EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Microbiological Risk Assessment Protocol in Water Media

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Aaron Yeow
Responsible Committee/Panel:Drinking Water Committee

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EPA's Office of Water conducts microbial risk assessments as part of its responsibility for protecting human health and the environment from contaminants in water. The Office of Water has developed a draft "Protocol for Microbial Risk Assessment for Support Human Health Protection for Water-Based Media" to provide guidance for performing these assessments.

The Office of Water has requested SAB advice on the draft protocol to provide recommendations on how to improve the overall approach, the applicability of the protocol, the reasonableness of the protocol, the clarity of the protocol, the completeness and robustness of the protocol, and the ease of use of the protocol for conducting water-based microbial risk assessments.
Agency Review Document(s):

PDF for EPA Draft Protocol for Microbial Risk Assessment to Support Human Health Protection for Water-Based Media, July 30, 2009. (PDF, 0 pp., 1,549,036 bytes)