EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Model Assessment Guidance from the Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling (CREM)

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):K. Jack Kooyoomjian

Responsible Committee/Panel:Regulatory Environmental Modeling Guidance Review PanelA list of members can be found in the final report included in the Advisory Activity linked to this panel or committee.

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EPA requested the Science Advisory Board provide advice on EPA's Interim Guidance on Environmental Models as well as the development of a models knowledge base. The interim guidance is meant to outline best practices in the development, evaluation and use of environmental models that inform the decision-making process. EPA intends the knowledge base to serve as a web-accessible inventory of environmental models that will promote transparency in the data, algorithms, assumptions, and uncertainties underlying models and enable developers and analysts to more easily identify information needs.