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2 Setting Priorities Among Pesticides for Risk Assessment
Pages 10-14

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... Both new pesticides and state-registered pesticides are candidates for risk assessments. Reevaluation of registered pesticides is usually triggered by evidence of a potential human health hazard, such as from worker incidence reports or cases of environmental contamination, but may also be triggered by discovery that data on which DPR relied to register a product are incomplete, outdated, or based on other compelling information that suggests an adverse risk to people or the environment.
From page 11...
... AEAP meets periodically to update the groupings. Updates may include the addition of new AIs, the removal of AIs when registrations are canceled or when a risk assessment has been completed, and changes in categorizations 1 AEAP is composed of senior scientists in three DPR branches (Medical Toxicology, Worker Health and Safety, and Environmental Monitoring)
From page 12...
... . The criteria in Box 2-2 include a reasonable set of risk drivers for setting priorities, but the documentation 2 PREC includes representatives of California's Departments of Public Health, Food and Agriculture, Industrial Relations, Resources Recycling and Recovery, and Fish and Game; the Structural Pest Control Board; the California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, State Water Resources Control Board, Air Resources Board, and Toxic Substances Control Department; the University of California; EPA, Region 9; the US Department of Agriculture; and the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association.
From page 13...
... The criteria used to select the top 10 AIs for risk assessment are reasonable and help to minimize the possibility that humans will incur excess risk during the time required to complete the assessment and make risk-management decisions. Strengths of the process include public consultation on the priority list and the involvement of scientific review and stakeholder groups (the AEAP, the RAPWG, the PREC, and the SRP)
From page 14...
... 2004. Process for Human Health Risk Assessment Prioritization and Initiation.

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