Accession Number : ADA258303
Title : The United States Environmental Protection Agency: Use of Risk Assessment and Risk Management Methodologies.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Lamuro, Rocco J
Report Date : 30 Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 100
Abstract : Make a full investigation of the policy implications and appropriate uses of risk assessment and risk management in regulatory programs under various Federal laws to prevent cancer and other chronic health effects which may result from exposure to hazardous substances. This is the primary mission of the Risk Assessment and Management Commission (Risk Commission). The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA), created the Risk Commission reflecting Congress' concern over agency use of risk assessment and risk management techniques and methodologies to implement federal laws protective of human health. The Risk Commission is to consider: methods for measuring and describing risks of chronic health effects from hazardous substances; methods to reflect uncertainties associated with estimation techniques, and whether it is possible or desirable to develop a consistent risk assessment methodology or a consistent standard of acceptable risk for various federal programs.
Descriptors : *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *RISK , *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , *AIR POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT , HAZARDS , FEDERAL LAW , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , THESES , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY)
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Air Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE