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Although the information provided here was accurate and current
when first created, it is now outdated.
COMMENTS ON FRAMEWORK FOR REFINING FQPA SCIENCE POLICIES
Comments on the Matrix
Add definition of reliable data as a 9th issue (what are the data that bear
on regulatory decisions and what are the limitations associated with the
Develop a bibliography of data, including information on limitations of the
sources (e.g., that state water monitoring data are available only for certain
Add 99.9% to the Monte Carlo issue
Provide a brief summary of the comments/findings referred to (i.e., where
the matrix now says SAP considered an issue and provided comments)
How to reduce risk strategically (i.e., how to get the most risk reduction
in the least time without eliminating the economic benefits of pesticides--can't
do it one chemical at a time)
How to ensure consideration of unintended consequences
Implications of asking for more data
Use of data helps make the data reliable, i.e., help find the boundaries
for policy and regulatory purposes
What does/should EPA do when data are lacking?
How does/should EPA use the published literature?
How to avoid the trap of never being able to say there are enough data?
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