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Economy-wide Modeling of the Benefits and Costs of Environmental Regulation - Initial Consultation
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Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence.

“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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Report on the Environment (ROE) 2014
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IRIS Assessment for Ammonia

IRIS Assessment for Benzo[a]pyrene

IRIS Assessment for Ethylene Oxide (2013) - Evaluation of Inhalation Carcinogenicity

IRIS Assessment for Trimethylbenzenes

Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis
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Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) 2013
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Strategic Research Directions for EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) 2016-2019
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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

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

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
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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

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

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)

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 Spring 2013 Unified Agenda and their Supporting Science

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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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)

Sustainability Research Strategy

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