||Generic ecological assessment endpoints (GEAE) for ecological risk assessment /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Risk Assessment Forum.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment,
Ecological risk assessment--United States--Methodology.
Risk assessment ;
Risk management ;
Tables (Data) ;
US EPA ;
Environmenta monitoring ;
Generic ecological assessment endpoints (GEAEs) ;
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||59 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
In the practice of ecological risk assessment, assessment endpoints are the valued attributes of ecological entities upon which risk management actions are focused (U.S. EPA, 1998a). Because not all organisms or ecosystem features can be studied, regulatory agencies and other risk managers must choose from among many candidate endpoints. A recommendation for improving ecological risk assessment and management within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or the Agency) has been to develop a set of generic assessment endpoints that are based on environmental legislation and EPA's policies and precedents and that cover EPA's range of concerns for the protection of ecological entities and functions. In response to that recommendation, this document presents a set of generic ecological assessment endpoints (GEAEs) that provides examples of endpoints applicable to a wide variety of assessment scenarios. It also provides guidance for using these GEAEs to develop robust, assessment-specific endpoints.
"October 2003." "EPA/630/P-02/004F." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.