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Report on the Environmental Indicators: An Uncertainty and Scaling Pilot Study

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EPA is releasing the final document, Report on the Environmental Indicators: An Uncertainty and Scaling Pilot Study. A draft version of this report underwent independent, external peer review.

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This final report provides an analysis of uncertainty and scaling for seven of the Report on the Environment (ROE) indicators.

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Jay J. Messer
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Background

The purpose of the ROE is to provide a reliable set of indicators for year-to-year comparisons and to inform Agency planning and decision-making, making the treatment of uncertainty critical. This report may inform the future development of the ROE and other indicators used by the Agency with respect to quantifying uncertainty and scaling national-level environmental data to local levels.

The following seven indicators were included in the pilot study:

History/Chronology

May 2008EPA released the final report, EPA's 2008 Report on the Environment (EPA 2008 ROE).
Sep 2008EPA releases the finalized eROE Web site with links to the Highlights report and the ROE Database.
Jun 2008EPA conducts an internal review of the report.
Mar 2009EPA conducts an external review of the report.
Nov 2009EPA finalized the comments and released the completed document.

Next Steps

This is the final document.

Citation

U.S. EPA. Report on the Environmental Indicators: An Uncertainty and Scaling Pilot Study. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-08/149, 2009.

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