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Main Title EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Developing Methods to Assess Environmental Release.
Author Levin, M. A. ; Seidler, R. ; Borquin, A. W. ; Fowle, J. R. ; Barkay, T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Processes and Effects Research.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/007;
Stock Number PB87-177119
Additional Subjects Biological agents ; Risk ; Microorganisms ; Microorganism control(Sewage) ; Assessments ; Regulations ; Environmental surveys ; Reprints ; Risk assessment ; Biotechnology ; GEM(Genetically Engineered Microorganisms) ; Genetic engineering ; Environmental health
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NTIS  PB87-177119 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
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Abstract
The EPA has invested considerable research effort--intended to meet regulatory needs--toward developing methods for assessing the environmental effects of genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs). Preliminary investigations centered on the fate, survival, accidental release, and potential effects of engineered microbes, as well as the efficacy of biological containment of GEMs in sewage. EPA also identified specific Agency capabilities and research needs relative to the regulation of biotechnology products. The results of these surveys were used to develop a research plan. The article describes the surveys, the research plan, and progress to date.