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National Pesticide Survey (NPS)
Entry ID: EPA0129


Summary
Abstract: The "National Pesticide Survey (NPS)" contains the results of a one-time survey
conducted by EPA to determine the frequency and concentration of pesticides and
nitrate in drinking water wells nationwide, and to improve the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) understanding of how the presence of
pesticides and nitrate in drinking water wells associated with patterns of
pesticide use, and the vulnerability of groundwater to contamination. The
program was designed to obtain information on public community water supply
wells and rural domestic drinking water wells nationwide. The survey does not
assess the presence of pesticides or nitrate at the local, county, or state
levels, nor does it address the presence of pesticides or nitrates in
groundwater or surface water generally. Instead, the survey focused on the
quality of water in drinking water wells before treatment, rather than the
quality of drinking water at the tap.

The survey was conducted on samples collected at 540 communities water supply
wells in all 50 States, and 752 rural domestic wells in 38 states.
LANGUAGE:

English
ACCESS/AVAILABILITY:

Data Center: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dissemination Media: Hard copy (agency reports) and tape
File Format: SAS
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
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Memory Requirements:
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Hardware Required:
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Availability Status: On Request
Documentation Available:

Geographic Coverage
 N: 49.0 S: 24.0  E: -66.0  W: -125.0
 N: 72.0 S: 50.0  E: -130.0  W: 172.0
 N: 23.0 S: 19.0  E: -155.0  W: -161.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS >CARCINOGENS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITRATES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS >TOXIC CHEMICALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >TOXICITY LEVELS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
AGRICULTURAL INPUTS
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
AGROCHEMICALS
APPLIED SCIENCES
CROP MANAGEMENT
CROP SCIENCES
CROPS
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
HUMAN ACTIVITIES
IDN_NODE GSFC/USEPA
LAND AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES
NITRATES
PEST MANAGEMENT
PESTICIDE MONITORING
PESTICIDES
WATER
WATER CHARACTERISTICS
WATER QUALITY
WATER SUPPLY
WATER WELL CONTAMINATION
WATER WELLS


Originating Center
USEPA


Data Center
Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/
Dataset ID: NPS

Data Center Personnel
Name: OFFICE OF PESTICIDE PROGRAMS USEPA
Phone: 800-426-4791
Contact Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
OPP Docket
Office of Pesticide Programs
401 M Street SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Country: USA


Personnel
OFFICE OF PESTICIDE PROGRAMS USEPA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 800-426-4791
Contact Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
OPP Docket
Office of Pesticide Programs
401 M Street SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Country: USA


Publications/References
SOURCE REFERENCES:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). May 1992.
Inventory of Exposure-related Data Systems Sponsored by Federal
Agencies. Washington, DC : USEPA.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Fall 1990.
National Pesticide Survey: Survey Analytes. Washington, DC :
USEPA.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Fall 1990.
National Pesticide Survey: Analytical Methods. Washington, DC :
USEPA.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Fall 1990.
National Pesticide Survey: Project Summary. Washington, DC :
USEPA.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Fall 1990.
National Pesticide Survey: Results and Findings. Washington, DC
: USEPA.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-06



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