EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

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Economy-wide Modeling of the Benefits and Costs of Environmental Regulation
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Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources
Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List (Fourth List)
IRIS Assessment for Ammonia
IRIS Assessment for Benzo[a]pyrene
IRIS Assessment for Ethylene Oxide (2014) - Evaluation of Inhalation Carcinogenicity
IRIS Assessment for Trimethylbenzenes
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Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2013
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2014
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2015
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Calculating Violators’ Economic Savings from Violating the Law-- Determining the Benefit Derived from an Illegal Competitive Advantage (ICA)
Carbon Dioxide Accounting for Emissions from Biogenic Sources
Economic Analysis Guidelines Update
Estimating the Value of Water to the U.S. Economy
Ex Ante Regulatory Cost Estimates - Exploratory Analysis
Mortality Risk Measurement and Valuation for Policy Analysis
Mortality Risk Valuation for Policy Analysis
Superfund Benefits Analysis
Valuation of Mortality Risk Reduction
Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services
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Aquatic Life Protection Mode of Action Methodology for Deriving Water Quality Criteria
Ballast Water Advisory
Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence.
Ecological Assessment Action Plan
Ecological Risk Assessment Approach
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan FY2010 - FY2014 and Implementation Strategy
Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Scientific Assessment of Causes and Options for Mitigation
Interim Water Quality Advisory Methodology for Estimating Conductivity
Lake Erie Eutrophication Indicators - Ensemble Modeling Approach
Mountaintop Mining – Valley-Fill Ecological Assessment
Nutrient Criteria for Water Quality - Guidance for Numeric Approaches
PCBs Released from the ex-Oriskany Following Deployment as an Artificial Reef: Approach for Assessment of Human Health and Environmental Risks
Reactive Nitrogen: An Integrated Approach
“Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act” - Advice and comment on science supporting the EPA’s proposed rule
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Conceptual Model and Revised Indicator Criteria for EPA’s Report on the Environment
Report on the Environment 2003
Report on the Environment 2007
Report on the Environment (ROE) 2014
Waterborne Diseases - Measures To Link Drinking Water Programs To Public Health Outcomes
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Aquatic Life Criteria Guidelines Revision Strategy
Exposure Assessment Guidelines Update Plans
Inorganic Metals Risk Assessment Framework
Microbial Risk Assessment Framework for Biothreat Agents
Model Assessment Guidance from the Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling (CREM)
Nutrient Criteria for Florida’s Estuarine and Coastal Waters, and Southern Canals - Methods and Approaches for Deriving Numeric Approaches
Review of Agency's Interim Guidance on Children's Cancer Risk
Risk Assessment Principles and Practices and Preliminary Briefings
Risk Assessment Principles & Practices Staff Paper: Priorities
Science Integration for Decision Making
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Acrylamide IRIS Assessment
Aircraft Drinking Water Rule
Animal Feeding Operations Air Emission Estimation Methodologies
Arsenic Health Effects Assessment
Cancer Risk Estimation from Exposure to Ionizing Radiation - Revised Blue Book
Dioxin Reassessment - Response to the National Academies of Science
Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List Draft Revisions
EPA Risk Assessments - Use of Computational Toxicology
Ethylene Oxide Carcinogenicity Assessment
Inorganic Arsenic - Toxicological Review for IRIS
Ionizing Radiation: Updated Methodology for Estimating Cancer Risks
IRIS Assessment for Libby Amphibole Asbestos
IRIS Assessment for Trichloroethylene
IRIS Technical Document for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Mixtures - Relative Potency Factor (RPF) Approach
Lead Paint Hazard Standards for Residential Buildings, Public and Commercial Buildings, and Renovations of Exteriors of Public and Commercial Buildings
Mercury Risk Assessment
Microbiological Risk Assessment Protocol in Water Media
Multi-Agency Radiation Survey & Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) Supplement: Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment (MARSAME)
OSWER Interim Method to Assess Asbestos-Related Carcinogenic Risk
Partial Lead Service Line Replacement Effectiveness
Perchlorate - Approaches for Deriving Maximum Contaminant Level Goals for Drinking Water
Perfluorooctanoic Acid Human Health Risk Assessment
Radiation Survey Manual (Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual) Revisions
Residual Risk Rulemaking-Consolidated Rulemaking for Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)
Risk and Technology Review Assessments for Phase II Source Categories
Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis
Total Coliform Rule Revisions: Risk Assessment and Occurrence Analysis
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Review of Nominations for the EPA's 2006 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)
Science Advice and EPA Priority Topics
Science Needs for EPA
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) - 2002/2003
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2004
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2007
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2008
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2009
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2010
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2011
Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2012
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Air Monitoring Plan Related to Hurricane Katrina
All Ages Lead Biokinetic Model
Anthrax Technical Assistance Document Update
Critical Ecosystems Assessment Model
Demolition and Disposal of Hurricane Debris
Emergency Response Quality Assurance Sampling Plan for Hurricane Katrina Response
Estimation Programs Interface (EPI) Suite
Expert Elicitation White Paper Review
Geographic Information System Screening Tool for Ecological Assessments
Improving EPA Leach Testing of Waste
Multimedia, Multipathway, and Multireceptor Risk Assessment (3MRA) Model
Pollution Prevention (P2) Programs - Performance Measurement
Preparedness for Manmade and Natural Environmental Disasters
Regional Vulnerability Assessment (ReVA) Integration Tool and Underlying Methods for Multi-Scale Decision Making
Residue Sampling Plan Related to Hurricane Katrina
Review Prototype of the Emergency Consequence Assessment Tool (ECAT)
SAB Workgroup on Coastal Mississippi Water Quality Assurance Plan
Second Generation Model
Soil and Sediment Sampling Plan Related to Flooding from Hurricane Katrina
Standardized Analytical Methods for Use During Homeland Security Events
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RadNet Environmental Radiation Tracking System
The WaterSentinel Contamination Warning System for Public Water Systems
Uranium In-Situ Leach Recovery - Post-closure Stability Monitoring
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SAB Discussions about EPA Planned Actions in the Fall 2012 Unified (Regulatory) Agenda and their Supporting Science
SAB Discussions about EPA Planned Actions in the Fall 2013 Unified Agenda and their Supporting Science
SAB Discussions about EPA Planned Actions in the Fall 2014 Unified Agenda
SAB Discussions about EPA Planned Actions in the Spring 2013 Unified Agenda and their Supporting Science
SAB Discussions about EPA Planned Actions in the Spring 2014 Unified Agenda and their Supporting Science
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Aging Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Research Initiative
Concern about the Future of the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship Program
Contaminated Sites and RCRA Multi-Year Plans
Drinking Water Research Strategy and Multi-Year Plan
Ecological Benefits Strategic Plan
Ecological Research Program Strategy and Multi-year Plan
Economic Research Strategy
Ecosystem Services Research Program
Human Health Research Strategy
Hydraulic Fracturing Research Plan
Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan
Implementation of ORD's New Strategic Directions
New ORD Research Program Strategic Directions
Oil Spill Research Strategy
Particulate Matter Research Centers Program Review
President's Requested Fiscal Year 2012 Science and Research Budget Review
President's Requested Fiscal Year 2013 Science and Research Budget Review
Research Budget Review - Fiscal Year 2011
Science and Technology Budget Review – Fiscal Year 2009
Science Budget Review Fiscal Year 2010
Science Program Investments Advisory-2008
Science Program Investments Advisory - 2007
Science Research Vision
Strategic Research Directions for EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Strategic Research Directions for EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) 2016-2019
Sustainability Research Strategy