Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI)
EasyRSEI Dashboard Version 2.3.7

Welcome to EasyRSEI, where you can access results and data from EPA's Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) model, Version 2.3.7, for Reporting Years 2007-2017.

Last updated: April 16, 2019

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EasyRSEI Dashboard Version 2.3.7

Welcome to EasyRSEI, where you can access results and data from EPA's Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) model, Version 2.3.7.

RSEI Scores add context to chemical release data reported by facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) by considering the size of the chemical release, the fate and transport of the chemical through the environment, the size and location of the exposed population, and the chemical's toxicity. RSEI Scores are available for modeled releases and transfers (air releases, water releases, and transfers to POTWs and off-site incineration). RSEI Scores combine toxicity information for both cancer and noncancer effects. RSEI Score-Cancer and RSEI Score-Noncancer are also provided so users can examine those effects separately.

Hazard values consider the size of the release and the chemical toxicity. RSEI Modeled Hazard can be calculated for modeled releases and transfers, and RSEI Hazard is calculated for all releases and transfers reporting to TRI, including those not modeled by RSEI, such as land releases and off-site transfers to disposal or recycling.

RSEI Modeled Pounds includes pounds reported to modeled media only (air releases, water releases, and transfers to POTWs and off-site incineration). TRI Pounds includes pounds reported to all media, whether or not they are modeled by RSEI.

This page includes an overview of the national RSEI trends, as described in the 2017 TRI National Analysis.

How to Use RSEI Results

RSEI does not provide a risk assessment, so it is inappropriate to use it to:

  • Conclude that a particular chemical release is causing harm to a specific population or location,
  • Draw conclusions or make decisions about the risk posed by any particular facility, or
  • Draw conclusions about individual risk or generate quantitative risk estimates.

High RSEI Scores (relative to other RSEI Scores) can be used to identify areas that may warrant further investigation. High RSEI Scores do not conclusively demonstrate sources of risk. If a facility receives a high RSEI Score, it does not necessarily mean that the facility is harming people around it, or that the facility is not following applicable laws and regulations. If your community, or a facility in your community, has high RSEI Scores, you could use that information to help you decide if and what kind of further investigation is warranted.

For more information:

Use the icon at the top right to filter your selection by EPA Region, State, Year, Industry, or Chemical, or to change the display value from RSEI Score to RSEI Cancer Score, RSEI Noncancer Score, or RSEI Modeled Hazard.

This page provides a national overview. All pages except for this one are dynamic - any filters you apply will be shown at the top of the screen and will apply to all of the other charts and tables. Use the links on the left to navigate through the other pages of the application.

RSEI National Trend, 2007-2017

This map allows you to view and select facilities by location. You can further refine your selection (by chemical, year, etc.) using the button at the top right, or click Summary or Analysis at the left to investigate your data further. Click Report for a printable summary of RSEI data for your current selection.

On any Qlik map, you can select facilities in several ways:

  • Click on one or more of the displayed facility points, then click on the green check mark at the top right to confirm your selection.
  • Click the map to activate, then click on the button that will appear at the top of the map. Draw a shape with your cursor around your selection, then click the green check mark to confirm. All of the facilities inside your shape will be selected.

Any map selections will be added to your existing selections. If you have not made any selections, it may take a few seconds to display all facilities on the map.

Use the other two tabs for additional ways to find facilities.

Enter your address below and click "Search" to view TRI facilities near you. Use the slider to change the distance from your location.

Note: this search is based on your current selection. If there are no TRI facilities near your location based on your current selection, you may need to change your current selection to find nearby facilities.

Searching on this tab will add any facilities found to your selection set. If you already have any selections on facilities, those selections will be cleared before the new set of facilities is added. Any other selections (e.g., by year, chemical, industry, etc.) will remain selected, and only facilities that also meet those criteria will be shown on the map.

Searching on this tab will add facilities to your selection set. Any other selections (e.g., by year, chemical, industry, etc.) already made will remain selected, and only facilities that meet all the criteria will be shown on the map.

Note: TRI facilities located in Indian country must indicate the relevant tribe on annual TRI reporting forms. For TRI facilities within 10 miles of Indian country, EPA uses the US Census Bureau 2014 tribal boundary layer data and Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office data. The tribal boundary locations identified are suitable only for general spatial reference and do not necessarily reflect EPA's position on any Indian country locations or boundaries, or the land status of any specific location.

The data on these pages reflect your current selection (shown in the selection bar above.) If no selection is shown, then this represents the most recent 11 years of TRI-reported data (2007-2017) for the entire U.S.

Refine your selection using the filters, or click on any part of a graph, such as a bar in the bar chart or on an entry in the facility list. Always click the green check mark to confirm a change in your selection.

These pages provide an overview of the data for your selection. Click Analysis at the left to drill down into your data in more detail, or click Report for a printable summary.

Select a value option to change the selection options in the dropdown menu on this page. The default is RSEI Score.

Select an industry from the menu below or click on the chart at right. Any filters showing in the selection bar are applied to the data on this page.

The data on these pages reflect your current selection (shown in the selection bar above.) If no selection is shown, then this represents the most recent 11 years of TRI-reported data (2007-2017) for the entire U.S.

Refine your selection using the filters, or click on any part of a graph, such as a bar in the bar chart or a row in a table. Always click the green check mark to confirm a change in your selection.

These pages allow you to investigate your data along any dimension. Click Summary at left for a general overview, or click Report for a printable summary.

Select a value option to change the selection options in the dropdown menu on this page. The default is RSEI Score.

What is included in this table?

This table shows the total score by chemical, media, and facility. Use the and to expand or collapse data about each field. You can drag the names of the fields to reorder the row headings. To see other RSEI Values like NonCancer Score or Modeled Hazard in the table, use the RSEI Value Options dropdown under the button at the top right.

What is included in this chart?

This table shows the total RSEI value by year, with the top 5 chemicals for each year listed. All other chemicals are grouped in the "Others" category.

Show the media breakdown for these chemicals (all years combined)

You can select one year by clicking on one bar in the top chart on this page, or by using the filters .

Show the facility breakdown for these chemicals (all years combined)

You can select one year by clicking on one bar in the top chart on this page, or by using the filters .

What is included in this chart?

This table shows the total RSEI value by year, with the top 5 facilities for each year listed. All other facilities are grouped in the "Others" category.

Show the chemical breakdown for these facilities (all years combined)

You can select one year by clicking on one bar in the top chart on this page, or by using the filters .

Show the media breakdown for these facilities (all years combined)

You can select one year by clicking on one bar in the top chart on this page, or by using the filters .

What is included in this chart?

This chart shows the total RSEI value by chemical for the top 5 chemicals, with the media for each chemical shown.

What is included in this chart?

This chart shows the total RSEI value by facility for the top 5 facilities, with the media for each chemical shown.

Select dimensions and RSEI value options from the left to create a custom table. When selections are complete, click or right click on the table, and then choose Export Data to download the table.

What is included in this page?

Some facilities that report to TRI also report off-site transfers of toxic chemicals in waste to facilities that are geographically or physically separate from the reporting facility. Chemicals reported to TRI as transferred are sent to off-site facilities for the purposes of recycling, energy recovery, treatment, or disposal.

RSEI models certain off-site transfers (transfers to wastewater treatment plants and transfers to incinerators) and produces scores for those transfers, which are included in the other pages of this dashboard. This page does not show scores, but includes all off-site transfers and shows the number of pounds transferred, as well as the hazard, or toxicity-weighted pounds.

Looking at transfers using hazard rather than pounds allows you to focus on transfers of chemicals associated with the most toxicity; however, high hazard is not necessarily associated with human exposure.

The map below shows the off-site transfers for your current selection. You can select origin and/or receiving states using the drop-down menus, or select individual facilities in the tables.

Select waste transfers from TRI-reporting origin facilities in:

Select waste transfers going to receiving facilities in:

By default, individual facilities and transfers will show on the map only if one receiving location is selected. To manually show transfers based on your current selection, select the "Show" button below. You can hide them again by clicking the "Hide" button.

Use the slider to change the number of transfers shown on the map, up to a maximum of 1,000.

You can limit the off-site transfers shown by origin location, chemical, industry, and other fields by using the icon at the top right.

Click here for more information about how off-site transfers are reported to TRI and modeled in RSEI. For more information about the map below, visit the help page for EasyRSEI.

This section of the dashboard includes data from Section 8 of the TRI Form R, where facilities report data elements mandated by Section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. For more information on these data elements, see the “Waste Management Information in TRI” section of the Factors to Consider When Using Toxics Release Inventory Data document.

What is included in this page?

These charts show waste management activities that are reported in Section 8 of the TRI Form R. Note that some of these waste quantities are reported in other sections of the Form R, and are shown in other pages of this dashboard. For a detailed explanation of Section 8 and its relationship to the rest of the TRI Form R, see the TRI GuideMe page on Section 8.

Export Current Selection

Summary of Selected Data

Trend for Selected Data

RSEI scores are estimates of potential human health risk based on modeling of chemical concentrations at specific points in the environment, like in the air around a facility or in the water downstream from a facility.

RSEI should only be used for screening-level activities, as it does not provide a formal risk assessment, which typically requires site-specific information, more refined exposure information, and detailed population distributions.

Use the filter options to change the value shown in these charts (RSEI Score, RSEI Hazard, etc.).

What is included in this chart?

This chart shows the selected RSEI value by year for your selection set. Depending on your selection, the score for any particular facility may not represent its entire value (e.g., if you selected only certain chemicals).

Overview of Releases and Transfers

RSEI scores only include direct releases to air and water, and transfers off-site to wastewater treatment and incineration. Other types of releases and transfers may also be of concern and can be explored with other TRI tools.

The category for modeled off-site transfers includes transfers to off-site incineration to facilities that already report to TRI. The value for TRI Pounds includes these transfers, but RSEI drops them before calculating hazard or scores. In the table above, these transfers are included in the first column of values, but not the second or third.

Top Facilities

Top Chemicals and Industry Sectors

Some of the top facilities in this set reported releases or transfers of chromium and/or chromium compounds, which can be a major driver of RSEI scores. Toxicity can vary widely across the various forms of chromium, and facilities do not report which forms they release or transfer. To compensate, RSEI makes assumptions about the percent of total reported chromium and chromium compounds from each facility that is hexavalent (the most toxic form), using industry-level data from the National Emissions Inventory (NEI) and other EPA data. To the extent that the RSEI assumption differs from what is released by each facility, the RSEI score may be too low or too high.

Waste Managed

This section of the report includes data from Section 8 of the TRI Form R, where facilities report data elements mandated by Section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. For more information on these data elements, see the "Waste Management Information in TRI" section of the Factors to Consider When Using Toxics Release Inventory Data document.

Facility List

These are the facilities that are in your selected set. The RSEI value represents only those releases in your set - the total RSEI value for any facility may be higher when all released are included.

Current Selections

Please select one facility to see facility-level information and modeling data. You can select a facility directly in charts and tables in other parts of the dashboard, or use the filter shown here.

Please select one chemical to see chemical-level information and modeling data. You can select a chemical directly in charts and tables in other parts of the dashboard, or use the filter shown here.