Great Lakes Environmental and Economic Data Visualization Tool

In 2015, the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) began a project to analyze public data sets to determine the impact of manufacturing on the economy and environment of the six states in U.S. EPA Region 5. The project’s goal was to use the analyzed results to assist pollution prevention technical assistance programs (P2 TAPs) with targeting their assistance efforts. The project resulted in a report, a series of fact sheets, and a data visualization tool.

The tool uses data from U.S. EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, as well as the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns data set.

GLRPPR Data Publications

Using the Great Lakes Environmental and Economic Data Visualization Tool

Other Useful Tools for Targeting Technical Assistance

Downloadable Census Data

Downloadable Emissions and P2 Data

To download the data sets underlying each of the data dashboards, click on the Download Data in CSV link in the tool. Use the links below to download more recent data from the Toxics Release Inventory and the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program.



Other Useful Tools for Targeting Technical Assistance

Use these lists of EPA regulated chemicals to help you further target your technical assistance efforts.

  • Consolidated List of Lists
    This consolidated list of chemicals subject to reporting requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act.
  • Initial List of Hazardous Air Pollutants with Modifications
    Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants. This original list included 189 pollutants. Since 1990, EPA has modified the list through rulemaking to include 187 hazardous air pollutants.
  • List of Regulated Substances under the Risk Management Plan (RMP) Program
    The Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule provides a List of Regulated Substances under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. This includes their synonyms and threshold quantities (in pounds) to help assess if a process is subject to the RMP rule. Where the Clean Air Act Section 112(r) program has been delegated to a state, that state may have additional requirements for the federally listed chemicals, and/or additional listed chemicals.
  • Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory)
    Section 8 (b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to compile, keep current and publish a list of each chemical substance that is manufactured or processed, including imports, in the United States for uses under TSCA. Also called the “TSCA Inventory” or simply “the Inventory,” it plays a central role in the regulation of most industrial chemicals in the United States.