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Framework Documents

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Though this list contains the previous and most current list of framework documents and guiding principles in use around EPA, for a full list of EPA Risk Assessment guidelines visit: EPA's Risk Assessment Portal.

Defn: Framework Document - A peer-reviewed document stating overarching principles and practices to be followed.

Framework for Metals Risk Assessment (2007) Preceded by:
Draft Action Plan for the Development of a Framework for Metals Assessment and Guidance for Characterizing and Ranking Metals (2002)
Framework for Inorganic Metals Risk Assessment (Draft) (2004)
Framework for Application of the Toxicity Equivalence Methodology for Polychlorinated Dioxins, Furans, and Biphenyls in Ecological Risk Assessment (coming soon) Preceded by:
Framework for Application of the Toxicity Equivalence Methodology for Polychlorinated Dioxins, Furans and Biphenyls in Ecological Risk Assessment (External Review Draft) (2003)
Framework for Cumulative Risk Assessment (2003)  
Framework for Ecological Risk Assessment (1992)  
Benchmark Dose Technical Guidance Document (expected to be released in 2008) Preceded by:
Benchmark Dose Technical Guidance Document (2000)
Generic Ecological Assessment Endpoints (GEAE) for Ecological Risk Assessment (2004)  
Guiding Principles for Monte Carlo Analysis (1997)  
A Framework for Assessing Health Risk of Environmental Exposures to Children (2006)  
Comparative Risk Framework Methodology and Case Study (1998)  
Framework for Developing Suspended and Bedded Sediment (SABS) Water Quality Criteria (2006)  

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