Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment
- risk assessors
- risk managers
- interested parties
- determining the scope and boundaries of the assessment
- selecting ecological entities that will be the focus of the assessment
- ensuring that the product of the assessment will support environmental decision making
The risk characterization section discusses estimating, interpreting and reporting risks and applies an ecological perspective to recent Agency policy encouraging clear, transparent, reasonable and consistent risk characterizations. The Guidelines emphasize that the interface between risk assessors, risk managers and interested parties is critical for ensuring that the results of the assessment can be used to support a management decision.