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Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program Data and Tools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-data-and-tools

Offers a list of tools to allow for searching of toxic chemical releases down to the state and county level.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

2015 TRI [Toxics Release Inventory] National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_executive_summary.pdf

Annual release of data on release of certain toxic chemicals to the earth, air, and water by U.S. industries.  The 2015 report covers nearly 22,000 facilities.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Report Sections for the 2015 TRI National Analysis

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/trinationalanalysis/report-sections-2015-tri-national-analysis

Offers links to various parts of the TRI 2015 report including text of complete report, executive summary, releases of chemicals, industry sectors and more.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Complete Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_complete_english.pdf

Features text of complete report for 2015 of the annual release of certain toxic chemicals to air, land, and water by U.S. industrial facilities.   From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Federal Student Aid Feedback System Preliminary Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/fsawg/datacenter/library/feedback-system-prelim-report.pdf

Reports on information received from student aid customers since the passage of the Student Aid Bill of Rights.  The Federal Student Aid Feedback System was designed to be a single source for filing complaints and providing information about the student aid experience from application to final repayment. Summarizes some 4,800 responses, with more than 75% being complaints.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Consumer Credit Trends: Explore Recent Developments in Consumer Credit Markets

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/data-research/consumer-credit-trends/

Web-based tool to help members of the public monitor developments in consumer lending and identify future credit risks.  Beta version of the data tool covers mortgage, credit card, auto loan, and student loan markets.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Software-Enabled Consumer Products

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights

https://www.copyright.gov/policy/software/software-full-report.pdf

Explains how copyright law applies to software-enabled consumer products such as refrigerators, cars, and wireless phones.  Recommends no change to current law at present to maintain strength and stability of copyright system while also permitting legitimate uses (repair, resale, and security research) of these new products.  From the Office of the Register of Copyrights

 

National Do Not Call Registry Data Book FY2016

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/national-do-not-call-registry-data-book-fiscal-year-2016/dnc_data_book_fy_2016_post.pdf

As of September 30, 2016 the Do Not Call Registry had grown to 226 million active registrations.  The data book contains statistical data regarding the registrations, subscriptions of telemarketers and sellers accessing phone numbers on the registry, and the complains submitted by consumers about violations of the rules.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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