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Science at EPA : Information in the Regulatory Process - Mark R. Powell

Science at EPA

Information in the Regulatory Process

Paperback Published: 2nd August 1999
ISBN: 9781891853005
Number Of Pages: 448

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect public health and the environment, and it has traditionally emphasized its regulatory mission over its scientific mission. Yet for environmental policy to be credible with the public and policymakers, EPAi? s actions must have a sound basis in science. In Science at EPA, Mark Powell offers detailed case studies that map the origins, flow, and impact of scientific information in eight EPA decisions involving the agencyi? s major statutory programs. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, he provides the most comprehensive examination available on the acquisition and use of science in environmental regulation. Powell describes the key obstacles to the practical, efficient, and effective acquisition and use of knowledge in what is a crucial, but complex endeavor. His book is an essential contribution for practitioners, scholars and students, and citizens who are determined to protect our environment rationally and effectively.

Introductionp. 1
Acquisition and Use of Science at EPAp. 21
Science inside EPA: Office of Research and Developmentp. 57
Science inside EPA: The Regulatory Programsp. 79
An Evaluationp. 111
Policy Proposalsp. 147
The 1991 Lead/Copper Drinking Water Rulep. 155
The 1995 Decision Not To Revise the Arsenic in Drinking Water Rulep. 191
The 1987 Revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Particulate Matterp. 241
The 1993 Decision Not To Revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozonep. 267
The 1983-1984 Suspensions of Ethylene Dibromide under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Actp. 285
The 1989 Asbestos Ban and Phaseout Rule under the Toxic Substances Control Actp. 301
Control of Dioxins and Other Organochlorines from the Pulp and Paper Industry under the Clean Water Actp. 329
Lead in Soil at Superfund Mining Sitesp. 375
Appendix I: List of Interviewees and Commentersp. 397
Appendix J: Science at EPA Interview Guidesp. 401
Appendix K: List of Acronymsp. 409
Indexp. 417
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ISBN: 9781891853005
ISBN-10: 1891853007
Series: Resources for the Future
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 2nd August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.58 x 15.06  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1