EPA Readies Key Risk Guides To Drive EJ Agenda But Faces Steep Hurdles

January 5, 2022
EPA is slated to issue landmark guidance in 2022 for assessing cumulative risks and disparate impacts, measures that will finally lay down markers for risk assessors and regulators to assess multiple exposures on vulnerable groups when issuing permits and making other decisions that have historically been limited to consideration of direct effects. The first of the two documents slated for release is Guidelines for Cumulative Risk Assessment Planning and Problem Formation, which will analyze cumulative risks from overlapping chemical exposures...

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