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Existing Apps

2011 May 23

Here is a list of existing apps that use EPA data. This is a sample list and is provided so developers know what has been created. We hope this list will inspire developers to make useful apps and will help prevent creation of apps that others have made. This list is not intended to be comprehensive so if you know about other apps that use EPA data, please tell us so other developers know what’s been done. Click here for a spreadsheet of existing apps.

  • MyRTK – myRight-to-know is an EPA Web application designed for mobile devices. This application takes existing EPA information and packages it in a format and with a level of detail that is appropriate for mobile devices and mobile users. For any location or address, myRTK maps nearby facilities that report to TRI, as well as large permit holders in the Air, Water or Hazardous Waste programs that are expected to produce, manage or release TRI-reportable chemicals. The application compares individual facility releases to releases by other facilities in the county, as well as to other facilities in the same industrial sector. myRTK also identifies the most serious facility non-compliance across the twelve most recent quarters of data for the three principal U.S. environmental statutes: the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
  • Design for the Environment Mobile – Design for the Environment (DfE) mobile allows shoppers to quickly identify what commercial products are Design for the Environment (DfE)-certified. Design for the Environment (DfE)-certified products meet EPA’s stringent sustainability criteria. DfE-certified products include a variety of household cleaning products that are safer for you, your family, and the environment, and perform well. They can be found at your local supermarket, retailer, or pharmacy.
  • EPA [Regulated] Sites – -EPA Sites is a mobile Web application that provides the ability to search (by zip code) for sites or facilities subject to federal environmental regulation.
  • EPA UV Index – The Ultraviolet (UV) Index predicts the ultraviolet radiation levels on a 1-11+ scale. The UV Index provides a daily forecast of the expected intensity of UV radiation from the sun. To assist users in utilizing the UV Index forecast, EPA provides two options for viewing this information with your mobile device.
  • MPGFACTS.com – EPA Gas Mileage Ratings – MPGFACTS.com provides MPG (miles per gallon) and expected fuel cost information on virtually all 1984 – 2009 vehicles sold in the US. The database contains over 20,000 cars, trucks, SUV’s and other special purpose vehicles.
  • ARadiationMonitorPRO – Monitor Radiation Levels in many US cities in Real Time and display EPA readings.A Radiation Monitor App that displays a Real Time private meter based map with radiation levels in the US every minute .The PRO version does not have ads and displays the public EPA readings for multiple cities in the US.
  • GreenSpaceMap – Using information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that is made public by data.gov, GreenSpace Map provides an immediate answer to this question. It allows you to view the EPA’s Featured Environmental Interests list in your area to determine the proximity of reported sites within any 20-mile radius.
  • EPA and CEQ Regulations (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations – Protection of Environment) – The complete text of Title 40 CFR, Protection of Environment, on your iPhone. Leave the heavy books at home and buy this app now.
  • Creek Watch – Creek Watch enables you to help monitor your watershed. Creeks and streams are a vital part of watersheds; they provide water to drink and sustain plant and animal life. However, they can also be a pathway for pollution to spread, and they are often too numerous for water boards to monitor without help.
  • TSD ToxLim – This app calculates NPDES effluent limitations according to the method in the USEPA document entitled, “Technical Support Document For Water Quality-based Toxics Control.” The app presents the USEPA Water Quality Criteria as a reference. There are three sections that calculate Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) limits, Chemical specific limits, and values for use in a reasonable potential analysis.
  • MyAirQuality – MyAirQuality displays air quality observations, forecasts, and health messages for locations you select. The application displays air quality conditions using the same criteria and formats as Federal, tribal, state, and local governments use. For those who are not familiar with air quality issues, help information is available.
  • Explore Your Place History – Using U.S. street addresses to create and maintain a personal place history, My Place History allows you to gather general information about your proximity to environmental hazards or exposures and unlock a wealth of geographically relevant health information.
  • Mercury in Seafood Lite – The mercury in seafood app provides users with a list of the most commonly consumed types of seafood along with the average mercury level found in each respective type. Detailed information for each type of seafood is shown once an item is selected. Environmental information such as fishing methods used, population levels, and bycatch are shown to help the environmentally conscious decide if they’d like to consume that type of seafood.Users can then add their selection to their “My Servings” list which is a running list of all seafood selections consumed in the last thirty days. Total servings are calculated along with total mercury consumed. Mercury levels are then compared with the EPA guidelines to show the user how safe their seafood choices have been in the previous month.
  • Radiation Map – Get realtime radiation information for the US, Japan and Korea. Scroll and zoom the map to see more locations, status and numbers. Be prepared in case levels rise and put you, your family and your friends at risk. Data is reported from official government sources and displayed on a map for your convenience.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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