An Inventory of Sources and Environmental Releases of Dioxin-Like Compounds in the U.S. for the Years 1987, 1995, and 2000 (Final, Nov 2006)
In November 2006, EPA released the report: An inventory of sources and environmental releases of dioxin-like compounds in the United States for the years 1987, 1995 and 2000. The report presented an evaluation of sources and emissions of dioxins (CDDs), dibenzofurans (CDFs) and coplanar PCBs to the air, land and water of the U.S. The inventory suggested that there has been a significant reduction in environmental releases of dioxin-like compounds from regulated industrial sources between the years 1987 and 2000, and that the open burning of residential refuse in backyard burn barrels is the largest source in 2000 that could be reliably quantified. EPA is intending to issue a revised version in 2010 to reflect peer review comments that merited additional consideration.
An Inventory of Sources and Environmental Releases of Dioxin-Like Compounds in the United States for the Years 1987, 1995, and 2000 (EPA/600/P-03/002F, November 2006), is a peer reviewed report representing EPA’s assessment of dioxin sources and their emissions to the environment. To the extent practical, the inventory is a comprehensive analysis of dioxin sources. Over 800 references were reviewed and cited in the preparation of this report. The citations generally reflect publications up to and including the year 2003. This document reflects a consideration of comments received on an External Review Draft dated March 2005 (EPA600/P-03/002A) [link; http://www.epa.gov/ncea/pdfs/dioxin/2k-update/] provided by an expert panel at a peer-review workshop held September 13–15, 2005, and comments received during a 60-day public review and comment period (May 6–July 5, 2005).
|1995||EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) reviewed EPA's Dioxin Reassessment. The SAB recommended that EPA undertake a detailed assessment of sources of dioxin.|
|1998||In response to the recommendation of the SAB, EPA released the first external review draft report entitled, The Inventory of Sources of Dioxin in the United States (EPA/600/P-98/002Aa).|
|Apr 1998||After an independent peer review it was recommended that EPA update the inventory in order to capture changes in dioxin releases resulting from changes in technologies and regulatory requirements.|
|1999||EPA began the development of the year 2000 update to the dioxin inventory.|
|Jun 2001||EPA released an electronic Database of Sources of Environmental Releases of Dioxin-Like Compounds in the United States containing dioxin emission factors specific for releases from sources in reference years 1987 and 1995.|
|May 2005||EPA released the external review draft of the dioxin updated inventory for public comment and peer review. A panel of six internationally known experts convened in September to formally review and comment on the draft report.|
|Nov 2006||The final report was released incorporating comments received from the public and the formal peer review panel.|