EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Report on the Environment 2007

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Thomas Armitage
202-564-2155
armitage.thomas@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment
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 has requested SAB review of the draft “Report on the Environment (ROE) 2007.” This draft “Report on the Environment Technical Document” updates information in the draft “Report on the Environment 2003” to answer key questions concerning the status of and trends in the environment and human health. National and some regional environmental trends are described along with indicator limitations and gaps. EPA has asked the SAB to: (1) assess the adequacy of the approaches, processes, or frameworks used in the ROE 2007 to answer specified questions; (2) assess the adequacy of the technical content of the indicators provided in major theme areas in the ROE 2007 with regard to completeness of the technical data used and the relevance of indicators to the areas of concern; and (3) evaluate the appropriateness of the conclusions in the ROE 2007.