Accession Number : ADA263832

Title :   Proceedings of Interagency Public Access Conference (3rd) Held in Solomons, Maryland on 22-23 September 1992.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEME NT

Report Date : 23 SEP 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : Recognizing the growing need for increased public access to government information, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsored an Interagency Workshop on the subject at Solomons Island, Maryland in May 1991. EPA's interest was based on the recognition of information dissemination as a major part of its mission: the requirement in legislation of, and its need for, public input to its regulations and program activities; and the statutory requirement in 1988 that the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) be made available to the general public in an online computer system. To avoid the necessity for Congress to continue to require, in individual pieces of legislation, that specific information be made publicly available in electronic format, the agency believed it important to convene a meeting in which Agencies could share information on their information dissemination programs, specifically how they handled dissemination in electronic format and what issues they had faced in developing a program.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *ACCESS, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, WORKSHOPS, ONLINE SYSTEMS, SYMPOSIA, PUBLIC OPINION.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE