EPA Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance


EPA Ecological Related Guidance

Federal Guidance

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Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund Volume II. Environmental Evaluation Manual. Interim Final. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Emergency and Remedial Responce. EPA/540/1-89/001. March 1989. (Superseded by Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund: Process for Designing and Conducting Ecological Risk Assessments - Interim Final

Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund: Process for Designing and Conducting Ecological Risk Assessments - Interim Final

Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment . United States Environmental Protection Agency. EPA/630/R-95/002F. April 1998.

Framework for Ecological Risk Assessment. EPA/630/R-92/001. U.S. EPA, Washington, D.C. 1992. Risk Assessment Forum.

Wildlife Exposure Factors Handbook. Vol. I. United Staes Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development. Washington, D.C. EPA/600/R-93/187. 1993.

Wildlife Exposure Factors Handbook. Vol. II. Appendix: Literature Review Database. United Staes Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development. Washington, D.C. EPA/600/R-93/187. 1993.

Ecological Soil Screening Level (Eco-SSL) Guidance. United Staes Environmental Protection Agency. OSWER Directive 9285.7-55. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Washington, D.C. The Eco-SSL guidance provides a set of risk-based soil screening levels (Eco-SSLs) for several soil contaminants that are frequently of ecological concern for terrestrial plants and animals at hazardous waste sites. It also describes the process used to derive these levels and provides guidance for their use. The Cover memo, Executive Summary, Guidance Document and Attachments: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 3-1, 3-2, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4 and 4-5 are on the RAIS.

On March 15, 2005 all previously posted chemical specific documents and several standard operating procedures were updated. The update reflects modifications to the wildlife exposure factors and bioaccumuation models. The changes did not substantially change the final Eco-SSL values. For further information see the Update Sheet. Persons using these documents are urged to replace older versions with the updated versions. In September of 2009 all pdf files below were copied from the Eco-SSL website.

EPA Eco-SSLs References

EPA. November 2003. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Aluminum: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-60

EPA. February 2005. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Antimony: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-61

EPA. March 2005. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Arsenic: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-62

EPA. February 2005. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Barium: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-63

EPA. February 2005. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Beryllium: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-64

EPA. March 2005. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Cadmium: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-65

EPA. March 2005 (Revised April 2008). Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Chromium: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-66

EPA. March 2005. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Cobalt: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-67

EPA. July 2006 (Revised February 2007). Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Copper: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-68

EPA. November 2003. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Iron: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-69

EPA. March 2005. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Lead: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-70

EPA. April 2007. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Manganese: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-71

EPA. March 2007. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Nickel: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-76

EPA. July 2007. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Selenium: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-72

EPA. September 2006. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Silver: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-77

EPA. April 2005. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Vanadium: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-75

EPA. June 2007. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Zinc: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-73

EPA. April 2007. Ecological Soil Screening Levels for DDT and metabolites: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-57

EPA. March 2005 (Revised April 2007). Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Dieldrin: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-56

EPA. March 2005 (Revised April 2007). Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Pentachlorophenol: Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-58

EPA. June 2007). Ecological Soil Screening Levels for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs): Interim Final. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. OSWER Directive 9285.7-78

Ecological Assessment of Hazardous Waste Sites: A Field and Laboratory Reference. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development. Washington, DC 20460. EPA/540/R-92/003. December 1991.

Considerations for Developing Problem Formulations for Ecological Risk Assessments Conducted at Contaminated Sites under CERCLA.

Region 3 Guidance

Biological Technical Assistance Group (BTAG) Screening Values.

Region 4 Guidance

Region 4 Ecological Risk Assessment Supplemental Guidance (March 2018 Update). Scientific Support Section Superfund Division. 2018.

Amended Guidance on Ecological Risk Assessment at Military Bases: Process Considerations, Timing of Activities, and Inclusion of Stakeholders. Memorandum. U.S. EPA, Atlanta, GA. Region IV. 2000.

Region 8 Guidance

Region 8 Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance