Science Inventory

Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft)

Notice:

EPA announced the availability of the document, Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft) in an October 23, 2018 Federal Register Notice (FRN).

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-18/179, 2018.

Impact/Purpose:

The PM ISA ERD reflects a systematic evaluation of the peer-reviewed literature published since the completion of the 2009 PM ISA that builds off the scientific conclusions presented in previous assessments of the health and welfare effects evidence for PM. This ISA is the initial draft of the current state of the science on the health and welfare effects of PM that will ultimately result in the final PM ISA that will serve as the scientific foundation of the ongoing review of the PM NAAQS, which was last completed in 2012.

Description:

The Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Particulate Matter (PM) document is a concise synthesis and evaluation of the most policy-relevant science, and has been prepared as part of the review of the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for PM under the Clean Air Act. When final, the PM ISA, in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, will provide the scientific basis for EPA's decision on whether the current primary and secondary air quality standards for PM sufficiently protects public health and welfare. The ecological effects of PM are being considered in a separate ISA, the Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and PM (Ecological Criteria) (Second External Review Draft) that is also in draft development (see related links).

URLs/Downloads:

CASAC REVIEW OF THE EPA’S INTEGRATED SCIENCE ASSESSMENT FOR PARTICULATE MATTER (EXTERNAL REVIEW DRAFT – OCTOBER 2018)   (PDF,205 pp, 4211 KB,  about PDF)

Draft SAB/CASAC Review of the EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft – October 2018), Released 03-07-2019   (PDF,240 pp, 4068 KB,  about PDF)

Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft)   (PDF,1879 pp, 37625 KB,  about PDF)

FR NOTICE ABOUT MEETING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD   Exit

SAB FR Notice: Nov 6, 2018   Exit

HERO: Primary Literature Search References Sorted By Author

EPA Docket: EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0859   Exit

FR Notice: Oct 23, 2018   Exit

SAB Charge to Reviewers   (PDF,5 pp, 223 KB,  about PDF)

PR Link to the SAB Federal Register Notice November 6, 2018   Exit

Peer Review Plan   (PDF,NA pp, 38 KB,  about PDF)

AGENCY REPSONSE   (PDF,3 pp, 1 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (ASSESSMENT DOCUMENT)
Product Published Date: 10/15/2018
Record Last Revised: 11/01/2019
OMB Category: Highly Influential
Record ID: 341593