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How can I search the EPA web site?

When searching the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov, we recommend you start with the search box at the top of each EPA Web page. Some of the Web pages allow you to specify if you would like to search "All EPA" Web sites or limit it to "This Area" of the Web site.

Here are useful ways to search and browse the EPA Web site:

Advanced Search: 

Advanced Search Help tips: http://nlquery.epa.gov/epasearch/help/index.html

The Learn the Issues Web page outlines many of the topics within EPA and allows you to directly link to related content: http://www2.epa.gov/learn-issues  

The EPA A to Z Index contains terms and keywords that our Web visitors frequently search for:

EPA maintains answers to frequent questions about many topics in searchable databases; in addition, many individual offices and programs maintain Frequent Questions Web pages:

If you are still unable to locate information, you may want to search other Internet resources.  Here are some suggestions:

USA.gov is a very useful search tool for identifying additional resources from among the many U.S. Federal agencies.


You can also use your choice of online search engines such as Google, Yahoo or others. We recommend reading the advanced search tips for the search engine you are using prior to searching in order to optimize your search.

External Links Disclaimer: Please be aware that links to non-EPA sites do not imply any official EPA endorsement. Furthermore, EPA does not accept any responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at those locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. EPA does not guarantee the suitability of the information for any specific purpose.


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  • Topic #: 23002-16434
  • Date Created: 03:03:2005
  • Last Modified Since: 06:15:2015
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