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The Role of Risk Analysis and Risk Management in Environmental Protection

Description: This report includes information regarding the role of risk analysis and risk management in environmental protection. Views on potential uses of risk analysis, the information value of risk analysis, and legislature activity are among topics discussed in this report.
Date: September 9, 2004
Creator: Schierow, Linda-Jo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Role of Risk Analysis and Risk Management in Environmental Protection

Description: The recent change in the leadership in the Senate affects the prospects in the 107th Congress for comprehensive legislation that would mandate increased use of risk analysis by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Although the key Senate proposal for such risk legislation in the 106th Congress had bipartisan sponsorship, it was opposed by many Democrats, including party leadership. No comprehensive risk legislation has been proposed in the 107th Congress, although "unbiased" risk analysis would be required by H.R. 324, a bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (i.e., Superfund).
Date: September 6, 2001
Creator: Schierow, Linda-Jo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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