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The Resource Environmental decisions in the face of uncertainty, Committee on Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Environmental decisions in the face of uncertainty, Committee on Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Label
Environmental decisions in the face of uncertainty
Title
Environmental decisions in the face of uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of several federal agencies responsible for protecting Americans against significant risks to human health and the environment. As part of that mission, EPA estimates the nature, magnitude, and likelihood of risks to human health and the environment; identifies the potential regulatory actions that will mitigate those risks and protect public health and the environment; and uses that information to decide on appropriate regulatory action. Uncertainties, both qualitative and quantitative, in the data and analyses on which these decisions are based enter into the process at each step. As a result, the informed identification and use of the uncertainties inherent in the process is an essential feature of environmental decision making. EPA requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convene a committee to provide guidance to its decision makers and their partners in states and localities on approaches to managing risk in different contexts when uncertainty is present. It also sought guidance on how information on uncertainty should be presented to help risk managers make sound decisions and to increase transparency in its communications with the public about those decisions. Given that its charge is not limited to human health risk assessment and includes broad questions about managing risks and decision making, in this report the committee examines the analysis of uncertainty in those other areas in addition to human health risks. Environmental Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty explains the statement of task and summarizes the findings of the committee
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of several federal agencies responsible for protecting Americans against significant risks to human health and the environment. As part of that mission, EPA estimates the nature, magnitude, and likelihood of risks to human health and the environment; identifies the potential regulatory actions that will mitigate those risks and protect public health and the environment; and uses that information to decide on appropriate regulatory action. Uncertainties, both qualitative and quantitative, in the data and analyses on which these decisions are based enter into the process at each step. As a result, the informed identification and use of the uncertainties inherent in the process is an essential feature of environmental decision making. EPA requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convene a committee to provide guidance to its decision makers and their partners in states and localities on approaches to managing risk in different contexts when uncertainty is present. It also sought guidance on how information on uncertainty should be presented to help risk managers make sound decisions and to increase transparency in its communications with the public about those decisions. Given that its charge is not limited to human health risk assessment and includes broad questions about managing risks and decision making, in this report the committee examines the analysis of uncertainty in those other areas in addition to human health risks. Environmental Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty explains the statement of task and summarizes the findings of the committee
  • "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of several federal agencies responsible for protecting Americans against significant risks to human health and the environment. As part of that mission, EPA estimates the nature, magnitude, and likelihood of risks to human health and the environment; identifies the potential regulatory actions that will mitigate those risks and protect public health1 and the environment; and uses that information to decide on appropriate regulatory action. Uncertainties, both qualitative and quantitative, in the data and analyses on which these decisions are based enter into the process at each step. As a result, the informed identification and use of the uncertainties inherent in the process is an essential feature of environmental decision making. EPA requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convene a committee to provide guidance to its decision makers and their partners in states and localities on approaches to managing risk in different contexts when uncertainty is present. It also sought guidance on how information on uncertainty should be presented to help risk managers make sound decisions and to increase transparency in its communications with the public about those decisions. Given that its charge is not limited to human health risk assessment and includes broad questions about managing risks and decision making, in this report the committee examines the analysis of uncertainty in those other areas in addition to human health risks. Environmental Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty explains the statement of task and summarizes the findings of the committee."--Publisher's description
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DNLM
Funding information
This study was supported by Contract No. EP-C-09-003, TO#6 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.
NLM call number
WA 540 AA1
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  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
  • National Academies Press (U.S.)
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  • United States
  • Health Policy
  • Decision Making
  • Environmental Health
  • Risk Assessment
  • Uncertainty
  • Government Regulation
  • United States
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Environmental decisions in the face of uncertainty, Committee on Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- Risk Assessment and Uncertainty -- Uncertainty in Technological and Economic Factors in EPA's Decision Making -- Uncertainty and Decision Making: Lessons from Other Public Health Contexts -- Incorporating Uncertainty into Decision Making -- Communication of Uncertainty -- Synthesis and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Approaches to Accounting for Uncertainty -- Appendix B: Committee Member Biographical Sketches -- Appendix C: Meeting Agendas
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OCM1bookssj0001215926
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unknown
Isbn
9780309130349
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001215926
Label
Environmental decisions in the face of uncertainty, Committee on Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- Risk Assessment and Uncertainty -- Uncertainty in Technological and Economic Factors in EPA's Decision Making -- Uncertainty and Decision Making: Lessons from Other Public Health Contexts -- Incorporating Uncertainty into Decision Making -- Communication of Uncertainty -- Synthesis and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Approaches to Accounting for Uncertainty -- Appendix B: Committee Member Biographical Sketches -- Appendix C: Meeting Agendas
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001215926
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780309130349
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001215926

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