Appendix B
Public Workshop Presentations to the Committee on Models in the Regulatory Decision Process

March 18, 2004, National Academy of Sciences Main Building, Washington, DC


U.S. EPA’s Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling

Gary Foley, Office of Research and Development, Council on Regulatory Environmental Modeling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Environmental Modeling—A Regional Perspective

Tom Voltaggio, Deputy Administrator, Region 3, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Environmental Economic Models

Albert McGartland, National Center for Environmental Economics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Using Air Quality Models for Emissions Management Decisions—Making Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty

S.T. Rao, Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency



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Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making Appendix B Public Workshop Presentations to the Committee on Models in the Regulatory Decision Process March 18, 2004, National Academy of Sciences Main Building, Washington, DC U.S. EPA’s Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling Gary Foley, Office of Research and Development, Council on Regulatory Environmental Modeling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Modeling—A Regional Perspective Tom Voltaggio, Deputy Administrator, Region 3, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Economic Models Albert McGartland, National Center for Environmental Economics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Using Air Quality Models for Emissions Management Decisions—Making Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty S.T. Rao, Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making Model Use in the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Joseph Merenda, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Modeling Leaking Underground Storage Tanks Jim Weaver, National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Presentation to the Committee on Environmental Decision Making Principles and Criteria for Models David Burden, Groundwater Technical Support Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Overview of the TMDL Program & Modeling Approaches Tim Wool, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Region 4, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Modeling and Decision Making Overview Leslie Shoemaker, Tetra Tech, Inc. State Perspectives on Modeling in Support of TMDL Development Jim George, Maryland Department of the Environment Estimating Motor Vehicle Emissions: A Tale of 2 Models Cecilia Ho, Federal Highway Administration Corps of Engineers Planning Models Improvement Program Harry Kitch, Planning & Policy Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Models in the Regulatory Decision Process Timothy Miller, National Water Quality Assessment Program, U.S. Geological Survey Comments on Behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council Comments on Behalf of the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness Scott Slaughter, Center for Regulatory Effectiveness

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Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making Guidelines for Model Choice in a Regulatory Environment: Sound Science Reflecting Sound Values Adam Finkel, Senior Safety and Health Adviser, Office of the Assistant Secretary, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Decision Making with Mobile Source Models Gene Tierney, Director, Center for Air Quality and Modeling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency December 2, 2004, Keck Center of the National Academies, Washington, DC Methods and Applications of Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis for Models Used in Regulatory Processes H. Christopher Frey, Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University Office of Management and Budget Proposed Bulletin on Peer Review and Information Quality Margo Schwab and John Graham, U.S. Office of Management and Budget Building Model Confidence and Quality Considerations for Regulatory Decision Makers Rob Howard, Bechtel-SAIC, LLC Peer Review of Regulatory Models—The Hard Look and the Long View Sheila Jasanoff, Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, Harvard University Uncertainties in Health Risk Projection Models: Implications for Risk Management Daniel Krewski; Jan M. Zielinski; Tim Ramsay and Richard T. Burnett, McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling: Uncertainty Analysis Issues George Leavesley, Chair, Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Models, U.S. Geological Survey

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Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making EPA Use of ICF’s Integrated Planning Model Sam Napolitano and Elliot Lieberman, Clean Air Markets Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Parameter and Model Uncertainty in Models for Regulatory Decision Making: Problems and Opportunities M. Granger Morgan, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University Wresting Regulatory Decisions from an Uncertain World Pasky Pascual, Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Why Use Proprietary Software for Risk Assessment? Barbara Petersen, Principal Scientist Practice Director, Exponent, Inc., and Durango Software, LLC Expectations Regarding Peer Review of Especially Significant Regulatory Information James D. Schaub, Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis, U.S. Department of Agriculture December 2, 2005, National Academy of Sciences Main Building, Washington, DC Dose-Response Modeling for Hazard Characterization of Environmental Contaminants Woodrow Setzer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The Use of Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling to Improve Chemical Dosimetry in Environmental Risk Assessments Harvey Clewell, Centers for Health Research Computational Systems Biology: The Integration of Data Across Multiple Levels of Biological Organization to Understand How Perturbations of Normal Biology Become Adverse Health Effects Rory Conolly, Center for Computational Toxicology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and Environmental Regulatory Modeling Gary Foley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Making Regulatory Choices: What Does Uncertainty Have to Do With It Richard Morgenstern, Resources for the Future Use of Modeling in Decision-Making at EPA Robert Perciasepe, Audubon Society Integrating Modeling and Monitoring in Adaptive Strategies to Attain Water Quality Standards Kenneth Reckhow, Duke University Computation in the Regulatory Environment: Solution or the Problem Paul Gilman, Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies