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Column Name: SIC_CODE

Description: The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code or codes which best describes the activities conducted at the facility. SIC codes are 4 digit numbers used by the Bureau of Census as part of a system to categorize and track the types of business activities conducted in the United States. The first two digits of the code represent the major industry group (e.g., SIC code 25XX indicates Furniture and Fixtures) and the second two digits represent the specific subset of that group (e.g., 2511 indicates wood household furniture). EPA instructs facilities to enter their primary SIC code first. Many facilities do not report their primary SIC code first.

A facility may be comprised of one or more establishments. An establishment is an economic unit, generally at a single physical location, where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed. Generally, each establishment will have a unique SIC code.

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  • Length:4

Definition Source:TRI Data Dictionary