Committee to Advise on Reassessment and Transition - Paper #1
Note: This information is provided for reference purposes only. Although the information provided here was accurate and current when first created, it is now outdated.
Available Information on Risk Assessment Methods
OPP has fact sheets on risk assessment
- Assessing Health Risks from Pesticides; http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/riskassess.htm
- Protecting Wildlife from Pesticide Risks; http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ecosystem/ecorisk.htm
- These fact sheets provide a brief overview of OPP's risk assessment methods.
More detailed information is available
- EPA's Risk Assessment Process for Tolerance Reassessment (TRAC Staff Paper #44); http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/trac/paper44.pdf
- A User's Guide to Available EPA Information on Assessing Dietary (Food) Exposure to Pesticides; http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/1999/January/Day-04/p34736.htm (note: a revised version of this science policy paper will be published soon and posted at http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/trac/science/#dietary estimates
- These papers describe the risk assessment process and the data OPP uses in more detail, and are written for a general audience.
Several science policy papers address risk assessment issues
- EPA worked with the Tolerance Reassessment Advisory Committee (TRAC) to identify nine science policy issues that are key to the implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) and tolerance reassessment. The draft or revised papers associated with these issues, plus several related areas are available at http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/trac/science/
For more information:
- For paper copies of the documents listed here, contact the OPP Communication Services Branch at 703-305-5017.
- Status information and the available risk assessment and risk management documents on the organophosphate pesticides are available on EPA's web page http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/op.
- Contact the National Pesticide Information Center (800-858-7378; http://npic.orst.edu/) for information on the toxicity of pesticides.
- EPA's pesticide homepage www.epa.gov/pesticides has information about pesticide regulation as well as publications about pesticide issues for consumers.
Information current as of June 19, 2000