Both the pace of chemical regulatory change and the pervasiveness of chemical regulation itself have increased dramatically over the past few years. At the same time, keeping track of changing regulatory requirements has become a much more difficult task. This is especially true for small to medium-sized firms, which often face severe budgetary and staff restraints when it comes to regulatory compliance matters. On the other hand, with such sweeping new requirements as the 1986 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), these companies have little choice but to do the best they can to keep up.

A review of the information resources available may prove helpful in keeping up with chemical regulatory change. I would like to present these resources in three rather loosely defined, and somewhat overlapping categories: human re-sources, print information resources, and automated information resources. Although the specific examples within each category are fairly representative, there are...

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