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Main Title Chemical assessment EPA's new assessment process will further limit the productivity and credibility of its Integrated Risk Information System : testimony before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives / {electronic resource} :
Author Stephenson, John B.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2008
Report Number GAO-08-810T
Stock Number GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)
OCLC Number 228633469
Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Rules and practice
Subject Added Ent Integrated Risk Information System (U.S.); Chemicals--Law and legislation--United States; Hazardous substances--Law and legislation--United States; Health risk assessment--United States; Environmental risk assessment--United States
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2008
Collation {29} p. : digital, PDF file
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on May 22, 2008). "For release on delivery...May 21, 2008." Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548. "GAO-08-743T." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) contains EPA's scientific position on the potential human health effects of exposure to more than 540 chemicals. Toxicity assessments in the IRIS database constitute the first two critical steps of the risk assessment process, which in turn, provides the foundation for risk management decisions. Thus, IRIS is a critical component of EPA's capacity to support scientifically sound environmental decisions, policies, and regulations. This testimony discusses (1) highlights of GAO's March 2008 report, Chemical Assessments: Low Productivity and New Interagency Review Process Limit the Usefulness and Credibility of EPA's Integrated Risk Information System, and (2) key aspects of EPA's revised IRIS assessment process, released on April 10, 2008. For the March 2008 report, GAO reviewed and analyzed EPA data and interviewed officials at relevant agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). For this testimony, GAO supplemented the prior audit work with a review of EPA's revised IRIS assessment process announced on April 10, 2008......
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Government Accountability Office. ; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.
Alternate Title EPA's new assessment process will further limit the productivity and credibility of its Integrated Risk Information System
PUB Date Free Form 2008.
Series Title Traced Testimony ; GAO-08-810T
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20080523093602
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-08-810T
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03578nam 2200493Ia 45020