The Radiation Advisory Committee of the Science Advisory Board reviewed the EPA's March 13, 1985 draft Background Information Document to accompany the Agency's proposed standards on low-level radioactive waste disposal. The Committee addressed eleven issues associated with the draft document. The Radiation Advisory Committee believes that the Background Information Document, on the whole, provides a reasonable presentation of the potential sources and risks associated with the disposal of low-level radioactive wastes. There are, however, deficiencies in parts of the document. To remedy these the Committee has suggested extensive revisions, which should be made before publication of the Background Information Document.