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Solid Waste and Emergency Response Publications

This page contains select publications published by EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER).

An inventory of EPA publications can be found through the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP). This EPA library includes over 7,000 titles, including many solid and hazardous waste, emergency response, and Superfund publications.

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OSWER publications pages by topic

Select OSWER publications

Chinese Drywall Fact Sheet and Report (PDF) (9 pp, 680K) - In May 2009, EPA completed initial testing of drywall samples from the US and China. This testing was conducted at the request of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Materials and Land Management Practices (PDF) (97 pp, 1.8MB) - This report that finds significant potential to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through materials management (e.g. recycling and waste prevention), and land management (e.g. brownfield redevelopment, land restoration, and smart growth). This fact sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 1.5MB) contains a summary of the findings.

OSWER End of Year Report, 2010 (PDF) (12 pp, 236K) - This report summarizes OSWER's progress towards meeting our 29 annual performance measures under EPA’s strategic plan. Includes measures relating to Superfund, the Brownfields Program, Underground Storage Tanks, resource conservation, materials management, and emergency preparedness and response.

OSWER Life Cycle Management Guide - Published in 1989, this guide has proven to be an important academic resource in the field of life cycle management.

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