Waste and Cleanup Risk Assessment
Office of Emergency Management
When Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, it required EPA to publish regulations and guidance for chemical accident prevention at facilities using extremely hazardous substances.
Underground Storage Tanks
Risk-based decision-making (RBDM) is a process in which decisions are made about sites contaminated by releases from underground storage tanks (USTs) according to the actual risk each site poses to human health and the environment
Federal Facilities Management
Federal facilities risk assessments determine the threat levels to human health and the environment at hazardous waste sites that are currently or were previously managed, owned, and/or operated by the Federal government.
The purpose of this web site is to provide information and related links that: 1) define environmental risk and the EPA concept of a risk assessment process, 2) show how the process is used in the OSWER regulatory programs and 3) provide additional links to EPA's web sites for information on policy, guidance, and research, and specific chemicals relative to risk assessment.
Additional Risk Assessment Topics
EPA's Risk Assessment Programs
Risk Assessment Related Research & Development
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Waste and Cleanup Risk Assessment Programs
- Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
- Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse (FFRRO)
- Resource and Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA)
Office of Solid Waste Emergency Response (OSWER)
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Mail Code: 5103T
Washington, D.C. 20460