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
List of Commission Members and Staff.
Biographies of Commission Members.
The Commission's Report &
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
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 Commissions 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
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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