Standing Operating Procedures (SOP)
Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) of the National Advisory Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (PDF) (224 pp, 824K, About PDF) - The initial guidance for use by the AEGL Committee to develop AEGL values was the National Academy of Sciences/Committee on Toxicology publication, "Guidelines for Developing Community Emergency Exposure Levels for Hazardous Substances." This publication provided broad guidance that could be used by a committee to develop AEGL values. As recommended in this guidance, the AEGL Committee has adopted a chemical approach and proceeded to develop and record more chemical specific and detailed methodology and specific procedures for setting AEGL values. These "Standing Operating Procedures" are provided below in order to meet the goal of making the AEGL Committee's efforts systematic, consistent, documented and transparent to the public.
As the AEGL Committee encounters new toxicological information and decision needs, it plans to continue to revise and document its methods, and thus term "Standing" Operating Procedures has been adopted.