about the distance (or proximity) to certain specific events, hazards or exposures. For iPhone and iPad.

My Place History Online
By ESRI. Links your personal place history to personal environmental experience using several governmental databases, including the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Health's known chemical database. Using U.S. street addresses to create and maintain a personal place history, My Place History allows you to gather general information about the distance (or proximity) to certain specific events, hazards or exposures.

MyEnvironment
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Provides a wide range of federal, state, and local information about environmental conditions and features in an area of your choice.

National Drinking Water Contaminant Occurrence Database (NCOD)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. This site provides a library of water sample analytical data (or samples data) that EPA is currently using and has used in the past for analysis, rulemaking, and rule evaluation. The drinking water sample data, collected at Public Water Systems, are for both regulated and unregulated contaminants.

National Listing of Fish and Wildlife Advisories
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water. Information describing fish consumption advisories in the United States.

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Downloadable Datasets
By Environment Canada. Download Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) datasets and obtain detailed information facilities in Canada.

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Substance Lists
By Environment Canada. Provides links to Canada's NPRI Substance Lists, information on changes to the NPRI Substance List over time, and substance-specific information. In HTML and Excel.

National Pollutant Release Inventory Interactive (Canada)
By Environment Canada. Search Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) and obtain detailed information on a single facility or informative summaries based upon substance, location, or industrial sector.

National Response Center Download Data
By National Response Center (NRC). Download data related to oil and chemical spills in the US by year for 1982 to the present.

National Response Center Incident Summaries
By National Response Center (NRC). Describes significant environmental incidents reported to and tracked by the National Response Center. Reflects both new incidents and follow-up information describing actions taken for previously reported events.

National Response Center Query
By National Response Center (NRC). Query data related to oil and chemical spills in the US for 1990 to the present.

NRC Plant Performance Reviews
By US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). How is safety performance at the nuclear power plant near you? Check it out.

Oregon GIS, Databases and Mapping Applications
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Access various databases of environmental site information and certifications for Oregon.

Oregon's Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) Database
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Tracks sites in Oregon with known or potential contamination from hazardous substances, and to document sites where DEQ has determined that no further action is required.

PCB Transformer Registration Database
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). A database of PCB transformers in the US.

PCB Waste Handlers
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). A list of PCB waste handlers that have obtained an EPA ID number. PCB Activity Database (PADS) is in Windows Access format.

Pollution
By aMobileFuture. An iPhone app that provides you with information about the sources of pollution and the measured expositions in Europe.

RCRA Biennial Report Data Files
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. The Biennial Reporting System (BRS) is a US national system that collects data on the generation, management and minimization of hazardous waste. BRS captures detailed data on the generation of hazardous waste from large quantity generators and data on waste management practices from treatment, storage and disposal facilities.

RCRAInfo
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. Search hazardous waste data contained in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo) database. Data relates to the activities of generators, transporters, facilities that treat, store, and dispose of hazardous waste. RCRAInfo replaces the data recording and reporting abilities of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System (RCRIS) and the Biennial Reporting System (BRS).

RCRAInfo Download
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. RCRAInfo is EPA's comprehensive information system, providing access to data supporting the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 and the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) of 1984. RCRAInfo replaces the data recording and reporting abilities of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System (RCRIS) and the Biennial Reporting System (BRS). Download the RCRAInfo flat files from the EPA publically accessible FTP server. These files also include a comprehensive web-enabled help module (RCRAInfo_Flat_File_WebHelp.zip) to explain the flat file specifications and data element values.

Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Contains information about US public water systems and their violations of EPA's regulations for safe drinking water. Search by state or ID number.

Scorecard
By Environmental Defense. Enter a zip code and find out what pollutants are being released into the community and who is responsible.

Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory (SPRI)
By Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Check on the emissions from companies in Scotland.

Search the EPA Internet
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Search the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) web site.

Solar Panels Suitability Checker
By Solar Panels UK. This iPhone app will help you identify if your roof or other location is suitable for solar panel installation.

Superfund Site Information ( CERCLIS)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response. Search US hazardous waste sites using such search terms as site name, state, zip code, and contaminants of concern. The results will list the hazardous waste sites that match your criteria, along with hyperlinks to individual site listing narratives, NPL factsheets, site cleanup decision abstracts from the Record of Decision System (RODS), and dynamic NPL Area Maps.

The Green Gumshoe
By TheGreenGumShoe.com. Environmental Crime Reporter App for iPhone. If you detect a potential evironmental violation in your community, you now have the ability to report it directly to your local government agency.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Download Toxic Release Inventory data by area, chemical, industry, or date. Can be downloaded after doing an interactive search.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Explorer Waste Transfer Reports
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Get reports by area, chemical, facility or date for transfers to recycling, recovery, treatment, POTWs, and other off-site transfers.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) on Envirofacts
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Contains information on chemical emissions from more than 20,000 facilities in the United States. This information is updated each year from reports that the facilities provide to EPA. The purpose of the TRI is to provide information to citizens, community leaders, and officials about releases of toxic chemicals in their communities. Information from the TRI helps citizens and public officials hold companies accountable and make informed decisions about the management of toxic chemicals in their communities and about potential risks.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) on TOXNET
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Contains information on chemical emissions from almost 23,000 facilities in the United States. This information is updated each year from reports that the facilities provide to EPA. The purpose of the TRI is to provide information to citizens, community leaders, and officials about releases of toxic chemicals in their communities. Information from the TRI helps citizens and public officials hold companies accountable and make informed decisions about the management of toxic chemicals in their communities and about potential risks.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) PDF Files by State
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) provides state reports about releases and transfers of chemicals and compounds. Each report contains overall state information regarding releases and transfers, a list of the top five chemicals released or transfered, off-site, in that state, and a list of the top ten facilities that released or transfered, off-site, the greatest amount of chemicals. The purpose of the TRI is to provide information to citizens, community leaders, and officials about releases of toxic chemicals in their communities. Information from the TRI helps citizens and public officials hold companies accountable and make informed decisions about the management of toxic chemicals in their communities and about potential risks.

Toxic Substance Control Act Test Submission database (TSCATS)
By Syracuse Research Corporation. The Toxic Substance Control Act Test Submission database, TSCATS, was developed by Syracuse Research Corp. for EPA starting in 1985. It is a central system for the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of information on unpublished technical reports submitted by industry to EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Studies on over 8,000 chemicals are categorized into three broad subject areas (health effects, environmental effects, and environmental fate).

TOXMAP
By US National Library of Medicine. An interactive Web site that shows on maps the amount and location of certain toxic chemicals released into the environment in the United States. TOXMAP focuses on the geographic distribution of chemical releases, their relative amounts, and their trends over time. TOXMAP also links to NLM's extensive collection of toxicology and environmental health references, as well as to a rich resource of data on hazardous chemical substances in its TOXNET databases. There are also fact sheets and summaries about the various chemicals, written by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

TrashOut App
By TrashOut.me. This app allows you to locate and report illegal dumps in your neighborhood, your city or anywhere else in the world. Available for iPhone, Android and Windows.

TRI Comparative Analysis Tool -- Air Data Sources
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. This TRI Comparative Analysis tool allows users to compare records from the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) with those from the Air Facility System (AFS).

TRI Comparative Analysis Tool -- Waste Data Sources
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. This TRI Comparative Analysis tool allows users to compare records from the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) with those from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information system (RCRAInfo), which houses compliance and other information for facilities involved in the generation, handling, or treatment of hazardous waste.

TRI Comparative Analysis Tool -- Water Data Sources
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. This TRI Comparative Analysis tool allows users to compare records from the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) with those from the Permit Compliance System (PCS) and the ICIS-National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (ICIS-NPDES) data systems; ICIS-NPDES is a modernized data system containing NPDES data for more than one half of the states.

TRI Explorer Waste Quantity Report
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Get data by area, chemical, industry, or date on waste recycled on-site, recycled off-site, energy recovery on-site, energy recovery off-site, treated on-site, treated off-site, quantity released on-and off-site, or waste due to catastrophic or one time events.

Vulnerable Zone Indicator System (VZIS)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Use this site to access the Vulnerable Zone Indicator System (VZIS), and quickly find out if an address in your community could be affected by a chemical accident. Results will be emailed.

What's in Your Backyard
By The Environment Agency. Access the Agency's environmental data for England and Wales via maps or data search. Includes information on Bathing Waters, Discharges to Sea, Groundwater, Floodplains, Flood Warning Areas, Landfill Sites, Pollution Inventory, IPC OPRA Scores (pollution hazards and operation of factories), Waste OPRA Scores (pollution hazards and operation of waste facilities), River Quality, River Quality Targets, Agency Offices, and Catchment Abstraction Management Strategies (CAMS).

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