Frequent Questions

What is the scope of Facility Registry System (FRS)?

The Facility Registry System (FRS) is a centrally managed database developed by EPA's Office of Environmental Information (OEI). It provides Internet access to a single source of comprehensive information about facilities subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. The FRS contains accurate and authoritative facility identification records which are subjected to rigorous verification and data management quality assurance procedures.

FRS records are continuously reviewed and enhanced by a Regional Data Steward network and active State partners. The facility records are based on information from EPA's national program systems and State master facility records and enhanced by other Web information sources. As of July 2008, the FRS database has over 2.4 million unique facility records linking over 3.0 million program interests such as:

Toxic Release Inventory Submitters (all years: 1987 - 2006)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo)
Integrated Compliance Information System ( ICIS)
Permit Compliance System (PCS) - Majors and Minors
Biennial Reporting System (BRS) 1995 to 2003
Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS)/AIRS Facility Subsystem
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS)
State master records from 42 States and 5 Tribes.

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