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Energy Risk Management

Energy Risk Management

California Department of Toxic Substances Control

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is responsible for protecting public health and the environment from threats posed by hazardous waste. DTSC: establishes regulations and requirements for the safe storage, transport, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste; oversees remediation of hazardous waste sites; and, works with industry to reduce the amount of hazardous waste that is created in California.

The DTSC provides:
---documents on hazardous waste management
---directories of DTSC offices and services and permit assistance centers
---issues of Toxic Update Newsletter, press releases, and information about DTSC
---CEQA policy documents
---information on environmental regulation in California, environmental regulations, and proposed environmental legislation
---Unified Program, CUPA, and LUPIC information and publications
---a description of the Hazardous Waste Environmental Technology Certification Program along with abstracts of the program's certification notices and technology advisories

Center for Strategic and International Studies : Multimedia

Audio and video of Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) interviews, speeches, lectures, and panel discussions. CSIS concentrates on international policy issues with particular emphases on defense and security as well as global challenges (energy, health, climate change, governance, human rights, demography, trade, technology).
Coverage: 2004 to date

Center for Strategic and International Studies : Publications

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reports, commentary, newsletters, and other publications on international policy issues with particular emphases on defense and security as well as global challenges (energy, health, climate change, governance, human rights, demography, trade, technology).
Coverage: 1990 to date

Cleaning up the Nuclear Weapons Complex : Internet Resources

Resources for the Future links to research, policy analysis, and information about environmental issues at the United States' former nuclear weapons production sites.

Congressional Research Service Reports on the Environment : National Council for Science and the Environment

Full-text of more than 2,200 Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports (from 1996 to present) on environmental policy, agriculture, and natural resources.

Defense Science Board

Recent Defense Science Board reports, list of Defense Science Board reports from 1987 to present, and information about the Defense Science Board.
The Board reviews possible applications of new science and technology in military operations, research, engineering, manufacturing, and acquisitions.

Disaster Preparedness, Response and Reconstruction : U.S. Government Accountability Office Topic Collection

A selection of recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (formerly General Accounting Office) reports that are related to disaster and emergency preparedness and response. In two sections:
---Selected reports from October 2006 to present
---Selected reports from 2002 to June 2006. Grouped in these categories: Charities; Coast Guard and Seaports; Energy Supply; Environment and Natural Resources; Flood Control; Infrastructure; Insurance; Military's Role, including Reserves and National Guard; Preparedness; Public Health; Response; and Recovery.

EnergyFiles : Energy Science and Technology Virtual Library

"At this site you will find over 500 databases and Web sites containing information and resources pertaining to science and technology of interest to the Department of Energy, with an emphasis on the physical sciences."
Includes Subject Pathways. By subject category: federated search of databases and web sites for the subject; links to resources and web sites for the subject; and, links to related resources (funding, organizations, conferences, reference materials).

GAO's Performance and Accountability Series and High Risk Series

The U.S. Government Accountability Office( formerly General Accounting Office) presents its 1999, 2001, and 2003 reports on the Major Management Challenges and Program Risks for specific federal government departments and agencies and for the federal government as a whole.

Hazardous Waste : Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Subtitle C

The EPA presents information on regulation of hazardous wastes under RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act). By topic (such as Air Emissions, Industrial Wastes, and Land Disposal Restrictions), the web page links to standards, rules, permitting information, policy interpretations, risk assessments, forms, strategy documents, RCRA hotline specialist training modules, and more.

Hazardous Waste Sites: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

This site contains important information on hazardous waste sites. The major components of the site are the following:

* Exposure Pathway Site Count Report, 1999 - Indicates at how many waste sites people were exposed to particular contaminants in the environment

* How to Request ATSDR Involvement at a Site - Use the petition process to request that ATSDR consider a new site

* List Sites by State - Query ATSDR's HazDat Database to obtain a list of waste sites by state

* List Sites by Contaminant - Query ATSDR's HazDat Database to obtain a list of waste sites which are contaminated by a specific substance

* Public Health Assessments - ATSDR documents that evaluate the potential for contaminants in the environment at a site might cause people to suffer adverse health effects

International and national efforts to address the safety and security risks of importing liquefied natural gas: a compendium /

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

OSH.NET : Occupational Safety and Health Net

OSH.NET aims to offer comprehensive (United States) Occupational Safety and Health Information on the web. Connections to government, commercial, association, and university web pages with information, standards, and manuals on occupational safety and health are offered. Topics include chemical safety, construction safety, electrical safety, fire safety, product safety, public safety, radiation safety, risk management, disaster planning, hazard control, ergonomics, violence in the workplace, and industrial hygiene.

Radiation Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Radiation Protection Division presents information and publications about EPA's programs to protect the people and the environment of the United States from harmful exposure to radiation.

Resources for the Future

"Resources for the Future (RFF) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research -- rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences -- on environmental and natural resource issues. By bringing results of this research to the attention of policymakers, academicians, and people everywhere, RFF helps make possible well-reasoned decisions that ultimately shape the quality of life."

SustainLane US City Sustainability Rankings

Ranking of the 50 largest US cities in sustainability categories such as transportation, waste management, energy, land use, air quality, water quality, and congestion.

Toxicological Profiles : ATSDR

"The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) produces toxicological profiles for hazardous substances found at National Priorities List (NPL) sites." Each profile "succintly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects information for the hazardous substance ... [and] identifies and reviews the key literature that describes a hazardous substance's toxicologic properties." Toxicological profiles are developed from a priority list of 275 substances." Substances are listed alphabetically.

WorldWideScience.org : the Global Science Gateway

Global science gateway allowing one-stop searching of national and international science databases and portals.
Databases and portals are maintained by national government agencies and national libraries.


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