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Project Title:

Review of the Risk Assessment Process for Pesticides in the California EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation
PIN: DELS-BEST-13-01        

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology

RSO: Martel, Susan

Subject/Focus Area: Environment and Environmental Studies

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will conduct an independent scientific and technical evaluation of the California EPA's risk-assessment process for pesticides.  The committee will examine documents provided by the California EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) on the processes it uses for hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response analysis, and risk characterization.  Consideration will be given to whether the methods and approaches are consistent with best practices, such as those outlined in recent NRC risk-assessment reports.  The committee will also evaluate the methods used for prioritizing chemicals for assessment, and the overall process that DPR uses to complete risk assessments to identify possible options for improving process efficiency and productivity.

The project is sponsored by the California Environmental Protection Agency.

The start date for the project is October 1, 2013.

A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 18 months.

Project Duration: 18 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 04/08/2014
 Meeting 2 - 05/20/2014
 Meeting 3 - 07/16/2014


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Review of California's Risk-Assessment Process for Pesticides