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 AssessmentA 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'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.