What is Facility Identification?


What is FRS?

The Facility Registry Services (FRS) is a centrally managed database that identifies facilities, sites, or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. FRS creates high-quality, accurate, and authoritative facility identification records through rigorous verification and management procedures that incorporate information from program national systems, state master facility records, and data collected from EPA's Central Data Exchange registrations and data management personnel.


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Why is it needed?

The FRS responds to the increasing demand for access to high quality information and the public need for one source of comprehensive environmental information about a given location on the Earth. FRS achieves that integration. In addition, the FRS is integrated with the Locational Data Improvement Project and the Error Correction Process. FRS fully implements EPA's Facility Identification Data Standard, and is compliant with the Facility Identification Template for States (FITS) Model.


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What are the benefits?

The FRS will:


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Who is involved?

EPA's Office of Information Collection in the Office of Environmental Information is the organization responsible for implementation and management of the FRS. Important partners include EPA media programs, EPA regional data stewards and data system coordinators, state data managers, public interest groups, and regulated facilities.


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