The body of the STEP-BY-STEP tab contains a question concerning TRI data and the stepwise instructions used to answer the question. Throughout the list of instructions, there are links to pertinent websites, and more info popups which display extra explanations, information, and resources for selected steps.

The Step-by-Step Tutorials cover the following questions:

I. What facilities handle and release toxic chemicals in my neighborhood?

A. I live in ZIP code XXXXX, what facilities that handle and release toxic chemicals are nearby?

B. What chemicals do these facilities handle and release?

C. Are there any releases of persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT), metals, carcinogens or hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)?

II. How do the facilities in my neighborhood compare to facilities in other areas?

A. How does my ZIP code compare to other ZIP codes in terms of overall chemical releases?

B. How does my county compare to other counties in my state, in terms of overall chemical releases?

C. How does my state compare to other states in the US, in terms of overall chemical releases?

III. What are the trends for toxic chemical releases in my neighborhood?

A. Have releases of toxic chemicals to the air, land, and water in my ZIP code increased or decreased since year 2001?

B. Have releases of toxic chemicals to the air, land, and water in my ZIP code increased or decreased since year 1988?

C. Have releases of a chemical to the air, land, and water in my ZIP code increased or decreased since year 2001?