The Resource Toxic chemicals : EPA's new assessment process will increase challenges EPA faces in evaluating and regulating chemicals : testimony before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, statement of John B. Stephenson

Toxic chemicals : EPA's new assessment process will increase challenges EPA faces in evaluating and regulating chemicals : testimony before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, statement of John B. Stephenson

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Toxic chemicals : EPA's new assessment process will increase challenges EPA faces in evaluating and regulating chemicals : testimony before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate
Title
Toxic chemicals
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EPA's new assessment process will increase challenges EPA faces in evaluating and regulating chemicals : testimony before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate
Statement of responsibility
statement of John B. Stephenson
Title variation
  • Toxic chemicals
  • EPA's new assessment process will increase challenges EPA faces in evaluating and regulating chemicals
Title variation remainder
Environmental Protection Agency's new assessment process will increase challenges Environmental Protection Agency faces in evaluating and regulating chemicals
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eng
Summary
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission includes evaluating and regulating toxic chemicals. EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program is a chemical evaluation program that is a critical component of EPA's capacity to support scientifically sound environmental regulations and policies. The IRIS database contains EPA's scientific position on the potential human health effects of exposure to more than 540 chemicals. This testimony highlights GAO's work on toxic substances, focusing on (1) its March 2008 report, Chemical Assessments: Low Productivity and New Interagency Review Process Limit the Usefulness and Credibility of EPA's Integrated Risk Information System and (2) key changes to the IRIS assessment process EPA included in its revised IRIS assessment process released on April 10, 2008. It also highlights the findings of two GAO reports on EPA's regulation of toxic chemicals. For the IRIS report, GAO analyzed EPA data and interviewed officials at relevant agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). For this testimony, GAO supplemented the IRIS report with a review of EPA's revised IRIS assessment process announced earlier this month. Given the importance of the IRIS program to EPA's ability to protect public health and the environment, Congress should consider requiring EPA to suspend its new process and develop one that is responsive to GAO's recommendations...
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EJB
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Stephenson, John B
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-08-743 T
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  • United States
  • Chemicals
  • Hazardous substances
  • Health risk assessment
  • Environmental risk assessment
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Toxic chemicals : EPA's new assessment process will increase challenges EPA faces in evaluating and regulating chemicals : testimony before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, statement of John B. Stephenson
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  • Title from title page (viewed on Apr. 30, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... April 29, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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27 pages
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electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file.
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remote
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Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 4/30/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08743t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Toxic chemicals : EPA's new assessment process will increase challenges EPA faces in evaluating and regulating chemicals : testimony before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, statement of John B. Stephenson
Publication
Note
  • Title from title page (viewed on Apr. 30, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... April 29, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
27 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 4/30/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08743t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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