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Inside EPA - 04/12/2019

Wheeler Seeks To Harmonize EPA Risk Practices, Adding To IRIS Pressure

April 04, 2019
Administrator Andrew Wheeler is asking top EPA scientists to develop new guidance aimed at harmonizing risk assessment practices across the agency, an effort that sources say is likely to put further pressure on the agency's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program and its conservative approaches. The effort appears to echo a controversial plan pushed by Nancy Beck, EPA's current deputy toxics chief when she served in the Bush administration. The plan sought to craft harmonized risk assessment guidance for EPA...

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