Development of An Analytic Approach to Determine How Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Is Used By Non-EPA Decision Makers (Final Contractor Report)
Notice EPA is announcing the release of a final contractor report titled, Development of an Analytic Approach to Determine How Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Is Used By Non EPA Decision Makers. This contractor report analyzed how IRIS is used outside of the EPA, who these IRIS users are, and how well their needs are being met.
The purpose of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is to provide timely, peer-reviewed human health assessments of priority environmental contaminants to support provide science-based assessment information to support Agency policymaking activities. EPA evaluates how well this purpose is met by tracking the citation of IRIS in Agency regulations and records of decisions. EPA is aware that environmental decision makers outside of EPA also draw on IRIS. For example, 40 percent of downloads during a given period are from non-EPA users. EPA is interested in understanding better who these IRIS users are, how they are using IRIS and how well their needs are being met.
|Aug 2007||Project initiated|
|Sep - Nov 2007||Data collection|
|Jan 2008||Project completed|
|Apr 2008||Reports posted to the IRIS Web site|
This download(s) is distributed solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. It has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency determination or policy.