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Status of Reforms to EPA's Integrated Risk Information System, Hearing Before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Environment, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 16, 2014   [open pdf - 2MB]

This testimony compilation is from the July 16, 2014 hearing, "Status of Reforms to EPA's Integrated Risk Information System," before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Environment. From the Opening Statement of Chairman Broun: "Over the past decade, this Committee has held many oversight hearings to examine the EPA's Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS program. As you all know, IRIS was established three decades ago to provide a single source of information on the risks associated with exposure to environmental chemicals for use by EPA regulatory offices, states, the international community, and industry. Unfortunately, the program has come under increased scrutiny as a result of issues related to the pace of assessments, lack of transparency, failure to develop and use consistent approaches to weighing evidence, and characterizing risks in a manner divorced from actual human exposures." This hearing focuses on the current status of the EPA's IRIS reforms. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Paul Broun, David Schweikert, David Dorman, Kenneth Olden, Rena Steinzor, and Michael P. Walls.

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