EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Microbial Risk Assessment Framework for Biothreat Agents

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Vivian Turner

Responsible Committee/Panel:Homeland Security Advisory Committee for Consultation on Emergency Consequence Assessment Tool and Microbial Risk Assessment
A list of members can be found in the final report included in the Advisory Activity linked to this panel or committee.

BACKGROUND.

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EPA's Office of Research and Development’s National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) requested the Science Advisory Board to provide technical advice on the development of a preliminary incident-based Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA) Framework. The MRA Framework is intended to provide a consensus-based methodology for evaluating biological contaminants and establishing cleanup levels for biological contamination.. It would provide a template and decision tool for information gathering and decision support for risk assessment following a contamination incident.