Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation
CURRENT CRESP EFFORTS TO INFORM BETTER POLICY|
Forging Regulatory Resolution at DOE Sites
New scientific data and technology can release both regulators and regulated
entities to explore new approaches to complex or chronic regulatory problems.
The resulting collaboration can result in more timely, more cost-effective
and protective regulatory compliance requirements. In a word, better risk
information can, when it is credible and targeted, facilitate risk-based
compliance. This is a major finding of the Consortium for Risk Evaluation
with Stakeholder Participation.
This university-based interdisciplinary
research effort has generated some key examples of how new risk information
is improving the regulatory environment in some specific instances. We want
to share the information and the processes it is opening up to help expedite
sound remediation at several large DOE sites.
The following presentations and posters,
prepared by CRESP researchers, address and are relevant to the role of science in policy
Fish Consumption Data and Public Protection at the Savannah River Site
Joanna Burger, Ph.D.
Ecological Health Task Group co-leader
An overview of the SRS fish consumption
studies at CRESP and the fish fact sheet development process.
Independent Evaluation of Risk Studies
Arthur Upton, M.D.
Peer Review Chair
A review of the characteristics of the CRESP Peer
Review Committee and the importance of peer review
in regulatory decision-making.
Improving DOE Worker Health Risk Identification and Protection.
Elaine M. Faustman, Ph.D
A review of the Hanford Beryllium worker exposure studies at
CRESP and a discussion of the value of scientific information in risk management.
Economic Considerations for EM Policy at DOE Sites
Michael Greenberg, Ph.D.
SLUDGE Task Group leader
A discussion of the methods, results and conclusions of
the SLUDGE Task Group study of the economic impacts of
DOE sites on local communities.
Defining Achievable Remediation Approaches and Endpoints
Dave Kosson, Ph.D.
Remediation Task Group co-leader
A review of the remedial soil studies at SRS and the
role of research in the decision factors for
identifying remediation endpoints.
Science and Risk in Cleanup Decision: The Hanford 200 Area
Joel Massmann, Ph.D.
Remediation Task Group leader
A discussion of the methods, results and conclusions of the
SLUDGE Task Group study of the economic impacts of DOE
sites on local communities.
Can Science Really Foster Better Public Policy Decisions?
The Lessons of the CRESP Experience
Charles W. Powers. Ph.D.
A synthetic, summary discussion of the need for science in regulatory decision-making,
which has as its specific focus the broader applicability of the Savannah River
Site IOU for other large sites in the DOE complex.
Introduction to CRESP and the Challenge of Regulatory Resolution
Bernard Goldstein, M.D., Principal Investigator
An overview of the structure, key activities and research focus areas for CRESP.
A New Approach to Assessing Ecological Health: Developing an Index
of Biological Integrity with Insects at Hanford
Diana Kimberling, James Karr View poster
Biomonitoring and Bioindicators for Human and Ecological Health
Joanna Burger View poster
CRESP Structure Defined
Charles Powers, Brenna Smith View poster
Development of Problem Solution: Tools for Bioavailability
Lynne McGrath, Keith Cooper,
Kristie Ellickson Blake Hart, Paul Lioy View poster
Long Range Planning for Stewardship at DOE Sites
Karen Lowrie View poster
Mapping Air Polutants at Hanford’s Tank Farms Using Optical Remote Sensing
Ram Hashmonay, Michael Yost, Robert Crampton View poster
Policy Analysis and Clinical Research on Occupational
Beryllium Exposure at DOE Sites
Raphael Ponce, Tim Takaro, Scott Bartell, A. Jabbour,
Kathy Ertell, John Abbotts,
Scott Barnhart, Elaine Faustman View poster
Structure and Function of Occupational Health Services at 10 DOE Sites
Mary Salazar, Tim Takaro, Kath Ertell, Michael Gochfeld,
Sally O’Neill, Scott Barnhart View poster
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