The EPA has developed a series of profiles or sector notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA.
Each Notebook brings you comprehensive, well-researched details gathered for the first time in a single source and includes:
Profile of the Agricultural Chemical,
Pesticide and Fertilizer Industry (2000)
An adjunct to the Industry Sector Notebooks series, the government series is a group of associated Notebooks that are organized by government sector rather than a particular industry sector.
Spanish - Notebooks that have been translated into Spanish
are marked by a double asterisks (**).
The Sector Notebooks Data Refresh presents the latest available Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) release and transfer data and compliance data for most of the Sectors covered in the Notebooks series. Data are not provided for Sectors that are not required to report to TRI or that cannot easily be defined by Standard Industrial Code (SIC).
Electronic copies of all the Sector Notebooks can be downloaded free of charge from this location. All of the Notebooks are in Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) Files. They can be viewed, and printed, with the use of an Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Printed copies can be ordered for a fee of between $6 and $25, depending on length, from the Government Printing Office (GPO) by calling (202) 512-1800 or by linking directly to the GPO Sales Product Catalog . Be sure to search using "sector notebook" or the exact title of the document (Profile of the xxxxx Industry). (For federal state and local government employees and libraries only) Contact EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) online or call at (800) 490-9198 for free printed copies of any Notebook, while supplies last. When ordering, be ready with the exact title (Profile of the xxxxx Industry) or the EPA publication number (listed on each Sector Notebook Web page cited above).
EPA is planning to revise the Profile of the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Profile of the Rubber and Plastics Industry and to develop new notebooks for tribal governments; and for the construction, healthcare, and auto-salvage industries.
Share this resource with your colleagues with a fact sheet (PDF, 67KB) describing the Sector Notebooks series. A limited number of colorful 24 x 18 inch Know Your Industry posters are also available (see obtaining copies above).
If you have questions or comments about the Industry Sector Notebooks Project contact:
Sector Notebooks Coordinator
Sector Notebooks Coordinator: (2224A)
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