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EPA On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) Response

Software & Databases

Software & Databases



Environmental Response Team (ERT) Software
This web site contains software packages including the Removal Cost Management System (RCMS), and Scribe.

Databases and Software for EPA Emergency Management
EPA's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has several software tools available for OSCs.

CAMEO Software Suite
A system of free software applications used widely to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies: CAMEO is a database management system, ALOHA is a hazard modeling tool, and MARPLOT is a mapping program.

CAMEO Chemicals
An easy-to-use, online tool for emergency responders and planners. Use this free Web site to search for chemicals, get response recommendations, and find out how chemicals would react if they are mixed.

Ecotox Thresholds
The ECOTOX (ECOTOXicology) database provides single chemical toxicity information for aquatic and terrestrial life. ECOTOX is a useful tool for examining impacts of chemicals on the environment.



IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment.

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGL)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels, or AEGLs, are intended to describe the risk to humans resulting from once-in-a-lifetime, or rare, exposure to airborne chemicals.