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Announcement

September 26, 1997. The Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, which was mandated as part of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, was disbanded on August 31, 1997, with some staff work continuing into September. This home page for the Commission will continue to be maintained by RiskWorld for some months to come, as will all the associated documents linked to on this home page. Today, RiskWorld is adding the following three documents to this collection:

Commission's Mandate & Membership

Mandate of the Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management.

List of Commission Members and Staff.

Biographies of Commission Members.

The Commission's Report & Supporting Documents

Volume 1 of Final Report. The full text of Volume 1 of the final report of the Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, Framework for Environmental Health Risk Management, is available in RiskWorld in both HTML and PDF formats. (The PDF version is a page-by-page replica of the printed report.) (The HTML version was posted in RiskWorld on January 29, 1997 and the PDF version was posted on February 5, 1997.)

Volume 2 of Final Report. The full text of Volume 2 of the final report of the Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Regulatory Decision-Making, is available in RiskWorld in both HTML and PDF formats. (The PDF version is a page-by-page replica of the printed report.) (The HTML version was posted in RiskWorld on March 27, 1997 and the PDF version was posted on April 3, 1997.)

Draft Report. The full text of the Commission's draft report issued on June 13, 1996, is included in RiskWorld both as an HTML version and as a PDF version.

Seven Supporting Documents. Seven reports were prepared in support of the Commission's report. Of these, PDF versions of the following are included in RiskWorld:

--Cost Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Reform by Raymond Kopp, Alan Krupnick, and Michael Toman, Resources for the Future.

--Report to the Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management: Health Risk Assessments Prepared per the Risk Assessment Reforms Under Consideration in the U.S. Congress by Edmund A.C. Crouch, Richard R., Lester, Timothy L. Lash, Sarah R. Armstrong, and Laura C. Green, Cambridge Environmental Inc.

--A Survey of Methods for Chemical Health Risk Assessment Among Federal Regulatory Agencies by Lorenz R. Rhomberg, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.

--An Assessment of the Risk Assessment Paradigm for Ecological Risk Assessment by Menzie-Cura & Associates Inc.

--Review of Noncancer Risk Assessment: Application of Benchmark Dose Methods by Elaine M. Faustman, University of Washington.

Other Commission Releases

Press Release, March 7, 1997. The Commission issued 71 recommendations to improve federal agency approaches to environmental and health threats.

Federal Register notice, January 17, 1997. The Commission announced that it would release Volume I of its final report on January 29, 1997.

Press Release, October 9, 1996. The Commission announced that over 100 comments on the draft report had been received. On the basis of the comments, the report will be published in two volumes, the first in January and the second in February.

 

RiskWorld Articles on Commission's Work

Risk Commission Completes Work, Issues Three Final Papers, October 9, 1997.

Volume 2 of Risk Commission Report Names Indoor Air Pollution as a Top Risk, March 27, 1997.

Federal Risk Commission To Release Final Report, October 25, 1996.

Risk Commission Proposes Risk Management Framework, June 13, 1996.

Availability of Reports

Printed copies of Volume I (Framework for Environmental Health Risk Management) and Volume II (Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Regulatory Decision-Making) of the Commission’s final report may be obtained from the Government Printing Office at 202-512-1800: Volume I for $6.00 (stock number 055-000-00567-2, order form) and Volume II for $19.00 (stock number 055-000-00568-1, order form).

Volume I is being translated into Japanese and will be available from Secretariate of Mediation Committee for Environment Affairs, Sourifu Kougaitou Chousei-iinkai, 1-6-1 Nagata-chou, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan.



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