Web Standard: Basic Information Page


A simple overview of a topic and answers questions like:

  • What's the issue?
  • Why should people care?
  • What is EPA doing about it? (e.g., regulations, partnerships, outreach, enforcement, research, grants)
  • What can you (as a person or as an organization) do about it?

Content requirements

Microsites call this page “Learn About [topic name]”.  Resource directories do not require this page, but it’s recommended. If this page is created for a resource directory, call it “Learn About [topic name]”.

This page is:

  • Written at a level understandable by an 8th grader
  • Linked to from the home page of the web area
  • Linked to in left sidebar on microsites


The basic information page for the Lead microsite, titled "Learn About Lead" and linked to from the sidebar

About this Standard

Effective date: 03/28/2009
Date Approved: 09/12/2012
Web Council review by:  09/02/2014 (or earlier if deemed necessary by the Web Council)