tailed attention to the broader risk communication principles outlined above, the bulletin is unlikely to accomplish its objective.

IMPACTS

As developed in the next chapter, the bulletin omits expected analyses of baseline information, cost-benefit considerations associated with implementing the bulletin, and the potential for adverse impacts on the practice of risk assessment in the federal government.

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