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Main Title Future of Expert Systems in the Environmental Protection Agency.
Author Greathouse, D. ; Decker, J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Computer Sciences Corp., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/008;
Stock Number PB91-162727
Additional Subjects Environmental tests ; US EPA ; Environmental management ; Forecasting ; Superfund ; Waste management ; Legal aspects ; Pollution regulations ; Decision making ; Technology transfer ; Expert systems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-162727 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/13/1991
Collation 10p
As in other organizations, the history of expert systems in the Environmental Protection Agency is very short. Approximately five years ago, the focus of the expert systems activities was to assess the feasibility and utility as environmental decision aids. Last year the Agency approved a five year funding initiative to support development of a number of systems to assist in management and implementation of Superfund activities. Whereas initial systems were limited to a few engineering and technical issues, the scope of todays systems includes legal, regulatory and administrative issues. Notwithstanding this rapid evolution in scope and funding, expert systems are not currently mainstream decision making tools in the Environmental Protection Agency. Many decision makers are either not familiar with expert systems or are skeptical that they can provide meaningful and reliable advice. Since expert systems are so new and have not yet been proved for wide spread application in regulatory environment, their future is uncertain. With this background, the paper will propose one or more scenarios for the future of expert systems in the Environmental Protection Agency. (Copyright (c) 1990 American Chemical Society.)