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August 21, 2015
The agenda for the September 2-3, 2015 workshop on Epigenetics and Cumulative Risk Assessment has been posted. Registration for in-person attendance remains open until August 26. In preparation for the workshop, an introductory webinar on epigenetics, "Epigenetics 101", will be held on August 24 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. Registration for the workshop and the introductory webinar are available under the registration button.

EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is hosting a workshop on Epigenetics and Cumulative Risk Assessment in Arlington, VA on September 2-3, 2015. The purpose of the workshop is to examine the state-of-the-science with respect to the role of the environment in inducing epigenetic changes in the regulation of gene expression. The workshop will emphasize exposure to both chemical and non-chemical stressors and differential susceptibility to the development of common non-communicable diseases.
August 12, 2015
EPA is announcing a teleconference workshop to evaluate preliminary draft materials that will inform the development of the NOx and SOx Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for ecological effects. The workshop will be held by teleconference from August 25-27, 2015. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis and participation will be by teleconference only. [Federal Register Notice Aug 12, 2015]
July 24, 2015
EPA has opened registration for a workshop on Epigenetics and Cumulative Risk Assessment to be held in Arlington, VA on September 2-3, 2015. The purpose of the workshop is to examine the state-of-the-science with respect to the role of the environment in inducing epigenetic changes in the regulation of gene expression. The workshop will emphasize exposure to both chemical and non-chemical stressors and differential susceptibility to the development of common non-communicable diseases.
June 04, 2015
Cover of the Hydraulic Fracturing Drinking Water Draft Assessment Report EPA is announcing the availability of the draft report, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources (External Review Draft) for public review and comment. This draft assessment provides a review and synthesis of available information concerning the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water resources in the U.S. [Press Release Jun 4, 2015] [SAB Federal Register Notice Jun 4, 2015]
May 01, 2015
EPA announces the availability of the document, IRIS Progress Report and Report to Congress. This report, responsive to language in the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act and submitted to Congress on February 6, 2015, provides Congress, stakeholders, and the public with an update on the implementation of recommendations from the National Research Council (NRC) on the IRIS process.
April 21, 2015
EPA is announcing upcoming science workshops to discuss and evaluate topics in risk assessment that are designed to engage the broader scientific community, interested stakeholders, and the public. These workshops will not only inform ongoing work within NCEA, but also enhance our understanding of current scientific challenges that may be addressed through new research. Four workshops are currently planned in 2015-2016.
March 20, 2015
EPA announced an extension of the public comment period until April 30, 2015 as announced in a March 20, 2015 Federal Register Notice.
March 18, 2015
EPA has announced the availability of preliminary discussion topics specific to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for the upcoming June IRIS public science meeting that will be hosted in Arlington, Virginia on June 17-18, 2015.
March 11, 2015
EPA has announced two schedule adjustments for the remaining 2015 IRIS bimonthly meetings first the April 29-30, 2015 meeting is cancelled; and secondly, the bimonthly meeting originally scheduled for September 2-3, 2015 will be moved to August 26-27, 2015. The next bimonthly meeting is scheduled for June 17-18,2015 and materials to be posted in the near future.
February 06, 2015
EPA posted the agenda for the February 2015 IRIS Bimonthly Public Meeting on BBP, DIBP, and DBP. The deadlines for registration and comments are posted on the February 25-26, 2015 IRIS Bimonthly Public Meeting.
January 30, 2015
EPA is announcing the availability of the Second External Review Draft of the Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen - Health Criteria for public comment and independent peer review as announced in a January 30, 2015 Federal Register Notice.
January 15, 2015
Cover of Waters of the US Connectivity of Streams Final Report EPA announces the availability of the final report "Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence" in a January 15, 2015 Federal Register Notice. The purpose of this report is to summarize the current understanding about the connectivity and mechanisms by which streams and wetlands affect the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of downstream waters. In addition, EPA's Response to Peer Review Comments document was also posted.

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