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Risk Assessment in Other EPA Programs

The links found on this page will lead to information on risk assessment in non-waste programs, including, but not limited to, the Office of Water, Office of Pesticides, the National Homeland Security Research Center, and Radiation Risk Assessment. Other links lead to some general information on risk assessment in EPA

EPA National Homeland Security Research Center - Rapid Risk Assessment
Rapid Risk Assessment develops information systems and tools, risk estimates, and risk communication.

EPA Office of Pesticides
EPA conducts ecological risk assessments to determine what risks are posed by a pesticide and whether changes to the use or proposed use are necessary to protect the environment.

EPA Office of Research and Development/National Center for Environmental Assessment
EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) conducts research to help ensure that efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information.

EPA Risk Assessment Forum
The Risk Assessment Forum is a standing committee of senior EPA scientists. The Forum was established to promote Agency-wide consensus on difficult and controversial risk assessment issues and to ensure that this consensus is incorporated into appropriate Agency risk assessment guidance.

EPA Office of Water: Watershed Ecological Risk Assessment
This module introduces watershed ecological risk assessment and cites examples of its use. By following the principles described in two EPA guidance documents (US EPA 1992, US EPA 1998) and experiences from several watershed assessments, the module provides information on how to develop a risk assessment and present results to decision makers and stakeholders.

EPA Radiation Risk Assessment
EPA's Radiation Risk Assessment Program provides the methods and scientific bases for EPA's radiation exposure and dose assessments. The assessments are used by EPA to develop radiation protection and risk management policy, guidance, and rulemakings.

EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards: Health and Environmental Impacts Division
The Health and Environmental Impacts Division maintains and provides expertise for criteria air pollutants and air toxics, for both internal strategy development and external communications.

ECOTOX (ECOTOXicology) Database
Provides single chemical toxicity information for aquatic and terrestrial life. It is a useful tool for examining impacts of chemicals on the environment.

Ecological Risk Analysis: Guidance, Tools and Applications
site contains information and resources on a variety of topics related to the field of ecological risk analysis.

Watershed Ecological Risk Assessment
The watershed approach is organized around the guiding principles of partnerships, geographic focus, and management based on sound science and data. Watershed assessments integrate the watershed approach with ecological risk assessment to increases the use of environmental monitoring and assessment data in watershed scale decision making. Watershed methods are developed based on experiences from watershed assessments and other relevant scientific literature.

Technology Transfer Network FERA (Fate, Exposure, and Risk Analysis)
The tools found on this website, which include EPA’s Total Risk Integrated Methodology, will assist with the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to evaluate the health risks and environmental effects associated with exposure to "criteria" (six common air pollutants including ozone and particles) and toxic air pollutants.

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