This guidance contains principles for developing and describing EPA risk assessments, with a particular emphasis on risk characterization. The current document is an update of the guidance issued with the Agency's 1992 policy (Guidance on Risk Characterization for Risk Managers and Risk Assessors, February 26, 1992). The guidance has not been substantially revised, but includes some clarifications and changes to give more prominence to certain issues, such as the need to explain the use of default assumptions.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Guidance for Risk Characterization (PDF)(15 pp, 66 K, February 1995)