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Ordering Publications

Many publications in this catalog are distributed compliments of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Wastewater Management (OWM). EPA distributes one free copy of each publication to each customer until supplies are depleted.

Publication titles are listed alphabetically under different subject categories. For each title you will find listed (if available):

  • EPA Number ---------
  • NTIS Number --------
  • ERIC Number --------

These are the accession numbers by which a document is identified. The EPA number is a document's unique identifying number and should be used when ordering the document from the EPA.

When the EPA's supply of a publication is depleted, requestors are referred to either the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) or the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). These clearinghouses provide copies of publications for a fee. Both NTIS and ERIC assign unique identifying numbers to each document they distribute. Customers should use these numbers when ordering documents from either NTIS or ERIC.

To check on the current availability of any publication listed in this catalog write to:

or call the Resource Center publications request line at (202) 260-7786. You will be notified if the document you request is no longer available from the EPA. When receiving a document from the EPA, please allow three to four weeks for delivery.

Instructions for ordering documents from NTIS and ERIC are outlined in the following pages.

Ordering Publications from the National Technical Information Service

Customers may order documents from the National Technical Information Service in the following ways:

Telephone: (800) 553-6847 or (703) 487-4650

TDD (703) 487-4639, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST

FAX: (703) 321-8547. For assistance call (703) 487-4679

Telex: 64617 (international only)

Online Service Orders:

DIALOG: (800) 334-2564
OCLC: (800) 848-5800; in Ohio: (800) 848-8286
ORBIT: (800) 421-7229; in Virginia: (703) 442-0900
STN: (800) 848-6533; in Ohio: (800) 848-6538

Mail Orders:
Send order form to

National Technical Information Service
U.S. Department of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161

QuikSERVICE:

Know the cost in advance, availability restrictions, and the approximate time of shipment. The $3.00 handling fee is waived. For information and an application, call (703) 487-4650 and ask for the free brochure PR-846.

Orders may be charged to an NTIS Deposit Account or the customer's American Express, VISA, or Mastercard. Checks or money orders are to be made payable to NTIS in U.S. dollars. Orders for foreign destinations are subject to foreign prices. If a purchase order is used, add $7.50 to the total order (U.S., Canada, and Mexico only).

Shipping and Handling

A $3.00 handling fee per order applies to orders from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. For other countries, the handling fee is $4.00.

Orders are sent first class or equivalent in the United States. Orders to other countries are shipped surface mail. Air mail is $3.50 per report to Canada and Mexico and $7.50 per report to other countries.

RUSH ORDERS are guaranteed to be processed within 24 hours and sent by overnight courier. Add $15.00 to the price of each title. Outside U.S., Canada, or Mexico, add $25.00 per title.

To order computer products on a RUSH basis, please call (800) 553-NTIS for complete information.

Orders may be picked up at NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia (U.S. 495, exit 5 west) between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Discounts and Credits

A 25 percent discount is available for most documents if 5 to 100 copies of a single title are ordered at the same time and shipped to the same address. For discounts on more than 100 copies, call NTIS at (703) 487-4650.

Academic libraries can receive a 10 percent discount education credit on orders. Call NTIS at (703) 487-4660.

State and local governments and State universities can get immediate credit and shipment of orders with "special credit" accounts without being charged the standard $7.50 fee. For more information, call NTIS at (703) 487-4064 and ask for the free brochure PR-220.

Ordering Publications from the National Center for Environmental Publications & Information

Requestors may order documents from the National Center for Environmental Publications & Information (NCEPI) in the following ways:

Telephone: (513) 891-6561

Mail orders:

National Center for Environmental Publications & Information
11029 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Ordering Publications from the Educational Resources Information Center

Requestors may order documents from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) the following ways:

Telephone: (800) 276-0462

Fax:

Mail orders:
Send order form to

Educational Resources Information Center
1929 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1015

Shipping and Handling

Shipping fees range from $2.00 to $10.00.

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