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Water: Microbial

Thesaurus of Terms Used in Microbial Risk Assessment: Disclaimer and Acknowledgments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water
Office of Science and Technology, Health and Ecological Criteria Division
September 2007


This document is a compilation of definitions from many sources within EPA and outside of EPA. This compilation is for informational purposes only. No inference should be drawn by the inclusion or exclusion in this document of any term or definition. These definitions and any associated commentary are not binding and have no legal effect as a result of their inclusion in this document; they do not constitute an EPA statute or regulation and do not substitute for such authorities. In addition, the definitions and associated commentary in this document have not been reviewed or endorsed by Agency management, and thus do not constitute official statements of EPA’s views and are not binding on EPA or any party.

Mention of commercial products, trade names, or services in this document or in the references cited in this document does not convey, and should not be interpreted as conveying, official EPA approval, endorsement, or recommendation.



Project Leader
Stephen Schaub, Principal Author, Contact, U.S. EPA Office of Science and Technology (OST)

Technical Reviewers
Gary Bangs, U.S. EPA, Risk Assessment Forum
Jamie BartramWorld Health Organization, Water, Sanitation, and Health Programme
Brendlyn Faison, U.S. EPA, Office of Water (OW), OST
Barbara Klieforth, U.S. EPA Office of the Science Advisor, Science Policy Council
Alecia Naugle, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Inspection Service
Tonya Nichols, U.S. EPA National Homeland Security Research Center
Carl Schroeder, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Inspection Service
Mark Segal, U.S. EPA, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS)
Brandolyn Thran, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Philip Berger, U.S. EPA, OW, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW)
William Schneider, U.S. EPA, OPPTS
John Ravenscroft, U.S. EPA, OW, OST
Laura Philips, U.S. EPA, OW, Office of Wastewater Management (OWM)
Bridgid Curry, U.S. EPA, Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation (OPEI)
Leslie Darman, U.S. EPA, Office of General Counsel (OGC)

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