Current Projects

Search for Projects
View Projects
Project Title
by Subject/Focus Area
by Board/Committee
by Major Unit
Provisional Committee Appointments Open for Formal Public Comments
by Last Update
Meeting Information
Conflict of Interest Policy
Committee Appointment Process
  Project Information

Project Information

 Printer Friendly Version

Project Title:

Review of the IRIS Process
PIN: DELS-BEST-11-04        

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology

RSO: Mantus, Ellen

Subject/Focus Area: Environment and Environmental Studies

Project Scope
A committee of the National Research Council (NRC) will assess the scientific, technical, and process changes being implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).  Specifically, the committee will review the IRIS process and the changes being implemented or planned by EPA and will recommend modifications or additional changes as appropriate to improve the scientific and technical performance of the IRIS program.  The committee will focus on the development of the IRIS assessments rather than the review process that follows draft development.  Because several reviews of IRIS assessments have expressed concerns about EPA’s weight-of-evidence analyses, the committee will review current methods for evidence-based reviews and recommend approaches for weighing scientific evidence for chemical hazard and dose-response assessments.

The project is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The approximate start date for the project is 4/26/2012
A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 24 months

Project Duration: 24 months    

Provide FEEDBACK on this project.

Contact the Public Access Records Office to make an inquiry, request a list of the public access file materials, or obtain a copy of the materials found in the file.

Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 09/17/2012
 Meeting 2 - 12/13/2012
 Meeting 3 - 03/27/2013
 Meeting 4 - 06/11/2013
 Meeting 5 - 08/27/2013
 Meeting 6 - 11/05/2013


Reports having no URL can be seen
at the Public Access Records Office
Review of EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Process