Linking Data and Decisions

Links and Resources

USEPA Region 10 Office of Environmental Assessment

ALASKA DEC Contaminated Sites Home Page

ATSDR Homepage

USEPA Region 3 Risk Site

USEPA Region 3 Recommends using also Monte Carlo Simulation

MEPAS Multimedia Environmental Pollutant Assessment System  - related links:

MEPAS Multimedia Environmental Pollutant Assessment System

A premier, award-winning software system integrating source term effluent calculations, fate/transport modelling in multiple contaminated media, and human health risk computations. Developed and owned by Battelle Northwest - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Chamberlain, et al. 1993 a MEPAS-based Sensitivity Analysis of coupled fate/transport & human health risk computations with special discussion of nonlinear risk responses to changes in soil-water partition coefficient Kd (groundwater pathway), extreme-value distribution behavior induced by certain input combinations, some MEPAS-specific modeling results, and stability analysis of sensitivity results.   Also avail. from NTIS (NTIS #DE94000903)

Chamberlain, P.J., J.G. Droppo, Jr., K.J. Castleton, and P.W. Eslinger, 1993. "Sensitivity Study of Six Public Health Risk Computation Cases from the Department of Energy Risk- and Cost-Estimate Process Pilot Study," Battelle, Richland, Washington, PNL-8812, UC-607, NTIS # DE94000903

Strenge and Chamberlain (1995)

Strenge, D. L. and P. J. Chamberlain II. 1995. Multimedia Environmental Pollutant Assessment System (MEPAS): Exposure Pathway and Human Health Impact Assessment Models. PNL-10523. Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington.

Strenge and Chamberlain (1994)

Strenge, D. L. and P. J. Chamberlain II. 1994. Evaluation of Unit Risk Factors in Support of the Hanford Remedial Action Environmental Impact Statement. PNL-10190, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington


Record of Decision for Eielson AFB Operating Units 3, 4, and 5 CERCLA Sites – original ROD

Incorporates results from the Baseline Risk Assessment (BLRA) done by Maughan, Chamberlain, and Warren - BLRA published as U.S. Air Force document prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (1995).

USEPA Region 9 Prelim. Remediation Goals

USEPA Conceptual Guidance for Soil Screening

(but still use regional CERCLA guidance)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory

Models from EPA Exposure Assessment Modeling Center

EPA's Kerr Lab sat/unsat & NAPL flow/transport models, properties, param. estim.

USGS Models: Groundwater, Surface Water, Geochem., etc.

USDA Hydrology Lab

Some EPA Databases and Software


American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Steel Structure Code

American Wood Council Publications NDS Timber Design Code

Wood Handbook (PDF format) - Forest Products Laboratory

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Structure Code

APA - The Engineered Wood Association

Canadian Wood Council (Canadian Timber Struct. Code) AWW FOUNDATION/PWF PERMANENT WOOD FOUNDATION DESIGN

Int'l Conf. of Building Officials (ICBO) UBC, IBC, and other codes

Norwegian Building Research Institute     Norwegian Log Building Standards Reflects the culmination of nearly 900 years of experience and methodological development of the superlative Scandanavian approach to log building (e.g. Norwegian haandlafting)

International Log Building Association Log Building Standards (directed to North American Log Building Methods)


Research Engineers Inc. STAAD3D, Struct ETC., Structural Eng. Software

Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)

American Society of Civil Engineers


Departmental Research Reports Statistics Dept., Stanford University


USEPA Center for Environmental Statistics

International Biometric Society

American Statistical Association (ASA)

Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

UCLA Statistics Links