Decisions of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Volume 7

Decisions of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...permitting process. At a minimum, we expect Ash Grove to present some argument linking the abstract observations of the expert panels to the specifics of the Region's risk assessment in this case. Ash Grove has largely failed to provide such a connection. Out of Ash Grove's mostly irrelevant presentation of quotations, we discern two issues regarding the risk assessment methodology that 18 Ash Grove also claims that the uncertainties and data limitations identified in the SAIC Report are evidence of the inherent unreliability of the risk assessment. Ash Grove Petition for Review at 7-8. Uncertainties are an unavoidable component of risk assessments. Risk assessments yield risk estimates, and some level of uncertainty is a component of all estimations. Identification and explanation of uncertainties is an expected and essential component of valid risk assessment reports. The fart that the SAIC Report contains a section identifying uncertainties is not an indication of error in the risk assessment. arguably have been raised with sufficient linkage to this permitting process. First, Ash Grove claims that the Region failed to make use of site-specific data in performing the risk assessment. Ash Grove Petition for Review at 7, 13. Unfortunately, Ash Grove does not identify exactly what site-specific information it is referring to. In its discussion of this issue, Ash Grove mentions "known, site-specific information," and "Region VII's site-specific data." Id. at 7. From these very general phrases, we can only presume that the site-specific information that Ash Grove has in mind is the same site-specific information discussed by the Region. The Region's information consists of: i) identification of realistic exposure pathways in the Chanute area, more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236497970