By Michaela Burns
Summer is coming to an end and that means no more barbecues, no more beach visits, and no more sandals. But there are more EPA webinars! Check out some of our events in early August.
National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference
Monday, August 8th at 7:00 a.m. CT—Thursday, August 11th at 12 p.m. CT
EPA in conjunction with the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) is holding the National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on August 8th – 11th. The conference will provide people with air monitoring experience with training, tools, and information to help prepare them for the future of air monitoring. State, local, tribal, and international air quality staff as well as health researchers, dispersion modelers, data analysts, and air quality policy staff are encouraged to attend to gain additional perspectives on how air monitoring data are collected and utilized. The best part is that it’s free! Register at the conference to attend and learn more about air monitoring.
Toxic Substances Control Act Public Meetings: Risk Evaluations and Chemical Prioritization
Tuesday, August 9th at 9:00 a.m. ET—Wednesday, August 10th at 4:30 p.m.
EPA will hold two public meetings to obtain input on the processes that will be used to prioritize and evaluate chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The input obtained during these meetings will be considered as EPA develops its proposed procedural regulations for risk evaluation and chemical prioritization.
The public meeting on August 9th will discuss EPA’s proposed rule on conducting risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. The meeting on August 10th will discuss EPA’s proposed rule to establish a risk-based process for chemical prioritization. Register today to attend!
EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Health Impact Assessment
Wednesday, August 17th at 3:00 p.m. ET
EPA is hosting a webinar on Health Impact Assessment, a decision-making approach that helps stakeholders and policy makers understand the public health consequences associated with planned projects, or policies. As both a health protection and health promotion approach, a Health Impact Assessment suggests potential actions that could minimize adverse health impacts and optimize beneficial health outcomes. Register to hear EPA researcher Florence Fulk provide an overview of the process.
For more events head on over to the EPA research event page.
About the Author: Michaela Burns is an Oak Ridge Associated Universities contractor and writer for the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development.