Report on the Environmental Indicators: An Uncertainty and Scaling Pilot Study
Notice 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.
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:
- ambient concentrations of particulate matter
- coastal sediment quality
- population served by community water systems with no reported violations of health-based standards
- toxic chemicals in production-related wastes combusted for energy recovery, released, treated, or recycled
- migration of contaminated ground water under control at high-priority cleanup sites
- blood lead-level
- fish faunal intactness
|May 2008||EPA released the final report, EPA's 2008 Report on the Environment (EPA 2008 ROE).|
|Sep 2008||EPA releases the finalized eROE Web site with links to the Highlights report and the ROE Database.|
|Jun 2008||EPA conducts an internal review of the report.|
|Mar 2009||EPA conducts an external review of the report.|
|Nov 2009||EPA finalized the comments and released the completed document.|
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.
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