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Letters From the Committee :: June 10, 2009

Letter to Acting Comptroller General Dodaro Requesting GAO to Examine the New IRIS System


 

June 10, 2009
 
 
Mr. Gene L. Dodaro
Acting Comptroller General
U.S. Government Accountability Office
441 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20584
 
Dear Mr. Dodaro,
 
The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) was established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide science-based risk assessments of chemicals. Over the last eight years, the IRIS database has languished as a result of continuous process changes and endless interagency peer review processes demanded by officials in the Office of Management and Budget. In the last three years, an average of only two chemicals were added to the database, while EPA was given budget and staffing to produce 20 new entries each year.

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