Government Resources · Environment & Energy

Federal

Bureau of Mines Minerals Yearbooks (1932-1993)
Full text historical access to USGS popular minerals information.
Energy Citations Database
Citations for energy-related scientific and technical information from 1948 to the present.
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Network
Department of Energy site which features search and retrieval of energy-related technical reports.
EnviroMapper
Generate maps of your neighborhood containing environmental information (drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste, Superfund sites, water discharge permits, etc.).
Environmental Protection Agency
News, laws and regulations, business and employment opportunities from the official national agency for environmental issues.
EPA Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment
Extensive information and data on the EPA’s hazardous site cleanup program.
Online Soil Survey Manuscripts (National Resources Conservation Service)
Published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this site provides soil maps to assist farmers, ranchers, and researchers with soil selection, use, and management.
The Right-To-Know Network
Use this database to identify chemical releases in your neighborhood, toxic waste, and industry compliance with federal regulations.
Scorecard
Find out about environmental issues in your community. EPA Toxic Release Inventory reports can be searched by state or zip code.
Water Resources of the United States – U.S. Geological Survey
Gateway for all USGS statistics and data (Water Resources Investigations Reports, National Water Information System real-time streamflow data, WaterWatch current water resources conditions, etc.)

State

Clean Air Resource Center
Financing options for projects that improve air pollution control and energy efficiency of small businesses.
Home Energy Assistance Program – Ohio Department of Development
Energy Assistance Program forms and contact information.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Agency which manages wildlife resources by licensing hunting and fishing, oversees mining operations, manages Ohio’s county soil and water conservation districts, maps the state’s major geologic structures and mineral resources, and promotes recycling and litter prevention through grant programs in local communities.
Ohio Energy Reports
Published quarterly by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, this site provides long term forecast and current details about the production, consumption, and price of energy in Ohio.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Ohio
Site of state agency which implements laws and regulations regarding air and water quality standards; solid, hazardous and infectious waste disposal standards; water quality planning, supervision of sewage treatment and public drinking water supplies; and cleanup of unregulated hazardous waste sites.
Ohio Office of Energy Efficiency
Useful advice for homeowners and business owners on improving the efficiency of energy use.
Where to Recycle in Ohio
Access the names and contact information of hundreds of agencies and businesses that accept recyclable materials based on the type and location. From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Local

Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services
County agency for monitoring local air quality and solid waste disposal.
Hamilton County Helping Working Families
Find out how to reduce medical, child care, food, energy, and prescription drug costs. Also includes jobs/hiring info and tips for avoiding foreclosure.
Hamilton County Public Works
Agency that regulates storm water management, flood control, water line installation, capital improvement projects, and earth movement activities throughout all of the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County
Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District
Agency that regulates earth and soil disturbance activities and promotes soil conservation measures.
Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District
Agency that handles complaints on odors and open dumping, compost, construction and demolition debris, infectious waste, solid waste, and tires.
Miami University Libraries – Environmental Resources
Provides links to journal articles, books, news stories, government resources, maps, blogs, and websites.
Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments
Local intergovernmental group that coordinates Tri-State economic development activities including land use, transportation systems planning, and environmental preservation projects.