Society for Risk Analysis Summer Forum

Daniel Byrd ctraps at Radix.Net
Mon May 14 11:48:44 EST 2001


Current Controversies in Risk Analysis - Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)
Summer Forum - Contact:  http://www.sra.org/events.htm#workshop

A two-day SRA meeting, Current Controversies in Risk Analysis, June
18-19, 2001, in Arlington Virginia will focus on risk assessment and
risk management in the Bush Administration.  The SRA is sponsoring a
close look at both risk-based decision-making and its regulatory
applications.  Several major environmental and food safety decisions
loom on the horizon.  The new Administration will confront many
important regulatory decisions, including:

* how to structure and carry out government-wide regulatory review
procedures

* what to do about mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants

* how to remedy ergonomic hazards in the workplace

* how to prevent an outbreak in the U.S. of bovine spongiform
encephalitis (BSE, commonly called "mad cow" disease)

* how to regulate pesticides subject to the Food Quality Protection Act,
especially its provisions related to the protection of children

* whether the “residual risks” from “air toxics” remain after installing
Maximum Achievable Control Technology, and what to do about them, if
they do

A diverse audience usually attends the SRA Summer Forum, including
attorneys, Congressional staff, federal officials, government relations
specialists, journalists, public interest group employees, students,
scientists, and SRA members.  Former career analysts will speak, some
from the Office of Management and Budget, which likely will play a more
prominent role in decision-making in the new Administration.

The SRA will hold the Summer Forum at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in
Arlington, VA. Obtain registration information by calling the SRA
Secretariat at (703)790-1745 or by contacting the SRA's web site at
http://www.sra.org/events.htm#workshop.  Those who register by June 4
receive a substantial discount.  SRA has reserved a block of hotel rooms
for those traveling to the meeting.

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Daniel M. Byrd III, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Consultants in Toxicology, Risk Assessment and Product Safety
Suite N707
560 N Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202)484-7707 - phone
(202)484-0616 - fax



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